Growing Middlesbrough wants to hear from restaurants, coffee shops, cafes and other food outlets that want to get involved in the town’s popular Local Food Weekends.

The next Local Food Weekend is Friday 1st to Sunday 3rd December 2017

To be involved, you need to have at least one dish available either on current menu or as a special that uses locally-produced food. The dish needs to include at least two basic ingredients grown or reared from within 50 miles of Middlesbrough.

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* 1. Do you or will you have at least one dish available that uses two local ingredients?

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* 2. If you know what dish or dishes this will be, please provide a few details here:

You'll be given branded materials to highlight your involvement and help encourage diners to "eat local". These will be given to you in the weeks leading up to the weekend and will include:
  •  Window Stickers
  •  Table talkers
  •  temporary window poster
  •  Vinyl stickers and/ or JPEG of artwork for menus
  •  Vinyl blackboard/ specials board sticker
  •  Flyers and posters
We promote the weekend across social media, in local press and posters throughout the town. Your involvement could mean inclusion in that promotion. The previous Local Food Weekends had a reach of 114,000 people via social media with 3,000 engaged uses, and the 19 participating outlets benefited from increased footfall and media exposure.

Link with the Growing Middlesbrough Facebook @growingmiddlesbrough and Twitter @growingmbro and use the flowing hastags #LFW4 #lovelocal #eatlocal #buylocal 
To promote your involvement and to direct dinners to the participating outlets, we will put a link on to your website (or facebook page if you don't have a website).

Please email your logo (no bigger than approx. 300px x 180px) and your preferred link to

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* 3. Are you already on Growing Middlesbrough’s online directory of businesses that serve local food?

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* 4. Would you like to be included on the online directory? It is free to join but you must satisfy the criteria.

If yes, you will need to have two key ingredients that are grown or reared from within 50 miles of Middlesbrough (see full criteria). Please complete the Expression of Interest and someone will contact you.

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* 5. Would Food Hygiene rating does your outlet have?

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* 6. Please provide us with some contact details so we can contact you.