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@ Sheringham Community Paper - Issue 123 - 11 March 2011

Produced in Norfolk News Spring 2011

Our 7th Year of Business

In early January we celebrated our 6th birthday; as we put the final touches to our 7th free annual brochure of all things Norfolk we write to send out sincere thanks to our loyal Producer Members, our many Associates. local stakeholders and our Friends; thank you to all of you for your continued support. Our network now extends to over 350 businesses and individuals; not bad for an organisation which started with just 6 people in 2004.

Having received start up funding for our first three years we have been self sufficient ever since and our campaign of putting the whole of Norfolk on the map for quality locally made food, drink, art, and craft continues….. If you would like to know how you can support our work click info@producedinnorfolk.com
Become a friend,
Distribute/stock brochures,
Buy from shop come to our farmers market,
Partnership working, contact us at info@producedinnorfolk.com

New business start ups

To encourage enterprise in the County, Produced In Norfolk offers reduced membership fees for local businesses in their first year of trading. Start up support includes free help with marketing and PR and we also point new entrepreneurs in the right direction for assistance in all necessary trading legislation.

All our producer members are registered with Norfolk Trading Standards and we are pleased to continue to work in partnership with them

Skills

We work to develop and protect rural skills from being lost with all producer members being visited to ensure they are genuinely making their products in the County with substantive creative input.

New Business start ups joining Produced In Norfolk this year include:

Breckland
Fielding cottage http://www.producedinnorfolk.com/user_fieldingcottage.php
Pooch’s Home Baked Dog Biscuits  http://www.producedinnorfolk.com/user_poochsdogbics.php
Broadland
Broad depth furniture designs http://www.producedinnorfolk.com/user_broaddepthfurniture.php
Gina hardy sculpture http://www.producedinnorfolk.com/user_ginahardy.php
Norfolk cordial http://www.producedinnorfolk.com/user_norfolkcordial.php
North Norfolk
Buns of fun http://www.producedinnorfolk.com/user_bunsoffun.php
Norfolk Heatwave http://www.producedinnorfolk.com/user_norfolkheatwave.php
Rustic Charm http://www.producedinnorfolk.com/user_rusticcharm.php
The Red House Kitchen http://www.producedinnorfolk.com/user_redhousekitchen.php
Nutmeg soaps  http://www.producedinnorfolk.com/user_nutmegsoap.php

South Norfolk
Sandy jones artwork http://www.producedinnorfolk.com/user_SandyJones.php
Yare valley oils http://www.producedinnorfolk.com/user_yarevalleyoils.php
Gt Yarmouth
Marks market garden -Associate
The Courtyard -Associate

Support for Young Entrepreneurs

To encourage a young entrepreneurial economy entrepreneurs under thirty years of age also benefit from reduced membership fees
One of our younger entrepreneurs is Martin Billing, of award winning Bringing The Outside In, in Holkham. http://www.producedinnorfolk.com/user_Martin%20B.php

Our social responsibilities

Produced In Norfolk is owned and run by producers in the County with all profits going to support our work to make the local economy sustainable by making it easier for us to consume more of what we grow, make and produce here in Norfolk.

Helping Local People over 50

In 2010 our goal was to help the growing numbers of Norfolk people; particularly women over fifty years of age, who were not economically active overcome barriers to employment. Skills development and to improving well being.

Working with partners across the community and in parts of Suffolk, the work was so successful we won a regional award. Find out more here click thro to website http://www.producedinnorfolk.com/news_449.php

Supporting Norfolk Producers 365 Days a Year

Thank you to all of you who supported our events last year including
Farmers Market , http://www.producedinnorfolk.com/news_393.php
Taste the View, Over 20 food and drink producers opened their doors to visitors keen to meet genuine artisan Norfolk producers across the county,. Part of the countywide EDP Bidwells Norfolk Food festival 2010.
Share the View http://www.producedinnorfolk.com/news_450.php
And our recently redesigned on line shop www.shopinnorfolk.com
We are a grass roots organisation helping each other and the communities where we live and work to reach our full potential; making Norfolk a better, more sustainable place.

Thank you,
Jane Miller
Managing Director
Produced In Norfolk