Good news is all around us.
Congratulations to Susan Crosthwaite and everyone whose efforts helped achieve a successful second www.ballantraefoodfest.com ballantrae food festival at which 22 AFN members attended
Also to Dawn Borland on the 10th anniversary of the founding of the iconic Stewarton deli
Grants of Prestwick and Pieronis created history during June by winning their respective category of the Independent Retailer of the Year Awards , for the second year running at the Scottish national awards
The Grant family also should get recognition for a very fast weekend response to an international aircraft /yacht enquiry for fresh produce ... the chefs were very impressed by the quality of the produce and exemplary customer service.
Bryce and Amy Cunningham at West Mossgiel have continued their success of getting the Burns related milk into Dumfries House and Burns Birthplace Museum at Alloway as well as providing tasters at several other exciting locations .
The Rhone Cottage initiated Food Market at Dumfries House has continued to attract new stallholders including Fencebay
Several AFN members are trading at the Royal Highland Show this weekend including Aye Love Real Food, Everything Chilli, Others seem to be visiting.!!!
A successful business tourism initiative has been initiated jointly by Glenapp Castle ; Trump Turnberry; The Whisky Experience and other visitor attractions
Roundsquare have delivered perhaps the most northerly located top quality coffee making equipment to John o' Groats (that is where the land stops !)
Corney & Barrow Whighams are conducting a fascinating dual tasting with Dunlop Dairy PGI cheeses
We are also finding creative ways of moving produce around the region in an environmentally friendly way ...
Let us keep up the great work,and good luck with the Golf related opportunities during July