hi everyone ,
Five weeks into the domestic lock down, we would like to thank everyone for their continuing support and patience
Simply put, the #Ayrshirefoodnetwork members undertake two categories of activity .. food and drink production; and food and drink provision......some members covered both viz farms with restaurants,tea rooms etc
Government regulations , the national medical emergency, and personal safety considerations have meant many businesses have had to close, chosen to mothball or curtail in house food provision,whilst a minority have been able to ramp up cooked food deliveries
Within the food producer group, many have attempted to increase production to meet unprecedented consumer demand ,whist at the same time switch away temporarily from the downturn in food service / hospitality demand ..... no mean challenge
Also by collaborating with one another , they have been willing and in part able to make sustainable levels of home deliveries of mixed selections of local food, which are in very great demand , given the stay inside guidance / instructions and local economic support objective.
We have fielded many enquiries as to what is available where & when ..... as you can imagine it is very fast moving and booking /provision availability changes literally from hour to hour , or even more frequently ..
There are some very effective Facebook groups in particular #Ayrshire food deliveries , Takeways,Supermarkets who are acting as person to person information hubs ....definitely worth following , in order to check out what may be available where you or your relatives live
The food producers are practicising very effetive switch on / switch off ordering techniques to try and manage demand against their supply and logistical capabilities which in many instances are very much stretched " beyond the normal limit " ..so please bear with them and be flexible
We hope that we will all come through is ....... but when that happens please continue to support local food producers and providers and help them rebuild their regular or revamped businesses
If you have a specific question please send it in via the " contact us" enquiry box ...we will do our best to provide guidance if we can
meanwhile stay at home and continue to stay safe