Mid and East Antrim food producers get a ‘slice’ of the action at NI Open
Friday 11 August 2017
As the golfing action gets underway at the fifth NI Open at Galgorm, it’s not just competitors getting a ‘slice’ of the action.
The NI Open Village Marquee is showcasing a wide range of local food producers and retailers this year.
Mid and East Antrim Borough Council supported the very best of local produce by providing three businesses an affordable opportunity to exhibit in the pavilion.
Artisan Marshmallow producer Camran, Mezze specialists Tom & Ollie and Ulstermaid Ice Cream will be showcasing from Friday to Sunday.
Mid and East Antrim Council are showcasing the best local food and drink producers in the Borough at several key events throughout the year including Balmoral, NI Open and BBC Good Food Show.
Chair of Mid and East Antrim’s Economic Growth and Tourism Committee Ald Maureen Morrow said, “It’s not just food stands showing off what fabulous produce we have across the Borough, we also have a tourism information stand displaying all that there is to do right across the area.
“We have around 1,350 agri-food businesses in the Borough accounting for 30% of the business base in the area so it is important that we use successful events like this to give producers a platform.
“The opportunity to have such a strong presence in the NI Open Food Village is a great way to showcase high quality, locally grown produce to the 40,000 visitors to Galgorm this weekend.
“With so many international guests coming to the Borough and bringing considerable economic benefits of over £1 million with them, we want to keep that momentum up and encourage them to return to our tourism, hospitality and retail industries.”
Action gets under way from 10-13 August with 156 players teeing it up ahead of the traditional 36-hole cut, before a 54-hole cut followed by five rounds of six-hole strokeplay matches in what promises to be a dramatic Shootout Sunday.
Mid and East Antrim Borough Council is delighted to continue its support of such a prestigious event.
The NI Open is a week-long festival of golf for all the family and entry is FREE, simply register for your tickets online at www.niopen.golf.