Journal

Michele Shirlow MBE – Farm Week Column 4 July 2019

It’s great to see Comber Earlies back in the shops and supermarkets again and in time for last weekend’s colourful carnival celebration of the tasty spud...
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Michele Shirlow for Farm Week 13 June 2019

What a beautiful setting the Palace Demesne in Armagh proved to be for the annual Northern Ireland Tourism Awards in association with Diageo Northern Ireland. The...
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Michele Shirlow MBE – Farm Week Column 5 June 2019

We are delighted to be supporting Taste the Island, a celebration of our food and drink. It will deliver world class food and drink experiences across...
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Michele Shirlow MBE – Farm Week Column 2nd May

A recent report from the UK Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) emphasised the “strategic importance” of the agri-food industry to the economy. It...
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Michele Shirlow MBE – Farm Week Column 4th April 2019

Getting to know the people behind our fabulous food and drink has never been easier   For me, food and drink and tourism have always been...
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Michele Shirlow MBE – Farm Week Column 28th March 2019

Our showcase of premium local food and drink at London’s iconic Borough Market is over again for another year. And what a tremendously successful initiative it...
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Michele Shirlow MBE – Farm Week Column 28th February 2019

Being informed by one of our companies winning significant business from participation in a promotional event that we’ve organised is always very heartening.   It was...
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Michele Shirlow MBE – Farm Week Column 7th February 2019

How can you expect small food firms to plan for every Brexit outcome? Businesses here are being requested to prepare for Brexit but the problem is...
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Michele Shirlow MBE – Farm Week Column 24th January 2019

Show highlights huge contribution of our dedicated farmers to the local economy. It was encouraging to see Long Meadow Cider from Loughgall, one of our member...
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Michele Shirlow Chief Executive Food NI – Farm Week Column – 17 January 2019

There was a time when our food and drink companies were extremely reluctant to enter their products in national and international awards. Indeed, I recall Bob...
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