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Problems Loom For The Isle Of Man After Heatwave

The island could be headed for food shortages and price rises after the driest month for nearly 70 years. While islanders enjoyed the hottest June day on record, the Manx National Farmers’ Union and the production manager at a fish farm have concerns as to what the lack of rain will do to crop yields … Read More →

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Minister’s Update On Meat Plant Progress

Good progress is being made towards creating a meat plant that better serves the needs of the Island, Geoffrey Boot MHK, Minister for Environment, Food and Agriculture, says. A new operating company, set up to run the plant at Tromode, meets for the first time on Thursday (January 25th) to plan the way forward. The … Read More →

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Manx Gin Is A Hit With UK Experts

A brand new gin that showcases the Isle of Man is receiving enthusiastic reviews from experts in the UK. From the distinctive label on the bottle featuring a Manx cat to the drink inside, Douglas Dry Gin from the Seven Kingdoms distillery has strong local credentials. Head distiller Ian Warborn-Jones said that it’s the local … Read More →

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Food Label & Butcher’s Charter Help Shoppers Pick Out Manx Produce

A new food provenance label and a Butcher’s Charter are helping shoppers to identify Manx produce on shop shelves, boosting the economy. The provenance label, featuring the outline of the Island and the Three Legs of Mann, was launched by the Chief Minister in May. It honoured an election pledge and marked a major milestone … Read More →

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Food Assembly Is Opening In Castletown

If you have a taste for fresh local food, the Food Assembly is the place to go. It is an online marketplace which connect customers to local producers and suppliers in their area. It’s free to register and customers then receive an email advising them whenever the latest Food Assembly is open. They can follow … Read More →

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Tasty Saturday Evening Line-Up for Isle of Man Food & Drink Festival

Street food, beer, cider and cocktails, music, demonstrations and the first ever hotdog-eating contest mean there will be plenty to enjoy on the Saturday evening of the Isle of Man Food & Drink Festival. The festival takes place at the Villa Marina Gardens on Saturday 16th September (10am-9pm) and Sunday 17th September (10am-5pm). During the … Read More →

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Artisan Distillery To Be Established In Ramsey

A planning application by Fynoderee Limited has been made for the conversion of a building at 10 West Quay Ramsey into a micro-distillery that will specialise in the production of premium hand-crafted spirits. “The Fynoderee Distillery”, founded by local couple, Paul and Tiffany Kerruish along with award winning Scottish “Master Distiller” Gerard Macluskey (formerly of … Read More →

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Children’s Activities A Highlight Of Isle Of Man Food & Drink Festival

Children can try their hand at fun, food-related activities at the Isle of Man Food & Drink Festival. A children’s marquee will be among the main attractions at the event at the Villa Marina Gardens on Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th September. The marquee will be sponsored by Robinson’s and run by Charlotte Mackie with … Read More →

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Licensing Will Protect Valuable Whelk Stocks

Fishing for whelks is to be controlled across the whole of the Island’s seas to assist the sustainability of the species. While there are restrictions on catching whelks from the shore to three miles out to sea, little protection exists for the species in the rest of the Island’s seas, which extend 12 miles out. … Read More →

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Government’s Marquee Will Show Off Range Of Services

Isle of Man food and drink will be showcased at the summer’s two major agricultural shows. The Isle of Man Creamery and local food and drink businesses will be present in the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food’s marquee at the Southern Agricultural Show (29th/30th July) and the Royal Manx Agricultural Show (11th/12th August). Geoffrey … Read More →