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August
2012
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Get a flavour of Hackney at its Local meets Global foodie event


Hackney is to showcase the proud story of its food offer and initiatives in a free event at Hackney House, a pop-up Olympic period expo centre on Shoreditch High Street on Saturday 4 August. 
 
In Hackney resides one of the most diverse populations in the country, home to more than 207,000 people from six continents and a wide range of ethnic backgrounds. Its rich mix of cultures brings with it delicious flavours from all corners of the globe, from Vietnam to the Caribbean and West Africa to Turkey. 
 
The borough's food offer is also increasingly becoming more rooted and sustainable with more restaurants serving local produce, more places to buy local and more initiatives underway to grow local. ‘Love Hackney, Shop local’ is a message supported by many businesses throughout the borough. 

Local meets Global will showcase Hackney's urban food-growing projects, artisan food production, locally-sourced restaurants, its markets and global food offer.  Visitors will be able to see, taste and hear about residents and businesses who are growing and producing more and more of their own food and drink, including: micro-breweries, patchwork farms, floating allotments, roof-top bee-hives, urban farming apprenticeships and community kitchens. 

Guests will also learn about Hackney's catering businesses, who are seeking to source or grow food locally, train local people and create more sustainable and ethical business models  

The event is free and doors open at 11am. Evening entertainment will be provided by the Guillemots and DJ Prince Nelly.  Limited tickets are available for this event.  Doors at 7pm.  For more information and to register your interest, visit: http://www.hackneyhouse.org/food-day/ or find us on Twitter @HackneyHouse12.

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