Lancashire food hall celebrates local produce

James’ Places food hall in Lancashire is inviting local meat producers to pitch their products for the chance to be stocked by the business. 

The firm, which is behind the food hall at Holmes Mill, is committed to supporting local producers and has pledged to give every Lancashire and north-west firm the opportunity to find their products on the shelves of James’ Places.

Suppliers of products that are not quite ready will be given advice by James Warburton, managing director of James’ Places, on how to improve the product.

“Bowland and Lancashire are absolute hotspots for top-quality produce and an entrepreneurial spirit,” he commented. “We are very proud to showcase these in Bowland Food Hall.

“Anyone with a good idea and a great product can bring it to us. If it’s good enough, if they can make a profit and we can sell it for a profit, then we would love to stock it. If the quality is not quite there, but we think it has promise, we will work with them to bring it up to standard.

“We’re only interested in the best ingredients and we’re very proud to of the integrity of the quality of everything we sell in the food hall,” added Warburton. “We never stock anything we wouldn’t use ourselves.”

Warburton recently took part in a panel discussion at the Taste Lancashire conference to discuss the county’s food and drink offering.

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