With 67 current members of the combined Ayrshire and Arran food networks,we hope this new web resource helps you find the producer or provider you are looking for
To make it easier we have introduced 5 main categories
a) restaurants and coffee shops
b)meat and fish suppliers
c)other food/drink/service producers
d)food providers offering accommodation
e)delis and farm shops
Please note certain members are operating in several categories
We look forward to hearing back from you after you have experienced the produce and services on offer from our members.
If you have any queries or would like to receive a nwly updated product /supplier matrix please email: email@example.com
Restaurant & Coffee Shops
Eating out should be a pleasurable experience, combining excellent ingredients with culinary flair, ambience & atmosphere, knowledgeable service and value for money. Specialities and reputation often add to the expectations we have, ahead of any meal.
Within the membership of the AFN group we have a geographically spread selection of authentic restaurants and coffee shops, which provide a very interesting range of eating /dining experiences from Michelin Star accolades to acclaimed informal coffee shops.
Meat and Fish Suppliers
The quality of primary produced food, such as meat and fish has much to do with the general methods of husbandry, as well land usage,metods of production, weather and climate.
Ayrshire & Arran is fortunate to have land which is suited to animal farming, as well as 100 miles of coastline.
The determination, professionalism and experience of the "farmers/producers " who supply meat and fish into The Ayrshire Food Network ensure that both members of the public, and colleagues who are skilled chefs & hospitality providers, gain access to very high quality, flavoursome food.
Other Food & Drink Service Suppliers
The Ayrshire & Arran food networks have have more than 25 producers of regional food in addition to meat or fish .
The variety is very significant, ranging from farm house ice creams, non homogenised milk, milk smoothies, an array of cheeses made from cow's, goat or ewe'smik .
Seasonal vegetables, organic produce and herbs, together with soft and autumnal fruits mean that you can source locally and confidently your so called 5 a day portions ! The food miles are definitely reduced when you buy from one of this group.
This group form a vital touristic component of the Network by providing regional local food,served with knowledge, care, skill and attention together with discerning accommodation.
With increasing emphasis on authenticity of visitor experience and green credentials, it seems the use of local produce has provided them with an operational and marketing advantage.
Hospitality and accommodation provision should go hand in hand with friendliness and local knowledge..we trust you find that is the case with our award winning members.
Delis & Farm Shops
Successful Delis and Farm Shops provide very important focal points for the Ayrshire Food Network and its produce/supplier base.
.Some have been relatively newly established at premises belonging to producers.
Others have developed very quickly using the Network as a source of excellent local produce, within a wider food/drink product offering.
One thing is clear, reliable sources of distinct, flavoursome, value for money regional food specialities is a key component of this food retail success.