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Wight Marque - Isle of Wight Food Provenance Scheme

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Truly local produce from the Isle of Wight

The Isle of Wight is a region that has an abundance of quality food and drink produce and dining establishments that are renowned for their support and use of local produce. The Royal Isle of Wight Agricultural Society has therefore launched the new Wight Marque as a sign of quality and provenance for the Isle of Wight.

What is Wight Marque?
The Wight Marque is an audited food provenance scheme for the Isle of Wight. We hope that the benefits of an Isle of Wight Marque will extend beyond the food sector to include hospitality and tourism businesses, and it is intended that it will help raise the profile of the island as a quality food destination and thus further support all island food producers and processors.

The objectives of establishing the Wight Marque are to:

  • give individual businesses a distinctive ‘Isle of Wight’ banner under which to sell their goods and services
  • help customers identify Isle of Wight produce
  • encourage local businesses to trade together right along the food chain and into the tourism sector
  • encourage people to ‘buy local’ and reduce the environmental impact of transporting food long distances
  • help sustain the Island’s economy by supporting local businesses and employment
  • promote the Island as a quality food destination
  • provide a platform for further sector co-operation, collaboration and economic development
  • support other initiatives and developments in the food sector
  • create and maintain a comprehensive database of island food producers

Who can use the Wight Marque?
Producers, processors, sellers and food & drink establishments are able to use the Wight Marque if their business is based within the scheme boundary and their products meet the scheme criteria. This accreditation is available to all local food & drink industry businesses who work hard to promote and support local food, drink and produce. This means that producers, farm shops, restaurants, pubs, butchers and wholesalers could all be eligible to use the Wight Marque. Criteria details can be found in the Application Pack

Wight Marque Directory of members and products
The latest Wight Marque Member Directory and details of all the Wight Marque approved products are kept updated on the Wight Marque website.

For further details of the scheme and the benefits of membership please see the Wight Marque website

Details on how to apply for accreditation and the Wight Marque application form are available from the website or downloadable here

If you’d like to find our more about Wight Marque, please contact the Royal Isle of Wight Agricultural Society by calling 0845 226 9098 or email RIWAS@naturalenterprise.co.uk .

Wight Marque is sponsored by Red Funnel, the IW County Press & Natural Enterprise
& supported by Taste of the Wight.