Here you'll find details of all the activities and events involving OFD members.
It's activity in our own back yard next. Various members will be at the DOUNBY SHOW on the 8th of August and Orkney's biggest local event, the COUNTY SHOW at the Bignold Park, Kirkwall on the 10th of August. Come along and see us to sample and buy our great Orkney produce.
Great food and drink is part of everyday life in Orkney, but throughout the year many special events take place – from the Orkney Folk Festival and world-renowned St Magnus Festival and the Orkney Science Festival, to our busy local agricultural shows and farmers’ markets – with local produce always available to try or buy.
During the year OFD members also attend key trade shows throughout the country, including the Scotland’s Speciality Food Show and the Royal Highland Show, flying the flag for the Orkney brand and introducing their products to new customers.
All local activities carried out by Orkney Food & Drink are supported by our main sponsor NorthLink Ferries. With NorthLink Ferries, travelling to Orkney and Shetland is more convenient than ever before. Choose from up to three sailings a day from Scrabster (near Thurso) to Stromness in Orkney and nightly sailings from Aberdeen to Lerwick in Shetland – with four of these sailings going via Orkney’s capital, Kirkwall. www.northlinkferries.co.uk
Once again Orkney Food & Drink members will populate the "Food Hall" within the Showpark on the biggest day of the West Mainland farming calendar. BBQ Burger Rolls, Crab Rolls, Crab Salad, Home Bakes, Cheeses, Ice-Cream etc. etc. Come along and see us - rain or shine.
Orkney County Show
Quite simply, the biggest day in the Orkney Calendar - bar none. Orkney Food & Drink will once again be there right next to the Main Ring with seat also available. It really IS worth joining the queues to get that special Orkney steak burger, crab roll, crab salad, cup of chowder, cheese, chutney, cake or chocolate - or even a peedie dram... or two!
Another event centred and focussed on our smaller members. A selection of top class Orkney Food & Drink products will be available to shoppers in Kirkwall on Saturday. Stalls are open from 12pm till 4.00pm. If you are looking for your lunch - try some quality Orkney fayre
Now firmly established as a favourite in the local food calendar, this biennial event is once again to be held in the Orkney Theatre in 2019. This year we are having a little "twist" on the format.... all will be revealed in time!
To request tickets click the link and put your address and the number of tickets needed in the enquiry box.
The second year of our joint attendance at this event with our friends in the Creative sector. After the successful inaugural attendance in 2018, even more members are already signed up to go in 2019 - with others sure to follow. It will be one of the biggest Orkney stands of recent years. Assisted by LEADER we will have at least nine OFD Members attending. These are: Orkney Bakery, Deerness Distillery, Island Smokery, J Gow Rum, Orkney Distilling, Orkney Gin Co, Orkney Wine, Stockans Oatcakes and The Westray Bakehouse. Come along and buy your unique Christmas gift for that special person.