Here you'll find details of all the activities and events involving OFD members.
Next up for us are the local Dounby and County Shows in early August. Six members can be found at the Dounby Show on the 9th - with eleven coming to the County Show on Saturday the 11th at the Bignold Park. Come and see us at either or both!
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
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Once again Orkney Food & Drink members will populate the "Food Hall" within the Showpark on the biggest day of the West Mainland farming calendar. Burger Rolls, Crab Rolls, Smoked Fish Rolls, Home Bakes, Oatcakes, Cheeses, Ice-Cream, etc etc. Come along and see us - rain or shine. We also hope to have some new foodie demonstrations on the day.
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. It really IS worth joining the queues to get that special Orkney steak burger, crab roll, cup of chowder, cake, cheese - or even a peedie dram!
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 one of Naomi's Orkney Buffalo steaks, or maybe a fresh Orkney crab roll. Then maybe some of Peedie Chocs & Desserts fayre for pudding. Before you leave - be sure to buy some of Thelma's traditional Orkney home-bakes, jams and chutneys from Greentoft Free-range.
The culmination of the year’s events, when the winners of the thirteen categories will be announced in a prestigious gala dinner which is open to the locals and visitors alike. A fitting end to the year and a great night out to celebrate all that is best in Food & Drink in Orkney. The event will again be sponsored by our main partners: NorthLink Ferries.
Country Living Fair
Brand new joint event with our friends in the Creative sector