Mourne Gullion Strangford GEOfood

Mourne, Gullion, and Strangford Geopark: Pursuing Culinary Excellence

Welcome to a savory chapter in the story of Mourne, Gullion, and Strangford Geopark—where geology meets gastronomy. Our next ambitious project is set to celebrate the unique culinary heritage of our extraordinary geopark region. Join us on this flavorful journey as we strive to earn the prestigious GEOfood Award.

What is GEOfood?

GEOfood is more than just a label; it’s a celebration of the rich tapestry of flavors that our geopark region has to offer. It signifies a commitment to sustainable, locally-sourced, and culturally-inspired gastronomy that reflects the essence of our geological and cultural heritage. From farm-fresh produce to time-honored recipes, GEOfood encapsulates the very soul of our region on a plate.

More information here on the official GEOfood website

Our Culinary Heritage

The Mourne, Gullion, and Strangford Geopark boast a diverse culinary heritage rooted in the fertile lands and pristine waters that surround us. From the rolling hills of Mourne to the coastal splendor of Strangford, our region is a natural pantry waiting to be explored. Our culinary artisans, inspired by the geological wonders and cultural richness, craft dishes that tell a story with each bite.

The GeoFood Award: A Culinary Distinction

Our geopark is not just a feast for the eyes; it is a banquet for the taste buds. The GeoFood Award recognizes and celebrates the efforts of communities, farmers, producers, and chefs who contribute to the culinary identity of geopark regions. Achieving this prestigious accolade signifies our commitment to excellence in promoting sustainable and delicious food experiences.

Our Ambitious Project: Culinary Excellence Unveiled

Farm-to-Table Excellence

Embark on a journey where the distance from farm to table is measured in footsteps, not miles. Our initiative emphasizes a commitment to sourcing ingredients locally, supporting our farmers, and promoting sustainable agricultural practices.

Culinary Collaborations

We are fostering collaborations between local chefs, producers, and artisans to create a tapestry of flavors that showcase the unique tastes of Mourne Gullion Strangford Geopark. Expect culinary masterpieces that reflect the diversity of our landscape.

Cultural Connections

GeoFood is not just about what’s on the plate; it’s about the stories, traditions, and cultural connections that come with it. Join us in preserving and celebrating the cultural heritage embedded in our local cuisine.

Get Involved: A Flavorful Partnership

We invite local businesses, farmers, chefs, and food enthusiasts to join us on this exciting journey towards culinary excellence. Together, we can showcase the extraordinary flavors of our geopark region and contribute to a sustainable, vibrant culinary landscape.

Stay Tuned for Culinary Excellence Unleashed

Keep an eye out for culinary events, tastings, and adventures as we work towards earning the GeoFood Award. Join us in savoring the essence of Mourne Gullion Strangford Geopark — a region where every meal is a celebration of geological wonders and cultural richness. Embrace the taste of our geopark; stay tuned for Culinary Excellence Unleashed!

Sustainable Development Goals

UNESCO Global Geoparks contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals helping to transform our world for the better.

This project contributes through these SDG:

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