12 July 2002

Marts link up for local food

TWO auction marts have joined forces to set up a local food initiative.

Craven Cattle Marts and Hawes Farmers Auction Mart have recently set up the Dales Fine Food Company to market and promote locally produced lamb, beef and pork.

The new venture will operate out of a new meat preparation unit, being constructed at Skipton Auction Mart. The new project will involve several businesses, including local farmers and butchers.

Initially, the group will sell its products through Dales butchers, with products bearing the Dales Fine Food logo. &#42