Northern Outdoor Recreational Food - OutReF
Start date: Dec 31, 2004,
End date: Dec 29, 2007
In recent years there has been an increase in the internationalisation of menus and it can often be difficult to find local specialities, despite the abundance of high quality, local ingredients in the NPP area. This has led to an under utilisation and under exploitation of local products. The OutRef project aims to address this issue through stimulating and supporting production and provision of healthy, good quality foods, (mainly fast food, snacks, picnics and theme meals) outdoor meals and catering. The outputs of the project will be based on local, raw material and traditional, sustainable cultivation and production methods. The results will be aimed at and benefit both tourists and the local market. The project aims to strengthen the economy and contribute to the sustainability of rural communities in the Northern Periphery area through the development of food services for the tourism sector as a source of income, and also to improve the health of rural communities. Expected Results: · New products e.g. menus and dishes at food-fairs, festivals, outdoor activities, picnics, cultural services, as well as restaurant and guesthouse meals adapted to the requirements of international tourism and modern tastes, while also incorporating health considerations.· Packages including high quality foods (meals, picnics, fast food and snacks).· Publication of a common OutReF leaflet and guide which includes recipes, cooking methods and recommendations for logistics.· Exploitation of local and regional food resources (meat, fish, milk, eggs, vegetables, fruits, berries, herbs and other nature raw-material).· Catering service products together with transport, entertainment, accommodation, farmhouses and other tourism services.· Educational programmes for beneficiaries of the project in the Northern Periphery area.
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