#FoodTradeTuesday debrief – July
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#FoodTradeTuesday debrief – July

Introducing the movers and shakers of Bristol's food scene
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If life’s a game, then Playground Coffee Company are winning it. Hosts to July’s #FoodTradeTuesday, this welcoming little hang-out in Bristol’s Old City has enough board games, puzzles, jigsaws and cards to keep one entertained through a complete tasting of their extensive drinks menu.

Joining us for #FoodTradeTuesday in Playground’s upstairs meeting venue, was a small but spirited crowd of FoodTraders who enjoyed an evening of discussion, networking and pitches.

Dermot (Grow Bristol) was the first to pitch, and kicked things off with a discussion on the market demand for soil-free growing – is there room for another salad player in Bristol’s fresh produce scene? After gaining direct market insight from chef Juliet (Bosh) and Fabian (Playground), the whole group discussed the importance of gregarious competition in the food system. Then there was Scott (Cote Terra), a keen barista in Melbourne, Australia, who offered his ideas about sustainable food sourcing, followed by Juliet (Bosh) who invited everyone to Bosh Supper Club, leading to a discussion with Lily and Fabian (Playground) on the best ways of marketing a food business to the right customers, and the best bread suppliers in Bristol. Andy (Clifton Coffee) wanted to find new routes to the retail market for his roasted beans and we met Laura (marketing guru) who introduced her freelance services to food businesses.

A fine evening all round! We sipped on Bath Ales Wild Hare pale ale and Henney’s dry cider, a chilled complement to the lip-smacking spiral spanakopita, and, fresh from Bosh, oh-go-on-just-one-more salted caramel chocolate brownies.

If you’re in Bristol and would like to join our next #FoodTradeTuesday, please contact Lyndsey at comms@foodtrade.com, or follow the Twitter hashtag to keep in the loop. The location changes each month, so if your business is up for hosting us please do shout!

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