Milk receives Wight Marque recognition

Dairy farmers Paul Griffin from Briddlesford Lodge Farm and Mark Reed from Reads Farm are joining forces in an exciting new venture that will see locally produced milk available on the island. The recently installed state-of-the-art processing equipment at Briddlesford Farm means the capacity for genuine island milk has grown.

Wight Marque, the food provenance scheme managed by the Royal Isle of Wight Agricultural Society, has welcomed Isle of Wight Milk into its membership from this week, The certificate was presented at Bluebells restaurant by the Island’s Lord Lieutenant, Susie Sheldon.

Paul Griffin said: “We are strong supporters of our Island rural economy and the Wight Marque scheme helps smaller producers work together under one banner to help promote really local food businesses.”

Isle of Wight Milk will carry the Wight Marque on all its containers as a sign of genuine and audited Isle of Wight produce. It will be available from three local Co-ops, Cowes, Freshwater and Shanklin, farm shops, delicatessens and Central shops across the island.

Medina Food Services will be supplying the new milk to the catering trade.