Club Campaigns for Campers to 'Eat Local'

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Tuesday 16 April 2013

As the on-going food scandal continues to bubble under, The Camping and Caravanning Club is urging holidaymakers to ‘Eat Local’ and buy their produce from local businesses when staying on its Club Sites.

And according to research, it seems that many holidaymakers are keen to try fresh produce when they’re out camping!

In a recent Onepoll survey carried out on behalf of the Club, 31 per cent of people agreed that discovering a great farmers market enhances their camping experience whilst 30 per cent said that finding a local pub would also enrich their holiday.

To raise awareness of the Eat Local campaign, which is supported by Calor and Outwell, the Club has released a new Eat Local guide which contains valuable regional information including local delicacies, recommended eateries and wineries and where to look for the very best gastro-delights.

And it’s not just regional information that’s provided; the guide also focuses on some of the Club’s most beautiful sites and lets you into each area’s Eat Local secrets.

Food and camping expert Ali Ray is behind the campaign and she said: “In the light of the recent food revelations; it’s becoming even more apparent that we really don’t have any idea where our pre-packaged supermarket food is actually coming from. So if you want complete transparency, head down to your local producers instead and ‘Eat Local’.

“Many of the Club’s campsites are located in areas which have highly regarded local delicacies and I would urge campers to try them for themselves.”

For more information or to download a guide, visit or if you wish to share some local eatery or recipe information with Ali then email:


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Notes for editors

  1. The Camping and Caravanning Club is 111-years-old and is the largest and oldest Club in the world for all forms of camping. It has 109 award-winning sites throughout the UK and, through a partnership with the Forestry Commission, now runs and manages a further 19 Camping in the Forest touring sites.
  2. was launched on Monday, April 18, 2011.
  3. incorporates all forms of outdoor holidays.

Onepoll interviewed 1,250 campers