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Farm Food Family

Food designer Katja Gruijters delved into the history of regional products on behalf of the Cultuur en Erfgoedpact Achterhoek (Achterhoek Culture and Heritage Pact). She and her team traced families of ingredients and crops. They linked each family to a municipality, based on historical, substantive or agrotechnical grounds. This is how a real "farm food family" was created, which will be in the spotlight in the coming year and will bring young and elderly people, residents, visitors, consumers, producers, pupils, students and specialists together.

On September 29, 2019, Farm Food Family will start a special food event in the Ouhrlokaal (DRU Industriepark, Ulft). In 2019/2020 , Farm Food Family will be touring through Aalten, Berkelland, Bronckhorst, Doesburg, Doetinchem, Montferland, Oost Gelre, Oude IJsselstreek and Winterswijk. A workshop is organized in every municipality.


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Food event

On 29 September 2019, at the end of the harvest month, the kick-off of Farm Food Family will take place in the Ouhrlokaal (DRU Industriepark, Ulft). During this food event you discover the diversity of products from the nine municipalities and meet the producers behind them, from organic to regular, from small to large. During the food event, the special ingredients from the Achterhoek can be discovered and tasted in nine interactive installations. These installations highlight the traditional activities such as grinding, pressing and fermenting. The event is free to visit. If you really want to experience the flavors of the Achterhoek, buy a ticket for the tasting!

Practical information:
The food event of Farm Food Family takes place on September 29, 2019 (1.00 p.m. to 5 p.m.) in the Ouhrlokaal at the DRU Industriepark (Hutteweg 24 in Ulft). Admission is free, registration required. If you want to experience the real Achterhoek flavors, you can buy a ticket for the tasting.

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In 2019/2020, Farm Food Family will tour the Achterhoek with a stop in every municipality. This gives everyone the chance to explore their own municipal food family. By picking, cooking, researching, experimenting or eating together. In a workshop or a tasting at a special location: at a company, in a barn, in a field or in an orchard.

The participating municipalities are Aalten, Berkelland, Bronckhorst, Doesburg, Doetinchem, Montferland, Oost Gelre, Oude IJsselstreek and Winterswijk. Each municipality was linked to its own family of ingredients and crops which will be the theme of nine different workshops. Below you can find out more about the different families and sign up for the workshops.



October 6, 2019


March 2020

Oost Gelre
June 2020

November 2019


April 2020

Oude IJsselstreek
September 2020


January 2020

May 2020

September 2020