Showhomes dressed for Christmas in developer’s ‘Love Local’ campaign

A KENT-based developer has been pulling out the stops to create a homely ambiance in its showhomes over the festive period by displaying and encouraging purchases of local food and drink.

Drink on display at Berkeley’s Hollyfields development in Hawkenbury, and at Foal Hurst Green in Paddock Wood, ranged from Kentish Pip craft cider to local wines, ciders and juices from Biddenden Vineyards.

Owlet Juice’s Kent-produced drinks were also on display.

Meanwhile, savoury elements were catered for with ketchup-mustard fusion sauce Mustchup, from Rusthall, and South East Asian-style chutneys, sauces and curry pastes from Faversham-based Karimix.

Each buffet or drinks table also held QR codes, offering more information or the chance to purchase the products.

Berkeley project director Dean Williams said: “We are committed to working closely with the local communities where we build new homes to support the people who live in them in ways that matter.

“There are so many wonderful producers and artisans on our own doorstep in Kent and Love Local is a great example of our commitment and support of the amazing people within this county.

“Show home visitors will be able to view a fantastic range of local products for inspiring purchases for Christmas or indeed to celebrate any other occasion.”

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