Local food for local people
The Isle of Wight has an abundance of quality food and drink produce, well established by growers, farmers and chefs that are renowned for their passion for local produce.
Founded by the Royal Isle of Wight Agricultural Society, Wight Marque is a scheme which clearly identifies individual products truly from the Isle of Wight. All products and businesses using the Marque are strictly audited to ensure that only genuine Isle of Wight products are accredited.
Producers, retailers, restaurants and hospitality businesses can all join Wight Marque if they meet the scheme criteria. Look out for the Wight Marque symbol, the sign of Island authenticity.
To be eligible to display the Wight Marque logo, products must be grown, raised, reared, caught, laid or fished on the Isle of Wight. Processed products must contain raw ingredients from other Wight Marque members where available.
Processed products, where the main ingredient is not grown, reared or commercially available on the Island must be 100% processed here.
When a restaurant displays the Wight Marque symbol it means they are genuinely committed to creating menus using local and seasonal ingredients. For a shop, the Marque is a sign that they are supporting local food businesses by stocking a range of Wight Marque accredited stock.
70% of Island residents said they would buy local if they could. Working together under the Wight Marque banner allows businesses to strengthen their local provenance visibility.