THE Putting Hereford City on the Map award could go to a business exporting its products or services outside the county or to a business that has drawn national coverage.

Hereford Indie Food, a community-driven project, has been nominated due to its successful first festival last year, which celebrated all of the great produce being produced in Herefordshire.

The nomination said: "The basic idea of Hereford Indie Food was simple; it seemed to make sense that a county famed for its food and rural nature should have one, and instead of waiting for it to happen, we thought we'd do it ourselves.

"The purpose of the festival is to showcase and promote Herefordshire as a destination for good food, and to strengthen and grow our local community and economy."

Last August the festival, which was held in the car park behind The Burger Shop and The Bookshop (Aubrey Street), welcomed more than 4,000 people each day over two days.

It it taking place again this weekend (August 26 to 28) and introduces more stalls and more live music.

The nomination said: "Being able to shine a light on some of the great chefs, producers and makers over a three-day festival is just one of the ways we want to use Hereford Indie Food as a platform for putting Hereford on the map.

"Hereford Indie Food is a community-driven project set up by the team at A Rule of Tum who wholeheartedly believe in the county and want to showcase all of the great things coming out of it."

Last year many of the stallholders sold out of their produce due to the high number of visitors.

"One of the main goals we set out to accomplish was to shine a light on some of the smaller producers who are doing great things, and we believe we achieved that!" the nomination added.