The Eden District of Cumbria has been awarded Food Enterprise Status.
It means the area will get a £50,000 share of funding to boost businesses in the food and farming sector.
The council has decided to spend it on employing a consultancy to look into streamlining planning regulations to allow businesses to grow easily.
Fiona Marley Paterson has been looking into what it'll mean for big and small businesses near Penrith.
Eden District Council has been awarded £50,000 to turn the area into a 'Food Hub'.
The grant has been awarded by DEFRA - the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.
It's hope the 17 Food Hubs, throughout the UK, will boost tourism and attract investment, as well as helping to grow the rural economy.
It's one of the biggest industries in our region, but how much do we really know about farming and food production?
Well people working across the industry have been telling hundreds of children about what goes on and how they may one day want to get involved. Tim Backshall went to Kelso to see what happened.
More than 25,000 people are expected to arrive in Cockermouth over the weekend for the Taste of Cumbria food festival.
The event is now in its fifth year and is being held on the town's main street market street.
The food festival attracts some of the biggest names from the cookery world.
Around 80 traders are showcasing their food and drinks, including Simon Rogan from L'Enclume, who's creating a pop-up restaurant.
A shop in Cumbria is taking part in a television show to find Britain's Best Bakery.
The Appleby Bakery is being tasked with showing Cumbria's TV chef and restauranteur Peter Sidwell a new, fresh approach to baking that tells him exactly where the bakery is from.
The family who run Carlisle curry house The Viceroy have been speaking about the future ambitions of their restaurant after it scooped the top prize at last night's British Curry Awards.
A Cumbrian curry house has won a top award at the so-called Curry Oscars.
The Viceroy in Carlisle was named the Best Restaurant in the North West at the British Curry Awards.
Prime Minister David Cameron attended the event in London, which is an annual celebration of the best cuisine in the industry.
Students and teachers at a primary school in West Cumbria have collectively introduced a school ban on bananas.
One of the pupils is allergic to them - so Westfield Primary School in Workington is a banana-free zone.
Samantha Parker reports.
Westfield Primary School pupil Chloe Crouch is allergic to bananas, an allergy that has meant that the school made the decision to ban bringing the food onto campus.
She was born with the condition that also affects her father Lee.
Karen Rennie on Facebook:
"Would you ask if it was necessary if it was a nut allergy? Of course it is! Who cares if it's a banana allergy or a nut allergy, the school has to take precautions to make sure the child isn't exposed to them while in their care and the best way to do that is ban them."