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2016

2016


Producer of the Month: Anthony Robinson

Producer of the Month

Meet Pig Farmer Anthony Robinson. Anthony Robinson is a member of Co-op’s Pork Farming Group and achieved a ‘gold’ standard by excelling in all areas of The Co-op Pillar Model (http://www..

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Producer of the Month: Anthony Robinson

City of Bath wins British Food Fortnight’s 2016 Competition

Press Release

City of Bath wins British Food Fortnight’s 2016 Competition Bath has won British Food Fortnight’s 2016 competition, run in association with The Telegraph and sponsored by the Co-op. Th..

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City of Bath wins British Food Fortnight’s 2016 Competition

Producer of the Month: Shamus Ogilvy of Ogilvy's Honey

Producer of the Month

This month we take a look into the workings of Shamus Ogilvy of Ogilvy's Honey Ogilvy’s - pure raw honey naturally blended by bees. Founded by Shamus Ogilvy, the Honey Hunter, and ba..

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Producer of the Month: Shamus Ogilvy of Ogilvy's Honey

Producer of the month: Sam Moorhouse, Hesper Farm Skyr

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This month we take a look into the life and workings of Sam Moorhouse at Hesper Farm Skyr How did it all start? A couple of years ago, hostage to falling milk prices young farmer Sam..

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Producer of the month: Sam Moorhouse, Hesper Farm Skyr

Blog: Brussels Sprout Tops – The Buried Treasure

Blog Post

Yes, believe it or not, this multi-greened tender vegetable is often ploughed into the ground rather than sent out to waiting customers. Celebrity chefs remain deafened to my pleas, choosing inste..

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Blog: Brussels Sprout Tops – The Buried Treasure

Producer of the month: John Thom - Chicken Farmer

Producer of the Month

John has been farming chickens now for more than 20 years in Scotland. Before that, he was part of a family run farm near Aviemore working with his father. He has 2 full time staff working with hi..

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Producer of the month: John Thom - Chicken Farmer

Producer of the month: Michael Tait - Scottish Shellfish Ltd

Producer of the Month

Scottish Shellfish are a farmer cooperative that make mussels in White Wine Sauce or Garlic Butter for The Coop stores nationwide In 1992 a group of mussel and oyster farmers j..

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Producer of the month: Michael Tait - Scottish Shellfish Ltd

Producer of the Month: Chris Weston - Weston & Co

Producer of the Month

Chris Weston - Weston & Co - Beef Farming Group (Hereford) Gold Award Chris Farms 210 acres of permanent grassland and grazing 40 suckler cows- mostly Hereford, including 30 ped..

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Producer of the Month: Chris Weston - Weston & Co

Press Release: Building The British Food Brand in Preparation For Brexit

Press Release

BRITISH FOOD FORTNIGHT: BUILDING THE BRITISH FOOD BRAND IN PREPARATION FOR BREXIT 17th September – 2nd October 2016 Sponsored by the Co-op “We are encouraging everyone to celeb..

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Producer of the Month: Anthony Robinson - Tulip

Producer of the Month

Anthony Robinson is a member of Co-op’s Pork Farming Group and achieved a ‘gold’ standard by excelling in all areas of Co-op’s Pillar Model (http://www.co-operativefood.co.uk/globalassets/assets/m..

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Producer of the Month: Anthony Robinson - Tulip

Blog: Oli Blanc - My Year with British Food

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Love British Food is about supporting local business, appreciating seasonality and of course celebrating the best of British! I feel with big business and intensive food practices increasingly dom..

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Blog: Oli Blanc - My Year with British Food

Producer of the Month: Sandy Milne, Dairy Farmer

Producer of the Month

The Milne family milk 400 cows three times a day, with cows currently averaging 11,300 litres. Sandy and his wife Emma farm in partnership with Sandy’s father Ian, and enjoy being part of th..

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Producer of the Month: Sandy Milne, Dairy Farmer

Blog: Why We have to Buy British

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My mantra as caterer of over 35yrs is the same as it was when I first started out – Use good ingredients, seasonal produce and use the garden we call United Kingdom With Austerity impacting o..

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Blog: Why We have to Buy British

Press Release: Cake for The Queen Winners Announced!

Press Release

Chiddingstone Primary School in Kent are today crowned the winners of the Love British Food 2016 Cake for The Queen competition. Chosen from a total of 98 entries, their spectacular cake themed ‘T..

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Producer of the Month: Owtons Butchers

Producer of the Month

Owtons Butchers in Southampton opened its first shop on the farm in 1976 to accommodate the amount of retail customers that were visiting our wholesale butchers depot. Our ethos is were possible w..

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Producer of the Month: Owtons Butchers

Blog: Love your eyes - more reasons to eat kale

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Kale is one of the so-called 'superfoods' that lives up to thename. It is a good source of fibre and several important nutrients including vitamins K and C as well as calcium. But why is it good f..

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Blog: Love your eyes - more reasons to eat kale

Press Release: Long lost recipes take centre stage for this year's British Food Fortnight

Press Release

Raymond Blanc and British Food Fortnight’s Official Sponsor, the Co-op, are leading the search for the best celebration of British food, this year with a traditional twist. The annual sea..

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Report: Open Farm Sunday with Co-op

Blog Post

This year Co-op (http://www.co-operativefood.co.uk/) were a primary sponsor of Open Farm Sunday (https://farmsunday.org/), a nation-wide event where farmers open their farms up to the general publ..

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Report: Open Farm Sunday with Co-op

Producer of the Month: Grant and Richard Walker, Dairy Farmers

Blog Post

This month, we are featuring a video about brothers Grant and Richard Walker, young Co-op dairy farmers, working on the family farm in Scotland. Hear about what they do and why they love their w..

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Producer of the Month: Grant and Richard Walker, Dairy Farmers

Are you a champion at celebrating British food?

Press Release

Raymond Blanc is leading the search for the best celebration of British food during British Food Fortnight and everyone’s invited The search is on for the most imaginative and innovative c..

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Blog: Postcard from Oxfordshire

Blog Post

Last Tuesday, eight guests from Peterborough, among them world-class gardeners, chefs and artists gathered in celebration of a great achievement; winning the Love British Food community competitio..

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Blog: Postcard from Oxfordshire

Producer of the Month: Tom Amery, The Watercress Company

Producer of the Month

The Watercress Company is based in Dorset but with farms in Dorset and Hampshire. We produce watercress and baby leaf salads that are sold to local and national markets, employing a wonderful team..

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Producer of the Month: Tom Amery, The Watercress Company

Press Release: A Summer of Lovin' British Food and Autumn's British Food Fortnight

Press Release

WHATS HAPPENING? A special summer of patriotic Love British Food celebrations is upon us followed in the autumn by the 15th running of British Food Fortnight, the much loved annual, national c..

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Producer of the Month: Wobblegate Pure Fruit Juices

Producer of the Month

Founded in 2009 by Tom with help from his father Glyn, Wobblegate have gone from strength to strength, from 2000 bottles a year to now almost 400,000! Now joined by more family members and a team ..

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Producer of the Month: Wobblegate Pure Fruit Juices

Blog: Spring Produce to Shout About

Blog Post

Spring has at last arrived! We can’t help but get excited; spring means lighter nights and mornings, milder temperatures, spring flowers starting to appear and best of all, a whole new season of f..

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Press Release: Cake for The Queen

Press Release

Win the opportunity for your school to visit Buckingham Palace by making a special birthday cake for Her Majesty The Queen! Following the hugely popular Cook for The Queen competition for..

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Case Study: Abbeyfield Grace Muriel House

Case Study

The Abbeyfield Society celebrated British Food Fortnight by bringing in the harvest and feasting on the fruits and vegetables from a unique cross-generational gardening project, bringing tog..

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Case Study: Abbeyfield Grace Muriel House

Producer of the Month: Noble and Stace Chocolatiers

Producer of the Month

We’re Mike Noble and Mike Stace and we established Noble and Stace Chocolatiers in April 2015 in the small village of Easebourne, West Sussex surrounded by the ancient forests of Midhurst..

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Producer of the Month: Noble and Stace Chocolatiers

Press Release: The Co-op and Love British Food join forces to boost support for British food.

Press Release

Co-op Food is today announced as Official Sponsor of Love British Food and the 2016 national food promotion, British Food Fortnight. The two organisations will join forces to spearhead the celebra..

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Blog: Launching Free Range Milk in London

Blog Post

Last week Free Range Dairy CIC (http://www.freerangedairy.org) took a big step towards offering consumers a more informed choice when they buy milk, as the first Free Range Milk was launched ..

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Blog: Launching Free Range Milk in London

Blog: Kick-start your resolutions with sustainable, British seafood

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Here in the UK, we can be a bit unadventurous when it comes to the fish we buy to eat at home. At the Marine Stewardship Council (http://www.msc.org/) (MSC), we recently surveyed UK shoppers and f..

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Blog: Kick-start your resolutions with sustainable, British seafood