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2015

2015


Producer of the Month: Jerry and Jenni Hobbs

Producer of the Month

We are a family dairy farm situated in the Gloucestershire vales - our farm sits beside the River Severn and our cows graze the lush pastures which are synonymous with this area. Jerry's fath..

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Producer of the Month: Jerry and Jenni Hobbs

Blog: Re-ignite a Culinary Christmas!

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I look back rather fondly on the mild, occasionally menacing, culinary competitiveness between families and friends over the Christmas period. Who made the fruitiest Christmas cake, the great..

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Case Study: RMBI Care Homes

Case Study

RMBI care homes celebrated British Food Fortnight with an array of foodie events including visits from local chefs, harvest festivals and coffee mornings for charity. Staff at Prince Mich..

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Case Study: RMBI Care Homes

Case Study: Harfest day at Wicor Primary School

Case Study

On Wednesday 30 September, pupils at Wicor Primary School in Portchester celebrated British Food Fortnight with a unique and fabulous ‘Harfest’ Day. This new event was organised with the supp..

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Case Study: Harfest day at Wicor Primary School

Case Study: Shipston Food Festival

Case Study

From carrot cake to cider - the Shipston Food Festival is a celebration of the wonderful food and drink that's produced in the Cotswolds' area. Run by local volunteers, this popular even..

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Case Study: Shipston Food Festival

Case Study: Victoria Country Park

Case Study

A cornucopia of cucurbitaceae - celebrating the best of Autumnal treasures at Royal Victoria Country Park, Netley Southampton on the shores of Southampton Water. A feast of seasonal loca..

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Case Study: Victoria Country Park

Case Study: The Oval School

Case Study

This year at The Oval School in Yardley, we have had a bumper Harvest! The decision was made by the pupils' SNAG (School Nutrition Action Group) to celebrate British Food Fortnight by hosting a Ch..

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Case Study: The Oval School

Case Study Otterbourn Harvest Festival

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Otterbourne Village came together over the weekend of 2,3 & 4 October this year for a colourful, cracking celebration of British Food and Drink. On Friday the School held a Harvest Festi..

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Case Study Otterbourn Harvest Festival

Case Study: Chislehurst Open Air Harvest Festival

Case Study

'On a visit to the Chislehurst Farmers Market (http://www.visitchislehurst.org.uk/regular-event/chislehurst-farmers-market) a few months ago I was asked if the local churches would like to h..

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Case Study: Chislehurst Open Air Harvest Festival

Case Study: Lichfield Cathedral School

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Our school has been working for many months to bring home the harvest. We have planted in late autumn & early spring, using compost from our wormery; the children have helped choose which..

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Case Study: Lichfield Cathedral School

Case Study: The Great Cornish Food Festival

Case Study

The Great Cornish Food Festival is the only festival anywhere that’s completely dedicated to Cornish food and drink. We host more than 60 different Cornish-based producers for a three day wee..

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Case Study: The Great Cornish Food Festival

Case Study: Fulham Boys School

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The Fulham Boys School collaborated with St Andrews Church and HG Walters the butcher to celebrate British Food Fortnight with a plethora of events including a PSHCE lesson on food assurance,..

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Case Study: Fulham Boys School

Case Study: Danebury Vineyard Harvest

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Danebury Vineyards is a 7 acre boutique vineyard nestled in the Hampshire hills, situated in Nether Wallop near Stockbridge. We have been growing and harvesting our grapes to make our still ..

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Case Study: Danebury Vineyard Harvest

Case Study: Cucina You're the Chef Competition

Case Study

About Cucina Education caterer Cucina Retaurants puts restaurant and hotel background chefs into state school restaurants. Its high-risk business model, can only succeed when uptakes are arou..

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Case Study: Cucina You're the Chef Competition

Case Study: Court Farm Scarecrows

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We ran an innovative harvest celebration that blended online community participation with the "offline" outdoor exhibition of the Women's Institute scarecrows and our first ever sunflower cro..

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Case Study: Court Farm Scarecrows

Case Study: Conway Primary School

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As Conway Primary school's first British Food Fortnight event, we decided to cook and taste the great British classic Apple and Blackberry Crumble. The apples and blackberries were picked by the c..

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Case Study: Conway Primary School

Case Study: City Harvest Festival

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For the last 17 years, and run on a shoestring, this unique harvest event has celebrated and showcased the work of community gardens and city farms in inner-city London, particularly with children..

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Case Study: City Harvest Festival

Case Study: Chantry House, Saxmunden

Case Study

Chantry House celebrates British Food Fortnight every year, by holding various events and outings. Events that are held range from harvest festival, making chutney and jelly from our own grow..

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Case Study: Chantry House, Saxmunden

Case Study: Centreplate Sea to Table event

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Being part of a very large organisation like Centreplate is an opportunity for giving. Laura Castro, Centreplate's Marketing Manager believes that the spirit of a harvest also includes areas lik..

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Case Study: Centreplate Sea to Table event

Case Study: Beverley Food Festival

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On 4th October 2015 Beverley Food Festival celebrated 10 years of promoting local food, its growers and producers. It has established a great tradition of enjoying seasonal food at its freshest an..

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Case Study: Beverley Food Festival

Case Study: The Abbeyfield Society

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 together ..

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Case Study: The Abbeyfield Society

Case Study: Weston Super Food Festival 2015

Case Study

We want Weston super Food Festival to be a truly community event and get everyone talking, thinking, tasting, eating, enjoying and growing good food. We want to showcase, and get people to ap..

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Case Study: Weston Super Food Festival 2015

Case Study: School Food Matters Young Marketeers

Case Study

On Thursday 1 October, eight London schools took part in our Harvest Sale at Borough Market as part of our Young Marketeers programme. Our Young Marketeers programme gives children the o..

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Case Study: School Food Matters Young Marketeers

Case Study: School Food Matters Schools to Market Day

Case Study

On Wednesday 23 September 36 schools from across the UK celebrated great British food at our annual Schools to Market Day at Whole Foods Market Schools to Market was devised by School Food Mat..

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Case Study: School Food Matters Schools to Market Day

Case study: Middlesborough Town Meal

Case Study

Middlesbrough ‘Town Meal’ is an annual celebration of local food and growing, organised by Middlesbrough Environment City together with a range of public and private businesses, and community..

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Case study: Middlesborough Town Meal

Case Study: Binsted Food Fortnight

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Binsted is a small village on the edge of the South Downs National Park. Its community consists of long standing residents, landowners, families and businesses with a wide cross section of ag..

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Case Study: Binsted Food Fortnight

Case Study: Emsworth Food Fortnight 2015

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The Emsworth Business Association, in conjunction with other local organisations, was keen to build on last year’s success, adding more events and making the Fortgniht even more accessible to more..

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Case Study: Emsworth Food Fortnight 2015

Case Study: Harvest Peterborough

Case Study

Harvest took place on 19th and 20th September 2015 in Peterborough, Cambridgeshire. It was organised by arts organisation ‘Metal’ in partnership with a host of national and international artists; ..

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Case Study: Harvest Peterborough

Press Release: A very British Revolution

Press Release

Introducing the UK’s Harvest Heroes 2015! A collaboration between local farmers, producers, artists, restauranteurs, allotmenteers and the local community in Peterborough are the winner..

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Case Study: Londis Peverills sold Proper Pasties for British Food Fortnight (and hot food sales soared by 43%!)

Case Study

Atul Sodha who runs the local Londis Shop in Harefield near Uxbridge has been a longstanding supporter of British Food Fortnight. He has always found that running British food promotions boosted s..

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Case Study: Londis Peverills sold Proper Pasties for British Food Fortnight (and hot food sales soared by 43%!)

Producer of the Month: Kate Morgan

Producer of the Month

Kate Morgan of pork producers D P Morgan and Pockmor tells us about the business she runs with her sister Vicky. Vicky and Myself are 2nd generation farmers, Our parents bought the farm in 1..

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Producer of the Month: Kate Morgan

Blog: Great British Produce, Thai Style

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Award winning Thai Chef Suree Coates of the King and Thai in Broseley, Shropshire is a passionate supporter of great British produce and sources most of her menu from within British Shores - inclu..

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Blog: Great British Produce, Thai Style

Case Study: South Downs Launch of the region's British Food Fortnight

Case Study

South Downs food and drink was celebrated on September 21st 2015 with the regional launch of British Food Fortnight, when the team behind southdownsfood.org brought together over 120 leading light..

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Case Study: South Downs Launch of the region's British Food Fortnight

Email Update: British Food Fortnight 2015 - A Glorious National Celebration

Press Release

The 14th British Food Fortnight, which took place 19th September to 4th October, saw schools, shops, pubs, restaurants, hospitals and entire communities across the UK celebrating the diverse and d..

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Email update: How you can join in the national food celebration!

Press Release

BRITISH FOOD FORTNIGHT 2015 How you can join in the national food celebration! The first week of British Food Fortnight 2015 got off to a flying start and there are plenty of ways that y..

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Email Update: British Food Fortnight Highlights

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The 14th British Food Fortnight, the annual national celebration of British Food, starts this Saturday with events and promotions taking place across the UK. Here is our pick of the highlights to ..

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Blog: They’re the Chef – how we’re teaching students about British food.

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They’re the chef – how we’re teaching students about British food We’ve been delighted to continue our involvement with British Food Fortnight this year. Our association with this major..

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Blog: They’re the Chef – how we’re teaching students about British food.

Press Release: Stand with us for British Food and Farming

Press Release

British Food Fortnight 19th Sept - 4th Oct 2015 This autumn everyone is standing together in support of British food and British producers during British Food Fortnight. Politicians, top che..

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Producer of the Month: Ridgeview Wine Estate

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Ridgeview is a family company dedicated to the production of the highest quality sparkling wine using traditional sparkling grape varieties and methods. Devotion to the vineyards and winemaking ha..

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Producer of the Month: Ridgeview Wine Estate

Blog: 5 Tips on Food Photography, by British Corner Shop

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Food photography is quite a hard thing to get right! So many different factors come into play; whether it’s lighting, arrangement, props, equipment, not to mention the food has to look attractive!..

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Blog: 5 Tips on Food Photography, by British Corner Shop

Email update: British Food Fortnight 2015 - What will you do?

Press Release

This year everyone is joining in and showing their support for British and local producers during British Food Fortnight - watch our short film to hear why chef Raymond Blanc, TV gardener Ch..

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Producer of the Month: Brown and Forrest Smokery

Producer of the Month

Jesse Pattisson from the Brown and Forrest Smokery answers our questions... We are a small artisan smokery business. We have four main income streams, which are mail order, our restaurant, ou..

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Producer of the Month: Brown and Forrest Smokery

Blog: Harrison talks British produce & British Food Fortnight!

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Harrison Catering Services is proud to once again be an official partner of British Food Fortnight. While the fortnight puts the spotlight on the great ingredients and traditional dishes found..

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Blog: Harrison talks British produce & British Food Fortnight!

Producer of the Month: Caroline's Dairy

Producer of the Month

Caroline Spiby launched her premium range of handmade ice cream in the summer of 2008. Caroline and her team make ice cream in a traditional method in small batches, using only the milk from her f..

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Producer of the Month: Caroline's Dairy

Blog: Launching into Emsworth British Food Fortnight 2015

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Emsworth British Food Fortnight 2015 has been launched! All the foodie news from Emsworth can be enjoyed each week with a new blog, the first of which we are delighted to be able to share... ..

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Blog: Launching into Emsworth British Food Fortnight 2015

Blog: A Year in the Life...

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This blog has been kindly supplied by our friends at Stone Food and Drink Festival (http://www.lovebritishfood.co.uk/member-and-partner/stone-food-drink-festival)... Ian ‘Brad’ Bradford of Lym..

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Blog: A Year in the Life...

Producer of the Month: Jon Thorner's Ltd

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Love British Food Official Partner, British Corner Shop, has kindly nominated one of their suppliers as our Producer of the Month. So, on their behalf, we would like to introduce...Jon Thorner's ..

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Producer of the Month: Jon Thorner's Ltd

Press Release: Seeking people with passion to celebrate British in 2015

Press Release

Love British Food and the Telegraph are searching for passionate people to celebrate Britishness and recognise as Harvest Heroes in 2015. The third year of the popular competition sees father ..

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Blog: Ale Tale

Blog Post

This month's Blog has been kindly supplied by our friends Whiting & Hammond (http://www.lovebritishfood.co.uk/member-and-partner/whiting-hammond). The Ale Tale was first published in their fa..

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Blog: Ale Tale

Producer of the Month: Ownsworth, Rapeseed Oil and English Vineyard

Producer of the Month

The Ownsworth family have been farming for several generations and our aim has always been to create top quality produce. On our mixed arable and stock farm in Fulbeck, Lincolnshire, we grow wheat..

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Producer of the Month: Ownsworth, Rapeseed Oil and English Vineyard

Press Release: British Food Fortnight Goes Global!

Press Release

British Food Fortnight goes global as Love British Food team up with online supermarket British Corner Shop to celebrate worldwide. The organisers of the fortnight - the celebration of Bri..

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Producer of the Month: Tuppenny Barn, West Sussex

Producer of the Month

Tuppenny Barn is based on a hectare organic smallholding located in Southbourne, West Sussex, and has been heavily involved with the organisation of Emsworth British Food Fortnight, which took pla..

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Producer of the Month: Tuppenny Barn, West Sussex

Blog: What do outside event organisers do at this time of year?

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Our friend and supporter, Emma Owen from Oakleigh Fairs tells us the answer to one of the most frequently asked questions put to her... ‘So, as an outside events’ organiser, I’ll bet you put y..

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Blog: What do outside event organisers do at this time of year?

Producer of the Month: Alistair Wilson, T Wilson & Sons (Farmers) Ltd, Merseyside

Producer of the Month

T Wilson & Sons (farmers) Ltd is a family business, based in Rainford, Merseyside, that has been trading for over 35 years, started by supplying wholesale markets in Preston, Liverpool and Ma..

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Producer of the Month: Alistair Wilson, T Wilson & Sons (Farmers) Ltd, Merseyside

Blog: Flavour Your Food!

Blog Post

Ronnie Ownsworth of Ownsworth Rapeseed Oils, explains how to bring out taste using flavoured oils. Commercially produced and manufactured flavoured oils are generally UV pasteurised for a long..

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Blog: Flavour Your Food!