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2014

2014


Blog: How to Source a Local Christmas Dinner

Blog Post

We all want our Christmas dinner to be the best possible quality to ensure the most important meal of the year has the wow factor. So, this year, why not look locally for your festive food? An..

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Producer of the Month: Andy Swinscoe, The Courtyard Diary

Producer of the Month

The Courtyard Diary’s mission is to champion, select and age the best cheeses being made in Britain, working with and supporting small farmhouse producers that still make traditional cheese. Chees..

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Producer of the Month: Andy Swinscoe, The Courtyard Diary

Blog: All About Oil

Blog Post

Love British Food’s Member Ownsworth’s produces a fantastic cold pressed extra virgin rapeseed oil, so Ronnie Ownsworth tells us all about it here... The oilseed rape that goes into “Owns..

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Blog: All About Oil

Producer of the Month: Mash Direct, 5 generations of farming

Producer of the Month

At a dinner party in 2003, whilst savouring a glass of the finest Irish whiskey, Martin Hamilton spoke to his close friend Tony Reid and told him of his dream to set up a production facility on hi..

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Producer of the Month: Mash Direct, 5 generations of farming

Case study: The Oval Primary School, Birmingham

Case Study

The children of the Oval Primary School in Birmingham organised and took part part a variety of activities to learn about food and celebrate the harvest in 2014. There has been much going on a..

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Case study: The Oval Primary School, Birmingham

Case Study: St Francis CE Primary School & Nursery, Bournville

Blog Post

Many different activities have been happening across the school with each year looking at the harvest, growing and cooking. Every class has cooked a British recipe, supported by the kitchen ..

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Case Study: St Francis CE Primary School & Nursery, Bournville

Case Study: Abbeys Primary School, Milton Keynes

Blog Post

The whole school at Abbeys Primary in Milton Keynes got involved in celebrating the harvest in 2014. The pupils had been busy growing in their garden and looking after their produce, which includ..

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Case Study: Abbeys Primary School, Milton Keynes

Case Study: Copleston High School, Ipswich

Case Study

Copleston High School in Ipswich did lots to celebrate Bring Home the Harvest in British Food Fortnight 2014! They started by holding a tea party serving British food and commemorating the cen..

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Case Study: Copleston High School, Ipswich

Case Study: Dudley Zoo

Case Study

In 2014 Dudley Zoological Gardens spread the word about the importance of buying beautiful British Food for some of the world's rarest creatures, who celebrated British Food Fortnight with a seaso..

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Case Study: Dudley Zoo

Case Study: Grow Your Own Volunteer Project

Case Study

The Grow Your Own Volunteer Project welcomed the Challenge Network (a national charity that was founded in 2009), the Wildlife Trust and Abundance Preston to the 3rd Annual Apple Harvest day on Sa..

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Case Study: Grow Your Own Volunteer Project

Case Study: Weston Super Food Festival 2014

Case Study

Over 15,000 people attended the 2014 Weston Super Food Festival - a positive, community celebration bringing different sectors of the community into the town centre to enjoy and taste produce from..

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Case Study: Weston Super Food Festival 2014

Case Study: Nepali Elders in Hampshire

Case Study

The Nepali Elders English and Craft Exchange group is a gathering of retired British Gurkhas and the older members of their families. They meet every Thursday at St Barnabas Church, Winchester to ..

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Case Study: Nepali Elders in Hampshire

Case Study: Emsworth Food Fortnight 2014

Case Study

Emsworth is a town that still has a traditional high street offering two family owned butchers, a fishmongers, a greengrocers and a monthly market day. The 20th September – 5th October 2014 saw t..

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Case Study: Emsworth Food Fortnight 2014

Case Study: RABI On Farm Harvest Festival

Case Study

The Leicestershire branch of the Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution hosted a harvest festival with a difference to encourage urban/city children to join in and celebrate the harvest celebra..

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Case Study: RABI On Farm Harvest Festival

Case Study: Cucina Restaurants 2014

Case Study

Cucina Restaurants, the school catering firm was founded in 2006 on a simple vision, ‘to make school food the best.’ They present wide choices of restaurant standard food to staff and students in ..

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Case Study: Cucina Restaurants 2014

Case Study: Beech Hill Primary School

Case Study

Beech Hill Primary in Newcastle is an Outstanding National Support School with over 300 pupils. The school got fully into the spirit of Love British Food’s Bring Home the Harvest campaign by takin..

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Case Study: Beech Hill Primary School

Press Release: Introducing the UKs Harvest Heroes!

Press Release

A small coastal community and a Newcastle primary school are the winners of the Love British Food 2014 Community Harvest Heroes which is sponsored by Tesco and run in conjunction with The Telegra..

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Press Release: HRH The Duchess of Cornwall joins hundreds of children at Birmingham Cathedral

Press Release

Sponsored by Tesco Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cornwall joined hundreds of children and a host of supporters from the world of food and farming to celebrate the harvest at a sp..

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Press Release: HRH the Duchess of Cornwall to join Birmingham's school children

Press Release

The National Harvest Service, an event first held at Westminster Abbey in 2013, and now firmly established on the National calendar, will take place at Birmingham Cathedral on 20th October 2014. T..

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Producer of the Month: Ellie Savoury, Norfolk Quail

Producer of the Month

There is such an abundance of fantastic produce available in Norfolk that it is little wonder that the Norfolk Diet, where committed followers only eat food that has a strong Norfolk connection, i..

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Producer of the Month: Ellie Savoury, Norfolk Quail

Press Release: The stage is set, the Harvest is home and you are invited

Press Release

20th September to 5th October 2014 - sponsored by Tesco and Aramark With the Scottish Referendum taking place as British Food Fortnight is about to commence, this year’s promotion has an add..

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Press Release: Love British Food joins forces with the Hospital Caterers Association to Bring Home the Harvest

Press Release

Autumn 2014 marks the return of the Bring Home the Harvest campaign for British Food Fortnight, which runs from 20 September to 5 October, and this year, the Hospital Caterers Association is encou..

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Producer of the Month: Sophie Wharton, Aylesbury Escargots

Producer of the Month

The delightful Sophie has spent the past fortnight harvesting the remaining 340,000 free range snails from this year's crop. Having produced 1.7 tonnes of the mollusc in 2012 she and her husband M..

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Producer of the Month: Sophie Wharton, Aylesbury Escargots

Press Release: Cucina partners with Love British Food for British Food Fortnight

Press Release

School caterer working with celebrity chef to develop special 'British Classics' range. Pioneering school caterer Cucina Restaurants, the first school food company to install high calibre..

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Blog: Whiting and Hammond, keeping it local

Blog Post

As a family run business, Whiting and Hammond prides itself not only on providing an outstanding customer experience but also on supporting local businesses. The group has consistently grown and f..

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Press Release: Caterers to Reap Benefits

Press Release

Sponsored by Tesco and Aramark WHAT IS BRITISH FOOD FORTNIGHT? British Food Fortnight, organised by Love British Food, is a national food promotion now in its 13th year, which brings co..

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Producer of the Month: Jemima Palmer-Tompkinson, the Potted Game Company

Producer of the Month

As it is nearly August, and the grouse season, we thought it only fair to game to give it a nod. And there was one sensational product co-created by one very passionate and incredibly talented lad..

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Producer of the Month: Jemima Palmer-Tompkinson, the Potted Game Company

Blog: The Rough Guide to Food Festivals

Blog Post

In the next 1000 words we aim to share with you how we go about designing, organising and hosting a food festival. 1000 words isn’t much to squeeze in what might be 12 months of planning but hopef..

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Blog: The Rough Guide to Food Festivals

Producer of the Month: Liz Knight, Forage Fine Foods

Producer of the Month

On her website Liz Knight describes herself as ‘a country living, greedy thirty something mother of 3 children, who has had to learn to cook one handed and eat in a hurry but still loves playing w..

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Producer of the Month: Liz Knight, Forage Fine Foods

Blog: Behind the Scenes at Waddesdon Country Fair

Blog Post

Have you ever wondered what it takes to organise an outdoor show? Well, Oakleigh Fairs gives us a behind the scenes glimpse into the planning and preparation that goes into one of this summer’s fo..

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Blog: Behind the Scenes at Waddesdon Country Fair

Press Release: The National Harvest Service for British Food Fortnight - children's applications now open

Press Release

The National Harvest Service for British Food Fortnight 2014 - sponsored by Tesco Young people from across the country are being invited to play an integral part in British Food Fortnight 20..

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Producer of the Month: Duncan Farrington, Farrington Oils

Producer of the Month

Duncan Farrington's enthusiasm and commitment for his Mellow Yellow cold pressed rapeseed oil and dressings has not diminished since he started selling bottles in 2005. The range is now award-winn..

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Producer of the Month: Duncan Farrington, Farrington Oils

Press Release: Bring Home the Harvest for British Food Fortnight 2014

Press Release

Autumn 2014 marks the return of the hugely popular Bring Home the Harvest campaign, for British Food Fortnight, which aims to bring together communities from across the UK to help rekindle the age..

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Blog: Britain's Gone Fishing

Blog Post

Did you know that millions of people in Britain go fishing each year? Angling, as it is officially known, is the sixth largest sport in the UK based on once-a-month participation. What’s even more..

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Blog: Why I Shop Locally and Buy British

Blog Post

April Harris ( april@21stcenturyhousewife.com) explains....... Britain has a rich farming heritage, producing an abundance of fruit, vegetables, meat and dairy products. Being an island, our ..

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Blog: Why I Shop Locally and Buy British

Producer of the Month: Henny Hales, Roar Museli Ltd

Producer of the Month

Oat cuisine has never tasted as good as Roar porridge, especially when it is snowing. With three flavours available, Henny Hales’ Roar porridge pods are the healthy and nutritious solution for a q..

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Producer of the Month: Henny Hales, Roar Museli Ltd

Producer of the Month: Thomas Pate, KellyBronze Turkeys

Producer of the Month

The laid back, genial and happy demeanour of Thomas Pate and his wife Susannah makes it hard to believe that they are flat out, lovingly rearing around 450 KellyBronze turkeys for Christmas as wel..

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Producer of the Month: Thomas Pate, KellyBronze Turkeys