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Case Study: Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Freeman Hospital is part of Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and employs over 14,000 staff across two large sites and in the Newcastle community. It’s a traditional cooking ..

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Case Study: The Morecambe Bay Trust

The Morecambe Bay Trust employs approximately 5,000 staff and serves a population of around 363,000. Last year the Trust served food to 778,938 inpatients and delivered 50-60 meals Monday - Friday to ..

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Case Study: Blickling Hall Garden and Park

Blickling Hall in Norfolk is a National Trust property. The National Trust encourages properties to take part in British Food Fortnight by producing menus with simple but good quality dishes that ..

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Case Study: Blickling Hall Garden and Park

Case Study: Golant Hall Youth Hostel

Golant ran a British Food Fortnight Menu sourcing directly from the producer in many cases - the sourcing was a continuous process of always looking for new and interesting produce, making contact..

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Case Study: Golant Hall Youth Hostel

Case Study: Island Bar and Restaurant, London

Island Bar and Restaurant is a restaurant in central London offering modern British cuisine which took part in one of the original British Food Fortnights. The outlet is now renamed Island Gri..

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Case Study: Island Bar and Restaurant, London

Case Study: Mare and Foal, Crediton

The Mare and Foal near Crediton is a rural pub in Devon. The proprietors used British Food Fortnight to promote the fact that their menu is fresh and local. They incorporated regional..

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Case Study: Mare and Foal, Crediton

Case Study: Nottingham City Hospital

Nottingham City Hospital serves three meals a day to 1,000 bed patients and 100 day patients; it also has a 250 seater restaurant and 5 coffee shops. They set themselves the challenge of sourc..

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Case Study: Nottingham City Hospital

Case Study: Abbeyfield Grace Muriel House

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

Case Study Otterbourn Harvest Festival

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: Beverley Food Festival

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: Centreplate Sea to Table event

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: Chiselhurst Open Air Harvest Festival

'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 ho..

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Case Study: Chiselhurst Open Air Harvest Festival

Case Study: City Harvest Festival

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: Conway Primary School

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: Cucina You're the Chef Competition

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 aro..

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Case Study: Cucina You're the Chef Competition

Case Study: Danebury Vineyard Harvest

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: Lichfield Cathedral School

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: RMBI Care Homes

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: Shipston Food Festival

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: The Great Cornish Food Festival

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: The Oval School

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: Victoria Country Park

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: Binsted Food Fortnight

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

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

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

Case study: Middlesborough Town Meal

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: School Food Matters Young Marketeers

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 op..

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Case Study: School Food Matters Young Marketeers

Case Study: Weston Super Food Festival 2015

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

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%!)

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

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

Case Study: Abbeys Primary School, Milton Keynes

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: Beech Hill Primary School

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

Case Study: Copleston High School, Ipswich

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: Cucina Restaurants 2014

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: Dudley Zoo

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: Emsworth Food Fortnight 2014

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: Grow Your Own Volunteer Project

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: Nepali Elders in Hampshire

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: RABI On Farm Harvest Festival

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: St Francis CE Primary School & Nursery, Bournville

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: The Oval Primary School, Birmingham

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: Weston Super Food Festival 2014

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: Burnham on Sea Food Festival

The organisers of Burnham on Sea Food and Drink Festival (http://www.burnhamonseafoodfestival.org.uk/) set out to celebrate the harvest festival in & around Somerset by taking fresh food and d..

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Case Study: Burnham on Sea Food Festival

Case Study: Hallmark Care Homes

British seasonal food is an important part of daily life for older people and 2014 was the 4th year that Hallmark Care Homes, who have eighteen homes, have been taking part in British Food Fortnig..

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Case Study: Hallmark Care Homes

Case Study: HCA and NHS Trusts

The Hospital Caterers Association (HCA) is a hub for nutrition and catering advice and best practice for the trade. It champions the sourcing and use of local and seasonal food in hospital meals. ..

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Case Study: HCA and NHS Trusts

Case Study: Kent County Council

Kent County Council organised a Kentish Food Week during British Food Fortnight. Over 347 schools took part by offering local recipes and menus during school dinners. Some of the recipes inclu..

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Case Study: Kent County Council

Case Study: Royal Brompton Hospital

Royal Brompton Hospital is situated in Chelsea, in the heart of London. The hospital has more than 1,600 staff and 295 beds, including 48 for surgery, 93 for respiratory patients, 48 for cardiolog..

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Case Study: Royal Brompton Hospital

Case Study: Small Retailers Sherston Post Office and Londis Peverills

Sherston Post Office has a strong focus on local products with most of their suppliers being from within a 30 mile radius. They organised fun promotional activities during the two weeks of British..

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Case Study: Small Retailers Sherston Post Office and Londis Peverills

Case Study: Summer Lodge Country House Hotel

Summer Lodge Country House Hotel is an exquisite example of intimate country house charm, where you can expect to find English traditions upheld, with high standards and impeccable service at ever..

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Case Study: Summer Lodge Country House Hotel

Case Study: University of Brighton

The University of Brighton made a special effort to include British dishes on the campus menu. They switched to using British fruit and vegetables for British Food Fortnight, sourced from J R Whol..

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Case Study: University of Brighton

Case Study: Oxfordshire Waste Partnership

Oxfordshire Waste Partnership (OWP) is a partnership of the County and District councils of Oxfordshire who are working together to continuously improve waste management services within the county..

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Case Study: Oxfordshire Waste Partnership

Case Study: Harrods

Harrods put the spotlight on EU Protected Foods of Britain for British Food Fortnight in 2011, with a series of tasting events and exclusive recipes on offer in the Food Halls. Last year they also..

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Case Study: Harrods

Case Study: Tesco

Tesco has been involved with British Food Fortnight over a number of years. In 2011, in-store promotions took place with outlets being decorated with Union Jack bunting and British produce was..

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Case Study: Tesco