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Godfrey Barton

Godfrey Barton

Godfrey Barton has been a fan of British food for a long time but really became more aware when River Cottage started  (1998 opened and on TV 2008) and really made us look at food in a totally different way including where it came from, how it was looked after and processed.   He signed up to a 'pig in a day' course and soon realised supporting local British farmers and producers was the way forward.

Godfrey was keen to enhance his own cookery skills so signed up for a 4 day cookery course at River Cottage and realised from the chefs just how important buying British and local really was.  Godfrey was invited to spend a day in the River Cottage HQ kitchen and still goes back as often as he can on a voluntary basis to learn more skills, understand about food waste and the importance of seasonal produce.

Godfrey has taken his new skills on board and has started a food business - Shires Country Kitchen - making hummus and dips plus is currently working on a range of cordial using seasonal/local products where possible.   His local area was slightly behind with seasonal produce but is now flourishing and Godfrey is overjoyed to be a part of it.

In 2019 Godfrey Barton came on board with the Love British Food and British Food Fortnight campaign as Community Supporter.  Godfrey is keen to spread the message to schools, community events, festival and fetes with cookery demonstrations and British food talks.

If you want to talk to Godfrey about activity in Northampton email him on