Blogs filed under “Producers”

Learning about Norfolk’s Red Gold

For a while now I’ve been wanting to do some research on the history of saffron growing in the region. It seems like an incredibly exotic, colourful and delicate ingredient to be grown in East Anglia so I was intrigued to find out more. And what better place to start than Saffron Walden – the […]

An apple a day (it’s the season!)

I’ve previously blogged about apples on this site, punning on the Cupertino computer company connection, so it seemed only right to bring apples back to the fore again now that the bods in California have just released a new batch of shiny things. And especially since it’s the height of British apple season! The weekend […]

This Sunday is Open Farm Sunday!

This Sunday (8th June) will be the 9th annual Open Farm Sunday (@OpenFarmSunday). Farms all around the country will be opening their doors to visitors and giving people the chance to take part in all sorts of activities from guided farm walks to tractor rides, sheep sheering and meeting the animals. Lots of farms in […]

Photos from our Southwold food odyssey

Happy New Year from both of us! I thought I’d start the year off with a look back at the photos from our trip to Southwold on a sunny day in November. With the floods and Christmas, and everything else that’s gone on in between, it seems like a long time ago already, we had […]

The perfect ingredients for a festive evening

Going to choose the Christmas tree has to be one of my favourite Christmas traditions, and really means we can start to feel festive. This year we decided to go straight to the farm to get our tree. The Wheaton family from Great Slamseys Farm (@SlamseysFarm), near Braintree have been growing Christmas trees for over […]

The art of the Ploughman’s

Bread? Cheese?  Ham? Pickles? Check! On the face of it a Ploughman’s lunch is a very simple combination of staple foods. But done well, it can be not only incredibly tasty, but a fantastic way to make the most of great local produce. I’ve had some delicious Ploughman’s (and some terrible ones!), so I thought […]

A great ‘Discovery’: new season apples

Earlier this week I paid a visit to Lathcoat’s Fruit Farm (@lathcoatsfarm) on the outskirts of Chelmsford. They grow a wide range of fruit, but the focus is very much on apples, with over 40 varieties grown on site. We first visited last Autumn at the peak of the apple season, where despite a tough […]

Storm in a teacup, or should that be a beer glass?

As we’re out looking for new and innovative local produce and celebrating great taste and craftmanship in food and drink, it’s often easy to forget that the corporate giants in the industry are always trying to make an extra buck, at whatever price to anyone else. Or maybe it’s because of this that we admire […]

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