7th Ledbury Big Breakfast beats the weather – thanks

Thanks to everyone who took part in this special festival of local food last weekend, and especially this year those who came out on a freezing Friday to enjoy a heart-warming breakfast. Your support for the event is very much appreciated by our local food producers, retailers and caterers.

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Full details of the Ledbury Big Breakfast now available

Market House Breakfast Hash 2018

Join us for Ledbury’s “midwinter food festival” over the weekend of Friday 1st, Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd February – the 7th Ledbury Big Breakfast.

19 local venues in and around Ledbury will be taking part on one or more days in this event organised by Ledbury Food Group to celebrate our local food and drink producers and retailers and breakfast.

Specials this year include breakfast pancakes or muffins, hummous on toasted sourdough with tomatoes and spinach, almond croissants, Vegan tofu scramble, Shakshouka eggs, Beef Hash cakes, a Bloody Mary breakfast, Hereford Hop rarebit, Crispy fish and duck egg, Croque Monsieur, Bara Brith (vegan) with Perl Wen and toast with Chuckleberry Jam. Continue reading “Full details of the Ledbury Big Breakfast now available”

A date for your 2019 Diary – the 7th Ledbury Big Breakfast

Full English breakfast , by permission of Juliette Ainsworth

For 2019 the Big Breakfast creeps into February running between Friday 1st February and Sunday 3rd February.

Again food shops, butchers, cafes, and hotels in and around Ledbury will be offering all kinds of treats to celebrate that most important of meals – breakfast featuring good locally produced food and drink.

Ledbury Food Group has asked those taking part to put on something different featuring local produce as well as their normal offerings, and we are expecting a wide range of breakfasts from the lightest breakfast to the heartiest, catering for all tastes. Look out for vegetarian, and vegan offerings too. Continue reading “A date for your 2019 Diary – the 7th Ledbury Big Breakfast”

Non-Plastic Food Bags come to Ledbury

John Davenport, organic vegetable grower at Flights Orchard Farm, Little Marcle has finally acquired a prototype non-plastic food bag. Made in India from corn starch and hemp it will decompose fully in the compost bin. These are the first food-grade fully compostable bags John has sourced. They are suitable for keeping salad and other veg fresh and can also be heat-sealed.

John announced last week that “stronger, clear bags which fit on the packing ‘wicket’ have now arrived. They replace our plastic bags. They are considerably more expensive than plastic ones, but as more growers and retailers commit to such ecological packaging the price will come down.”

John believes he is the first local grower to source these bags and is delighted to be using them in his Vegetable Boxes.

Big Apple Harvestime celebrations 13th and 14th October 2018 In and Around Much Marcle

Herefordshire has plenty of reasons to celebrate English apples, orchards and cider and the annual Big Apple weekend offers a special opportunity to enjoy the autumn countryside on the Marcle Ridge. The event is based on eight venues in and around Much Marcle – and cider and perry making will be in full swing! There will be plenty of opportunities to taste, buy and, in some cases, to try your hand. The Big Apple is not only about cider – a ‘Feast of Apples’ at Hellens will feature displays, tastings and sales of some of the less usual dessert and culinary apples, and Marcher Apple Network will be identifying apples throughout the weekend. Herefordshire Beekeepers Association pay a return visit with their Annual Honey Show. Continue reading “Big Apple Harvestime celebrations 13th and 14th October 2018 In and Around Much Marcle”

Local Food and Drink Producers celebrate 2018 Great Taste Awards

Again, local food producers feature in this year’s Great Taste Awards. Organised by the Guild of Fine Food, the award is the acknowledged benchmark for fine food and drink. It has been described as the ‘Oscars’ of the food world and the ‘epicurean equivalent of the Booker prize’ – stars are awarded with three star awards representing the most outstanding produce. Continue reading “Local Food and Drink Producers celebrate 2018 Great Taste Awards”

Ledbury becomes a centre for viticulture…again

In the middle ages the slopes of Wall Hills flourished with the Bishop of Hereford’s vineyard. Ledbury is again becoming a centre for vine growing and wine production with the development of new vineyards, replacing orchards, on the southern slopes of Wall Hills at Redbank. Find out about how Haygrove Evolution is developing its viticulture business in this article from The Vineyard Magazine by following this link http://www.vineyardmagazine.co.uk/grafting-away/

Cultivation of vines at Haygrove Evolution, Ledbury. Photo by Simon Day