Move events at Roots

Following the success of the recent plum cooking demonstration, Roots at Little Verzons are hosting more events. neurontin 300 mg cost Use your Loaf on 17th October will be looking at baking and there will be a goose event with Judy Goodman on 1st November, so get these dates into your diary and contact Roots direct to book:

Office Phone: 01905 422243


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Cookery demonstration at Hellens, by Fran Robinson, using the deceptive, fragrant orchard fruit. Part of The Big Apple festival.

When: Sun, October 9, 13:30 – 14:30
Where: Hellens, Much Marcle (map)

Mapping LocaL Food Webs Report Launch

Are you interested in finding out the facts about how important  local food is to the economy and well being of Ledbury and the surrounding area? Join us for the launch of Ledbury’s ‘Mapping Local Food Webs’ report, part of the Campaign to Protect Rural England, to discover the importance of keeping it local and how to ensure the local economy thrives into the future.

go site Wednesday 21st September. Burgage Ball, Ledbury. 7 – 9pm.

LFG launch poster

After Food miles, here comes Beer Miles

The Prince of Wales pub in Church Lane has a beer menu that as well as describing the beer – fancy a “light and fruity beer with good hoppy bitterness”? then an Otter Bitter is for you – also provides the distance from the brewery. So that fruity Otter has come 87 miles, whereas a drop of Butty Back only has to stagger 9.5 miles to  quench your thirst.

Well done to the Prince of Wales for thinking local.

Preserve-making workshop at Dragon Orchard, Putley

3rd September 2011 Once upon a Tree have a Preserve-making workshop at Dragon Orchard, Putley.

Annie will talk you through a preserving session using produce from the orchard – Jams, jellies and chutneys galore. The workshop runs from 10am-4pm, teas and coffees included – bring a packed lunch. For the cost of £40 per person you will become an expert preserver and take away the fruits of your labour.

Contact Hannah Day on 01531 670263 to book.

Pudding Demo is sell out success

Rachel Hicks in action










Reeves plums were the pick of the day at a recent demonstration and supper event, held in celebration of Herefordshire Food Week.  Hosted by Ledbury Food Group, the evening saw food enthusiasts from across the county inspired, with appetites whetted, by current Herefordshire Food Champion, Rachel Hicks, founder of Just Rachel Quality Desserts and Meg Edmonds, owner of the farm shop Roots at Little Verzons.

During the evening, Rachel presented a 45 minute cookery demonstration, creating two dishes; poached plums flavoured with cardamom and rose waterStirring Stuff and a plum, hazelnut and chocolate dessert cake.  With a relaxed atmosphere, foodies were able to ask Rachel questions throughout the demo, with Will Edmonds on-hand to explain more about the varied and colourful abundance of plums available this season.

Reflecting all that is great about fresh, locally produced food, Meg dished up Chicken Cacciatore, a slow-cooked Italian dish which showcased the family’s home-reared organic chicken.  This was accompanied by freshly picked salad and olive focaccia, baked for the occasion in the new farm shop kitchens’ at Roots. Rachel’s plum dessert cake, poached plums and plum and marzipan ice cream rounded off the superb seasonal supper.

Commenting on the success of the event, Fran Robinson of Ledbury Food Group said: “Many shoppers have lost touch with what ‘seasonal’ really means.  When a fruit is in season you taste it at its best.  The success of this event has gone a long way to prove that people want to learn more about seasonal produce and that cooking and baking with it doesn’t have to be complicated!”

Due to an unprecedented response to the event, Ledbury Food Group and Roots at Little Verzons will be hosting more seasonal demonstration and supper evenings in the coming months.

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