The Big Apple – Blossomtime 2013

This is the 25th year this event has been running.  Taste the ciders and perries of the previous autumn now ready for drinking.  Enjoy walking the orchards full of blossom, the promise of another harvest of apples and pears for eating and drinking.

Saturday 5th May 2013 and Sunday 6th May 2013

For further information: or send and SAE for a detailed programme to: ‘Big Apple’, Friar’s Acre, Little Marcle, Ledbury, Herefordshire, HR8 2JX or phone (01531) 670544.


For full details of all the events please go to The Big Apple website :

Abergavenny Food Festival Conference 2012

‘Food and Festivals in a Recession’

The state of the UK ecomony has had a profound effect on sales of local food and attendance (or spend) at festivals and markets.

This year’s conference will look at the ways that recession and public sector custs have affected support for local food, and at what food festivals, producers and community growing groups can do to make sure the UK food renaissance survives.

9.00 – 4.30 p.m. – 14th September 2012 – Priory Centre, Abergavenny.

To book your place contact Claire Harris: or Tel: 01873 851881

Order your place before 31st May 2012 and guarantee an Early Bird Special – £50.00 to include conference, workshops, a locally sourced lunch, drinks reception and Abergavenny Food Festival stroller tickets worth £11.00

News of speakers and workshops to follow soon…

Ledbury Food and Drink Festival and Other Events

Ledbury High Street – Sunday 8th July 2012 – 10.00 a.m. until 4.00 p.m.

Stalls selling the best of local food and drink set up along Ledbury High Street plus

Festival Bike Ride

Enjoy 17 miles through glorious Herefordshire countryside.  9.30 a.m. start returning to the Ledbury Food Festival at lunchtime.  Contact: Ledbury Cycle Hire 01531 635024.

Picnic with a Poet

Buy yourself everything you need for your picnic, then enjoy it in Ledbury’s Walled Garden where there will be a poet in residence.

Feed the Mind – compose a food related poem and write it on the flip chart provided.

Asparagus – King of the Local Crops

Another lovely supper hosted by Roots at Little Verzons.  A luxurious feast of the ultimate seasonal vegetable!

Friday 27th April starting at 7.30 p.m.  Three courses and coffee £20.00 each.

Rhubarb, Rhubarb

Roots at Little Verzons are hosting a supper to celebrate delicious local rhubarb.  Early, champagne pink in colour, versatile, savoury and sweet, something to talk about!

Friday 23rd March starting at 7.30 p.m.  Three courses and coffee £20.00 each.