Big Apple Harvestime celebrations 14th and 15th October 2017

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 nine venues in and around Much Marcle – and cider and perry making will be in full swing at seven of them! Continue reading “Big Apple Harvestime celebrations 14th and 15th October 2017”

Nestfest – local food & drink festival – is back on Saturday 19th August

Ledbury’s “other” summer food and drink festival takes place on Saturday 19th August at The Nest, Little Verzons Farm, near Ledbury with a wonderful range of local food and drink and fabulous entertainment for all ages.

This free event will feature over twenty local food and drink producers. Continue reading “Nestfest – local food & drink festival – is back on Saturday 19th August”

Walk this way to find Ledbury’s food producers…

Drop any line on a map of the countryside around Ledbury and you are likely to cut through a number of different farms, each with their own way of working the land and with their own portfolio of produce. That’s just what Ledbury Food Group did last month – only we walked the line, met some of the farmers and enjoyed some of the produce! Continue reading “Walk this way to find Ledbury’s food producers…”

It’s time again for our Annual General Meeting – you are welcome to join us

Our Annual General Meeting is an opportunity for you to join with us to find out what the Food Group has achieved over the past year, and our plans going forward.

It’s also an opportunity to let us know your thoughts on local food and your ideas for continuing to spread the word on its importance.

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Blossomtime with The Big Apple – Sunday 30th April and Monday 1st May 2017

BigAppleLogoTogether with its surrounding parishes, Putley in Herefordshire is famous for its orchards: the patchwork of blossom starts with pears and plums, is joined by dessert and culinary apples and runs through to cider fruit. By perfect coincidence, just as the blossom breaks, the cider from the previous season’s harvest is ready to drink. So the centrepiece of Blossomtime is a cider tasting in Putley Village Hall, where up to a hundred ciders and perries are available to taste and local makers will be ready to sell their new season’s produce. Visitors can walk through the orchards, taste the ciders, enjoy a home-made lunch or tea – and discover for themselves why orchards are special places and apples matter to us all. Continue reading “Blossomtime with The Big Apple – Sunday 30th April and Monday 1st May 2017”