Ledbury Late Opening

In response to the demand for longer opening hours: Gurney’s Butchers, 12 High Street, Ledbury, HR8 1DS, phone (01531) 632526 will be opening until 6.00 p.m. on Fridays.

Ledbury Country Market, St Katherine’s Hall, Ledbury – 8.30 a.m. to 1.00 p.m. will open for an extra hour during the Summer months.


The Big Apple – Autumn 2012

Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 October 2012

A seasonal celebration of English apples and cider in the Herefordshire parishes of the Marcle ridge.

The Great Barn at Hellens will present the famous display of apples, dessert and culinary varieties alongside cider fruit and perry pears.

There will be cider making at Much Marcle and there will be opportunities to watch and sample.  Special events will include orchard conservation, fruit tree care, and apple identification, cookery, talks and creative crafts together with orchard walks and apple teas.  Fresh apples can be bought at the farm gate.

For further information:  www.bigapple.org.uk or send an SAE for detailed programme to:

‘Big Apple’, Friar’s Acre, Little Marcle, Ledbury, Herefordshire, HR8 2JX or phone (01531) 670544




Ledbury Farmer’s Markets

Following the successful April Farmer’s Market there will be a farmer’s market on the fourth Friday of each month in Ledbury.  The market will sell locally grown produce, so come and see for yourself the great things that are being produced for you to enjoy in Ledbury.

For further information look at: www.hfmg.org

Friday 25 May 2012 – 09.00 a.m. to 02.00 p.m. – Next to the Market House, High Street, Ledbury.

The 2nd Great Malvern Food Festival

Saturday 2 June 2012, 10.00 – 17.00

Malvern and the surrounding area hosts some of the best food producers and chefs in the country.

* Over 20 stalls will line Abbey Road with food demonstrations from some of the county’s young chefs.

* The courtyard of Robson-Ward, off Belle Vue Terrace, will have more food demonstrations, crafts and live music.

*Belle Vue Island will have an outside acoustic stage with music and drama provided by local artists and entertainers.

Visit : www.visitthemalverns.org/the_great_malvern_food_festival for more information.

Just Rachel Ice Cream

Here is some information about where you can buy Just Rachel’s delicious ice cream, either at events happening soon or at new outlets for Just Rachel’s products.

Future Events (Just Rachel will be selling cones and individual portion tubs.)

31 May 2012 – Waitrose, Cheltenham store Diamond Jubilee Extraveganza

3.30 p.m. to 07.30 p.m.  Ice cream tastings and much more…

2 June 2012 – Malvern Walking Festival Walk

booking essential: www.malvern-hills.co.uk

9 June 2012 – Cheltenham College Polo Match, Cirencester Park, Gloucestershire.

13 – 17 June 2012 – BBC Good Food Show – NEC Birmingham

22 June 2012 – Hereford Walking Festival Walk

booking essential: www.visitherefordshire.co.uk

8 July 2012 – Ledbury Food Festival, Ledbury High Street.

(Please see separate post about this event.)

11 July 2012 – Herefordshire Daimond Jubilee Day – Hereford

14 July 2012 – Historical Hereford Day, Castle Green, Hereford

22 July 2012 – Three Choirs Festival – Hereford

11 – 19 August 2012 – Hereford Food Week – Hereford

1 September 2012 – Moreton in Marsh Show, Moreton in Marsh, Glos

23 September 2012 – NSPCC Event, Lodge Park, Cirencester.

New Outlets (selling Just Rachel’s Ice Cream)

The Black Horse, Shipston on Stour

The Coffee Shop, Poolbrook Road, Malvern.

Ye Old Steppes, Village Shop, Pembridge.

Verona’s, Newport, Shropshire.

For full details see Just Rachel website: www.justrachel.com or phone: 01531 650639