Ciderlands – Celebrating our Local Cider Heritage

The band’s booked, the pizza’s on order, there’s more than 50 ciders on offer from a dozen different regions – put the date in your diary. On 11th October, Ciderlands @ Museum of Cider is Go!

This festival event open to all – and essential if you appreciate good cider – will show off the museum and its facilities including its latest exhibition “The Art of Women in Cider”.

Cider will be available at the Three Counties Cider Bar with more than 50 ciders on offer from around the world, plus pizza and music from Whose Hands Are These. Continue reading “Ciderlands – Celebrating our Local Cider Heritage”

Big Apple Harvestime – we’re 30 years old! 12th and 13th October 2019

The Big Apple is a community event celebrating apples and orchards and how they have shaped the picturesque Herefordshire countryside. This Harvestime 2019 marks our 30th Anniversary, so come and join our celebrations!

Each of the nine venues in and around Much Marcle allows you to learn, taste and enjoy! Continue reading “Big Apple Harvestime – we’re 30 years old! 12th and 13th October 2019”

Congratulations to 2019 Great Taste Award winners

Congratulations to local food and drink producers have again done well in this year’s Great Taste Awards, emphasising the wealth of super food and drink produced in Herefordshire and nearby.

Ledbury and district producers who have achieved awards this year include JUS from Aylton with their Cox’s Origin Pippin and Worcester Permain Apple Juices (both 2 star awards), Myrtle’s Kitchen from the Hop Pocket with their Mango Chutney (2 stars), Just Rachel Quality Desserts from Bromsberrow with their Gooseberry and Elderflower Ice Cream (1 star), Townsend Farm, Stretton Grandison (1 star) for their farm pressed Jonagold apple juice and Willys Ltd with orchards in Little Marcle for their Apple Cider Vinegars (four awards) and their Kombucha drinks (two awards). Continue reading “Congratulations to 2019 Great Taste Award winners”

Evening Farmers Market in Ledbury takes off

The next Ledbury Evening Farmers Market will take place at The Barn, St Katherine’s (by the Library) from 6 to 8 pm on Thursday 5th September, organised by Ledbury Food Group.

Fast becoming a go-to food destination for local food, this monthly market champions local farmers and artisan producers. It is a place to meet friends, get something to fresh and delicious to eat after work and be inspired to buy something to cook at home. Continue reading “Evening Farmers Market in Ledbury takes off”

Herefordshire Chosen to Host International Cider Celebration

The county of Herefordshire is coming together to host the first conference of the recently-formed International Network of Cider Culture & Tourism Destinations this autumn. As interest in cider continues to grow throughout the world, “Ciderlands” as the network is known, seeks to promote travel and cultural exchanges between classic and emerging cider regions, as well as to act as a cider tourism beacon for the world as a whole. Continue reading “Herefordshire Chosen to Host International Cider Celebration”

Farmers’ Market Thursday 1st August – It’s All About Taste

Alice Walters, of the famous Chez Panisse in Berkeley California, had her “epiphany” moment in Brittany some 50 years ago when she ate a meal in a simple restaurant and wondered why everything tasted so delicious. Everything came from the local market that morning. Back home she couldn’t create that taste until she searched out vegetables, fruits, fish and meat direct from the producer. Based on local, fresh and mostly organic, she set up one of the most successful restaurants in San Francisco.

In Ledbury, you don’t have to go out to find local producers!

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