The future for Farming? Talking about Pigs

Helen Browning, author of “Pig – Tales from an organic farm” and Chief Executive Officer of the Soil Association, is an organic livestock and arable farmer.

We are pleased to confirm that Helen with her co-author Tim Finney is coming to Ledbury on Monday 15th April to give a thought-provoking talk at the invitation of Ledbury Library Development Group and Ledbury Food Group. Continue reading “The future for Farming? Talking about Pigs”

7th Ledbury Big Breakfast beats the weather – thanks

Thanks to everyone who took part in this special festival of local food last weekend, and especially this year those who came out on a freezing Friday to enjoy a heart-warming breakfast. Your support for the event is very much appreciated by our local food producers, retailers and caterers.

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Full details of the Ledbury Big Breakfast now available

Market House Breakfast Hash 2018

Join us for Ledbury’s “midwinter food festival” over the weekend of Friday 1st, Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd February – the 7th Ledbury Big Breakfast.

19 local venues in and around Ledbury will be taking part on one or more days in this event organised by Ledbury Food Group to celebrate our local food and drink producers and retailers and breakfast.

Specials this year include breakfast pancakes or muffins, hummous on toasted sourdough with tomatoes and spinach, almond croissants, Vegan tofu scramble, Shakshouka eggs, Beef Hash cakes, a Bloody Mary breakfast, Hereford Hop rarebit, Crispy fish and duck egg, Croque Monsieur, Bara Brith (vegan) with Perl Wen and toast with Chuckleberry Jam. Continue reading “Full details of the Ledbury Big Breakfast now available”

A date for your 2019 Diary – the 7th Ledbury Big Breakfast

Full English breakfast , by permission of Juliette Ainsworth

For 2019 the Big Breakfast creeps into February running between Friday 1st February and Sunday 3rd February.

Again food shops, butchers, cafes, and hotels in and around Ledbury will be offering all kinds of treats to celebrate that most important of meals – breakfast featuring good locally produced food and drink.

Ledbury Food Group has asked those taking part to put on something different featuring local produce as well as their normal offerings, and we are expecting a wide range of breakfasts from the lightest breakfast to the heartiest, catering for all tastes. Look out for vegetarian, and vegan offerings too. Continue reading “A date for your 2019 Diary – the 7th Ledbury Big Breakfast”

Non-Plastic Food Bags come to Ledbury

John Davenport, organic vegetable grower at Flights Orchard Farm, Little Marcle has finally acquired a prototype non-plastic food bag. Made in India from corn starch and hemp it will decompose fully in the compost bin. These are the first food-grade fully compostable bags John has sourced. They are suitable for keeping salad and other veg fresh and can also be heat-sealed.

John announced last week that “stronger, clear bags which fit on the packing ‘wicket’ have now arrived. They replace our plastic bags. They are considerably more expensive than plastic ones, but as more growers and retailers commit to such ecological packaging the price will come down.”

John believes he is the first local grower to source these bags and is delighted to be using them in his Vegetable Boxes.