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 : 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:

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:

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: or phone: 01531 650639


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…