It’s a great event for savouring all that’s apple and enjoying the wonderful countryside below Marcle Ridge.
Photo Exhibition Reminder – We are mounting a small exhibition feature life at three local farms as part of Ledbury Market House’s participation in this year’s national Heritage Open Days. It’s open on Tuesday and Wednesday this week.
Cameron and Swan Café Closure – Louise and her team have been providing great local food at Cameron and Swan for more than 8 years, appreciated by locals and visitors alike. They have been regular participants in our annual Ledbury Big Breakfast event.
Sadly Louise has had to close the café for health reasons. A new business will be moving into the premises. Our thanks go to Louise and her team for feeding Ledbury so well.
Picture: Louise with Big Breakfast potato rostis
A shop in a bus – If you live in the Newent area you will be interested in the Blue Bus venture that just started. The bus, operated by Market To Your Door, tours local villages stocked with a large range of local produce on its itinerary. All markets run from 10am until 12noon and each hosting venue will be offering refreshments of their choice.
The monthly itinerary is:
1st Friday: Upleadon Village Hall
1st Saturday: Harts Barn, Longhope
2nd Friday: Good News Centre
2nd Saturday: Oxenhall village hall
3rd Friday: Pauntley Village Hall
3rd Saturday: Kempley village (Layby near village hall)
As part of Ledbury’s contribution to this year’s Heritage Open Days, we are joining with Ledbury Town Council to celebrate the long heritage of local food production.
We are mounting a photo exhibition at the Market House when it is open to the public for Heritage Open Days. The photos will reflect on local food production today at three farms in the Ledbury district.
The exhibition is on 14th and 15th September.
Growing food has been a vitally important feature of Ledbury’s life for 900 years – for 400 years the Market House has been a centre for trade in local food.
This exhibition picks up the Heritage Open Day theme of “Edible England” and reminds us that local food production remains just as important today. It visits three local farms – a sheep farm, a vegetable grower and an orcharding farm. The photos show different seasons in the farming year.
The photos are the work of local photographers Pat Strauss and Ed Mustafic and previously featured in our exhibitions at The Master’s House, Ledbury.
Place: The Market House, High Street, Ledbury
When: Tuesday 14th and Wednesday 15th September
Times: 1100-1300 & 1400-1600
Make it a day visiting heritage buildings in Ledbury – and visiting one of our cafes for lunch! Find details of heritage sites at:
The apples are ripening on the trees, the presses are standing by, and the time is fast approaching for the Big Apple to welcome visitors to the Herefordshire parishes of the Marcle Ridge continuing a thirty year tradition.
Sadly last year’s event was cancelled, but this year the organisers of the Big Apple have come up with a plan that will see all the usual venues in and around Much Marcle involved on Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th October.
“Within 24 hours of asking them, all nine venues had expressed their enthusiasm to go ahead”, said spokesman Jackie Denman. “When we cancelled last year, we had lots of messages of support telling us that we had made the right decision, but also telling us that we would be much missed. So now we’re busy behind the scenes working on our programme, which will go online on www.bigapple.org.uk on Monday 13th September. We can’t wait to get back!”
So put the 9th and 10th October in your diary – for your annual opportunity to enjoy the orchards, to see, hear and smell cider being made and to taste many different varieties of apples, local ciders, perries and apple juices, all of which has become an established part of the calendar for many people.
Familiar Big Apple venues will include Gregg’s Pit, Awnells Farm, Woodredding, Lyne Down, Pope’s Perry and Hellens, alongside regular attractions at Westons Cider.
We look forward to visiting this wonderful celebration of local produce!
Many visitors who come to Ledbury have no idea what to expect and don’t stay long. We want to encourage them to stay, spend, enjoy and tell others, and we want to attract people who have never thought of visiting Ledbury.
We can now tell visitors of all the attractions of Ledbury and Herefordshire on the newly relaunched “Visit Herefordshire” website.
It’s a bit empty at the moment. Ledbury Town Council is encouraging local businesses and attractions serving visitors to get their business listed so that visitors can see the full range of what Ledbury has to offer.
It’s going to be a busy year for our local tourist economy (we hope) – we want to get lots of Ledbury and district tourist serving businesses on the website as soon as possible.
For those of us who don’t run businesses, “Visit Herefordshire” gives us a new way to explore where to visit, shop or eat locally – perhaps when we have visitors to entertain – or we just want to do something different.
Businesses of all kinds that serve tourists in our county can list their details for free. Get started at https://directory.visitherefordshire.co.uk/. You can set up a directory listing on the website to market your business (or several businesses). Choose the categories that best describe your business, provide a description, and add photos and links to social media. It’s straightforward to do.
You can help – if you know of a local business that serves visitors, encourage them to get a listing on the “Visit Herefordshire” website.
This is probably one of the most inspiring cookery films you will ever see.
We remember Pascal for his support with Janie of the Ledbury Big Breakfast – when the enclosed photo was taken, for steamed up windows in winter, for Ledbury’s little bit of France, for the French onion soup, for pleasing both Ledburians and visitors.
Our condolences go to Janie and the Clarenne family.
If the video delights or moves you please donate to St Michael’s Hospice who made Pascal’s wish possible!