It’s now celebration of great British food: British Food Fortnight takes place between 21st September and 6th October. The event was intended as a modern day harvest festival, and in a return to its roots this year’s theme is ‘bring home the harvest’.
Our TASTECLUB traders support British food all year round, and in most cases they source their ingredients as locally as possible. Some have planned special activities and events to celebrate BFF 2013, including The Great British Meat Company and Cragside.
The Great British Meat Company will be launching a Grass-Fed Northumberland Beef range at the start of the fortnight. Dry-age matured, and hung on the bone for at least 21 days, British grass-fed beef has been described by an independent taste panel as ‘the best beef in the world’. The Great British Meat Co’s grass-fed beef comes from local Northumberland farms that have the highest welfare standards.
Director Daniel Freeman says: “We’ve been proud members of Love British Food, which organises BFF, since we started the company and share many of their values. There is high consumer demand for grass-fed beef at the moment and we’ve had a lot of enquiries about it, so we decided that we would launch a range to tie in with British Food Fortnight.”
You can browse more of the company’s products in TASTECLUB’s online gift store.
Cragside in Rothbury is hosting its first ever Cheese Week from 24-29th September, which forms part of its 50th year celebrations as well as marking British Food Fortnight. Local producers of cheese, bread, chutneys and wine will be sampling their tasty food and drink, including TASTECLUB members Parlour Made, Boulevard, Carwinley Preserves, Durham Green Lane and Eliza Pepperpot.
We believe that the great north is home to some of Britain’s very best food and drink, so make the most of British Food Fortnight and take the opportunity to support local. Why not pop along to one of the upcoming food and drink events in the North East and Cumbria?
Just some of the events taking place during BFF are the Alnwick Food Festival – which will be attended by star guest Jean-Christophe Novelli, Evening Dinner Club at The Kitchen Garden in Morpeth, Wheelbirks Big Draw & Apple Day, and the Morpeth Food and Drink Festival.
All of these events and more are listed in our definitive What’s On guide.
We’d love to know what you’ll be doing during British Food Fortnight. Tweet us @TasteClubHQ or post to our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/tasteclubhq.