Backing British Food Fortnight

10 September 2020

Backing British Food Fortnight

Welbeck will once again be supporting British Food Fortnight later this month and championing the very best of local food and drink.

The national Love British Food campaign, which this year runs between 19 September and 4 October, each year celebrates the great food produced here in the UK and encourages people to support British farmers and food producers.

“We are happy to back British Food Fortnight as we know first-hand how much this country has to offer in terms of quality seasonal produce,” said Oliver Stubbins, General Manager at Welbeck Farm Shop.

“We’re proud to say that a large amount of our top selling produce is made right here on the Welbeck estate. We work with the people who farm the 15,000-acre estate that surrounds us and with the estate’s food and drink producers that are keeping skills and flavours alive.”

The farm shop's produce ranges from artisan breads and handcrafted ales to Stichelton cheese made on the estate as well as raw milk from the estate's own dairy herd, delivered daily from the dairy just five minutes from the shop. The meat and game on the butchery counter is also reared on the estate or sourced from local farms - including the lamb and venison, which is just coming into season. 

He added: “This year has been one where many of us have looked more closely at our lifestyle choices and we’ve been thinking more carefully about what we eat. We hope that people will continue to support local producers and suppliers."

The campaign urges people to buy local as:

  • The food has travelled fewer miles so is good for the environment.
  • To support the local economy and protect jobs for the future.
  • It’s fresh and in season, which is healthier as it's still packed with vitamins and nutrients.
  • British meat is produced to some of the highest welfare standards in the world.

Want to get involved with British Food Fortnight?

Here are some food events taking place at The School of Artisan Food on the Welbeck estate:

  • Join an Introduction to Sourdough course led by the internationally renowned baker and author, Emmanuel Hadjiandreou, over the weekend of 19-20 September. Learn more.
  • If you’ve always wanted to be able to bake your own bread but are unsure where to start, join the Introduction to Artisan Bread Making on Friday 25 September. No baking experience is necessary and you’ll be guided through the baking process.
  • Learn about the ales handcrafted at Welbeck Abbey Brewery along with British cheeses during a beer and cheese tasting experience on Saturday 26 September.
  • Want to know how to make homemade pastry? Join the Proper Pie Making course on Sunday 27 September to learn more. To reserve your place on this or any of the courses, book here. *Please note some of courses have limited availability.