Ludlow Food Festival 2011

The Ludlow Food Festival is probably one of the most successful regional food festivals in the UK. The organiser’s strict policy to ensure all exhibitors are from the Ludlow Marches area means you are sure to find genuine local produce and meet passionate artisans from the area. As suggested in my previous post, the passion for food that shines through in the town is what, I believe, makes the Ludlow Food Festival the huge success that it is.

The BBC Good Food Show (where I work) has a partnership with the Festival which means we welcome Ludlow and its producers to our show, and in turn they kindly provide us with a chance to take a stand at the festival. We use the opportunity to meet new and loyal visitors and get to know the local producers and foodies better too.

I’m going to take you on a quick tour of my favourite food finds and some of the excellent entertainment on offer at the festival.

The most beautiful looking goat’s cheese I have ever seen from Brock Hall Farm Dairy.

Bacheldre Watermill and their range of stone ground flours, artisan bread mixes and freshly baked loaves of wholemeal bread.

Ludlow was the place I first met The Handmade Scotch Egg Company, and I’ve enjoyed their eggs ever since. My current favourite is the double trouble – free range pork with garlic and tarragon encasing a pickled shallot, a refreshing change from the usual egg.

Cakes, cakes, cakes…

A pretty, tempting jar of Shropshire Granola.

Lunching on a druid tractor wheel pie from Orchard Pigs – really delicious firm, meaty filling with perfect pastry.

A rainbow of chutney and jams from Heather’s Harvest.

One of the Chef’s demonstration stages featuring Marcus Bean who is definitely on my ‘chef to watch’ list and is also featuring at the BBC Good Food Show this year.
A young local chef competition was judged by Michelin starred chefs, La Becasse CEO and Great British Menu star Will Holland and Hibiscus‘ Claude Bosi – tense times!
The BBC Good Food Show mini team posing in the castle at the end of the day. We had a lovely time and met some wonderful producers, foodies and friends – looking forward to next year already. Come to think of it, better get booking the accommodation and restaurants now!!

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One response to “Ludlow Food Festival 2011

  1. Katy
    Thanks for the mention! It was lovely to see you. Your passion for artisan producers really shines through. Looking forward to seeing you next year!
    Love from Sarah and The Goats

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