Thursday, 14 July 2011

Eat and drink your way around Herefordshire

Councillor Adrian Blackshaw, cabinet member for highways and transportation (left) and Andy Dawson, creative industries co-ordinator for Herefordshire Council, with some of the brochures for the first-ever Herefordshire Food Week.
Twenty five food producers are opening their doors to visitors this August in the first county food tour set in the rolling hills of deepest Herefordshire.

Cider, vodka, wine, chocolates, ice cream and organic produce will all be available to sample while getting a behind the scenes look during the first ever Herefordshire Food Week organised by Herefordshire Council.

Many producers are opening for the first time during Food Week (August 13 to 21) and some are putting on special events to attract visitors.

Brochures for the event include a map so people can plan their visits in advance and many of the producers are also putting on events for the whole family.

British Cassis will be hosting a visit from the Great British Food Cyclist. Tim Keates is biking from Land End to John O’Groats on a butcher’s bike delivering food as he goes, and plans to stop by at the award-winning cassis producer.

“This is a chance for foodies and families to visit some of the best food makers in the UK, at home,” says organiser Andy Dawson, creative industries co-ordinator for Herefordshire Council.

“You get to see how they grow and make food and drink, sample the delicious results and all set in one of the most unspoilt rural havens in the UK,” he added.

Visitors will use a free brochure to plan their own itinerary around as many food locations as they like. Big yellow Food Week signs in hedgerows and on farm gates will help them find their way to some of the remote producers.

For further details and to download the brochure, log onto www.herefordshire.gov.uk/foodweek

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