British Food Fortnight

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If you love seasonal British food, why not get involved with British Food Fortnight from 22 September to 7 October. And this year, Love British Food (the organisation behind the fortnight’s festivities) is launching a competition to find Britain’s biggest community celebration of food!

Now in its sixth year, this popular competition has seen a tremendous variety of entries over the years from care homes, schools, village groups, councils, local authority caterers and many community leaders who use British Food Fortnight as an opportunity to celebrate the food produced in their part of the country. 

Previous winners include the cities of Peterborough and Bath, Emsworth market town in Hampshire and the village of Haslington in Cheshire, proving that large and small communities can take part. Last year’s winner was the Ginger and Spice Festival in Market Drayton that used the competition to establish a community celebration of their food heritage, particularly the much-loved gingerbread man! 

A superb group of high-profile judges from the food industry are involved in the competition this year, include Raymond Blanc, Bake Off winner Candice Brown and NFU president Minette Batters

Get involved for 2018 – how to enter

Hold a celebratory event during or around British Food Fortnight. Email details of your event to [email protected] before midday on 15 October 2018. Take plenty of photos and make sure you post them on your social media sites if you can. 

As well as having a Love British Food Ambassador attend their event in 2019, the winners will be presented with the Love British Food 2018 trophy and £250 in Co-op vouchers, as well as a case of Co-op award-winning champagne and a selection of goodies from the campaign ambassadors.

British Food Fortnight runs from 22 September to 7 October 2018

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susan jenvey - 26/09/2018 12:12:21

I bought some of your strawberries in Waitrose 2 weeks ago not expecting them to have much flavour at this time of the year. They were fantastic - really sweet and full of flavour. Just wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed them. Thank you!

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