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