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Latest Food Guide Fresh from The National Forest

Thursday, 11th November 2010

The latest edition of the National Forest Food Guide is hot off the press! 

This comprehensive and invaluable guide to the delicious food and drink to be found in and around the Forest lists where to buy great local food, with details of producers and stockists of everything from meat to mushrooms, beer to bread and cakes to cheese.

Since it started in 2006, compiled by local food expert Barry Smith, it has mushroomed with every new quarterly issue adding newly discovered edible delights from the area.

New produce and venues highlighted in this latest issue include Woody’s Cider and award-winning brasserie 99 Station Street, both based in Burton upon Trent

Barry said: ‘It always surprises me that with every issue I discover more places to include in the guide. I always welcome suggestions from members of the public.  So if anyone notices any venues missing from the guide, I am happy to weave these into it.  Simply email me at’

Barry decided to collate the guide when he discovered how difficult it was to find out about good local produce.  To help readers find what they need, the guide is broken down both geographically by town and by produce.  The guide is free to download at outlets and suppliers are not charged to be included in the guide.

Penny Wilkinson, Tourism & Promotions Officer for the National Forest Company, said: ‘There is a real wealth of good quality local food and drink in this area – which is reflected in this brilliantly simple guide.’