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Scrumptious Food Guide Fresh Out of the Forest

Wednesday, 14th March 2012

The 2012 issue of the National Forest Food Guide is hot off the press crammed full of scrumptious goodies and new places to try! 

The National Forest Food Guide lists where to buy local food, with details of producers and stockists of everything from meat to mushrooms, beer to bread and cakes to cheese.

There are a number of new delicacies highlighted in the new guide.  You can now get Stanton Beef delivered to your door, pick up honey made by the monks at Mount St Bernard Abbey at Black & Blossom Deli in Ashby de la Zouch and buy red and white wine from home-grown grapes at Sealwood Cottage Vineyard in Overseal.

This vineyard is running tours and tastings during May and June.  Visitors can join a wonderful guided walk, sample some of the wine and learn about the varieties of grape and the history of the vineyard.  Dates for the tours are 5th May which will be combined by a bluebell walk and during English Wine Week on 2nd, 3rd, 5th, 6th, 7th, 9th and 10th June .

There will also be local food to try and buy and cookery demonstrations at Calke Abbey’s Fine Food Fairs on 29th April and 8th July. 

For more information on these events visit the Events section of our website. The Food Guide is also available to download from our website.

The National Forest Food Guide is compiled by local food expert Barry Smith:  “Over the last few years the Guide has expanded from just a couple of pages to now over a dozen which is testament to the real variety of fantastic produce that we have here in The National Forest.”

Readers are invited to feedback comments and add their suggestions for stockists or produce for the next edition of the Guide.

Penny Wilkinson, Tourism & Promotions Officer for the National Forest Company said: “This simple but brilliant Guide really shows the quantity, quality and increasing interest in buying local.”