British Food Fortnight is upon us once again! It's the perfect excuse to enjoy some of the best food and drink the country has to offer, in a bid to consciously support British manufacturers and local produce.
If you tend to do a lot of your food shopping in supermarkets, pinpointing British produce might be harder than you think. As highlighted in a recent article in the Telegraph, a multitude of brands that we think of as quintessentially British have been taken over by large multinationals or foreign companies, meaning they no longer are. So, if your on the hunt for the best British produce this fortnight, one way to find it is to head to your local independent butchers, fishmongers and farmers market.
Of course, there is another fantastic way to eat more British produce...
Grow your own!
There is honestly nothing better than harvesting home grown fruit and vegetables, especially as it gives you the freedom to choose varieties that you won't find in supermarkets, or even your local greengrocers.
Growing your own fruit and veg is even more fun if you get your loved ones involved as well. This is the kind of activity that can involve the whole family! Who not get started by sending one of our British grown fruit trees, and make it a family affair!
As the clever people at Love British Food have timed British Food Fortnight to coincide with the season of mists and mellow fruitfulness, we have decided to make the most of it and use amazing autumnal produce as the inspiration for some really great recipes. In particular British pears and blackberries; these amazing fruits are in season now which means they are available in abundance and should be tasting amazing.
So once you've got your hands on brilliant British produce, make sure you check back, as we have some fantastic fruity recipes coming your way.
If you can't wait, why not have a look at some of the lovely recipes we created for British Food Fortnight 2014? Happy eating!