Walking around, sampling food and chatting to producers is my favourite part of food festivals. As I will miss this year’s Stratford Food Festival http://www.stratfordfoodfestival.co.uk next weekend (14 – 15 September) here are five local food companies that you should look out for.
Treat yourself to the chocolate fudge brownies from Daisy Blue Bakehouse which have won a Great Taste Award 2013. Stock up on Tregunther’s preserves which include ingredients grown or picked by Sarah Tregunter and are made to family recipes. The smell of freshly baked artisan bread will direct you to the Grants Bakeries stand. You could snack on gourmet nine-hour slow-cooked Cotswold lamb, served with salad in an artisan bap, from BBC Good Food Show Midlands Street Food winners Ross and Ross. And if you like to plan ahead, you can place your order for a Christmas turkey with Heart of England Farms