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Willows Farm celebrates British Food fortnight

PUBLISHED: 18:56 14 September 2011 | UPDATED: 19:59 20 February 2013

Willows Farm celebrates British Food fortnight

Willows Farm celebrates British Food fortnight

Tasty treats for foodies and families as Willows Farm Shop celebrates the Great British Roast during British Food Fortnight

Willows Farm Shop, at London Colney, is gearing up for the 2011 British Food Fortnight (17th September 2nd October 2011) where it will celebrate the Great British Roast.

British Food Fortnight is the largest national celebration of British food and during the event visitors to Willows Farm Shop can expect a host of culinary delights, expert advice and complimentary tastings as it showcases a selection of the finest British produce.

The Great British Roast has united the nation for over 200 years as one of our best-loved traditions. For British Food Fortnight 2011, Willows Farm Shop has the recipe for success to create the perfect opportunity to sit down together as a family.

The Picasso potato grown at Willows very own Potato Patch is one of the best main crop varieties for roasting and is the perfect accompaniment to the selection of joints available from the butchery counter. Willows resident Master Butcher Mick Shelton will be on hand to talk visitors through the secrets of how to get the most out of their meat, from tasty British beef, pork and lamb to fresh, free range chickens.

Farm Shop Manager Sandra Shirran will offer further inspiration as she rustles up roasts for complimentary tastings every weekend during British Food Fortnight.

Sandra says, 'Weve all got our favourite roasts, but in the spirit of British Food Fortnight we really want to encourage visitors to try something new and experience the fantastic food thats available on their doorstep.

'After getting their teeth into our complimentary roast meat tastings, visitors can pick up a selection of delicious, fresh seasonal English veg, like parsnips, Brussels sprouts, cabbage and cauliflower. I really hope that people will leave here inspired to cook more than the usual meat and two veg combo of some carrots and a couple of spuds!'

Keen gourmets can pick up flour from Wessex Mills, along with locally-sourced eggs and milk to make their own fluffy Yorkshire puddings. And no roast would be complete without a healthy helping of rich, handmade gravy courtesy of SHF Speciality Foods Cambridge.

If that isnt enough to whet your appetite, visitors can get their just desserts too. The Bury Farm Bakery are offering complimentary tastings* of their range of delicious cakes, which are handmade according to traditional recipes that have been adapted to suit modern tastes.

British Food Fortnight is being celebrated at Willows Farm Shop between 17 September to 2 October 2011, 10am 5.30pm. Admission is free.

For more information on Willows Farm Shop call 0870 129 9718 or visit

For more information on British Food Fortnight please visit

*selected dates


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