Ludlow Food Festival

Spotlight: Wenlock Spring

Spotlight: Wenlock Spring

Wenlock Spring is a family business which commenced bottling water in 1989 and since this date the central focus has been to produce a high quality premium water, sourced responsibly and packaged in an environmentally conscious way. The company has sponsored a number of events this weekend as well as having an exhibitor stand. We interviewed Director, Matthew Orne to find out more....

Spotlight: Hook and Son

Find out about Hook & Son who will be travelling from Borough Market in London to our Sunday Market for the Ludlow Food Festival. They produce Raw Dairy and tell us all about its health benefits as well as their fascinating story in our Spotlight Blog. 

Meet the Producer: La Triestina

La Triestina is a small family run all Italian business based in Shropshire, specialising in selling and marketing their Region’s best products: Friuli Venezia Giulia, an undiscovered gem lying between the Adriatic Sea and the Carso Highlands in the far east of Italy. A familiar and popular face at the Food Festival, we interviewed Mia and Melody for our Meet the Producer blog series. 

Meet the Producer: Lajina Masala

Lajina Leal is a one-woman spice dynamo from Shropshire who, with her brand Lajina Masala, is teaching us all how to cook easy, healthy and authentic Indian food packed with flavour. With her easy to use Masala Spice Pots she has given us the freedom and opportunity to cook great Indian food at home. Find out more in our Meet the Producer blog.

Spotlight: Chef James Sherwin

Chef James Sherwin is passionate about food, Shropshire and foraging. All of them are lovingly and skilfully brought together in his Wild Shrophshire Pop Up Restuarants around the county. We are thrilled to be hosting James' Wild Shropshire during the Ludlow Food Festival this year. We interviewed him to find out more about it. 

Spotlight: Swifts Bakery

Swifts Bakery is a fifth generation family business with 150 years history in the Midlands. They have always had a passion for creating new ideas for bread, both for wholesale and over-the-counter to customers in our four shops. Their aim is to help people enjoy real bread and to support the artisan trade to which they proudly belong. We interviewed artisan Baker Robert Swift for the latest in our blog series for Ludlow Food Festival 2016. 

Meet the Producer: Three Tuns Brewery

Three Tuns Brewery in Shropshire was established in 1642 and is the UK's oldest brewery.People come from all over the world to visit the Three Tun's Brewery, not just for its incredible history, but because the beer is so good. Find out more about this bastion of Brewing history in today's Meet the Producer blog. 

Meet the Producer: Bennett & Dunn

With an exciting weekend at Ludlow Food Festival coming up, including a fantastic talk from Rupert on the Buy-From Shropshire Stage, we caught up with Rupert & Tracey Bennett to talk quality, family & Saturday Kitchen!

Meet the Producer: From Field and Flower

Bringing their unique range of wonderful raw (unpasteurised) honeys to the Ludlow Food Festival this year is Sam and Stefano of From Field and Flower. It was a pleasure to interview Sam as part of the Meet the Producer blog series. 

Meet the Producer: Miranda's Preserves

Find out what Miranda's Preserves has to offer at this year's Ludlow Food Festival.

Meet the Producer: Wil's Smokehouse

Wil’s Smokehouse produces a variety of Organic, Gluten Free, Vegetarian and Vegan friendly smoked foods in accordance with a 160 year old recipes. I had the pleasure of interviewing Heather and Jim just after they finished Burwarton Show. Here they look forward to Ludlow Food Festival in September.

Meet the Producer: Radnor Hills

This year sees the 25th anniversary of Radnor Hills.  When MD, William Watkins, returned to his family farm from university and decided to sell his water rather than the sheep and cattle, the Radnor Hills journey began. I had the pleasure of interviewing William for our Meet the Producer blog series in the run up to Ludlow Food Festival 2016.

Meet Ludlow Food Centre's Dairy Manager, Dudley Martin

With more than 20 years’ experience in making artisan cheeses, Ludlow Food Centre’s Dairy Manager, Dudley Martin, is a fountain of knowledge. Find out more about Dudley in today's blog. 

Ludlow Lifestyle: Spotlight on Ludlow Food Centre

It’s a busy time of year for Ludlow Food Centre – as well as thinking ahead to the treats that Christmas will bring us, even the most seasoned of foodies are excited by the prospect of autumn’s tantalising offerings, and the celebrations of great food that lie ahead.

Meet Ludlow Food Centre's Butchery Manager, John Bereton

With barbecue season in full swing, we speak to Ludlow Food Centre's Butchery Manager, John Brereton, about how he and his team are gearing up for summer...

Flower and White: Appetite for Success

Flower & White are the award winning innovators behind a range of gourmet sweet treats - Merangz, Muffinz, Tweeners and Custardz. Find out about this rapidly growing Shropshire business in today's blog and make sure you find them at this year's Ludlow Food Festival.

Meet the Producer: Black Mountains Smokery

We had the pleasure of getting to know Jo from Black Mountains Smokery in the next in our Meet the Producer blog series. With only 8 weeks to go until the Ludlow Food Festival, we thought you would like to know a little bit more about our wonderful producers….

Meet the Producer: Loco Lobo Mexican Cuisine

I had the pleasure of interviewing Helen from Loco Lobo Mexican Cuisine as part of our Meet the Producer blog series as we get ready for the Ludlow Food Festival 2016. 

Meet the Producer: French Flavour

We love the fact the the Fetsival has a continental feel, whilst still promoting and supporting local businesses and producers. In today’s Meet the Producer interview we meet Ian Rowley from French Flavour. If you have a passion for French food then look no further that this wonderful business. 

Meet the Producer: A Little Bit Food Co.

Inspired by the incredible versatility of fresh herbs and coming from a long line of avid gardeners and foodies, it was only natural for Sophie Lane Fox to start her own business bringing all of this together. We had the pleasure of talking to Sophie about A Little Bit Food Co. who will be exhibiting at this year’s Ludlow Food Festival.

Ludlow Food Festival Meets Festival Sponsor, NETHERTON FOUNDRY.

As well as being Festival sponsors, Netherton Foundry will be providing all the pans for the demo stages, so you will have plenty of opportunity to see their fantastic products in action if you have not done so before. I had the pleasure of talking to Netherton Foundry designer, Neil, in our Meet the Producer blog series.