Between the 20th September and 2nd October, we will be celebrating British Food Fortnight. At Becketts Farm, we always strive to reduce food miles and support local suppliers. We will be championing all things British during this time and sharing some of our favourite suppliers. Many of our farmhouse favourites are made right here in our Farm Shop but others come from superb British suppliers.
We are also giving one lucky person the chance to win a British Food Champions hamper which is packed full of extraordinary produce. Read on to find out more about the hampers’ content.
Becketts’ Bakery bread
Our in-house bakers work tirelessly each morning to bake fresh bread for our Farm Shop. They certainly have their work cut out – with a 4:00am start, they bake over 12 types of bread. From the classic white tin to granary and tiger loaves, bread is a staple that we all enjoy. The smell of fresh bread fills the air of the Bakery each morning and if you visit us early enough, you will be able to watch the bakers at work. Enjoy a slice of Becketts’ Bakery fresh bread and butter this British Food Fortnight!
Becketts’ Delicatessen quiche
From one counter to the next, our Delicatessen team produce the most delicious quiches in a variety of classic flavours. Although food flavours are constantly diversifying, our quiches remain as classic British fillings. Choose from ham and mushroom, Cheddar and onion or Cheddar and tomato to name just a few.
Fowlers of Earlswood Cheddar cheese
Fowlers of Earlswood is one of our closest supplier, based only 2.5 miles down the road! The Fowler family have been making cheese since the 1670s, which means they hold the accolade of being the oldest cheese making family in the UK. Fowlers cheese selection is second to none, their selection make a superb addition to any cheeseboard – or even the humble cheese sandwich. Our friendly Delicatessen team are more than happy to offer samples on request.
Find out more about the Fowler’s heritage here.
Pershore College have been growing their own fruit since the fifties and pressed their first apple juice as part of a student-led horticultural project back in 1993. The juice was so well received they quickly began pressing more varieties from the college orchard to sell both as juice and cider, and it was not long before they established their own commercial juicing and bottling unit at the college. We have many flavours to choose from in our Farm Shop.
Purity Brewery have been brewing beer in the heart of the Warwickshire countryside since 2005. Their first brews, Pure Gold and Pure UBU were their first iconic beers and still remain one of their bestsellers today. Over the years, the brewery has expanded and added many new beers to their brewing list. Throughout these times, their commitment to being sustainable and to produce top quality beers has remained in the front of their minds, which shine right through in their beers. Be sure to try one of their beers next time you are visiting us.
You can read more about the history of Purity by clicking here.
THE Mrs. Bridges came about in Victorian England, where she moved up the ranks to become head Cook for one of the leading Edwardian families, Lady and Richard Bellamy. Mrs Bridges would create recipes for many jams, marmalades and condiments which were enjoyed and envied by many. The Mrs Bridges brand we know today launched in 1967 and create over 150 products. Their tag line “preserving tradition” shines through, with their heritage being championed in every preserve they make, still living up to the very quality and indulgent preserves published by Mrs Bridges in 1905.
Their small jars are on offer in our Farm Shop, choose any 4 for £6.00!
Punjaban Curry Sauces
In short, Charanjit Sapal (aka Charlie) began making her curry sauce in batches for her son Gurjeet, who was at university. Gurjeet had huge demand for these sauces from his university friends and started selling it to them for beer money. Almost 10 years later, Gurjeet and his sister Ria now run their ever-growing business with their Mom, Charlie. Punjaban Curry Sauces fly off the shelves here at Becketts, and we think they are perfect for a speedy Saturday night tea! Don’t forget the giant Naan Breads we sell from yet another great British producer, Leicester Bakery!
Tracklements are a Wiltshire based family business, who have been making condiments since the 1970s. It all began with William Tullberg, the founder, finding a recipe for wholegrain mustard and you guessed it – producing it! Over the years, the company has diversified and is now headed up by William’s son, Guy. Although they now make a range with over 50 products, everything is still made in small batches, by hand from traditional recipes. You can find a superb selection of recipes using Tracklements’ condiments by visiting their website here.
Cartwright and Butler
Cartwright and Butler are a family business based in Yorkshire which have been creating exceptional teatime treats for over 115 years. From humble beginnings making cakes, the business has grown to how it stands today producing beverages, biscuits, cakes ad preserves. The ethos of the company still remains to this day which is that they don’t compromise on taste or quality. Their English Breakfast and Earl Grey tea bags are featured in our British Food Champions hamper.
Of course, when paying a visit to our Farm Shop you will see that there are plenty more British products on offer! Be sure to have a browse next time you are visiting us. For more information on our products, speak to a member of our knowledgeable team who would be happy to help.
Do you want to be in with the chance of winning this special British Food Fortnight hamper? Simply fill out the form on the link below.