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20 March 2011

The Edible Garden Show

Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire 18-20 March 2011

We love a spot of gardening, especially growing our own fruit and vegetables, so we thought we'd pay a visit to a brand new event, The Edible Garden Show, to see what new things we could find.

There were numerous stalls selling various bits of horticultural gadgetry, plants and seeds, but the highlight for us, turned out to be the smallholders' marquee. The edible aspect of the show was not just confined to fruit and vegetable but also livestock. Rare and native breed pigs, poultry and goats stirred up images of The Good Life – a nice thought to be able to have your very own pork, eggs and milk.
It seems that more and more people are keeping hens in their back gardens, so it'll not be long before nearly everyone has a pig or two.

Several demonstrations and talks covered everything from how to start your own allotment to caring for animals giving an all round introduction to would be smallholders.

The Edible Garden Show would not be complete without food of course and the Food Lovers Britain area had enough to satisfy any avid foodie. Amongst the exhibitors were two of our listed producers, Samphire and Edible Ornamentals.

Next year's date: 16-18 March 2012

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