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14 April 2016

Artisan Food Trail members at Food & Drink Expo

Food & Drink Expo 2016, the biggest food and drink show in 2016 is coming to the NEC, Birmingham, 18th – 20th April.

Providing the number one route to the UK food and drink market, it helps hundreds of companies showcase their wares, including a number of Artisan Food Trail members.

Buyers and decision makers across the whole industry, from grocery, wholesale and speciality retail to foodservice and manufacturing, will be visiting to uncover the hottest trends, latest product launches and the industry’s vision for the future.

The Artisan Food Trail members exhibiting are:

Blossoms Syrup – Stand F149
Blossoms Syrup is a unique British producer of 100% natural fruit syrups "Made with love in Bucks", best described as most versatile food and drink ingredients. There are 11 flavours available in different packaging to suit retail with 100ml bottles and gift boxes, food service companies, the on-trade and other food producers. Read more…

Breckland Orchard – Stand D168
A family owned soft drinks based in Cambridgeshire...making wonderful soft drinks...otherwise known as Posh Pop.
Founded by Claire Martinsen in Spring 2009 it has a range of 12 gently carbonated pressé style drinks. From Pear & Elderflower, to Strawberry & Rhubarb and Ginger Beer with Chilli.
There is also a range of No-Added-Sugar very low calorie presses in three flavours. Read more…

Love at First Bake – Stand N150G
Great Taste Award winning gluten and wheat free bakery based in the Brecon Beacons.
Producing cakes, sweet and savoury muffins, traybakes and brownies
Available for both foodservice and 'Grab n Go'. Read more…

Spice Drops – Stand E89
Spice Drops are liquid spices, a convenient and better tasting alternative to
dry herbs and spices: exceptionally versatile for use in a wide variety of food and drinks.
Now available in newly designed packaging to be launched at the show.
Read more…

To find out more about the event visit the website www.foodanddrinkexpo.co.uk

7 April 2016

AFT Introducing: Oakley Grange Farm

Photos: © Oakley Grange Farm
Oakley Grange Farm, in the heart of Leicestershire, is over 200 years old, and has been run by the Mee family for the past two generations. Richard and Inger took over the farm in 2001 and farm organically, raising beef cattle, pigs, sheep and laying hens alongside wheat, fruit and salad vegetables.

Their café is part of a busy working farm and boasts views over the countryside as well as into rural life. Tractors and animals alike can be
seen from the café windows and visitors can also benefit from their local
and farming expertise.

As much food as possible is either grown or reared on Oakley Grange Farm, and if not, they try to source from local suppliers. Everything is freshly prepared and served by Inger and the team in a relaxed and welcoming environment.

In the café, breakfast, afternoon tea, coffee and cake, is served as well as a wide range of hot lunches and sandwiches. The breakfast includes their own sausages, bacon and eggs along with roast tomatoes, mushrooms and toast made from the farm's home baked bread.

Organic beef, pork, lamb, eggs produced on the farm can be bought in their shop plus other carefully sourced  groceries including biscuits, preserves, pickles and chocolates.

To find out more about Oakley Grange Farm visit their page on 
The Artisan Food Trail here

4 April 2016

Make a date with Manufactured Yorkshire

A little while ago we announced that The Artisan Food Trail is a supporting partner for Manufactured Yorkshire in 2016.

Manufactured Yorkshire 2016 is now only a month away and the seminars are filling fast. This year MY16 takes place on Wednesday 11th May at Centenary Pavilion, Elland Road, Leeds and aims to bring in up to 1,000 delegates.

For those in the food world there are plenty of opportunities to gain insights to grow your business as well as attend 'Meet the Buyer'  sessions with Approved Food and Asda.

The seminars cover numerous subjects from the future of the UK's manufacturing to ethical, sustainable food as well as food innovation to supply chain management.

The FREE TO ATTEND trade show brings together food and drink producers/manufactures together along with the engineering and textile sectors.
Shortly after the event's website launched it had already received hundreds of registrations. We'd urge you to book now to avoid disappointment. Once the seminars are full, they will close.