Producers at the BBC Good Food Show 2012

Heidi Whiting and Tracy Dickens of cordial producer Belvoir Fruit Farms, based in Belvoir, near Grantham

Great Food was at the BBC Summer Good Food Show at Birmingham’s NEC yesterday (June 13-17).

The price to have a stand at this show is £257 per square metre, so it’s a serious investment. However, the show is extremely well attended and pulled in 112,000 visitors in 2011.

We tracked down some’ exhibitors…

Nicola and Michael Reece from Midshires Rose Veal, which is sold through Stoneleigh Park Farm Shop, Stoneleigh, Coventry. The veal comes from bull calves from Daventry, Northamptonshire

 

Helen Ellis (right) and Emily Smiles from Cotgrave-based Gourmet Chocolate Pizza Co

 

Louise Lee from Nottinghamshire’s Gonalston Farm Shop serves an endless line of customers

 

Simon Brook from gluten-free specialist Glebe Farm, Kings Ripton, Huntingdon. Simon was selling gluten-free oats, ciders and beers

 

Pies on the Lime Tree Pantry Foods stand

 

Damien Toms and Kym Holland from Lime Tree Pantry Foods of Ollerton, Notts

 

Jeremy Palmer (left) and Jonathan Harvey-Barnes from stocks, jus and glaces specialist Essential Cuisine. We’ve tried their stocks and they’re excellent

 

Woodhouse Farm of Burbage, Leicestershire, had one of the show’s busiest stands, thanks to a wonderful hog roast display

 

Monica Cudjoe (left) and Lee Sylvester of Birmingham-based Caribbean food specialists Tan Rosie. The duo run highly regarded supper club and have recently created the Tan Rosie Caribbean Supper Club Recipe Book

 

Steve Holley and Amy Sheasby of Napton Water Buffalo

 

Ketan Varu and Tejal Chauhan of Leicester-based curry kit creator Spicentice

 

Lewis Hunt of Derbyshire-based Grandpa Lew’s (no, he’s not a real grandpa) with James Lydon of Buffalo Brownies (Hilton, Derbyshire)

Matt Wright
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Matt lives in Leicestershire with his wife, two kids and dog. He is passionate about British pubs, slow food and home brewing. He founded Great Food Club (originally as Great Food Magazine) in 2010 after being inspired by local producers near his home town of Melton Mowbray - Britain's 'Rural Capital of Food'.