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)

The author:

Matt lives in Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire. He is passionate about the independent food & drink sector and founded Great Food Club in 2010 after being inspired by local producers near his home town.