Producers snapped at Northants Food Show

Published August 28, 2012

WHEN: August 26-27, 2012, 11am-5pm
WHERE: Holdenby House, near Northampton

Stunning Holdenby House, just north of Northampton, hosted the Northamptonshire Food Show on August 26 and 27 (Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday).

2,500 copies of the Harvest Issue of Great Food Magazine were handed out on the gate to paying entrants, while Great Food Club membership cards were give to those who signed up at our stand.

Here are our pictures from the event…

Above left: A long queue bears down on the Woodhouse Farm stand to sample its hog roast

Holdenby House (in the background) was used by the BBC as ‘Satis House’ – home to Miss Havisham – in its acclaimed 2011 adaptation of Charles Dickens’ Great Expectations

Godfrey Harvey of fine food and drink specialist Capon & Harvey

Matthew Lillistone and Mylene Carn from West Haddon have recently set up The Biscuiterie and make macarons, decorated biscuits, French nougat and much more…

Jean Goldman on the Lymn Bank Farm (Lincolnshire) stand

Jonathan Chaplin of Nene Valley Orchards, maker of Village Orchard apple juice

Vicki and Charlie Beers man the Farrington Oils stand. Farrington Oils grows rapeseed at Hargrave, Northants

Roy Crutchley and Julie Hogg of Hoggley’s Brewery of Litchborough

Previns is a family-run business that produces spice kits in Leicestershire. From left: Niraj, Simran, Nita and Robert Bhatt

Sam Walker (left) and Isla Porter inside Sam’s Cakes & Treats’ pink trailer. Sam is a burlesque dancer as well as a cake maker

Cakes in jars!

Makers of the above glass-encased sponges, Rachel and Jorden Alvey-Anderson of Rachel’s Angelic Cupcakes & Cookies

Duncan Evans of the Saracen’s Head, Little Brington

Andrew Grant-Reed and Ruwanika Weerakkody of Milton Keynes-based Sri Lankan cuisine specialist Ceylonica

Serving Gallone’s ice creams

A pasta-making masterclass in the courtyard of Holdenby House

Lisa and Mark Hughes of Gourmet Spice Co

The Cheese and Pie Man, aka Allan McLundie


Duncan Brown and Amy Richardson were flat out both days selling Brown’s Gourmet Sausages

Visit the event’s website

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Matt Wright
The author:

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'.