Playing Catch Up

It's been a funny week. On Monday night I ended up in the Leicester Royal Infirmary with very high blood pressure – 235/120 – it's a paraplegic thing. It's rather messed the week up and now I'm trying to catch up.



Clipston Beer Festival

A beer festival is being held at Clipston Village Hall, High Street, Clipston, Market Harborough this weekend to raise money for the All Saints Church Clipston Restoration Fund.

The festival will be open from 6pm till 11pm on Friday night and from 11am till 11pm on Saturday and will feature beers such as Vicar's Ruin and Bishops' Farewell!

The festival has beers from local brewers Langton Brewery, Belvoir Brewery, Church End Brewery, and Tunnel Brewery.



Congratulations!

Quenby Hall

Congratulations to Freddie de Lisle at Quenby Hall on winning the 'Progressive Farmer of the Year' award at the fifth Farm Business Food & Farming Industry Awards.

Quenby Hall has a herd of 250 organic English Longhorn cattle and sell beef to local butchers and farm-shops.

In 2005 they started one of the first new Stilton brands for 200 years bringing the total number of producers of Stilton wordwide to seven.



Hedgerow Products Recycling

Alastair 'Matti' Mattinson from Hedgerow Products has featured on this site a few times; mainly because he shares my view that, to be local produce, jams and pickles should be made from local ingredients

You may think that this is stating the obvious but it's amazing how many, so called, local producers don't use food produced locally.

Matti emailed me the other day to let me know of his latest innovation to be even more friendly to the environment. He says:

In my drive to be more environmentally friendly I have had a bit of luck. My new employee, Jackie Cheney, keeps Gloucester Old Spot pigs, the outcome of this is that all suitable waste material is now used to fatten their beasts at their farm in Countesthorpe before they head for Joseph Morris. Recycling at its positive best.