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Cancellation of Canterbury Food & Drink Festival 2020

4th August 2020

  Due to uncertainty around the hosting of events during the COVID-19 pandemic, The Event Umbrella has, with the support of Canterbury City Council, taken the difficult decision to cancel this year’s Canterbury Food & Drink Festival 2020. The council’s Museums and Cultural Programme Director, Michelle Moubarak, said: “We’re sorry it has not been possible for the Canterbury Food…

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Buy Local campaign rolls out across the South East  

31st July 2020

  The South East Local Enterprise Partnership (SELEP) is delighted to announce that it has awarded funding to a campaign called ‘Buy Local South East’, which will support the local food and drink sector across Essex, Kent and Sussex. The campaign will enhance and improve the economic health of the SELEP area’s food sector through the development of more connected business networks,…

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Show them some love: 

28th July 2020

Be a #CaringCustomer and Support Your Local! Produced in Kent has joined forces with Visit Kent to encourage consumers to actively support their local pub, restaurant and food tourism attractions by signing the #CaringCustomer pledge on the Help Kent Buy Local  website.   The joint campaign dubbed Support Your Local has proved extremely popular with hundreds of hospitality outlets across the county listing their businesses on Support Your Local and…

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News from Chartham Vineyard

17th July 2020

After Covid-19 lockdown, we progress cautiously towards opening up our historic farmyard and vineyard to our friends and visitors. Sales of our wines are available from our shop every Saturday from 10:30 to 5:30. Please note Covid-19 precautions are being taken and so ‘drop-in’ tastings are not available yet. We wanted to let you know…

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Edible Culture Diversify

16th July 2020

We have opened a new section of our garden shop that includes houseplants and environmentally sound garden products. We thought now is good time to diversify and invest. Our nursery had a big spread in the RHS Garden magazine at the height of lockdown. We have since then seen a lot of interest in what…

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Introducing the Brisket & Barrel Range

Brisket & Barrel’s chefs, Alexandre and Sebastien, are passionate about all things SMOKÉ. Together with our very own food scientist Hamadel, we have developed a range of delicious smoky sauces to be the perfect accompaniment to our speciality barbecued and slow-cooked meats. Brisket and barrel’s unique sauces are now available for you to enjoy every…

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3 Delicious Rosés from Kent

  Indulge in 3 sumptuous rosés from the Garden of England. 2 still rosés from well established vineyards and a sparkling from a smaller, family run business. All perfect for summer drinking and save £5 of the RRP! https://www.corkk.co.uk/shop/the-kent-rose-box We have also created a page of Kent wines, so if you want to discover delicious…

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Weald Smokery respond to shopping changes

The Weald Smokery have been able to respond to the changing demands of shopping.  By expanding their shop they have become more of a local farm shop selling not only their traditional smoked goods, delicious cheeses and delicatessen goodies that they are well known for, but also fruit, vegetables, milk, yoghurt, bread and many other…

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Babra Crowfunding to Cook Crisis Meals

Paul Babra of Canterbury Curry club is raising £6,660 to cook 3,600 meals for people across Canterbury facing a food crisis, including children, the elderly, the vulnerable, the homeless & our NHS. Fighting food poverty across the UK Throughout the current pandemic, Paul has been doing his bit to help the NHS by delivering free meals to hospitals across…

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Tea and Coffee Sales up since lockdown

15th July 2020

Despite the predicted financial crisis which sits bleakly on the horizon for global companies, one tea and coffee supplier has seen their business sales reach new heights. The Kent and Sussex Tea and Coffee Company, who have the largest selection of tea in the world, have seen an increase of 137% in sales since the…

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