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Fudge Kitchens birthday bash success

17th July 2018

The Fudge Kitchen 35th birthday bash was a lovely occasion last week at The Secret Garden in Ashford. It proved to be a lovely confluence of Kentish speciality producers. From left to right, including the Fudge Kitchen products which they partnered on where relevant, are: Stuart Gray – Curd and Cure Louisa and Phil Johnson…

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Save the Date for Ashford Farmers’ Market

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Greensand Ridge Releases Wealden Rum

12th July 2018

Greensand Ridge Releases Cask-Aged Wealden Rum and Rye Cask Gin One of the UK’s only British-made Rums will be released on Monday by Greensand Ridge Distillery of Shipbourne, Kent. The golden Rum has been in production for a year, but the spirit has been ageing in ex-Buffalo Trace Bourbon barrels to add complexity and further…

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Sunshine at Kent County Show

SUNSHINE, PAGEANTRY AND NATIONAL SPIRIT CELEBRATED AT 2018 KENT COUNTY SHOW Despite being the hottest weekend of the year and the England Sweden World Cup quarter final on Saturday at 3.00pm, the organisers of the 2018 Kent County Show are delighted to report that 74,000 people attended the Show this year. Lucy Hegarty, Show Manager…

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Speciality Breads Commits to Cutting Plastic

Speciality Breads Commits to Cutting Plastic as New Environmental Targets Announced Red Tractor-certified artisan baker Speciality Breads has announced new environmental targets including an aim to reduce its consumption of single-use plastic by 50% by 2020 as it looks to further enhance its green credentials. Established in 1996 in Kent, Speciality Breads has been one…

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Biddenden Vineyards Gains SALSA certification

Biddenden Vineyards, Kent’s original commercial vineyard and producer of award-winning ciders & juices, both own label & under contract, has gained Safe and Local Supplier Approval (SALSA) certification. SALSA has been developed specifically for buyers and smaller food producers who need to demonstrate that they operate to standards that are recognised and accepted across the…

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The Deck To Open At Macknade Fine Foods

Macknade Fine Foods is opening a new outdoor patio area – The Deck at Macknade – on July 21st at its Selling Road Food Hall. The Deck will open every Friday, Saturday and Sunday throughout the summer, from 12-4pm. Customers can enjoy food cooked on Macknade’s famous Big Green Egg, as well as Italian gelato…

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Launching Tapas on the Terrace

29th June 2018

Henry Warde of Squerryes Estate in Westerham welcomed a host of VIP guests to celebrate the winery’s hugely popular “Seafood Tapas On The Terrace” sessions and the official launch of its stunning outside space. Guests relaxed on the luxurious terrace with breathtaking views of the vineyard, as they enjoyed Squerryes’ champion wines and a sumptuous…

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Key Issues for Food Suppliers

Key Issues for Food Suppliers – Take Home Messages from Groceries Code Adjudicator’s Annual Conference 2018 Understanding The Groceries Code and the approach taken by the adjudicator can help food suppliers level the playing field when dealing with large supermarkets. At her annual conference, Christine Tacon (the Groceries Code Adjudicator) identified the most common breaches…

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Food and Drink takes centre stage

Food and Drink takes centre stage at the Kent County Show 2018 Kent’s greatest showcase for farming and food will this year have the largest number of Produced in Kent members participating, with over 50 member businesses across the showground, selling delicious Kentish food, drink, products or demonstrating cooking at the Kent County Show on…

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