British Food Fortnight

Thursday, September 18th, 2014

Running between September 20th and October 5th the best home-grown produce will be celebrated across the country as part of British Food Fortnight. This is an event close to the heart of everyone at the Hollies, as we have made the promotion of locally sourced produce the centrepiece of our store for over 50 years. We take enormous pride in our working relationship with over 40 suppliers from the local area, whose tireless effort and constant high standards help keep our shelves brimming with the best selection of home grown stock in the North West. This in addition to the pumpkins, potatoes, butternut squash, cabbage, carrots, cauliflowers, swedes and beetroot grown by the Cowap family themselves and harvested every year in a process stretching back well over four generations!

At The Hollies we are always looking to celebrate the best of British, and the British Food Fortnight provides the perfect chance for us to bring extra attention to the local producers and suppliers who contribute so fully to the Hollies experience. The Hollies annual summer Food Festival which ran at our Lower Stretton Store on Friday the 29th and Saturday the 30th of August 2014 was a huge success and allowed us to flaunt the calibre of our local produce, with the suppliers themselves coming along to discuss and sample products alongside our customers. The adaptation of this type of celebration on a national scale, throughout the British Food Fortnight is a trend totally encouraged by the entire Hollies family.

The British Food Fortnight is committed not only to the promotion of British Products but also to educating the public on the processes behind the food that we take for granted every day, with an estimated 35,000 schools provided with details on how the food they enjoy arrives on their plates. 42,000 pubs, shops and restaurants are also provided with details regarding the advantages of stocking local produce as part of the promotion of British produce.

If you want to get involved in this two week celebration of Britain’s finest products and the thriving industry that sustains it, then there are a range of events running across the North West open to the public. The Cheshire Food Festival at Arley Hall on the 20th and 21st of September is sure to offer a fantastic insight into the quality on offer locally, details can be found at Alternatively, why not take a trip down to the Hollies at Little Budworth or Lower Stretton and bask in the wide array of exquisite British grown, harvested and produced items always readily available in our stores!

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