Saturday, 23 November 2013


The Telegraph and Love British Food, ran a new competition encouraging communities to reconnect with the British tradition of harvest festival.  To find the most innovative and inclusive harvest celebration to taking place during British Food Fortnight 2013, September 21 to October 6.

The judging panel included; the chef Raymond Blanc, the gardener, television presenter and Telegraph columnist Alan Titchmarsh, the gardening and food writer Sarah Raven, Owen Paterson MP, Secretary of State for Environment, and Philip Clarke, CEO of Tesco, and was supported by the Duchess of Rothesay. 
The judges wanted to see evidence of people designing new ways to mark Harvest time, and were looking to for a colourful, creative and meaningful  festival or event as possible. 
So, thinking that our event fitted the bill, we entered .... and got to the final 12!  It was very exciting to see the "Harvest Food & Country Home Fair at Christ Church" mentioned in a National newspaper.  Just as exciting as winning!

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