Coinciding yearly with traditional Harvest festivals, the aim of British Food Fortnight is to unite the nation in celebration of produce from Great Britain and promote the health benefits and pleasures of eating quality, fresh, seasonal and regionally distinct foods.
Consumers, retailers, caterers and schools are among those annually taking part in British Food Fortnight to spread the word about the diverse and delicious food that Britain produces, and at the Great British BBQ we are delighted to be supporting British Food Fortnight too.
At the Great British BBQ, the use of fresh British produce is a vital part of our philosophy. Our first aim is to get the people of Great Britain barbecuing all year round, but we also always encourage a variety in menu choices and advise the purchase of British food wherever possible.
This year British Food Fortnight is running from the 19th September to the 4th October and we are supporting the campaign by using Facebook and Twitter to ask our followers to do one simple task each day; all encouraging the people of Britain to buy and eat locally. We’d love you to take part and you can follow our British Food Fortnight activity on twitter @GreatBritBBQ with the hashtag #BuyBritishFood and on our Facebook page.
We also make every effort to support British producers all year round and have several sections of the website dedicated to this cause. Our Eat Local section in association with The Camping and Caravanning Club follows chef Ali Ray in a series of videos helping campers in Britain to source local food from where they are staying and prepare it on the BBQ. Another feature on the Great British BBQ to support buying British food is the Great British Banger competition. This celebrates our British Butchers and helps to promote local businesses in Britain and their home-reared meat. Any butchers in Britain are welcome to enter their sausages into the competition for their chance to be crowned Britain’s Best Banger!
We hope that you can join in with the British Food Fortnight campaign too, and look forward to hearing how you all buy British.