We love sustainably produced, local and seasonal food because it's better for the special places we look after, better for the environment and tastes better too

A variety of vegetables in a basket
Community allotment in the Walled Garden at Felbrigg Hall, Gardens and Estate, Norfolk

Learning to love seasonal food 

There's nothing like eating local, seasonal food and it doesn't get any better than when it's from your own back yard.

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Milk and eggs on kitchen table
Cakes and bakes

Traditional pancakes 

Celebrate Shrove Tuesday with this delicious recipe for a good old-fashioned pancake, straight from our cookbook.

Fresh vegetables in the Scullery at Llanerchaeron, Wales

Healthy recipes to try at home 

We’ve selected some healthy recipes created by our chefs for you to try at home. They’re all inspired by what’s growing in the kitchen gardens we look after and by local seasonal produce.

Potatoes grown by Peter and Gina Smithies in Pembrokeshire

Fine Farm Produce Awards 2015 

Our estates, farms and tenants produce a variety of local and seasonal food. Each year we celebrate this fact by recognising the very best at our Fine Farm Produce Awards. This year, the 10th year of the awards, a record 62 products from 37 producers were awarded the coveted status.

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Wheelbarrow full of freshly picked vegetables in the garden in July at Knightshayes Court

From plot to plate 

We love local food. That's why lots of our properties have kitchen gardens producing fresh produce for you to enjoy in our cafés and restaurants.


Each year thousands of volunteers join us in caring for all the special places you love

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If you're a foodie that loves to cook, you'll find some great recipe ideas in our cookbooks.