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
Grow your own veggies like these at Dyffryn Gardens National Trust Images / John Millar
Community allotment in the Walled Garden at Felbrigg Hall, Gardens and Estate, Norfolk
Community allotment in the Walled Garden at Felbrigg Hall, Gardens and Estate, Norfolk National Trust Images / Andrew Butler

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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Potatoes grown by Peter and Gina Smithies in Pembrokeshire
Potatoes grown in Pembrokeshire at Trehill Farm Jason Ingram

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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Enjoy a traditional Christmas lunch at Sizergh
Enjoy a traditional Christmas lunch at Sizergh Sammie Strickland

Tips for a greener Christmas dinner 

Have yourself a greener Christmas feast with our development chef Clive Goudercourt's top tips for using less energy and being more environmentally friendly in the kitchen.


Ginger and orange cake

Watch our Development Chef, Clive Goudercourt, as he shows you how to make our sticky ginger and satsuma cake, available in many of our cafés and tea-rooms.

Wheelbarrow full of freshly picked vegetables in the garden in July at Knightshayes Court
Growing Victorian produce is a speciality of Knightshayes Court National Trust Images / Paul Harris

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.