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

An old-fashioned wooden wheelbarrow full of freshly picked vegetables
Our food ambassador Claire Thomson with our Development Chef Clive Goudercourt

Our new food ambassador champions good family food 

Our new food ambassador, chef and writer Claire Thomson is helping us ensure that our menus offer seasonal, imaginative and tasty food.

Recipes to try at home

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.

The Kitchen Garden in June at Trengwainton Garden, Cornwall

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.

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