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

The garden in summertime at Hill Top, Cumbria
Ray Mears

Come and join us at Countryfile Live 

Join us in August for four days of talks and debates on countryside issues from celebrity figures including Ray Mears, Will Self and Countryfile presenter Adam Henson. Book your ticket now.

Recipes to try at home

Diane is visitor reception manager and beekeeper at The Courts Garden, Wiltshire

Meet the Beekeeper 

Read about our resident beekeeper and visitor reception manager Diane Sleigh, who works at The Courts Garden, Wiltshire.


How to make salmon salad

Our chef Clive Goudercourt shows how to make a nutritious salmon salad, perfect for summer, and featured in our cookbook. Clive uses seasonal ingredients collected from the kitchen gardens at Greys Court in Oxfordshire.

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.