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 man in chefs uniform bends down amongst growing herbs to select for use in the cafe at Stowe
Gin and lime cake with gin syrup butter icing
Cakes and bakes

Gin and lime cake 

Combining zesty frosting with a beautifully soft sponge, this gin and lime cake is a decadent teatime treat. Go on – indulge yourself!

National Trust dressed crab with beetroot, garpefruit and radish salad

Recipes round-up 

We love food and we've got some great recipes to prove it. Take a look through all of our recipes for some culinary inspiration.

A family enjoying pizza at a Fantastic British Food Festival event

What's on? 

Whether you're looking to try your hand at recipes from eras past, treat yourself to a decadent evening of cheese and wine-tasting, or simply sample the freshest seasonal produce, you're sure to find an event to satisfy the taste buds.

What's in season: spring

Growing gardens

Children with two volunteers planting vegetables in a raised bed

Grow your own 

Thinking about growing your own food? We have some great ways you can use your produce and tips to get the best from your ingredients.

Beer bottles on shelf

Farm shops 

Pick up fresh, tasty local produce from one of our farm shops, run independently by our tenant farmers.