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

Apples on a bough
Visitors sitting outside the cafe at Standen House, West Sussex

Food for Life Catering Mark 

This year we received the Soil Association’s Bronze Food for Life Catering Mark. The award recognises our commitment to providing seasonal, ethically-produced and sustainable food. Discover more about our work here.

orchard family fun at killerton

Tasty autumn food events 

Enjoy the best of nature's harvest at one of our fantastic autumn food events. From apple days to forages for fungi and other wild food, find an event near you.

People sorting apples

Apple days and harvest festivals 

Try your luck at apple bobbing, have a go using a traditional press, help pick the apples from the trees or taste local ciders as we celebrate the annual apple harvest throughout the autumn in the orchards we look after.

Recipes to try at home

Close view of a tree laden with ripening damsons at Hill House Farm on the Brockhampton EstateClose view of a tree laden with ripening damsons at Hill House Farm on the Brockhampton Estate

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.

Trees reflected in the lake at Stourhead, Wiltshire, in May.

A positive future for green farming 

Find out about how we're developing a new model for supporting green land management.

The community garden at Minnowburn

Community gardening at our places 

We've created over 1,200 allotments and community growing spaces and they're a hive of activity for budding gardeners.

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.