Tuesday, 19 March 2013

Yummy Belvoir Fruits

Belvoir Fruit Farms

Belvoir Fruit Farm was simply that - a fruit farm - until in 1984 owner Lord John Manners’ wife Mary began making elderflower cordial for her family, using flowers picked from the hedgerows around the farm. Friends and neighbours would beg steal or ‘borrow’ bottles until the popularity of the product saw the production of a few cases of the elderflower in small hand-made batches which were sold local shops.

By the late-1980’s, Lord John was producing a range of cordials using soft fruits from the Farm’s fruit fields, pressed in an antique French wine press. Organic production began with the planting of 90 acres of organic elderflowers in the spring of 1995. Nestling in the beautiful Vale of Belvoir, the elder bushes grow very well and produced the first commercial harvest of flowers in 1998. Elderflower cordial was then followed by other organic cordials, and production is still expanding today.

The business is now run by Peverel Manners, son of the founders, who continues to use fruit from local fruit farmers and highly reputed importers of, for instance, fresh Ginger and fresh Lemon Grass. The fruits and flowers are squeezed, crushed, pressed, cooked or infused on site to keep their freshness and taste.

Contact Details:
Address:    Belvoir Fruit Farms
NG32 1PB
Tel:         01476 870286
Email:     info@belvoirfruitfarms.co.uk
Website:    www.belvoirfruitfarms.co.uk

from Leicestershire Food and Drink by Rupert Matthews

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Book Description

1 Jun 2009 0752448633 978-0752448633
Leicestershire holds an important place in the history of Britain's food. This exploration of the county's fare sets food and drink against the character of Leicestershire to discover how history, landscape and culture have shaped the county's diet. Combining tales of the creation of Leicestershire's most famous dishes with recipes that show off the quality of the local produce, the story of the Leicestershire's historic market towns and celebrated livestock farming is discussed in detail, giving a clear explanation of how world-renowned delicacies such as the Melton Mowbray pork pie, and both Stilton and Red Leicester cheese, have made their name. Illustrated with detailed images of their creation, and of course mouth-watering photographs of the final product, this book will inspire chefs far and wide. Whether a resident of Leicestershire or merely a fan of its food and drink, this book is a must-have for all those who appreciate the fine traditions of the county's cuisine.

Product details

  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: The History Press Ltd (1 Jun 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0752448633
  • ISBN-13: 978-0752448633
  • Product Dimensions: 16.3 x 1 x 23.1 cm

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