FOR­AGE-FRIENDLY FOODS

Cotswold Life - - GOOD FOOD GUY -

VQ Coun­try Wines: all the fruit and flow­ers for Deb­bie At­trill’s coun­try wines are grown on her Glouces­ter­shire farm. The fruit is un­sprayed and hand­picked then al­lowed to fer­ment through nat­u­ral pro­cesses to pro­duce so­phis­ti­cated wines of ex­cep­tional qual­ity. Buy on­line at vq­coun­try­wines.co.uk.

Bot­tle­green: founded by hus­band and wife team Kit and Shireen Mor­ris in 1989, Bot­tle­green pro­duces the orig­i­nal elder­flower cor­dial as well as a grow­ing range of soft drinks. To­day, much of the elder­flower is grown spe­cially and drinks are ex­ported world­wide. Avail­able in stockists na­tion­wide.

The Artisan Kitchen: Sarah Churchill cre­ates her award-win­ning jams us­ing a mixed sourc­ing pol­icy. She for­ages for lo­cal sea­sonal fruit, sup­ple­ment­ing it with qual­ity Bri­tish and im­ported fruit. Her ‘crop swap’ is a way of sourc­ing lo­cal fruit in re­turn for jam. On sale in lo­cal farm shops and delis, in­clud­ing Glouces­ter Ser­vices.

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