“Amazing!” is how our Smiths and Sauls hamper winner described her prize when she collected it from Smiths Farm Shop.
Catherine Nixon from Northampton won the hamper of local goodies with her response to the question, tell us what your favourite food and drink treats are.
She said: “My favourite local food is Brixworth pate on sour dough toast from the Good Loaf, washed down with a Saxby’s cider.”
Brixworth Pate and Good Loaf sour dough got mentioned a number of times among the entries.
Smiths Farm Shops at Billing and Chapel Brampton and Sauls Butchers of Spratton are both big champions of local produce which helps sustain Northamptonshire jobs as well as reducing the journey miles food has to take before it reaches our plates.
It also opens up a varied world of tasty local products that are not shackled by the needs of mainstream brands to have a broad appeal across the whole country. This is why farmshop food is distinctive and flavoursome but supermarket food can be bland.