23 December 2013

The Artisan Food Trail featured in Cambridge Marketing Review


We're really honoured to have The Artisan Food Trail featured in the latest issue of the Cambridge Marketing Review, a quarterly publication which concentrates on marketing as a business fundamental.

The Cambridge Marketing Review magazine is published by Cambridge Marketing College. The college has a worldwide reputation and has grown to become the leading professional marketing college in Europe, so it is a real compliment that they wanted to run the article about AFT's marketing and social media marketing for their professional readership.

Thanks go to Dawn Mimnagh of Dotting and Crossing who outlined the AFT story in the article. Dawn's company works with us on our PR and press amongst other things and we're very appreciative of her help in giving us this boost.

9 December 2013

Win a full day on a fruit & vegetable workshop

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There's nothing more satisfying than growing your own fruit and vegetables. Whether you have some allotment space, a plot in the garden or just a few tubs, you can grow great things to eat. You really can't beat something picked from from the plant or dug from the ground for freshness and above all, flavour.


So if you're looking for something inspiring and educational and would like to learn how to sow, plant and grow your very own fruit and vegetable garden, we are pleased to offer this opportunity to win a place on Roots Shoots & Leaves' Fruit & Vegetable Spring Workshop.

In this Spring course, to be on Saturday 8th February 2014, RSL start afresh with what can be grown during Spring – they demonstrate sowing and planting for this year but also what to plant for next year too.

The workshop looks at preparing the soil and what to plant, such as: aubergines, artichokes, broad beans, broccoli, carrots, cabbages, cucumbers, garlic, kale, lettuces, onions, parsnips, peppers, radishes, tomatoes, spinach and much much more!

The workshop takes place in Hampshire and a home-grown lunch and homemade cakes are included as well as a starter pack of seeds to take home.

Sorry this competition has now closed


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6 December 2013

Win foodie prizes in time for Christmas

We're excited to be able to bring back our 12 Days of Christmas competition again for the second year.

We're very grateful to our producers who are taking part and donating some fantastic prizes which means we have a great selection of food to suit all tastes.

These are some of the things you could win:

Gluten Free Christmas Pudding - A luxury, gluten free, half pound traditional fruit and spice pudding.
Gluten Free Christmas Cake - A six inch moist and boozy cake, this is the Monkeypoodle take on the traditional Christmas cake, packed with juicy figs and the aroma of fresh oranges and spices from Monkeypoodle Cake Company

6 Great Taste Award winning flavours including their Top 50 Damson and their Christmas Pudding cream ice. (Delivered if you’re in East Anglia or collect from your local stockist throughout the UK) from Alder Tree

Raw White Chocolate & Apricot Snaps and Raw Choco-Caramel & Sultana Snaps. Dairy-free alternative to white chocolate with crunchy buckwheaties and apricots and Crunchy buckwheaties and sultanas wrapped in caramel flavour raw chocolate. Totally dairy free and suitable for vegetarians and vegans from Raw Nibbles

A mix of six jars of Trotter’s products including their Christmas Chutney from Trotter’s Independent Condiments

2 West African, 2 Ecuador, 2 White Couverture chocolate powders from Mortimer Chocolate Company

Fabulous Christmas Cookie Gift Set from Nila Holden

A Christmas Gift Set which includes: 1 x 250ml Rapeseed Oil, 1 x 250ml Chilli & Mango Dressing, 1 x 120g Peruvian Pink Peppercorn Cashews & Peanuts, 1 x 120g Mexican Sweet Chilli Mixed Nuts and 1 x 120g Italian Herb Peanuts and Hazels from Filbert’s Fine Foods

Free Range Bronze Turkey 6.5kg approx (Delivered for Christmas) from Morton’s Traditional Taste Ltd

Sorry this competition is now closed

5 December 2013

Special Offer: Save 15% off courses in 2014 with Roots Shoots & Leaves

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We're pleased to offer an exclusive 15% discount on courses in 2014 with AFT member Roots Shoots & Leaves.

Based in Hampshire, Roots Shoots & Leaves offers a range of grow your own vegetables and gardening courses, rural skills and craft courses.

Whether you are a beginner or a more experienced gardener, their courses are perfect for all. All gardening courses, workshops and events are run in their purpose-built premises, demonstration kitchen garden and orchard in the beautiful Hampshire countryside.

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Here are just a few of the courses available to choose from:
  • Grow Your Own Fruits and Vegetables
  • Living Willow Structures
  • Wildlife Gardening and Wildflower Meadow Making
  • Beekeeping for Beginners
  • Easy Peasy Pot Growing for Fruit and Veg
  • Build Your Own Bread Oven
  • Soft Fruit for All
  • Build Your Own Smoker
  • Keeping Chickens
  • Gourmet Herbs for Gourmet Food
  • Jams, Preserves, Oils, Vinegars, Butters and Much More with the Garden Harvest

This offer is valid until 29th December 2013 and includes all courses in 2014 except for Chilli Fiesta and workshop in August 2014.

To receive your 15% discount use the code AFTxmas when booking on the Roots Shoots & Leaves website here.