I’ve been challenged to eat so locally that I don’t even have to leave the campsite. My trusty (should that be rusty?) campervan, Custard, and I have picked up the gauntlet and travelled the country in search of some great Certificated Sites (CSs) that produce their own food.
We’ve found fabulous fruit, vegetables, bison steaks, cheese, wine and much, much more, proving that Club members can enjoy delicious fare harvested just yards from their pitch. Here I’ll be sharing my foodie CS discoveries, along with the recipes for meals I’ve cooked. Enjoy...
There’s a Certificated Site in Staffordshire where the mantra of vegetables being good for you is taken to an entirely new level. ALI RAY gets to the root of the story
Bailey's Barn Farm
With barbecue season in full swing here are some handy tips on how to get the best from your barbecuing.
To whet your enthusiasm (and appetite) for some camp site cooking Ali Ray shares her thoughts on three of the latest outdoor cookbooks
A stone’s throw from the imposing ruin of 1,000-year-old Corfe Castle, campers can get their hands on some succulent local lamb. ALI RAY finds out more about the livestock – and the shepherd – at Church Farm in Dorset
The best way to thank a farmer is to buy his or her produce and to pay a fair price for it. Buying direct is a great way to support farmers. So this month I’m spotlighting Farmers Markets by picking three great ones that are easily accessible from our three of our Club Sites.
This month marks an exciting collaboration between the Club and Sustrans, the UK’s National Cycle Network. It makes sense that two of our favourite outdoor pursuits organisations connect their information.
Lattes and lycra
ALI RAY discovers a breed of Welsh cattle bred at nature’s own pace that make great burgers.
Ali Ray visits Riverford Organic in Devon with her family in tow to find out why the ‘humble’ vegetable isn’t so humble after all
ALI RAY visits a Certificated Site to find out how traditional ice cream is undergoing a mini renaissance.
Take one rugged region, mix in a handful of local produce grown next to your pitch, and serve with a smile.
Spring Meadow Farm
Thrill of the Grill - The course name alone was enough to get me to sign up to Britain’s first cookery school dedicated to barbecuing.
Weber Grill Academy