Eat Local Features

Features

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...

Bailey's Barn Farm

Bailey's Barn Farm

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

Barbecueing tips

Getting the best from your barbecue

With barbecue season in full swing here are some handy tips on how to get the best from your barbecuing.

Barbecueing tips

Book reviews

To whet your enthusiasm (and appetite) for some camp site cooking Ali Ray shares her thoughts on three of the latest outdoor cookbooks

Book reviews

Church Farm

Church Farm

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

Church Farm

Cooking pot reviews

Cooking equipment for campsites

ALI RAY looks at three very different cooking products that will help you play chef on the campsite

Cooking pot reviews

Farmers' markets

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.

Farmers' markets

Lattes and lycra

Lattes and Lunching in Lycra

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

Pen-min-Cae Farm

Pen-min-Cae Farm

ALI RAY discovers a breed of Welsh cattle bred at nature’s own pace that make great burgers.

Pen-min-Cae Farm

Riverford Organic

Riverford Organic

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

Riverford Organic

Rowlestone Farm

Rowlestone Court Farm

ALI RAY visits a Certificated Site to find out how traditional ice cream is undergoing a mini renaissance.

Rowlestone Farm

Spring Meadow Farm

Spring Meadow Farm

Take one rugged region, mix in a handful of local produce grown next to your pitch, and serve with a smile.

Spring Meadow Farm

Weber Grill Academy

The Weber Grill Academy

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

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