Enjoy the great tastes of the Best of Lincolnshire

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August 2021

Big buzz about bees
Home to the native British honeybee, Bees & Co is an award-winning, ethical bee farming company which is dedicated to caring for bees, while promoting education and welfare.

Beekeepers and tutors Salma and Khalil Attan are dedicated to breeding and rearing the native British species while also hosting fun, hands-on experience days and informative courses for adults at their apiary site in the grounds of the Burghley House Estate.

“Our aim is to give people a broader understanding and appreciation of local honey, including how it’s made and where it comes from” says Salma, who takes pride in producing clear, set and comb 100% British honey exclusively for farm shops and independent retailers.

“We use sustainable methods to raise our bees and always give utmost care and attention to their wellbeing; our native honeybees have zero carbon footprint unlike other imported non-native species and it’s vital that society celebrates and appreciates the excellent honey they provide.”

For more information visit www.beesand.co

Butcher & Block delivers quality to your door
If you’re looking for top quality British meat, Butcher & Block’s personalised delivery of fresh, locally sourced “meat boxes” is proving the perfect choice for discerning customers.

Launched nine months ago by award-winning butcher Jack Reeves, who has 10 years’ experience in local butchery businesses, Butcher & Block is a traditional style family butcher which offers a choice of beautifully presented boxes featuring locally sourced Lincolnshire meat such as pork, beef, lamb and poultry, as well as quality game from James Ward in Spridlington.

Jack, who combines the skills and experience of a local butcher’s shop with the modern convenience of online ordering and home delivery, takes pride in personally delivering the meat boxes in his temperature controlled van within a 20km radius of Lincoln. Nationwide deliveries can also be arranged making these an ideal gift.

Jack is also on hand to offer advice on cooking different cuts and types of meat for optimum results, as well as sharing delicious recipe ideas including marinades and accompaniments.

For more information visit www.butcherandblock.co.uk

Deli by The Hollies offers best of local food
Following the success of Hampers by The Hollies, owner Sophianne Kent recently launched sister brand Deli by The Hollies, a bespoke village shop featuring specially chosen local foods from around the county.

Based in Kirmington, Deli by The Hollies, which is the first shop to open in the village since 1995, aims to showcase favourite Lincolnshire foods, with the range of products on offer expanding every week.

This welcoming village store stocks only the best of the county’s produce from local butchers, bakers, cheese makers and farmers.

Here you will find a quality hand-picked selection, including meat from Mountains Boston Sausage, cheese from Lincolnshire Poacher and Cote Hill, as well as the popular range from Massingberd-Mundy Gin Distillery.

The Deli is laden with local goodies including Choowee Cookies from Caistor, Jenny’s Jams from Lincoln and Scaman free-range eggs from Louth, as well as freshly dug new potatoes grown just three miles away supplied by Spuds by Isaac, an enterprising 10-year-old farmer’s son.

Open Monday to Thursday, 12noon-6pm, Fridays 12noon-5pm and Saturdays 11am-6pm.

For more information visit the website www.hampersbythehollies.com/pages/deli

Mill Farm Shop is first choice for home produce
Located in the village of Manthorpe, near Bourne, W H Munton and Son’s Mill Farm and Butchers Shop is popular with both locals and visitors alike who enjoy shopping at this friendly family store.

Run by fourth generation Hannah Campbell and her mother Joy Dawson, who originally set up the innovative farm shop in the late 1970s, the traditional mixed sheep and arable farm has been in the family since the 1940s.

Here you will find home-fed, locally sourced and fully traceable meat, poultry, cheese, honey, eggs, potatoes, condiments and preserves, as well as quality game and wild venison. Mill Farm Shop is also well known for its delicious home cooked ham and traditional Lincolnshire sausages, made from a recipe passed down through the generations.

Hannah and Joy also pride themselves on phasing out plastic use and using paper packaging wherever possible and as self-confessed “foodies” are renowned for going the extra mile in personalised customer service, while also sharing advice on cooking different cuts and recipe ideas.

For more information tel: 01778 590263 or visit on Facebook: Mill Farm

Shekleton Wines offers unique taste-tested selection
If you’re looking for a perfect quality wine to accompany a special meal, Shekleton Wines, an exclusive independent retailer in Stamford, offers a superior range of personally selected world wines, including a selection of organic and natural (additive-free) producers.

Launched last year by wine experts John and Charlotte Shek, who spent many years exploring their passion while also taking professional courses run by the Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET), the shop stocks an extensive range of alcoholic drinks which have all been individually taste-tested and chosen by the couple.

The carefully selected range of wines is organised by flavour profile rather than by country and includes wines from France, Italy, Portugal, Spain, Germany, Lebanon, USA, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa, as well as English producers, including Simpsons and Gusbourne.

Located in Chapel Yard off North Street, the shop, which also stocks a range of artisan spirits, beers and cider and plans to start wine tastings again shortly, is open Tuesday to Saturday from 11am until 6pm, with a later opening on Friday till 7pm.

For more information visit www.shekletonwines.co.uk

Made with love!
Lincoln based Stokes Tea & Coffee is a multi-award winning family business that puts well over a century of know-how into sourcing, roasting and blending coffee and tea, as well as running two top destination cafés in the city.

The Lawn Café is located at Stokes’ headquarters where its roastery is also based, at the Lawn Building – a former 19th-century lunatic asylum on Union Road.

The High Bridge Café can be found in an amazing historical Tudor building on the bustling High Street.

Both cafés delight hungry customers with fresh, homemade seasonal dishes using local suppliers and ingredients including their famous scones, breakfasts, lunches and elegant afternoon teas.

You can also shop online for a mind-boggling choice of the best coffees, teas, equipment, gifts and accessories – all brought to you with love from the Stokes family!

www.stokescoffee.com

Myers – the home of expert baking
Based in Horncastle, Myers Bakery produces one of the county’s finest selections of breads, all handmade on the premises by their small team of craft bakers. Their range includes traditional favourites such as wholemeal, wheatmeal, white and granary to spelt and honey, corn, and the popular low GI bread – a delicious multiseed loaf packed with seeds and oats.

Alongside their breads, you’ll also find counters filled with handmade morning goods, confectionery and fresh cream cakes – and of course no visit would be complete without sampling their savoury range which includes scrumptious sausage rolls, quiches, pasties and their very own pork pies and haslets.

It is also the home of their famous Lincolnshire plum loaf, which is still made by hand to an original recipe from 1901 and is available to buy from stockists around the county. If you enjoy your plum bread with a slice of cheese, just pop next door to their deli where the cheese counter is brimming with over 50 European, regional and local cheeses! You can also enjoy this and much more in their café tearoom, situated just the other side of the bakery.

For more information visit www.myersbakery.co.uk



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