With the promise of crisp autumnal days ahead, now is the perfect time to think about exploring the great outdoors and discovering new places to visit in the county.
Caroline Bingham went to meet Louise Fairburn at The Wolds Edge, located between Market Rasen and Tealby, a new farm shop, butchery, bakery and café which showcases the best of quality Lincolnshire produce (page 64).
Louise, who is also chairman of The Lincoln Longwool Sheep Breeders’ Association, together with her husband Ian, has launched a thriving business which is helping to spread the word about the importance of supporting sustainability and quality locally sourced produce. Make sure you plan a visit and enjoy their warm hospitality.
Our gardening guru Steffie Shields met up with Grantham-based landscape artist Sarah Watson, who is exhibiting her most recent paintings in her fifth solo show, ‘Iceland Landscapes’, at Gallery 6, Newark in October (p.40).
Steffie and her husband Mike say they feel “privileged” to have accompanied Sarah on day excursions with other artists over the past 10 years, venturing out to paint in quiet, local countryside locations.
This “en plein air” method of working has proved inspirational and as Steffie explains: “Sarah frees up our imagination.”
With the party season fast approaching, excitement is building in the run-up to Lincolnshire Life’s 27th ‘Taste of Excellence’ Food, Drink and Hospitality Awards.
In this issue and across our social media channels, we are announcing the Top Ten in each of the 14 categories and our judges are now out and about.
Our awards night, which this year features a ’70s theme, is being held on Thursday 2nd November at The Drill in Lincoln, with a drinks and canapés reception, delicious three-course meal and spectacular entertainment from The Soul Solution, guaranteed to get you up on your feet! Tickets are selling fast, so don’t miss out – find the full details on page 70
We look forward to seeing you there!