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Hugh Lowe Farm’s early variety of strawberry to hit shelves this week!

Hugh Lowe Farms, one of the leading strawberry growers in the UK, picked, packed and sent out its first deliveries to shops this month of its first strawberries; a variety which originates from Kent. Says Managing Director of Hugh Lowe…

Macknade Now Offers Fresh Fish!

Macknade, a Kent-based food hall specialising in Anglo-Italian cuisine, has taken its sustainable business to the next level by launching a new fish butchery. Teaming up with the suppliers at Pesky Fish, to provide the finest – indeed freshest –…

Produced in Kent champions artisan gifts for Dads who like different!

This Father’s Day, Produced in Kent has curated a round-up of distinctive, Kentish artisan gifts from members offering online ordering and nationwide delivery – for Dads who like different. For book lovers and foodies: The Pig at Bridge, near Canterbury’s…

HelpKentBuyLocal Grows

Since lockdown was announced over 200 food and drinks business have added their details to the website www.helpkentbuylocal.co.uk. The process, which takes just 5 mins, means that every business is immediately searchable by customers. The site has received tens of…

Lost Sheep Coffee is now available in stores all over Kent

As you know, Taste Kent is all about the local stores and independents, but we recently discovered that buying a product range in the supermarket still directly supports that local producer. So we urge you, if you are shopping in…

Give the Gift of Caffeine this Mother’s Day!

Most parents are hurrying through life trying to juggle multiple responsibilities from overseeing homework, to arriving at swimming lessons on time, prep for spelling tests, broken sleep, late nights, early mornings, jobs, sponsorship forms, tantrums, conversations about the benefits of…

Macknade Elwick Place to Open its Doors

Macknade Elwick Place is set to open its doors this February. Macknade’s latest venture will offer an all-day dining experience that takes its guest from breakfast and brunch; through to supper and cocktails in the evening. Macknade has developed a…

Sloe Gin World Champions 2020 announced

Demijohn and Gordon’s take top awards The 11th ‘Sloe Gin World Championships’, held at the George Inn village pub in Frant on the Kent/Sussex border near Tunbridge Wells, on Saturday 1stFebruary, drew more 30 entries – a record number. The annual…

M&S Hempstead Valley’s Top Tips For a Fuss Free Christmas

This Christmas sees M&S Hempstead Valley celebrate its first festive season as a bigger, better and fresher store, following its summer transformation. The store features a greengrocer-style Fresh Market, larger Bakery and a frozen section that has quadrupled in size,…

Macknade Opens New In-House Wine Shop

Macknade, Kent’s favourite food hall, has taken on a wine retail outlet called Macknade Wine & Spirits offering 400+ wines, which it plans to expand. Macknade Wine & Spirits stocks the entirety of the ever-expanding portfolio of wines made in Kent, in addition…