Category Archives: Food

Food makers, sellers, growers and the like related to the region around Preston.

Booths Supermarket Deal or No Deal

Big surprise that Booths Supermarket, headquartered in Preston, is said to be up for sale.  After last year’s loss some have speculated that a buy out, perhaps by Waitrose, could be on the cards.   The company says it’s one option … Continue reading

Posted in Food, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Lancashire Cheesemaking display

I had a cheesy grin.  It was a visit to cheesemakers Dewlay just 8 miles north of Preston on the A6. Their cheesemaking site has a viewing gallery, exhibition, meeting room and a shop.  So we decided to pop in … Continue reading

Posted in Food, Made in Preston, Uncategorized | Comments Off on Lancashire Cheesemaking display

Preston Guild 2012 – I was there – Saturday 1st September 2012

Preston Guild is once every 20 years so we weren’t going to miss this one.  We loved the Royal Jubilee, the Olympic Games and we were sure we’d enjoy Preston Guild. It seemed everyone was in a great mood, the … Continue reading

Posted in Aviation, Cotton, Food, History, Made in Preston, Road, Technology, Uncategorized | Comments Off on Preston Guild 2012 – I was there – Saturday 1st September 2012

Preston Guild 2012 turns up the heat

Preston comes together as events are announced for the 2012 Guild.  Here are four unmissables: The new multi-million pound ‘Discover Preston’ display in the Harris Museum, opened on 28th July, is something I’ve been burning to see.  On Friday 17th … Continue reading

Posted in Aviation, Cotton, Food, History, Made in Preston, Rail, Road, Technology | Comments Off on Preston Guild 2012 turns up the heat

Dewlay Wind Turbine at Garstang

The very large wind turbine built at the Dewlay Cheesemaker site at Garstang is now operating.  Driving past it is very impressive and creates quite a landmark.  Yesterday was a very light wind but the turbine was turning and seemed to … Continue reading

Posted in Food, Technology | Comments Off on Dewlay Wind Turbine at Garstang

Southport Flower Show 2010

Visited the Southport Flower Show today, Thursday, only 16 miles from Preston along the A59.  Enroute was impressed by the large flat fields that are now on the Ribble Estuary.  Don’t recall fields being that far out before. Would it … Continue reading

Posted in Food | Comments Off on Southport Flower Show 2010

Garstang Agricultural Show

Went to the Garstang Show today. Bit worried the car would be stuck in the field but it was pretty dry.  The bulls are creatures of awe bellowing at the cows, not sure what it was about but imagined. Horses, … Continue reading

Posted in Food, Uncategorized | Comments Off on Garstang Agricultural Show

Firing Squad

Went to visit Mr Growing With Nature at Pilling last Saturday as he was to tell us how to grow our organic vegetables better, which seemed a bit of a contradiction as he sells them to us.  A murky and … Continue reading

Posted in Food | Comments Off on Firing Squad

Royal Lancashire Show to end. Perhaps?

The show has had empty years before but today the Royal Lancashire Show committee put into place actions to put it on ice saying the costs of 2 flooded years have been too much. The Royal Lancashire Agricultural Society also say … Continue reading

Posted in Food, Uncategorized | Comments Off on Royal Lancashire Show to end. Perhaps?

Organic Food investigation report

Shock, horror, the newspapers are carrying headlines that say organic food is no more nutritional than non-organic food. The reputable Food Standards Agency with the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine have conducted a study with 162 analyses and made … Continue reading

Posted in Food | Comments Off on Organic Food investigation report

Pizza makers in Leyland

Schwan the American Pizza maker in Leyland has sold out to the German Pizza maker Dr Oetker. Reading newspaper reports this gives Dr Oetker 43% of the UK frozen pizza market and this might be too much. Dr Oetker previously had 12% so … Continue reading

Posted in Food | Comments Off on Pizza makers in Leyland