Thursday, 28 July 2011

Baslow Summer Food Fair & Flavours of the Med

The Summer Baslow Food Fair is almost upon us.

This time we are featuring some great stallholders bringing the exotic flavours of the Mediterranean to Baslow.

Enjoying a staycation in the Peak District?

Why not experience the best of Mediterranean food on your own door step as well as some great traditional British flavours.

Hartingtons can now reveal our final line up for our Baslow Food Fair located on the very door step of the fabulous Chatsworth House in Derbyshire.

Our local food heroes for Sunday 7th August will be:

Taste of Italy - Authentic Italian cheeses, bread & hams
The Paella Man - Hot paella - a Spanish classic
Foreman & Johnston - Lavazza coffee from trained Barristas
The English Rose Cake Company - Classic & classy cup cakes & brownies
Heavenly Cheesecake Company - Authentic New York cheesecake - made in Sheffield
Heavenlies - Take afternoon tea & scones with Lorna
Tindalls - A Tideswell institution proving that traditional baking is still best
Taste of Anatolia - Turkish treats and family recipes
Patisserie Lola - French inspired baking at it's best
Fruit & Herb Co - Fantastic natural fruit infused oils and vinaigrette's
Greenside Deli - Great chutneys and preserves
Really Good Cheese Company- The best of locally sourced cheeses
Oliviccio - Infused olives, dips and Mediterranean inspired snacks
Raw Appetite - Inspiring salads & healthy snacks
Natural Fayre - Mediterranean inspired dips and soups
Bakewell Soap Company - Food inspired natural cosmetics

Hartingtons - Soon to be launched Cookery School & food events business in Bakewell
Hi Life Diners Club - Helping diners to experience eating out for less

I think you'll agree it's our best line up yet.

So come on down to Baslow Village Hall on the 7th August. Doors open at 10.30 until 4.30. Free admission and free tastings.

Hartingtons Food - Experience

Friday, 22 July 2011

Paella Man comes to Baslow

Visitors to Baslow in the Peak District on the 7th of August looking for things to do want to pop in to our Baslow Food Fair to sample some great flavours of the Mediterranean. 

The sun may not be shining but how about some warming Paella to put you in a Summery mood.

As well as Paella, other Mediterranean treats at our Baslow Summer Food Fair will include:

Lavazza coffee from Foreman & Johnstone
Mediterranean snacks and olives from Oliviccio
Turkish treats from Taste of Anatolia
Authentic regional Italian cheeses & cold meats from Luigi at Taste of Italy

All these together with traditional English summer food favourites means that foodies with all tastes should be well catered for.

Come along and enjoy the FREE tastings.

Doors open at 10.30 so don't be late!

Hartingtons - Food Experience

Wednesday, 20 July 2011

Baslow Food Fair - natural & raw food

The great thing about putting on our food fairs in Baslow is you meet so many people that are passionate about what they do.  Whether this is producing the best artisan cheeses or breads or selling their home made family recipes.  How many of us doing the 9 to 5 can say the same?

Our latest stallholder coming to our Summer Food Fair which incorporates the theme of  Flavours of the Mediterranean is Vicki Hopewell of Natural Fayre based in Buxton.  Vicki is passionate about good healthy food and now supplies holiday makers to the peaks with freshly prepared ready meals.  She will be putting on a tasty selection of Mediterranean inspired dips and soups for our Baslow Food Fair.

Why not come along and speak to her and Kathryn from Raw Appetite and find out what types of food really fires them up.

Hartingtons - Food Experience

Monday, 18 July 2011

Bakewell Market Day

For anybody who loves a traditional market Bakewell surely has one of the best. It's held every Monday and the town hums and throbs with visitors, tourists and locals all eager for a bargain.

Bakewell, for those who have not been before, is a very attractive market town nestling in the heart of the Peak District and a stone's throw from Chatsworth House. It's a beautiful place to wander around and enjoy the boutique shops and cafes.

Soon it will have an exciting new addition. Bakewell will be getting it's own cookery school located in a converted saw mill on Coombs Road right near the heart of the town where Bakewell Market takes place. If you are interested in local food, where it comes from, how it's prepared, want to learn how to be a better cook or just want a fun day out with friends doing something new........Hartingtons cookery school in Bakewell will offer something for you.

Interested? Watch this space....

Thursday, 14 July 2011

Our Cookery School in Bakewell

Hartingtons as well as putting on food fairs in Baslow is also setting up a food hub and cookery school in the beautiful Peak District market town of Bakewell.

The cookery school is located in a stunning converted saw mill next to the River Wye and close to the spectacular Bakewell livestock market.

The cookery school is currently being fitted out but here is a sneak preview of the building and the location.  Watch this space for updates and for more information email us at:

Hartingtons - Food Experience

Wednesday, 13 July 2011

Mediterranean coming to Baslow

The Mediterranean comes to Baslow on 7th August!
The next Hartingtons Food Fair at Baslow Village Hall on Sunday 7th August brings a holiday flavour to the Peaks.

If you've opted for the staycation this need look no further than Baslow to give you a taste of the Mediterranean.

In August a select band of stalls selling Mediterranean inspired food will join a host of local producers turning Baslow into a Mediterranean culinary hotspot for the day!

Highlights include:

Luigi from a Taste of Italy with his unique Italian cheese, pasta, ham, salami, olives and ciabatta. Serpil from a Taste of Anatolia will showcase her own Turkish family recipes. Real Italian Cafe culture will be brought to the event by Foreman and Johnstone who will be serving superb barista made Lavazza coffee from their cute converted Fiat van and Lorna from Heavenlies will be injecting more Mediterranean flavour with her roasted red pepper tarts and orange and almond cake.

Local producers laying on the "Best of British" include: Heavenly Cheesecake Company, Tindalls, Raw Appetite, Really Good Cheese Company, Patisserie Lola, Fruit and Herb Company, English Rose Cake Company and Greenside Deli.

Why not come down and get in the holiday mood!
The event on Sunday 7th August showcasing around 20 producers kicks off at 10.30 a.m. at Baslow Village Hall (next to the Cavendish Hotel and opposite Il Lupo Restaurant) and is on until 4.30 pm.

There will be lots of free tastings........So why not try before you buy?

For further details and the latest line up check out

There are four more Food Fairs during 2011 for your diary:

Sunday 28 August - Bank Holiday Food Fair
Sunday 9 October - Autumn Food Fair and a Taste of Asia
Sunday 6 November - November Food Fair and Bonfire Celebration
Sunday 4 December - Christmas Food Fair

Tuesday, 12 July 2011

What a show!

Well Julie and I have been basking in a feeling of success.

What a great food fair in Baslow nr Chatsworth on Sunday! The sun shone, the crowds of foodies came streaming out into the Peak District and the stallholders put on a spectacular show for all the visitors.

Highlights were too numerous to mention; but some of mine were: Simon and Damian from Liberty Foods launching their great new range of Pork Pie Flavours. In fact I'm having a piece of their whole grain mustard version tonight for my tea.

Becky from the English Rose Cake Company made an impressive debut selling out her range of cake pops and brownies.

Mary Button of the Really Good Cheese Company informed and delighted lovers of local cheeses.

Glynne's cheeriness and oil and marinades filled the room with a fresh and uplifting aroma.

Andrew from the Loaf once again brought a great selection of bread made in true artisan fashion.

Kathryn from Raw Appetite proved to many people that good food doesn't have to be boiled, fried or microwaved first and the Chilli Man's taste test got everyone talking.

Tindalls of Tideswell proved once again that traditional doesn't mean boring!

Stephanie of Bake's cakes were a fruity sensation and the Caudwells Mill team brought a lovely air of sophistication and old world charm.

And.....special thanks to Ben of BZ Magic who despite being 'mugged' early on in the week and having a late night on Saturday made it all the way to Baslow to demonstate his close quarter magic skills.

We are already looking forward to our next Baslow Food Fair on the 7th August.

This time it's flavours of the Mediterranean as well as some of the traditional favourites.

I can't wait.

Hope you can make it! By the way we are working on the new website which should be up and running in the next few weeks. Hope you like it.

Friday, 8 July 2011

Visiting Chesterfield this Sunday?

If you are visiting Chesterfield this Sunday .......why not make a little detour and spend some time in Baslow?

This lovely Peak District village is less than 15 minutes drive from the centre of Chesterfield and is at the gateway to the wonderful Chatsworth Estate.

Park up in Baslow and enjoy a walk along the River Derwent to the magnificent Chatsworth House......and when you return to Baslow don't miss the Food Fair at the Village Hall. On from 10.30 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. on Sunday 10 July around 20 local food producers and retailers will be showcasing their products.

A fantastic selection of artisan cheese, bread, oils and dressings, cakes, desserts, savouries, flour, biscuits, apple juice, salads and smoothies, chocolates and lots more will be available.

Admission is FREE so please do come along and enjoy!

Chris and Julie

Thursday, 7 July 2011

Baslow Food Heroes

This weekend at Baslow nr Chatsworth House we pay tribute to some real local food heroes.

People that are passionate and inspired about the food they produce and sell. I hope you can come along and meet them and hear their story and of course taste some of their wonderful food.

Highlights include:

1. Liberty Foods - Damian & Simon from Totley launch their reinvention of the Great British Pork Pie
2. The Really Good Cheese Company - Mary is passionate about local cheeses - try & buy the best
3. Fruit and Herb company - Glynne's divine range of flavoured oils and vinaigrettes inspire
4. Bake - Stephanie loves baking and we love Stephanie's baking!
5. Raw Appetite - Kathryn proves healthy doesn't have to be boring - sensational salads and juices
6. Caudwells Mill - Find out about this great local attraction & buy their flour
7. Piggy in the middle -Great hot snacks - coffee & tea & bacon butty anybody?
8. The Loaf - Andrew brings his award winning sour dough bread fresh from the oven
9. Tindalls - Carols fantastic range of products. Traditional but certainly not dull!
10. Hi-Life - Win a two for one diners card in our FREE prize draw
11. Hartingtons - come & talk to me and Julie about our soon to be opening Food Hub in Bakewell!!
12. English Rose Cake Company - Becky's cakes with the wow factor!

plus superb soaps from The Bakewell Soap Company and amazing magic from Ben Z

Hartingtons - Baslow Food Fair 10th July - 10.30 am - 4.30 pm. It's all happening at Baslow Village Hall.

Chatsworth House - What to do this weekend!

Are you planning a trip to Chatsworth House this weekend?

If so I don't blame you.  Chatsworth is looking magnificent at the moment in the Summer Sunshine and it's always so pleasant to walk along the River Derwent towards the House.

If you do go to Chatsworth I would urge you to take a look at the picturesque village of Baslow next door.  If you are in Baslow on the 10th July why not pop in to Baslow Village Hall next to the Cavendish Hotel and have a look at our Food Fair.  It's free and we have some fantastic food and free tastings.  Entry is from 10.30 and we are open until 4.30 pm.

Hope to see you there.

Chris and Julie

Hartingtons Food Experience

Wednesday, 6 July 2011

Hot & Raw Food at Baslow Food Fair

Hartingtons Food Fairs are all about contrast.

We like to put on a bit of a show because we know that's what you want.  Something different.  Not just another bland farmers market which can be worthy, predictable but ultimately not that interesting.

So we bring to you the contrast of hot and raw food at our next Baslow Food Fair on the 10th July.

Hot food outside courtesy of Piggy in the Middle.  We know that you like your hot bacon cobs to help sustain you as well as a steaming cups of fresh coffee and tea.

At the same time Kathryn from Raw Appetite will be bringing fresh salads and knocking out some unusual and healthy smoothies and juices.

So do you love food?

Are you at a loose end on Sunday?

Then why not come along to Hartingtons next Baslow Food Fair on the 10th of July.  Doors open at 10.30.

You wont be disappointed.

Hartingtons - Food Experience

Monday, 4 July 2011

Bread flour & baking at Baslow

Artisan bread lovers will be in their element in Baslow on the 10th July.

Not only have we the wonderful Andrew from the Loaf bringing along his life enhancing sourdough bread.  Freshly baked on the day.  Even though it's Sunday Andrew will have been up since the wee small hours baking; so make sure you come along and get your fresh bread for the week.

For those foodies that want to bake for themselves.  Cauldwell Mill from Rowsley will be coming along for the first time to Baslow nr Chatsworth with a selection of freshly milled flour and details on how they produce their artisan ingredients with just a little carbon neutral wind power.

So if you love bread & baking come to Baslow nr Chatsworth on the 10th July.

Hartingtons - Food Experience

Saturday, 2 July 2011

Post modern Pork Pies

The humble pork pie!!!! It's a great British Classic and perfect at this time of year to go with a picnic or salad.

Can it be improved on?  Well pork pie isn't for everybody so Totley based Liberty Foods has put a post modern spin on the pork pie with exciting new flavours such as:
  • Pork & Stilton
  • Garlic, black olives and parsley
  • Chilli, coriander & mango chutney
These flavours are lighter and fit better with the modern more discerning palate.

The launch of the new range of pork pies takes place at the Baslow Food Fair on the 10th of July.

Don't be late because they are expecting a sell out.  The Food Fair starts at 10.30 and finishes at 4.30 and is in Baslow Village Hall next to the Cavendish Hotel.

Baslow Food Fairs- nr Chatsworth

Friday, 1 July 2011

Baslow Food Fair - it's magic

We are pleased to announce that Benoit of BZ magic will be making a welcome return to our Baslow Food Fair nr Chatsworth on July 10th.

He will be appearing mid morning as if by magic & will dazzle and amaze you with not only his gallic charm but also his sleight of hand. Really, it is quite amazing.

Then he will disappear mid afternoon back to Sheffield. Not by magic, but by bus unless anybody is available to give him a lift?!

Hartingtons - Food Experience