The East of England Agricultural Society is passionate about supporting our local food producers and celebrating the best of British Farming. But, buying British food doesn’t just mean you are supporting local farmers and their communities, it also means you can enjoy the wide range of diverse foods that are produced in our seasonal climate.

But what is the best way to make the most of this produce?

We have put together a handy guide showing our favourite websites for some recipe inspiration that all celebrate seasonality and locality as well as some Instagram foodies that we feel are worth a follow!

All the British Recipes

Countryside Online

Countryside Online is an element of the NFU that aims to inspire everyone about rural life as well as inform them about food provenance and how you can back British farming. They have a wide range of recipes covering all bases including BBQ favourites, cakes, soups and pies. The photo above is the Beef Short Rib with Cauliflower Cheese Mash!

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Love British Food

Love British Food are a small, independently funded organisation with a passion for encouraging people and spreading the awareness of food that is produced in Great Britain. Their website features recipes for all occasions including the Salmon Prawn & Asparagus Tart pictured above from Love British Food ambassador and Great British Bake Off winner, Candice Brown.

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Jenny Jefferies

Jenny Jefferies is South Cambridgeshire based farmer’s wife with a passion for celebrating food produced in the UK and its waters. She has now produced two cookbooks, ‘For The Love Of The Land’ and ‘For The Love Of The Sea’, both featuring recipes contributed by individuals up and down the British Isles. You can buy her cookbooks below featuring recipes including Pea and Mint Croquettes with a Beetroot Yoghurt Dip.

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Beef, Lamb, Pork and Game

Simply Beef & Lamb

An initiative of the AHDB, Simply Beef & Lamb features handy guides, information, blogs and many recipes covering different styles and cuts of beef and lamb including the Pistachio and Orange Crusted Lamb Mini Roast pictured above.

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Love Pork

Love Pork is another AHDB initiative celebrating the brilliant produce of our UK pig farmers. Their website features guides, nutritional information and all kinds of recipes including Thai Green Pork Medallion Curry.

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EatWild is a campaign by British Game Assurance, highlighting the versatility, sustainability and health benefits of BGA-assured game meat. They have a huge range of recipes featuring pheasant, partridge venison and much more including the Lemon & Yoghurt Pheasant Flatbreads above!

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Seasonal Vegetables, Eggs and Dairy

Riverford Organic

Riverford Organic have handily split its recipe page into the different seasons to make it easier for you to buy British seasonal produce. For spring, how about their Braised Leek Fettuccine or for summer their Roast Summer Roots with Carrot Top Chimichurri pictured above?

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Egg Info

Egg info is part of British Lion Eggs, the UK’s most successful food safety scheme with over 90% of UK eggs being produced under the scheme. Their website features information on nutrition, egg safety and a range of recipes including Olympic gold medallist, Tom Daley’s, Beetroot, Kale and Goat’s Cheese Quiche!

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Dairy UK

Our overarching mission at Dairy UK is to promote the consumption of great tasting British dairy products at home and on the international market. Their recipes aim to show the versatility of dairy including their Crème fraîche and ginger muffins.

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Our Favourite Instagram Foodies


Julius Roberts

Julius Roberts is a cook, gardener and first-generation farmer based in Dorset. His ethos is very much centred around sustainability and seasonality with most ingredients coming from what he has grown in the garden or what is available in the local farm shops. His Instagram features a range of delicious-looking dishes, his iconic goats and general life on his Dorset farm.

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Clare Hargreaves

Clare Hargreaves is a food writer that has written for the likes of The Independent, BBC Countryfile and BBC Good Food. Since early 2021, she set herself the task of only buying British ingredients for a full year. You can follow her journey and the tips and tricks she learned along the way on her Instagram page.

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Gill Meller

Gill Meller is a food writer, author and chef in the River Cottage team for the last 11 years. He is a big advocate for simple, seasonal cookery and making the most of ingredients and the natural qualities they possess. Food, life at River Cottage and more food can be found over on his Instagram page, be sure to have a browse!

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