Bee keeper at Miele del Doge working with the bees
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Producer of the Week: Miele del Doge honey

The founder of Miele del Doge honey  Mara La Rosa was born and raised in Venice. From a young age she helped her mum and dad take care of their small vegetable garden on their house. She remembers watering tomatoes, beans, carrots, courgettes, green beans, figs, pears, apples, potatoes and onions. They produced their own marmalade, tomato sauce and even their own wine. Mara has always been proud of her Venetian upbringing, her roots and traditions. She started working in Venice when she was 17 years old, but it wasn’t…

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Loose granola
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Producer of the Week: Morning Glory Granola

Like all the very best food brands, Morning Glory Granola originally began as a personal passion project motivated by a quest for well-being.  Founder Nina first began experimenting with different breakfast cereals when she was diagnosed with breast cancer (she is now ten years in remission). Despite her wealth of knowledge and experience (she has worked in the hospitality since the age of 15), Nina didn’t really give too much consideration to what she was putting in her body and how it was affecting her. Until her diagnosis. That triggered…

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Producer of the Week: Tenuta Borgia

The next time you open a can of Tenuta Borgia extra virgin olive oil and drizzle it over some fresh, crusty bread, we hope you’re transported to Pantelleria.  If that doesn’t ring any bells, you’re not alone. Locals enjoy keeping this Sicilian jewel a secret. But once Giorgio Armani discovered its savage beauty and purchased land there a few decades ago… Well, let’s just say it’s no longer under the radar.  It’s no surprise as to why, really.  The rugged beauty of Pantelleria  Geographically located closer to North Africa than…

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Apple cinnamon swirls
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Producer of the Week: Olive Tree Bakes

It was the golfing ladies who started it.  Well, the golfing ladies, as well as wheaten bread, scones and shortbread. For almost twenty years Scott McDonald has been the caterer at Bangor Golf Club. Ladies would come up to him and ask if he might be able to bake them a few loaves of wheaten, a tray of shortbread, or some scones for them to take to such-and-such an event. Scott would oblige, and the orders grew. He soon realised he might just have another business on his hands…  Licking…

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