Taste the Seasons is the fresh new magazine with one aim in mind – to promote food and drink in Derbyshire.
Our county has a wealth of fantastic foodie firms – whether you’re looking to eat out at the many fine pubs and restaurants or to buy your own locally-produced ingredients from the farm shops and delis.
From award-winning meat pies to cute cupcakes and locally-brewed real ales, everything your palate could possibly desire is right here in Derbyshire.
You just need to know where to look – and that’s where we’re here to help.
Taste the Seasons contains a wealth of information to tempt the taste buds, both in the quarterly magazine and on the website.
We want to champion seasonal, locally-produced, fresh, organic, healthy food from this beautiful county.
And by pointing people in the right direction, we aim to help Derbyshire’s food and drink business, too.
About the editor
Andy Darlington has lived in Derbyshire all his life and has been a journalist since 1994.
After starting as a cub reporter at the Belper News, he progressed to the Matlock Mercury, Derby Telegraph and Nottingham Post, picking up a string of awards on the way.
Andy waved goodbye to newspapers at the start of 2011 to launch Taste the Seasons.
He is passionate about locally-produced food and drink, as is his waistline, sadly. His idol is Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall – though he draws the line at eating slugs and woodlice.
When not writing, eating and drinking, Andy can be found cheering on Derby County FC or Belper Town FC – both clubs with excellent pies.
Here’s where you can pick up your free copy of Taste the Seasons, Derbyshire’s Food and Drink magazine:
Anderson’s, Blind Lane, Breaston
Anderson’s, Market Place, Long Eaton
Baked, The Strand, Derby
Betty’s Farm Shop, The Castleway, Willington
Bluebell Dairy, Locko Road, Spondon
Bon Appetit, Terrace Road, Buxton
Bottle Kiln, High Lane West, West Hallam
Brown and Green, Derby Garden Centre, Alfreton Road, Little Eaton
Chantry Farm Shop, Kings Newton Lane, Kings Newton, Melbourne
Cheese Factor, Market Hall, Chesterfield
Cool River Café, Olde Englishe Road, Matlock
Critchlows Farm Shop, Bridge Street, Bakewell
Croots Farm Shop, Wirksworth Road, Duffield
Denby Pottery Visitor Centre, Derby Road
Derby Pyclet Company, Market Hall
Fresh Basil, Strutt Street, Belper
Garden Farm, High Leas, Riber
G Morgan and Sons, Eagle Market, Derby
Hackwood Farm Shop, Radbourne Lane, Radbourne, nr Mickleover
Highfields Happy Hens, Etwall
Highfield House Farm Shop, Darley Road, Stonedge, Ashover
Homemade Delights, Market Place, Wirksworth
Jack Rabbits, Queen Street, Derby
Jack’s of Melbourne, Derby Road
Marsh Green Farm Shop, Matlock Road, Kelstedge
Matlock Farmers’ Market, Crown Square
New Close Farm Shop, Granby Croft, Granby Road, Bakewell
Nourish at No 44, King Street, Belper
Peli Deli, Crown Square, Matlock
Scotland Nurseries, Butterley Lane, Tansley
Soundbites, The Morledge, Derby
The Cheddar Gorge, Dig Street, Ashbourne
The Food Hub, Broomfield Hall, Morley
The Loaf, The Common, Crich
The Old Cheese Shop, Market Place, Hartington
Waterhouse Delights, Market Place, Wirksworth