Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Northumbrian Farmhouse Delivers Delicious Local Food

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Northumbrian Farmhouse Delivers Delicious Local Food

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IN the summer of 2007, cricket enthusiast and lifelong foodie Matthew Kershaw, hung up his gloves, packed away his whites for the final time and took up his bat for a wholly different cause.

Matthew had received a calling to spread the word for local food and all that it represents. If Matthew's honest, there was never any competition; after all he spent much more time eating and cooking than playing cricket! Having been brought up by a caterer and cookery teacher, you could say food was in his blood.

After joining forces with brother-in-law Stephen Logan, a new concept in event catering was created, namely The Northumbrian Farmhouse. The ethos of the business was to give real quality and local choice to those attending regional events.

In the North East we undoubtedly have some of the most progressive, innovative and successful food producers in the country. The Northumbrian Farmhouse takes the awardwinning raw materials they produce, and delivers a mouth-watering menu. They serve a selection of local roast meats on fresh stotties, prime beef and lamb burgers, a whole variety of speciality sausages, award- winning bacon, homemade soups and much more.

And as any local chef will agree, the ability to deliver a great menu is relatively easy when the produce is supplied by award winning local Q Guild butchers or by farmers who have a genuine passion for producing meat of superb quality and taste.

After opening for business early in 2008, The Northumbrian Farmhouse has attended a diverse range of events, from theatre festivals to a Summer Proms concert for The National Trust.

It has served food at every one of the region's major food festivals from the Newcastle EAT! Food Festival to The Journal "Taste" events.

In 2009, The Northumbrian farmhouse will be attending The Glendale Show, The Otterburn Show and The Tees Valley Garden Show in May. …

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