Caravanners urged to sample local food

Fresh local produce can be one of the highlights of a caravan holiday
Fresh local produce can be one of the highlights of a caravan holiday

Friday, 12, Aug 2011 08:41

by Chris Malone

British caravan owners could use their tourers to help them sample some of the best local produce the country has to offer, it has been suggested.

According to the Caravan Club, using a mobile home could be the ideal way to try out the country's finest food and drink.

As well as giving holidaymakers the opportunity to delight their palate and fill their bellies, buying local produce helps small businesses who have been hit hard by the recession, the organisation noted.

Specifically, the club urged members to visit Stroud Farmers' Market in Gloucestershire, which has won Cotswold Life Magazine's award for Best Farmers' Market, as well as the River Cottage Canteen in Axminster, where holidaymakers can try some sweet and savoury treats from Devon and Dorset.

They may also catch a glimpse of local celebrity foodie Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, who frequents the eatery.

Those who love their wine could be interested in a trip to vineyards, such as Cornwall's Camel Valley, which has been running for more than two decades and produces a range of tasty varieties.

The Caravan Club also recently urged Brits who have never considered touring before to give it a try, noting that waking up to a new stunning view every morning is not to be sniffed at.

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