Goodwood is a beautiful estate in the heart of West Sussex, where the Festival of Speed, Goodwood Revival and Qatar Goodwood Festival are all held. This estate boasts a luxurious hotel, a country house, golf course, race course and a world-famous motor circuit.
On Thurs 24 – Sat 26 May the racecourse will hold a Festival of Food and Horseracing, combining two things that they do best. The event will be a celebration of the Goodwood Estate’s own food heritage and ethos, as well as showcasing local artisan producers and suppliers. The interest in organic farming has run through the Richmond family – The Duke and Duchess who run the estate – for many years. They understand that good soil health is vital to the nutrition of livestock and plants and they stay away from artificial substances such as pesticides and fertilisers. This is beneficial to the food they produce and the animals and wildlife surrounding it.
The team behind Goodwood’s highly-praised restaurant Farmer, Butcher, Chef will give demonstrations and talks on Home Farm, one of the largest low-land organic farms in the UK and nurtured by the family for centuries. Inside the Home Grown area, there will also be talks on growing your own garden edibles, bringing old recipes back to life and getting the little ones into cooking.
An additional farmers’ market will provide guests with the opportunity to sample and shop an abundance of locally-sourced food and drink, as well as offering family activities for young foodies. In an artisan food marquee, award-winning regional wines, beers, cheeses and chutneys, breads and baked goods, chocolates and much more will give a rich flavour of Sussex and the surrounding area. A dedicated Health, Lifestyle and Wellbeing area will demonstrate to how to get the most out of cooking using the best fresh ingredients and products.
Of course, these wonderful offerings will take place alongside three afternoons of exciting high-class horseracing, all set against the magnificent backdrop of the rolling South Downs.