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|Posted: 21/07/2011, 7:30 am Post subject: Lockwoods Restaurant sources Heritage Vegetables from Rip...
|Lockwoods Restaurant sources Heritage Vegetables from Ripon Workhouse Museum Garden\n\nLockwoods Restaurant in North Street Ripon prides itself on using fresh local produce which is good for the environment, and tastes better!
A few weeks ago Nick Thompson from Ripon Workhouse Museum got in touch with us to suggest we bought heritage vegetables from their garden which is just 100 yards from the Restaurant door.
Matthew Lockwood says, “Not only does this reduce the environmental impact of unnecessary food miles, and supports the local community and economy, but it also brings an abundance of fine, fresh, healthy and wholesome local heritage vegetables to our customers.”
The workhouse garden was established in the 1850s to provide vegetables and make the workhouse self sufficient, and is still growing many old Victorian varieties such as British Queen potatoes a heritage variety first listed in 1894. Oval with white skin and flesh, and packed with taste, now rare, and a Winner of the RHS award of garden merit. Other heritage varieties include Crimson Flowered Broad Beans (1771); Snowball Turnips (1826); Fat Lazy Blond (1856), Little Gem (1880), and Blonde de Paris (1751) Lettuce; Bulls Blood Beetroot (pre 1900); Oxheart (1882), and James Scarlet Intermediate (1853) Carrots; and Prince Albert Peas (1842).
Nick Thompson says, “We don’t have any inmates now, but we do have an abundance of tasty fresh heritage vegetables which are now available to residents and visitors to Ripon at Lockwoods”
83 North Street
Tel: 01765 607555