Lincolnshire’s Favourite Food

Lincolnshire, England’s second largest county (by area), is largely agricultural with a rich and fertile soil. It produces over 20% of all foodstuffs grown in the UK.

Lincolnshire food production and farming is estimated to contribute over £1 billion pounds to the economy each year!

Facts about Lincolnshire Food

Did you know that:

  • Lincolnshire is the largest producer of wheat, cereals and potatoes in the UK
  • It is also the country’s largest poultry producer, and the fifth largest pig producer.
  • David Bowman Ltd of Spalding, is Europe’s largest grower of pumpkins – the company even sponsors the annual Spalding Pumpkin Festival and in the days before the festival, provides thousands of pumpkins to local schools so that each pupil can carve out their own pumpkin. A procession of illuminated pumpkins, many carried by these schoolchildren, then parades through the town centre during the evening of Spalding Pumpkin Festival.

Lincolnshire Food Festivals

With such a long and  illustrious agricultural background, it is no wonder that Lincolnshire Food is  some of the finest and freshest in the land. Celebrating the wonderful and diverse nature of Lincolnshire Food, the county is home to several important food festivals throughout the year including: The Lincolnshire Sausage Festival held annually in October and the Lincolnshire Xmas Food & Gift Fair held at the Lincolnshire Showground each November.

Three Famous Lincolnshire Foods

Lincolnshire produces three of  Britain’s most iconic foods. The Lincolnshire Sausage, Lincolnshire Poacher Cheese  and Lincolnshire Plum Bread are often used in international food festivals to showcase the best of British produce:

The Lincolnshire Sausage

lincs sausage

This celebrated pork sausage is one of the county’s most iconic food exports

Lincolnshire Poacher Cheese

lins poacher cheese

Made by just one producer, Simon Jones of FW Read & Sons in Alford

Lincolnshire Plum Loaf

lincs plum bread

This succulent fruit loaf is delicious served with butter, cheese or toasted