As the longer day edges closer, if you’re wondering how to make the most of the warm weather it’s time to make the most out of the extended light (whilst we have it) in the great outdoors or in our gardens. So gather some friends, pick a location, turn off your phone for a while and enjoy each others’ company with a beautiful selection of Harvey & Brockless speciality foods in partnership with artisan food producers around the globe.

Harvey & Brockless does a superb job by partnering themselves with a handful of artisan producers who know what they're doing when it comes to traditional products, and you can order a carefully chosen bespoke gift box or hamper to enjoy it for yourself, shipped straight to your door.

By purchasing artisan food, you’re helping to support the local economy and smallest of businesses. Most of the time, artisan food makers and importers are locals themselves and are working together  creating the food using traditional methods because they want to share the culture and because they love it.

Sometimes it's just worthwhile to buy from someone, just for the sake of encouraging them to do even better than they are already doing; and I must say they are doing an amazing job. This is how you preserve and maintain the cultural heritage and identity of rural areas by perpetuating local traditions and customs: local holidays and festivals that promote their customs and products, but also the practice of pastoralism, a traditional profession passed down from generation to generation.

Big corporations most of the times don’t do a happy dance when they see an order come in but when it comes to artisan producers they always do and they value every each customer with the same gratitude

An artisan product is an artisan product because of the handful of people behind it. The people who make them and the people who buy them.  Without this mutualistic relationship, true artisans and artisan products would be a thing of the past, so let’s try to appreciate as much as we can their hard work and devotion.

There’s nothing like a good selection of charcouterie and wine to kick off a good meal. Now that I caught your attention, head on over to Harvey & Brockless’s website and stock up on your favourite brie, gouda, blue or camembert. You can pair it up with a glass of favourite local wine to set the mood for the rest of the evening.

Keep and eye on, because you never know when you may find some wine as well on their website to go with their products.

And I must say, towards the end of my clicks on their website, I came across something that  made me realise humanity still has hope. Without giving too much information, just see it for yourself CLICK HERE

''At the end of the day, you really can’t make a wrong choice.
As long as you pay attention to what it is that you don’t like about a wine
each bottle will get you closer to what you do like.
Take it one glass at a time!''