Beverley Food Festival will be bigger than ever

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Food Festival ps1236-22'Beverley Food Festival By Pam stanforth ps1236-22'Keith Loveday, Jason Rowe, Helen Watson

ALMOST 100 of Yorkshire’s finest food producers will be showcasing their products at the 2012 Beverley Food Festival, to be held on Sunday October 7.

The event will be held in Saturday Market Place, where the emphasis will be on locally grown and reared produce.

Visitors will be able to taste and enjoy delicious and unusual food which has mostly been produced within a 30-mile radius of the town.

The ever popular Food Theatre will feature nine cookery demonstrations by local chefs using local food.

There will be free family entertainment from Professor Fiddlesticks, Beverley Brass Band, the Longcroft Gospel Choir and an outdoor zumba session with Lisa Godman.

The event is being staged by Beverley Town Council in association with the town’s Local Food project, called From Field to Table, which is part of the Big Lottery Fund’s Local Food scheme.

This is a £57.5million national programme providing funding for projects working to make local food more accesible and affordable.

Helen Watson, Beverley’s Town Clerk, said: “Beverley Town Council Food Festival showcases a fantastic array of local producers and features the benefits of buying, cooking and eating locally produced food.

“It’s a great way to support the local economy, the environment, and take advantage of the benefits that seasonal local food brings.

“We have over 90 stalls this year with some new stalls to offer even more variety and cater for all tastes.”

Keeping it local, the schedule for the 2012 Beverley Food Festival is being produced by Beverley-based design company Pure.

The schedule will include a directory of all of the Food Festival’s stallholders as well as advertisers, to make it easy to contact the producers and buy their products after the event.

The full programme for the Food Festival is available on the Beverley Town Council website at www.beverley.gov.uk.