LOCAL food met great fun at Transition Evesham Vale’s AGM as exciting plans to combine two popular town festivals were revealed.
The meeting at The Fleece Inn saw the local arm of the national environmental campaign not only officially merge with Transition Pershore, to form a stronger and more effective group, but also formally cement plans to join their annual Local Food Festival with Evesham’s annual Carnival.
Next year’s event will be held on June 25, 2016 and is expected to bring the Rio spirit, colour and flavours to the Vale.
“There are so many synergies between what we aim to bring to the people of Evesham, so it made perfect sense for us to work together” said Lisa Whelan, member of TEV and organiser of the Food Festival.
“By combining our efforts we will be able to provide a greater range of locally grown and produced foods, even better entertainment and a fantastic free day out for all the family”.
Glen Lyon, speaking on behalf of the Evesham Carnival Committee, said: “We believe working together with Transition Vale Evesham will allow the Evesham Carnival to grow on the successes of its return in June after a seven year absence.”
“There will be more to see and do on the Crown Meadow both before and after the Carnival procession and it will provide a fantastic opportunity for local producers to showcase the quality and variety of food grown and produced in the Vale,” he added.
Local growers and producers interested in taking part in the event can contact Lisa Whelan at JellyPickleJam Vintage Tea Shop in Vine Mews or by e-mail at: firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.