27th Oct, 2016

Tasty treats and many surprises on the menu

Evesham Editorial 19th Jun, 2014 Updated: 20th Oct, 2016

FOOD lovers are being urged to visit the heart of Evesham for the town’s annual Vale First Food Festival.

This year’s event will be held from 11am to 4pm on Sunday (June 22) and is set to be bigger and better than previous years.

Held in All Saint’s Churchyard and opposite in the historic Vine Mews, the festival will showcase the best locally grown and produced food, drink, crafts and gifts.

Traders including the Fleece Inn, Evesham Greengrocer, Working World, JellyPickleJam, the Outdoor Pig Company, Simply Seasonal, the Bell Tower Appeal and Transition Evesham will be among those in attendance.

Family entertainment and activities, including a climbing tower, juggling, face painting and bouncy castles, and live folk and jazz music from local musician Griff Collins will also be on the menu.

Visitors will be able to sample and buy a delicious range of hot and cold foods from fresh farm produce and meats, to hog roasts, cakes, sweets, preserves, ales and pies all lovingly and locally made.

Paul Napper, new Head Chef at the Evesham Hotel, will deliver a live cookery demonstration, and Word of Mouth Cafe and JellyPickleJam Vintage Tea Shop will also be specially open to provide even more delicious delights.

Supported by Transition Evesham Vale, keen or novice gardeners and cooks will also be able to access information and advice from the Vale Landscape Heritage Trust, Master Composters and Love Food Hate Waste.

The festival coincides with the annual National Morris Dancing Weekend and free parking will be available in the Merstow Green and Old Brewery car parks.

E-mail info@jellypicklejam.co.uk or visit the ‘Vale First Food Festival’ Facebook page for more information.