A flavour for Surrey food festivals
PUBLISHED: 10:47 09 September 2010 | UPDATED: 17:48 20 February 2013
It's festival time with celebrations of all that is local hotting up in Haslemere, Farnham and Croydon. Pick up top tips from award winning chefs, check out the freshest produce and speak to those who get your food from farm to plate
Originally published in Surrey Life magazine September 2010
Haslemere Food Festival
Building on last years success, Haslemere is holding its fifth Food Festival this month a chance for the local community to celebrate the feast of local produce on offer across the area.
Running from Saturday September 4 to Sunday September 19, the festival launches at the Aga Shop, West Street, with Sarah Whitaker tempting the public with her delicious Haslemere Chocolate Cake and continues via a beer festival, sausage competition, Italian Market and more.
I am constantly made aware of the central role played by food and
drink in helping to knit together a community, says Dominic Upton, owner of Haslemere Health Foods, which won the town chambers Fantastic Food Outlet award back in April.
A sense of community is once again proving to be our strongest asset in what have proven to be difficult and challenging times. If we can find a way, through celebration of our wonderful spread of food growers, producers and marketers, to come together and share our strengths for a fortnight, we demonstrate terrific strength and joy in adversity!
- For the full programme of events during the Haslemere Food Festival fortnight, or to find out more information, visit their website at www.haslemere.com/foodfestival
Croydon Food Festival
Croydon Food Festival runs from Friday September 10 to Sunday September 12 with a host of events around the town and a live demonstration kitchen in North End will host gourmet cooking displays. More information at www.croydonfoodfestival.com
Farnham Feast of Food
Taking place from Saturday September 18 to Saturday October 2, Farnham Feast of Food is set to leave no one feeling hungry. Running for the duration of the event, the Great British Food Crawl sees three courses for just 15 at a host of venues and the whole shebang culminates at Castle Street on Saturday October 2 with Farnham Food Festival. More information in October's Surrey Life.
Surrey Farm and Food Week
Surrey Farm and Food Week brings with it a host of tasty farm walks and food fairs. Running from Saturday September 18, more details can be found here.