Emsworth celebrates British Food Fortnight

Emsworth celebrates British Food Fortnight

This Saturday sees the start of British Food Fortnight and once again Emsworth is embracing this national celebration. Its an opportunity to experience much of what makes Emsworth a special place with its largely independent high street and a wonderful array of restaurants, cafes and pubs. The first weekend has a fantastically diverse array of events and activities – there really is something for everyone. Highlights for this first weekend include -

Saturday 17th September
Emsworth Market Day with Hampshire farmers Market. For the first time St.Peter’s Square will host this monthly market, bringing regional producers to the very heart of Emsworth. There is a fantastic range of seasonal produce from Hampshire Game though to Hayling island Honey.

Meet the Emsworth Schools ‘Scarecrows’ – made by local schools to help celebrate the harvest – they will be unveiled in the Square and rumour has it some maybe be in fancy dress!

Local Shops and business will be offering a range of special offers – look for the Yellow Balloons and pick up a leaflet on the day.

Grab an Emsworth British Food Fortnight 2016 canvas bag and find a little surprise from Montezuma’s inside

Emsworth Brewery Open Day – 12noon – 7pm – Visit this micro brewery in the heart of Emsworth and sample some ales.

Eames Farm Open Day -11AM – 3PM – visit an organic Beef Farm, close to Emsworth and enjoy lots fun activities. Organised by Chichester Harbour Conservancy.

Tower Cookware Demonstration – 10am – 4pm. Emsworth Home Hardware.

Special Menus and regional dishes in many of the restaurants, pubs and cafes – including the famous Emsworth Beef, Oyster and Ale Pie. See recipe sheet.

The start of our collection to help build the Emsworth Food Mountain to be donated to the Beacon Food Bank at  our open air Harvest Festival on the last day of the Fortnight.


Sunday 18th September

Emsworth Apple Day – 11am – 2pm – St.Peter’s Square – see separate press release.

There are just over 75 events and activities planned over this year’s Emsworth British Food Fortnight – including the Emsworth Wine Fair, Seafood Community Lunch, Beer Festival and the A Thought for Food Market.

Emsworth British Food Fortnight 17th September – 2nd October. For more info– www.emsworth.org.uk

Full programme of events online here.