Hampshire Farmers' Market to celebrate the Hampshire Food Festival

Hampshire Farmers' Market to celebrate the Hampshire Food Festival

To celebrate the Hampshire Food Festival, Hampshire Farmers' Market will hold a special day dedicated to celebrating seasonal local produce on Sunday 28th July. Renowned Executive Chef Andy MacKenzie of Lainston House Hotel will be a guest at the Winchester market giving one of his highly skilled and entertaining demonstrations! Andy will produce a wide range of delicious dishes using great seasonal food from the Hampshire Farmer's Market producers' stalls.

Home Economist Davina Tibbetts will show how to create summer style salads with New Forest smoked fish, plus a veggie roulade and a light summer pudding. Two HFM producers will create delcious summer dishes, Dwayne Bartrum from Perfect Pickles will cook veggie bits courgette frittata, broad bean and mint cakes. Judy Smales from award-winning Lyburn Cheese will also demonstrate her cooking skills.

There will be further fun with Andy Mackenzie's Omelette Challenge, with HFM Business Manager Alex Handford defending her title from last year and then a second round with another HFM producer to decide the overall champion for 2013.

Buskers will add to the vibrant market atmosphere and Kidsrome Animal Farm (petting farm) will be on site for the children to enjoy.

As the country's largest farmers' market, the Winchester market has over 90 regular stalls selling a huge range of local, in season, fresh produce with visitors able to sample some of the foods and talk directly with the producers. There is also a wide range of 'food to go' available including a Hog Roast, Water Buffalo Burger stall, Breakfast Baps and a coffee stall.

The market opens at 9 am until 2 pm and is located in Middle Brook Street and Middle Brook Street Car Park. HFM is a not for profit, community interest organisation supporting local producers, rural jobs and helping to protect the environment through reduced food miles. www.hampshirefarmersmarkets.co.uk

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