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Fabulous local feasts available as the Taste of Rushcliffe Food Festival returns

5 July 2018

A fabulous range of local food will be up for grabs this weekend as Rushcliffe Borough Council’s annual food festival, Taste of Rushcliffe, returns to Central Avenue in West Bridgford.

There will be over 40 fabulous growers, makers, cooks and businesses from across the Borough on the market plus there will be lots of great cookery demonstrations, masterclasses and children's activities from 10am to 4pm on Saturday July 7.

From fantastic rare breed meats to tasty pies, preserves and pastries, Taste of Rushcliffe is a showcase of the huge variety of food, drink and talent that the Borough has to offer. 

Deputy Leader of the Council Cllr Debbie Mason said: “Here in Rushcliffe we have such an amazing variety of different food outlets and local produce.

“This food festival is all about helping our local businesses become more recognised and giving event-goers a chance to sample the wide range of delicious local treats available.

“Come along to Central Avenue this Saturday in West Bridgford to enjoy everything the stalls have to offer.”

The children’s cookery school and food science lab will include biscuit making, jelly explosions, pizza making and rocket building.

Award winning International Artisan chocolatier Fiona Sciolti will also be leading cooking demonstrations with tasty, thrifty recipes throughout the day.

Charlotte Harrington of Harrington’s Fine Foods has been a trader at Taste of Rushcliffe since its inception in 2014.

She said: “We’ve done Taste from the first year it started and it’s evolved so much for the better and now has an exceptional variety of stalls.

“West Bridgford is a perfect base for the event, people can come and enjoy the cafes and bars in the town centre and can also try the local food from local companies.

Tracy Harker of Harker’s Farm Shop has also been a regular trader at the event in recent years.

She said: “This is our third time coming to Taste of Rushcliffe and we’re really looking forward to it.

“There’s always a great atmosphere and it’s a fantastic opportunity for local Rushcliffe businesses who may be based further out of town, to reach people in West Bridgford as a great central location.”

The event also coincides with the annual YouNG Summer Market, which highlights young entrepreneurs and performers from across the borough.

View more about the YouNG initiative here: http://www.rushcliffe.gov.uk/youngnetworkgroup/