A feast of local flavours

food festThe Girls Around Town will be casting the culinary net even wider on Saturday, taking a look at a fabulous festival coming up next month.

Celebrating local food from artisan producers based in and around Nottinghamshire, the Winter FoodFest returns to Thoresby Courtyard near Ollerton on Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 November.

And who better to give June, Tina and Sue the inside scoop on what to expect than the festival’s organiser?

Alison Lowe will be taking a break from pulling it all together to talk about some of the terrific stalls lined up for this annual event, now in its seventh year.

With cookery demonstrations by local chefs in the Kitchen Theatre, a themed Treasure Hunt for children and plenty of tasty treats to try and buy in the Riding Hall and the Courtyard, it’s a must for foodies. And the ideal opportunity to start preparing for the festive season by stocking up on Christmas fare and gifts…

The Winter FoodFest is open from 10am to 4pm both days, admission is free and there’s plenty of free parking on site too.

For the very latest on all the goodies in offer, don’t forget to tune in or listen online from 10am to 1pm on Saturday…

Spring FoodFest returns to Thoresby Courtyard

easter eggsSpring is in the air and, for foodies, that means it’s almost time for the annual Spring FoodFest at Thoresby Courtyard…

Now in its seventh year, this popular event is a celebration of local food, highlighting small artisan businesses with a retail Food Fair, a Kitchen Theatre offering demonstrations by  Nottinghamshire chefs and even a themed Easter Egg Hunt for children.

thoresby courtyardStallholders from Nottinghamshire, South Yorkshire and neighbouring counties will be bringing plenty of mouthwatering tasty treats to this stunning setting near Ollerton, all showcasing a wide range of high quality produce and products.

Taking place from 10am to 4pm on Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 March, with free admission and free on site parking too, it’s an ideal opportunity to sample some of the goodies on offer, stock up on food and drink for the Easter celebrations – and enjoy a great family day out into the bargain!

Winter FoodFest returns to Thoresby Courtyard

thoresby courtyardThe ever-popular Winter FoodFest will be back at Thoresby Courtyard next month, bringing all its usual foodie treats to this stunning setting near Ollerton.

Now in its sixth year, the event is a celebration of local food, highlighting small artisan businesses with a retail Food Fair, a Kitchen Theatre offering demonstrations by  Nottinghamshire chefs and even a themed Treasure Hunt for children.

christmas cupcakesThe majority of the stallholders are from Nottinghamshire and South Yorkshire, with some coming from neighbouring counties too – a terrific mix of favourite regulars and a few new ones, all showcasing a good balance of high quality produce and products.

Taking place from 10am to 4pm on Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 November, with free admission and free on site parking too, it’s the ideal opportunity to get the holiday season off to a great start. Sample the tasty treats on offer, pick up some Christmas gifts and stock up on festive food and drink while enjoying a great family day out!