A HARLESTON “FEASTIVAL” – for Autumn Food and Drink Inspiration

Saturday 2nd October : 9.30am to 2.00pm

This event promises a foodie treat for every palate, and a place for our local farmers, growers, producers and cooks to showcase their wonderful goods.

On the day Market Place and Exchange Street will host pop-up stalls selling local produce, and street food. At the time of going to print the final line-up had still to be confirmed, but we are sure to find the following.

· Fen Farm, Bungay’s, Baron Bigod cheese, butter and new, locally produced, marscapone and Skyr Icelandic style yoghourt

· Jams, conserves, chutneys, pickles, and even flavoured gin, from Peacheys’ Preserves at Alburgh

· A cake cornucopia from Katherine’s Kitchen in Harleston

· Vital fresh fruit and vegetables from Castle Fruits, and The Apiary, Harleston

These, and many more on the day, will show the great range of home grown and speciality foods available in and around Harleston Street food will also be on offer including

· The Flying Chef’s gourmet hot dogs

· Pepperells’ hog roast, burgers and bacon rolls

A special mention, too, of the refreshment waiting at JD Youngs’ on Market Place where they will be unveiling the Magpie’s new season menu.

Our excellent food shops in town are not to be left out and will be adding special promotions to all the fun of the Feastival. Among these goodies you will find

· Over 20 signature sausages from Browne’s Family Butchers

· Oven-fresh crafted breads / pastries and a new Feastival biscuit from Tudor Bakehouse

· Ice cream and chocolate heaven from the town’s Chocolatier at The Pod

· Beers, spirits, wine and cooks’ delights and kitchen knowhow from Adnams at Cellar and Kitchen

· Loose grains & pulses (bring your own containers) from sustainability champion, The Green Cupboard

The town’s excellent cafes with their friendly faces will be open to satisfy the thirst and hunger pangs of visitors after their busy morning perusing, tasting, and shopping-to-take-home. Check out:

· The Hungry Cat Café – taste exciting vegan dishes and buy the recipe book

· The Parlour – cosy snacks nestled behind Cornucopia

· Mrs Clarke’s Emporium – teas, coffees and designer delights

· Yakety Yak Tearoom – with extensive range of loose leaf teas, and a new Feastival cake added to the existing menu

Harleston’s October Feastival is all about the food and drink produced / provided locally - which tastes divine; which has not travelled for miles and miles to reach your table, so saving hugely on energy; and which uses far less plastic in its presentation. Many of our local producers are pleased to offer a home delivery or collection service, and will gladly provide details on the day.

So hurry down to the Feastival (Saturday 2nd October) for some of the best food and drink available from local producers - and for a real feast for your eyes, tastebuds and shopping baskets. Yum, yum!