When Beverley Town Council organised the first Food Festival in 2006, little did they know it would go on to be an annual success enjoyed by thousands of residents and visitors alike.
The original idea was to bring a few producers from Beverley’s rural hinterland into the town centre to help celebrate local food, so on a crisp Sunday morning in 2006, thirty-five producers set up their stalls along with a small Food Theatre, in what proved to be a big success for the Town Council – one that has grown stronger year on year.
The Hull Food Partnership has launched a Food Charter for the city at an event will be held at the KCOM Craven Park.
Designed to address inequalities surrounding food, the charter focuses on encouraging local businesses and organisations to work together to provide better access to good, affordable produce, boost cooking skills and support local food production.
Around 100 delegates have attended a major rural tourism event to help make connections, grow their businesses and celebrate some of the region’s finest food and drink producers with the launch of a new guide.
Held at Tickton Grange Country Hotel, near Beverley, the event encouraged those attending to harness the wide range of marketing opportunities available with the aim of increasing the profile of their businesses and grow the number of visitors to the area.
A local family-run enterprise, which includes Simon Baynes Wholesale and Millies Greengrocers is set to turn 100 this year and is believed to be the longest-running produce supplier in Yorkshire!
Started by Simon’s Great Grandfather John Pennington in 1918, John began the family business on the Market in York. John then handed the reins over to Simon’s beloved grandmother Millie and grandfather Eric who branched the business out into three Greengrocer retail units across York. The business was then passed down to Simon’s father Allan and then onto Simon in 2006.
Vendors wishing to apply for a stall at the hugely popular Beverley Food Festival and The Christmas Festival of Food & Drink have until the 11 April to submit their application to Beverley Town Council.
Taking place on 7 October 2018, the Beverley Food Festival is one of the biggest events on the calendar attracting over 30,000 visitors to the town, while The Christmas Festival of Food & Drink will take place on 24 November.
Delegates attending the recent East Yorkshire Local Food Network (EYLFN) Spring Conference, held at Bishop Burton College, have been told how local food is continuing to grow in popularity and availability.
Chaired by Graham Ward OBE, the line up of speakers included presentations from John Geldard, who founded the highly-successful Plumgarths Farm Shop and Café, in the Lake District, and Sue Nelson of events business Yorkshire Food Finder.
The sky over Sewerby Fields, in Bridlington, is set to be awash with colourful kites as part of a two-day festival, hosted by East Riding of Yorkshire Council, Bridlington Tourism Association (BTA) and the Northern Kite Group.
The event, subject to reasonable wind and weather conditions, will take place on Saturday, 6 and Sunday, 7 May and will see a number of internationally-renowned experts put on a display to entertain local residents and visitors to the resort.
The new 2017/18 East Yorkshire Enjoy Local Food Guide was unveiled at a recent meeting of the East Riding of Yorkshire Rural Partnership at Bishop Burton College.
This edition marks the 15th year of the guide’s publication and is the biggest yet, running to 40 pages. The guide is packed with information on local food producers, suppliers, retailers and hospitality businesses that are proud to incorporate local produce into their menus.