Sunday, October 05, 2008
Darlington Food Festival
There's plenty of time today to get yourselves down to the Market Place for the Food Festival.
Sandy, AJ and I went down yesterday - the town centre was packed, despite the Autumn chill. The food tent in the Market Place (video'd above) was heaving and trade seemed to be brisk.
The weekend is a showcase for our local and regional producers - everything from bread, cheese and pickles to dairy products and food with a more exotic touch. As my colleague Cllr. Andy Scott says in the programme introduction, the message is very much about taking a healthier and environmentally friendly approach to buying and cooking food.
Today, as well as the usual supporting acts of bands, face painters, jugglers, balloon makers and the like, Lesley Waters from Ready Steady Cook and This Morning will be giving demonstrations in the food tent at 12pm, 1pm and 2pm.