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  • Taste Wiltshire

    The idea of an annual food festival in Urchfont came about when the local community group were brainstorming ideas to benefit their lovely village in 2012. There had been a food festival there some years before, so it seemed only right to re-establish it. In a team, led by local resident Jenny Holt, Taste Wiltshire launched with the aim of showcasing the best food and drink in Wiltshire while creating an affordable day out. The first festival saw 20 Wiltshire producers & a cooking demonstration from Masterchef champion Natalie Coleman. Growing annually the festival now has around 35 producers with a wide range of produce from goat meat through to ice cream and craft beer. Set around the picturesque village with background music it’s a lovely way to while away a day. Wander around, sample, buy local food and drink and meet producers. Watch a cooking demonstration from a Masterchef contestant or local Michelin starred chef. Buy some street food for lunch – try Burmese, Indian or Turkish cuisine. ‘The festival is on the same Sunday every year in September and it’s a fun and festive atmosphere with both producers and visitors returning year after year. There’s no need to wait until you get home to dig into the culinary delights. There are hay bales for sitting on and tables and chairs so sit back, relax, eat and enjoy’. ...»

  • Wiltshire Farmers Markets

    Wiltshire Farmers’ Markets Association run monthly markets across the county where local people can buy local food and drink direct from producers.  The Association has around 60 producer-members selling at the markets which vary in size and character.  Expect to find a good selection of seasonal vegetables, meats, cheeses, preserves, cakes and bread and, increasingly, cider and beers.  Also look out for: rapeseed oil and natural skin care with new products appearing all the time such as fish and locally produced charcuterie e.g. salamis, air dried ham and chorizo.  The aim is to give farmers, growers, foragers and makers a reliable outlet for their goods and, importantly, more control over the price in relation to the cost of production.  There are lots of benefits for the consumer too.  The markets have a great atmosphere and the producers are always ready to talk about what they do, to explain about production methods, where the products comes from and what makes them special.    Shopping at the farmers market can turn the chore of the weekly shopping trip into a pleasure. ...»