North Devon food lovers are in for a treat

BARNSTAPLE Pannier Market is set to play host to a feast of local foods at a special event taking place later this month. Organisers of the second annual North Devon FoodFest on Sunday, October 18 say food fans are in for a bigger and better treat this ye

BARNSTAPLE Pannier Market is set to play host to a feast of local foods at a special event taking place later this month.

Organisers of the second annual North Devon FoodFest on Sunday, October 18 say food fans are in for a bigger and better treat this year.

Helen Symons, business engagement manager for North Devon+, said: "Visitors to the event can expect a veritable feast of the finest food and drink to choose from.

"Forget your weekly supermarket shop and come to the market and experience what our local producers have to offer in a relaxed and informal setting.


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"The FoodFest will give people an opportunity to shop imaginatively and break out of their normal weekly shop to explore a whole new way of shopping.

"Buying locally is a great way to support our local economy, build relationships with local producers and enjoy the benefits and pleasures of eating quality, fresh, seasonal and locally distinctive food and drink."

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Visitors to the event, sponsored by Mole Valley Farmers, will be spoilt for choice with jams, preserves, cakes, beers, ales, wine, cider, juice, fresh vegetables, ice cream, curries, tea, coffee, seafood, chocolate seafood, and game, all available to taste and buy.

What's more, they'll be able to enjoy cookery demonstrations by five of the county's best chefs.

The event is free and runs from 10am until 4pm.

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