Monday 8 November 2010

Baslow Christmas food fair is now FULL!

Hartingtons have had an overwhelming response to our first ever Christmas Food Fair to be held at Baslow near Chatsworth on the 4th and 5th December.

We are now full, which is great news.

The line up for the food fair with over 20 exhibitors is as follows:

If you've got a sweet tooth there is plenty to titivate your taste buds. Local artisan chocolatier Personally Yours will be there. We also have award winning cake producer Tindalls from Tideswell bring a selection of Christmas cakes and puddings and for those that love cheesecake, Heavenly Cheesecakes will be along on the Saturday. If you can't resist cup cakes and who can? You need to sample the delights fromYummylicious.

For those with a more savoury palate how about some fantastic artisan cheeses? We have the Cheddar Gorge bringing an array of tantalising local flavours and Delishas can provide the perfect gold medal winning red pepper relish to go with them.

Locally sourced vegetables will be available from some inspirational local retailers in the form of Scotts Gardens based in Riber near Matlock.

Liquid refreshment of the alcoholic kind will be provided by Peak Ales, Bradfield Brewery and John Hattersley Wines. Those looking to order their seasonal turkey can do so with Roneys and Derbyshire Dales Organics.

Those that can't resist the simple delights of fresh bread wont be disappointed. On Saturday the Welbeck Bakehouse will have on display some of the finest locally produced artisan breads. On Sunday local favourite Butlers from Dronfield will be along. I'm told their Parkin is irresistible. Having brought your bread you want a mouth tingling preserve to put on it. Marmalady aka Lynn will be along on both days to showcase her array of marmalade and preserves.

Any food fair focused on the Peak District would not be complete without a local food hero of the stature of the Peak District Dairy.

We love traditional foods but we also love the way new cultures are bring variety and interest to our local foods. Spice up your pasta dishes with genuine italian sauces produced by local producers Lambarellis. Keeping to the italian theme Marco Zerboni of taste will be bringing some of his home prepared italian treats all prepared with love and a smile.

Do you think vegetarian food boring? Let local producer Yum change your mind. Some of the most colourful and flavoursome vegetarian cooking I've ever tasted will blow you away on Sunday.

If you are looking for some Christmas gifts Hassop Station Cafe will be bringing some great foodie gifts for you to buy and tea and tisanes will be provided on the Saturday only by award winning Sheffield young entrepreneur Caroline Thompson aka the girl with the golden cup.

On the day there will be an array of hot food including: A hog roast with seasonal flavoured sauces, bacon sandwiches, roasted chestnuts, donuts and mulled wine.

There's no chance of anybody going hungry and it will be a great day out for all. Even better it's free entry all day from 9.30 - 4.30 so come along and celebrate great seasonal food with our local food heroes.

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