Monday, 9 May 2011

Fennel eating parrots & other foodie stories

There is no such thing stranger than reality & this weekend & the second ever food fair in Baslow was definitely living proof of that.

A game of two halves.  A disappointing Saturday with a number of stallholder dropping out at the last minute and rubbish weather after a series of bank holidays and the hottest April on record made attendance disappointing.  Sunday was completely different in every way.  The best line up of stallholders ever!  A packed, knowledgeable and curious crowd of foodies browsed, tasted, chatted with over 20 enthusiastic stallholders all keen to advise and inform the visitors about their artisan food products.

The highlight has to be with the revelation of one customer who brought a fennel plant from Phil Betts at Hardwick Country Store was that the plant wasn't to help create an authentic italian risotto or a spectacular fish dish. was for their pet parrot who had apparently developed a Fennel addiction.

A brilliant Sunday, a great event and some top notch stallholders means that we are already looking forward to our next food fair in June.

If you came and enjoyed it or have any ideas for the next food fair let us know.  We are always looking to improve.

Julie & Chris

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