Monday, 29 November 2010

Hartingtons Baslow Food Fair - media storm!

Hartingtons' first ever food fair in Baslow is blowing up quite a storm in the local media.

Not only has an article about it been spotted in the Sheffield Telegraph but it has got a full spread in the Peak Districts most widely read paper the Peak Advertiser.  In case you have not seen it the piece runs like this:

Baslow finally gets a food event to call their own!

After years of trying to get a food market off the ground and being in the shadow of
the likes of Bakewell Farmers Market and Chatsworth; Baslow has finally secured the
food event it has always wanted. The Baslow Christmas Food Fair with over 20 local
food heroes will rival any taking place within the Peak District.

Commenting on behalf of the Trustees of Baslow Village Hall; Helen White,
Marketing Officer said:

"We are delighted that Hartingtons have chosen Baslow to stage their first food fair
and have also committed to putting on another ten events next year. The people in
Baslow and from the surrounding villages can look forward to a having a local food
market to call their own. I'm sure it's going to be a great Christmas event for families
and foodies alike."

The event promises to be a great day with a hog roast, roasted chestnuts and mulled
wine being some of the warming treats. The Baslow Christmas Food Fair will run
from the 4th to the 5th of December with free admission on both days.

Exhibitors include: Peak Ales, Bradfield Brewery, artisan chocolatier Personally
Yours, new venture the Hassop Station Café, Peak District Dairy and Tindalls of
Tideswell will be bringing along their award winning Christmas Cakes. As well as
buying tasty treats and presents visitors will be able to order their Christmas turkey
through Sheffield favourite Roneys or Derbyshire Dales Organics.

Tuesday, 23 November 2010

Hey pesto!

If you love fresh pesto why not come along to Hartingtons Christmas Food Fair at Baslow nr Chatsworth.

We have a fantastic artisan pesto maker coming along on the Saturday.  So if you like home prepared pesto that taste of fresh basil, pine nuts and fresh tomatoes come along and spoil yourself.

There is much more than just fresh pesto at our food fair on the 4th and 5th of December.

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.

Thursday, 4 November 2010

Chicken feed............

Well I have to say Hartington's first ever event........Our Christmas Food Fair at Baslow Village Hall on 4th and 5th December is really starting to take shape now. Nearly every stall is taken now and we are way ahead of schedule on the marketing....which is very good news.

The Village Hall right by the Chatsworth Estate has proved extremely popular with stallholders and we have been inundated with people wanting to know more about our "foodie" event.

I don't know if you remember in the early days but my sidekick and very hard working Editor thought it would be a fantastic idea for one of us to dress up as a chicken and run through the Chatsworth Estate to promote our event.

Well I'm afraid to report that the Editor is still keen on our chicken marketing you've guessed it......yes today I went for my first chicken suit fitting.............and here is the result!! What do you think?.............. comments most welcome!!


Wednesday, 3 November 2010

Order your Christmas turkey

Anybody trying to decide where to order there Christmas turkey from should come along to Hartingtons Christmas Food Fair in Baslow nr Chatsworth on the 4th and 5th of December.

We have two of the Peak Districts finest turkey producers in attendance.

Roneys are the areas only local stockist of Delias favourite turkey the Norfolk Bronze.  Roneys are attending on the Sunday whilst you can get your Christmas turkey from Derbyshire Dales Organics on the Saturday.

As well a being able to pick up your turkey, you will be able to buy a great range of Christmas food and food gifts from the likes of: Peak Ales, Tindalls of Tideswell, the Welbeck Bakehouse, John Hattersley Wines.

It really is going to be a great couple of days and a great food event.