The Wye Food Festival 2013

The 2013 Wye Food Festival will be running from Saturday June 15th to Sunday June 23rd. The theme this year is going to be good clean local food. The concept behind the event is the concept of locally grown, produced and consumed produce. The benefits of maintaining the connection between producer and consumer is that consumers have a much more direct relationship with what they eat and drink. The producers in their turn are involved in their local community in the most direct way. So if you'd like a day or two away from the industrialized processed food culture, the week long event may be for you.

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The festival will enable visitors to see where crops are grown and animals are reared; and in due course are made into bread, sausages, chutneys and cheese. This isn't just about education and demonstrations, the local pubs and restaurants will be offering a wide range of 'Wye' dishes and visitors will even be able to sample a a special Wye beer.

A new element for 2013 is walking and rambling, the Festival will be incorporating food walks and the Wye Business Association has adopted the “Walkers are Welcome in Wye” slogan. This Festival is intended to be as family friendly as possible but anyone thinking of coming is recommended to book as soon as possible.

The planned itinerary is subject to change but at the time of writing included the following events:

Saturday 15th June

  • The Farmers' Market is at the heart of this experience and it is being enhanced for this event. It is likely tom include a tasting tent, bouncy castle, live music, a community farm BBQ, and much more. The market is open from 9am to 1pm. There will be a beer tent on the Green from 11am to 4pm.
  • Sausage making at the Wye Butchers and Deli, make your own pork bangers then fry up the results; 17 Church Street - 01233 812225
  • Gluten Free products to try before you buy at Botanic, 24 Church Street - 01233 812426.
  • Masterchef winner Liz McClarnon will open the treasure hunt for young people at 1pm (opposite the Kings Head on Church Street) - 01233 812418

Sunday 16th June

  • Visit the Heritage Centre for Strawberry teas in the Latin School garden between 3.30 and 5.30pm.
  • The Kings Head will be hosting a wine and cheese evening - 01233 812418

Monday 17th to Friday 21th June

  • Culinary herbs and multisensory plants - An art exhibition and display of locally grown herb plants, from Tuesday to Saturday, at Botanic, 24 Church Street - 01233 812426.
  • Strawberry shopping at Ticketyboo in 145 Bridge Street - 01233 812671
  • Tour the award-winning Wooden Spoon jam factory and taste the produce while you are there. Coldharbour Farm - 01233 812251.
  • The Wye Bakery will be highlighting Spelt all week and on Wednesday will be offering children the opportunity to make their own pizzas, 22 Church Street - 01233 812218.
  • The Wife of Bath will be , Seasonal menu including beef and lamb from Wye Community Farm. Tuesday to Thursday evening. Upper Bridge Street. 01233 812232

Saturday 22nd June

  • Pick up leaflets for the local self-guided strolls around the area including taking in many sights and landmarks connected to food production as well as landmarks and other places of interest.
  • Local food and jazz will be on the menu at the Latte et Miele bistro in Church Street 01233 812798.

Sunday 23 June

  • The monster Sunday riverside BBQ will be put together using local meats and salads, live music and real ale. The Tickled Trout, Bridge Street - 01233 812227.
  • Sculpt your food and eat it! the garden of New Flying Horse. Two sessions that need to be booked in advance: 10am to 12noon or 1pm to 3pm.
  • A music night at The Kings Head!

Festival dining

  • Wednesday is the The Great Wye Meal using all local produce on Wednesday Thursday night is Game Night and Friday is Fish and Paella. The Kings Head, Church Street - 01233 812418
  • Local produce is on offer with wine tasting at the New Flying Horse, Upper Bridge Street on Thursday from 7.30pm
  • Wine tasting and dinner using the best of local produce for more information call 01233 812297.

The Wye Food Festival is organised by the food group of the Wye Business Association www.wyebusiness.org.uk

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