Seeds sown for first Love Food Festival of the year: Sunday, March 30

Love Food Festival

 

What? Love Food Festival introduces spring
Where? Paintworks, Bath Rd, Bristol
When? Sunday 30th March, 10.30am – 4pm
How much? FREE

The countdown to spring and the first Love Food Festival of 2014 has begun! In less than six weeks time we will all be able to breathe a sigh of relief and welcome new beginnings with open arms.

Here is a taste of what we have to look forward to on 30th March, which also happens to be Mothering Sunday and the day the clocks go forward.

The children’s area is a particular highlight this year as the festival has teamed up with the National Trust’s 50 things to do before you’re 11 ¾ and little chefs will be able to tick something off the list as they learn how to make wild garlic pesto.

With Easter just around the corner there will also be an Easter egg hunt, Easter biscuits to decorate, cards to make and last minute Mother’s Day card making will also be available.

Grown ups certainly won’t miss out though as Incredible Edible Bristol will be on hand to discuss growing projects across the city and Glenhalme Herbs will be able to inspire and offer advice on growing your own herbs for culinary or medicinal use.

The market space will be packed full of new and exciting producers this year too including some great Mother’s Day gift ideas from Neal’s Yard, beautiful Glastonbury Stained Glass, handmade jewellery from Mocili, ceramics from Maison Rustique, handmade soaps and fresh spring flowers.

As always, visitors will be able to stock up on top-notch local produce with stalls including Kidners Fruit and Veg, Bath Soft Cheese, Marden Bakery, The Wheat Free Kitchen, The Wicked Chilli, fudge from Meg’s Cottage and charcuterie from Capreolus Fine Foods.

The street food line up will make it impossible to choose just one option so it is advised to visit on an empty stomach! Vendors include Churros R Us, Burger Theory, Eat Smoke, Ah-Ma’s Dumplings, Agnes Spencer’s Jamaican Cuisine, We Love Hot Dogs, Gopal’s Curry Shack, Coconut Chilli, Ivor’s Ice Cream, Rib Street and The Spanish Buffet.

Commenting on the event, Love Food Festival founder Lorna Knapman said: “We’ve got a cracking line up for the first festival of the year including some new and exciting food stalls and street food. Let’s put this awful weather behind us and look forward to new beginnings, new growth and lighter, longer days, it can’t come soon enough!”

 

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