Food celebrations in Nailsea

AN ARRAY of food, crafts and dance displays will be attracting shoppers to Nailsea on September 17.

Nailsea Farmers’ Market and Waitrose in the town are teaming up to celebrate British Food Fortnight and the start of the Made in North Somerset showcase by offering members of the public taster sessions and fun events.

Meat, produce, preserves, pasties, baked goods, cheese, fudge, cakes and plants are just some of the items which will be on offer on the day.

The farmers’ market will be running from 9am-1pm in Crown Glass Place, complemented by Nailsea Craft Market which will be selling a variety of products including soaps, wood, glass and wool products, handbags, children’s clothes, framed photos and cards and hand-crafted jewellery and fabric items. The sellers will also be putting on demonstrations on the day. Waitrose will be manning a stall offering tasters of British seasonal produce, local cheeses and English wines and ciders.

Entertainment will be provided by Rob the Rich, who will be entertaining the crowds with folk music, and the Mclennan School of Irish Dancing from Nailsea.

Rob Franklin, head chef from the newly-opened The George at Backwell will also be cooking up some delicious taster dishes using British and local food from their menu. Farmers’ Market manager Gina Provis said: “It’s been wonderful to be able to create an event such as this, showcasing an array of British produce, culinary delights and the wealth of locally-made produce we have in the area.

“Markets contribute to the social, environmental and economic well-being for towns and town centre areas, something we should all support to keep our cultural heritage alive.”

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