British Food Fortnight: Yorkshire

Posted on: 09 September 2008 by Gareth Hargreaves

This year's event is set to be the biggest yet with activities ranging from the wild to the practical.

19th September - 28th September: York Festival Of Food & Drink

Bring your baskets and fill them up with incredible foods, regional and exotic. Other attractions will include 'Celebrity chefs and children cooking lunch'; 'Yorkshire Produce Market' with a wonderful open-air market operating in St Sampson’s Square and lots more. Visit for more information.

20th September: Experience Local Life, Sheffield

Experience locally produced meats and ice cream at The Aga Shop in Sheffield. Contact Anne Horton on 0114 266 2856 for more information.

24th September - 28th September: Selby Care Home Invites Local Community To Celebrate Locally Grown Produce

Firth House in Selby has invited the local community to a British Food Day to highlight the variety of local produce grown in Yorkshire on 24th September. On 28th September the local community is invited to afternoon tea, which will include cakes made by the residents. Contact Joanna Nurse on 01757 213546 for more information.

26th September - 27th September: Wakefield District Community Food & Health Team’s Food Tasting & Recipe Sharing

Wakefield District PCT’s Community Food and Health Team will be using fresh, seasonal, locally grown produce to cook up a British Food Fortnight feast. Contact Beverley Juniper on 01977 665 844 for further details.

27th September - 28th September: Holmfirth Food & Drink Festival

Holmfirth is the place for food lovers as the annual Food and Drink Festival takes place. A fabulous food market is open each day with stalls throughout the town offering a range of mouth-watering delights. A food demonstration kitchen in the Market Hall will give visitors the chance to watch the experts while drinking local beers provided by local bars. Contact Maria Wilson on 01484 225 852 or see for more information.

5th October: Beverley Town Council Food Festival, East Yorkshire

Enjoy a family day food, festivities and fun in the Market Place! There will be a variety of stalls selling local produce, cookery theatre marquee (admission free), street entertainment, charity BBQ, competitions and much more. Contact Helen Watson on 01482 308 311 for more details.

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