A to Z of Berwick Food Festival

Berwick Food Festival
Berwick Food Festival

Eat, drink and be merry with this A-Z of the Berwick Food Festival.

Animal Farm: from rare breeds to adorable alpacas, this is always one of the most popular corners of the Barracks.

Sloe Gin tasting, 26% proof at the Berwick Food Festival.

Sloe Gin tasting, 26% proof at the Berwick Food Festival.

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Beer Festival: Berwick takes its name from the old English word for barley and has been linked with the brewing industry for centuries; it’s the perfect location for showcasing local ales and ciders. Organised by Simon Vickers who runs the Barrels Alehouse, the event opens on the afternoon of Friday September 12 to allow visitors plenty of time to research their favourite tipple.

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Cereals: local company and family owned business Silvery Tweed Cereals are sponsoring the festival for the first time. Specialising in premium-quality cereal and seed ingredients, they will be on hand to explain how they produce ingredients for many leading names in the baking and cereals industries as well as offering free tastings.

At the Berwick Food Festival.

At the Berwick Food Festival.

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Dahl: spicy dahl will be just one of the many delights on offer in the Street Food section, which is scheduled to be open throughout the festival.

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Examples of fresh ways with local food can be found in the Demonstration Kitchen from professional chefs and accomplished home cooks.

Jimmy Bell "The Lamb Man" from East Wingates Farm in Morpeth at the Berwick Food Festival.

Jimmy Bell "The Lamb Man" from East Wingates Farm in Morpeth at the Berwick Food Festival.

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Film: Au Petit Marguery is centred on the last night at a French restaurant at the local theatre with a menu from David Foxton at The Maltings Kitchen.

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Glass: Don’t forget to buy your special Beer Festival glass for beer sampling and to take home as a unique memento.

Berwick Food festival

Berwick Food festival

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Heritage lessons: entrance to the Barracks also includes free entrance to all its museums during the festival weekend.

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Industrial Section: entrants will be able to show off their baking and growing skills in this fiercely fought competition, where they aim to claim best in show.

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Jam: along with sauces, chutneys and pickles a delicious range of homemade jams and preserves are available to buy in the Producers’ Market.

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Kids’ Activities: Slow Food believes good food should be accessible to all so all the children’s activities are free and very much hands on.

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Loaves and fishes: try our local bread cooked in a wood fired oven on a local estate or the freshly caught fish and seafood from the North East coastline.

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Music: from traditional Northumbrian pipes and fiddles to original offerings by local songwriters to rock and jazz.

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No to fast food: organised by Slow Food, this global movement emphasises locally grown produce, the preservation of traditional foods.

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Oils and vinegars: the Producers’ Market has over 40 stalls including the condiments to accompany local meat, fish and vegetables.

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Pounds – Only £2 to get in and under 12s go free! With discounts and free samples, you can stock up on quality produce for knockdown price.

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Questions answered: speak to the people who raised the meat and grew the veg to find out exactly where the food comes from and how it is produced.

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Recipes: find plenty of inspiration from the stall holders and the chefs in the Demonstration Kitchen.

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Street Food: explore the extensive Street Food section including crepes, curries and freshly brewed coffee.

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Tasting: plenty of chances to try before you buy From local cheese to warm baked bread, homemade honey to freshly caught seafood there will be lots of opportunities to sample.

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Undercover; even if there’s the odd shower, the festival offers plenty of indoor fun too including museums, children’s cookery, chefs’ demos, the beer festival and Barracks museums.

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Vegetables: locally grown available to buy in the producers market or to view in the Industrial Classes, there will be plenty to interest and buy.

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Warm Welcome: from the stall holders, talk to the person passionate about raising your free range chicken or who baked your bread this morning.

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Xtravanganza: 40+ stalls brimming with produce from Northumberland and the Scottish Borders.

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Your chance to buy your week’s shopping from local producers instead of the supermarket including dairy produce, meat, fish, vegetables, baked goods, condiments, pies, puddings, wines and liqueurs.

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Zenith: Berwick Food & Beer Festival is at the peak of every food trend: local produce, micro breweries, baking and gardening – come and join in the fun and be inspired!