Thousands of visitors flocked to the Berwick Food & Drink Festival with organisers, Berwick Slow Food, reporting the busiest Saturday ever.
Held in the town’s historic Barracks and sponsored for the first time by Simpsons Malt, the event lived up to its promise of something for everyone with local produce, live music, children’s cooking, demonstrations by professional chefs, music, films and exhibits.
Visitors were streaming through the gates from the minute they opened.
Commenting in her first year as festival director, Helen Henderson of Fenton Fine Foods in Wooler said: “We were absolutely delighted by the response from both locals and visitors to the area.
“After a year of food scandals it really does show how people are keen to buy local from suppliers they can actually meet and talk to.
“Once again I would like to reiterate our thanks to our sponsors Simpsons Malt, the Slow Food committee, English Heritage and all our suppliers, stall holders and volunteers from Hospice Care North Northumberland and Till and Glendale Rotary who work so hard to At the Producers’ Market, shoppers took delight in stocking up on everything from home baked breads, pies, puddings and cakes, fudge and chocolate, jams and chutneys, spicy chilli and curry sauces, cheeses, fish, meat and charcuterie, vegetables and water, liqueurs and wine.”