After what seems like endless rounds of DIY in our new house I’d been looking forward to the Homegrown food festival for a few weeks and had it penciled in as a ‘must do’ for the weekend! The perfect distraction from picking up the paintbrush is food and the weather held off just long enough to enjoy some eats outdoors.
The festival itself celebrates everything local from the North Yorkshire area and it was a great sampler of what the region has to offer. The displays of food were just so inciting it was hard to know where to start! If there are trends in food I definitely noticed that the two of them were making an appearance here with three vendors selling pulled pork, an American BBQ favourite. Another was ‘Asian Slaw’ which seemed to be mostly finely chopped red cabbage and carrot without the mayonnaise which had a really crunchy flavour especially when paired with noodles.
My favourite display had to be Phil’s from the Haxby Bakery I bought a lovely olive and cheese focaccia which had a gorgeous soft texture and lovely salty cheesy flavour. I also enjoyed a few drinks from our local brewery in the tipple tent – Walls Country Town Brewery with their Gun Dog Bitter.
Alongside all the food were also displays from plant sellers and a few tips on growing your own. If your into food it was a great day out and hopefully I’ll be back next year. I can’t help but feel had the day been a hot sunny one the crowds really would have come out but in a way it was nice that they didn’t! More beer for me!