Loughborough is staging a tasty food and drink market later this month featuring a range of producers and stall holders.

Representatives from Leicestershire County Council will also be spreading the ‘Love Food Hate Waste’ message at Loughborough English Food and Drink Festival on Sunday, October 23rd.

Organised by East Midlands Fine Foods on behalf of Charnwood Borough Council, the market offers the chance for shoppers to buy direct from stallholders who produce their own speciality items.

A wide range of food and drink will be available including bread and cakes, chutneys and curry sauces, pastries and puddings, mincemeat and macaroons.

The event, which runs in the Market Place from 10am to 4pm, will also feature children’s rides.

“This will be a great opportunity for shoppers to buy some really tasty products direct from those who are making them,” said Fiona Anderson, from East Midlands Fine Foods.

“We are also pleased that the Love Food Hate Waste team will be at the event, passing on useful tips to encourage less food waste.”

Councillor Paul Harley, Charnwood Borough Council’s Cabinet member for Leisure and Culture, said: “We’re delighted to welcome the food and drink festival to Charnwood and hope that residents and visitors take this opportunity to get their hands and taste buds on some unique produce.

“The Food and Drink Festival is a perfect way of not only giving residents something different to enjoy, but it also helps promote our Borough and attract visitors to help our local economy thrive.”

The October market is to be followed by a similar event in the run up to Christmas, with another Loughborough English Food and Drink Festival scheduled for Friday December 16th.

This will be the ideal opportunity to support local producers and opt for speciality food and drink items for the festive season, including gifts for foodies.

For details call East Midlands Fine Foods on 0115 9758810.


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