Taste of success
THOUSANDS of foodies enjoyed a day at the fourth annual Saltburn Food Festival.
Described as its “busiest ever day”, the town’s Milton Street was transformed into a buzzing festival village, with more than 80 independent local food producers from the North-east and North Yorkshire tickling the tastebuds throughout the day.
Organisers planned the day as a celebration of good local food, and includ- ed a Festival Fringe around the town, a Family Kitchen for children, outdoor dining and picnic areas.
Special guest chefs including Mark Greenaway from BBC2’s Great British Menu and Channel 4’s Sunday Brunch cooked up a treat at the Festival’s live Cookery Theatre.
Festival director Lorna Jackson, who lives in the town and also runs the family deli Real Meals on Milton Street, said of the event at the weekend: “It’s been an absolutely incredible day. We never like to take anything for granted, but it’s been our busiest festival yet – and that’s saying something!”
“It’s been really busy all day long, and the atmosphere around the place has been wonderful – it’s great to see so many people of all ages enjoying great local food right in the heart of town.”
And festival guest chef Mark Greenaway loved his first visit to the town.
Mark said: “This is the first time I’ve been to Saltburn, and it won’t be the last.
“It’s an absolutely gorgeous town, with lots going on. There’s so many great stalls, a fantastic mix of people of all ages, all the cookery demos have been amazing, and it’s been great to meet and chat with so many people.”
People can enjoy more tasty treats, when the monthly Saltburn Farmers’ Market returns on Saturday, September 10.