Food and drink businesses wanted for Darlington's upcoming Festival of Thrift (From Darlington and Stockton Times)
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Food and drink businesses wanted for Darlington's upcoming Festival of Thrift
2:42pm Tuesday 3rd September 2013 in News
ORGANISERS of the upcoming North-East Festival of Thrift are appealing for local food and drink producers to take part.
As part of the event, which celebrates all things sustainable, organisers are looking to showcase home-grown food and drink to show that people don’t have to travel far for good quality produce.
More than 10,000 visitors are expected at the festival, which will be held at Lingfield Point, in Darlington, on Saturday and Sunday, September 21 and 22, and food producers of all shapes and sizes, from allotment holders to big businesses, are welcome to have a stall.
There will also be street theatre and performances, artists, hula hoops, hairdos, vintage and restored vehicles, craft workshops, a Multi-Thrifty Swapshop, and the chance to learn how to slash ten per cent off family spending, as well as an alternative village fete.
Simon Preston, of NewcastleGateshead Eat Festival, is pulling together the food element for the Darlington event. He said: “With so much happening over the weekend there will be more than a few rumbling tummies and we are keen to get local people on board to fill them up.
“Part of the thrifty philosophy is to keep food miles low. We’re really keen on getting local food companies onboard for what we expect to be one of the biggest and best events the region has ever seen.”
Wayne Hemingway, who is curating the event with his wife, Gerardine, said: “We all know that fresh, home-grown produce tastes better – and this is a real chance for growers to showcase their produce to a huge audience.”
For more information about running a food stall at the festival email email@example.com or visit festivalofthrift.co.uk
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