It was wet…very wet, however, it did not dampen spirits of festival goers and Taste of Timsbury 2018 was another great success…
Visitors were greeted at Conygre Hall with a fantastic display of fresh produce kindly donated by Parish’s House and Bohemian Blooms.
With almost 40 market stalls, the main hall and outdoor marquee were bursting with a huge variety of high-quality local produce - most of which came from within 10 miles of Timsbury. Bread, charcuterie, fruit and veg, chutneys, pies, meat, jams, cakes, gin, craft beer, cheese and cider were just some of the wonderful local produce being showcased.
Street food traders offered a great range of hot food and drinks to those hardy folk who braved the conditions while inside the main hall, the Connies Tearoom provided a welcome sanctuary from the relentless rain.
A special mention has to go to ‘Chew Moos’ ice-cream who (as far as we can tell) didn’t manage to sell one cone; but did stick it out to the end and stay smiling!
Community groups including the Allotment Society, Timsbury Churches, High Littleton & Hallatrow WI and Greenhill House put their own slant on good, local food and created thought-provoking displays on the theme of food. Appearances from the bees and hens as well as goats from Sleight Farm encouraged people to think about where their food is from and children were kept entertained with a range of foodie activities including ‘guess the root’.
Cookery demonstrations appealed to all tastes and ranged from vegetarian cookery, healthy heart dishes, to making game charcuterie. Foraging was also on offer to identify wild, edible treats while yoga sessions were run to provide a retreat from the hubbub of the festival. The apple pressing team provided a slick service for visitors turning their local apple harvest into delicious apple juice.
Music from two local talents brought the event to life and drew people to the Community Marquee sponsored by Timsbury Parish Council.
Thank you to everyone for supporting Taste of Timsbury; we couldn’t have done it without you!
Photos of the event to follow.....