Mulberry Fayre at Hardwick 3 August 2014, 12 noon – 5pm
This week Government’s “Great Food Plan” is about judging food on basis of locality seasonality and quality – as well as price. Tolhurst Organic is a Community Interest Company offering local seasonal and quality food to local communities for over a quarter of a century now. To celebrate their new Community status and share the best of local food and drink in the area, the C.I.C. is organising the first Mulberry Fayre – an open day for local communities and beyond.
Says Iain Tolhurst, renowned organic grower “The first Mulberry Fayre at Hardwick will be a community effort with social aims in the local area. The event will celebrate the splendour of the summer season, with sales of the best local foods, games, competitions and food trails for children. Mulberry Cordial and home-made Mulberry cheesecake are just two of the attractions.”
Visitors will be offered an improvised farmers’ market, food and drinks, as well as a guided tour of historic Market Garden at Hardwick, only open at special occasions. Local businesses will benefit, too, by selling their best ware and community groups will contribute through their volunteers and information stands. We aim at “zero-waste” targets, by recycling and reusing all unused items.
“This event will set us up, as a company dedicated to supplying the best food to local vendors, including schools, and we hope many parents will attend to see the environment in which the food is grown and which makes it taste so good. – says Tamara Schiopu, Business Development Officer – Everybody is welcome to our open day, to see where their food comes from.”
For information about access and details, please visit www.tolhurstorganic.co.uk