Get out of the kitchen and into the square. You could bring your own picnic or you could just relax and indulge in an offering from one of a dozen stalls circling the Big Sunday Lunch tables, tempting us all to enjoy a local food experience.
Alison Stoyle will be cooking her farm potatoes with delicious fillings, Oliver’s and Stevie B’s will produce a range of picnic sweet and savoury pastries and, for those with a really sweet tooth, there is fudge, Richie’s Bistro puddings and that old-fashioned tricycle supplying the incomparable Rookebeare Farm ice-cream.
Want to see who’ll be there:
Alison Stoyle – Potatoes
Ann Pollard – Riverside Goats Cheese
Bob Wigginton – Devon crumbly slab fudge
Brambles – Ready made meals
Clannaborough Red Ruby Beef – Beef
Crediton Garden Club
David Burcher Farming – Duck & goose eggs
Glyn Comont – Pork products
Jamie At Home – Cooking equipment
Jane Edwards – Pies, chutneys, etc.
Jurassic Seafood – Seafood
Justice Olives – Palestinian produce
Linscombe – Organic vegetables
Neil Wilson – Plants
Norsworthy Cheese – Goat cheeses
Oliver’s – Bakery
Purely Pines – Pork products
Redhill Apple Juice – Apple juice
Richie’s Bistro – Puddings
Rob The Egg Man – Pasties
Rookebeare Farm – Ice cream
Ruth Beckley – Ready made meals
Sandford Orchards – Cider
Stanbury’s – Game meat
Stevie B’s – Bakery
Sustainable Crediton – Grow Your Own
Suzy Sweet Tooth – Fudge
Tracey Mill Trout Farm – Trout
Tried & Tasted – Olive oils, etc.
Women’s Farming Network – CD
Plus entertainment and face painting.
Here are the approximate timings for you to catch your favourite cookery demo:
As a Festival opener Crediton Mayor Frank Leitch will kick off with his demo about 10.30, followed an hour later by Steve Brannan from Il Casita with Creedy Carver duck breast with raspberry sauce, saute potatoes and wild garlic followed by a no-cook cheesecake.
Around 12.30 the fabulous Chris Archambault will be creative with the produce he has sourced from roving round the stalls (see his recipe for sweetbreads – maybe he’ll be cooking it, maybe not).
About 1.30 Gretchen Oldland will definitely be wowing us with her fabulous Woolsgrove meal (recipes to download are below), then your final chance to pick up professional tips is with Richie Brent at 2.30.