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Stirley’s 5th Annual Food Festival promises to be a feast of fun and local food

Friday 18th September 2015

Stirley Food Festival in 2014Stirley Food Festival in 2014

Stirley Community Farm to host festival tomorrow from 11am...

Staff and volunteers at Yorkshire Wildlife Trust’s Stirley Community Farm are busily getting ready for their biggest and best Annual Food Festival on Saturday 19th September from 11am to 7pm. There will be a huge range of flavours to sample from the farm and local businesses, and meals will be dished out, whilst produce and activities will be on offer throughout the day. After browsing the stalls there will be a chance to relax to music played by local musicians and sample a Stirley beef burger and some fine Yorkshire ale in the beer tent.

This will be landmark year for the 240 acre wildlife-friendly farm, as it is the first year they will be selling their beef, with prime fresh cuts to take home, pure Stirley beef burgers and hot beef sandwiches. The farm’s local butcher, Sean Heal, from Flowery Fields Farm in Hade Edge will be on hand to serve the beef and explain the art of preparing first class traditional grass-fed beef.
Many of the stallholders have worked closed with Yorkshire Wildlife Trust over the years, using produce grown at the farm, sharing machinery or lending a hand with the enormous task of transforming a once derelict dairy farm into a thriving hub of food production, learning and a place to enjoy the stunning Pennine fringe scenery.

We hope demonstrations of wildlife-friendly gardening and farming on the day will inspire visitors to have a go at growing, cooking and eating local food themselves!

Visitors will be able to browse our flourishing fruit and vegetable gardens, make their own smoothies, meet our local milkman and delve into the world of dairying, join in some beautiful natural crafts and feast on a huge range of foodie treats to suit every palate.

Kim Warren, Community Engagement Officer said:

“The team at Stirley Community Farm were really keen to host an event that provides a wide range of locally produced food to match the farm’s philosophy of support for local food and local business that benefit the community and wildlife, which is what this Food Festival is all about. We hope demonstrations of wildlife-friendly gardening and farming on the day will inspire visitors to have a go at growing, cooking and eating local food themselves!

“The festival promises to be lots of fun, with lots of opportunities to try, taste and buy home grown food. We hope to see lots of the local community there.”
 

Tagged with: Events & Shows, Living Landscapes, Food Festival, Huddersfield, Stirley Community Farm