First Hebden Bridge and Mytholmroyd Food festival

Monday, 16 March 2009

May 2nd - 31st

A new event is set to take place during May this year. The first Hebden Bridge and Mytholmroyd Food festival has a huge range of events, including a farmers market, beer festival, foraging walks, “meet the local producers” and a sausage trail. There’s even going to be a biggest slug competition!

Polly Webber, manager of the Alternative Technology Centre one of the leading organisers of the festival, has:

“We want it to be a festival that celebrates local food and local producers. There will be events reflecting all aspects of the food chain. We are going to have animals in the square, a compost doctor, and a discussion panel on food issues as well as many other food related events.”

The festival organisers want to involve local food outlets in the event, by taking part in showcasing local food, and local food producers and ask that they get in touch.

“If you want to take part in the festival, either by showing your produce or helping as a volunteer, please getting touch with the Alternative Technology Centre.” said Polly. The full programme is available on the ATC website.



Real Farmers market

Livestock in the square. Children will be able to see and feed the animals.
Calves, turkey, chickens etc.

Beer Festival, oompah band  and singalong at Mytholmroyd

Meet the producer/processor

Mapping local food producers, processors and retailers

Kerbside launch Green Ale

Edible Incredible Food Fair

Reminiscence about Dig for Victory in the 2nd World war – what was grown and where

Composting exhibition, launch of community composting scheme. food waste information
National Compost week

Compost Doctor in the square

Big Heap compost give aways

Creative gardening - growing food in small spaces – Hanging Gardens of Hebden Bridge

Largest slug competition

Cooking classes

Foraging for food
Walk and gathering wild food

Film and talks on food issues eg local versus organic, Fair Trade etc

Largest dish iin the world

Rhubarb Maestro chef/Calder Food Hub

Visit to the liquorice/rhubarb growers of Yorkshire

Local beekeepers exhibition

Sausage trail

Cragg Vale Brewery tours

Brewing/home brewing



Growing food in playgrounds

Training day for teachers around sustainable food


Local food promotion in shops and restaurants

Food theme sculpture and art displays in shop windows

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