The fourth annual Arundel Food Festival takes place in town on Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th October 2013. Other events throughout the town and surrounding area will take place during the following week, Monday 21st to Sunday 27th October.
Sunday 20th October marks the return of “Activity Sunday”, a series of free, family focused events including apple pressing with the National Trust – who will be encouraging visitors to bring any unwanted apples and pears to be made into scrummy apple juice or cider - don’t forget to bring clean bottles too.
Local foraging experts Forest Knights will also be showing children how to discover a few tasty treats growing locally and to cook their own Bannock Bread over a fire.
There will be Cookery demonstrations using local, seasonal food with the Community Chef, Robin van Creveld, and members of the public will be encouraged to pedal his smoothie bike to create delicious drinks from seasonal fruit and vegetables.
Returning for its 2nd year is Arundel’s own “veg swap” where allotment holders and vegetable growers can swap their own produce for other peoples’ or for homemade jams, chutneys and cakes. No money will change hands and all produce must be homegrown or homemade. If you’ve nothing to swap then a small donation to food charity FareShare will suffice.
New for 2013 will be a variety of tours to local allotments and a chance to learn more about the new Arundel Community Orchard. Visit the Fitzalan Road and Priory Road allotment sites then take a look at the new Arundel Community Orchard, planted in February 2013 with various Sussex varieties of apple, pear and other fruits.
In addition, there will be Fairtrade Tastings Galore, and 'You are what you eat', hosted by Arundel Surgery Community Association through a series of fun competitions & quizzes for children based around healthy eating, with prizes.
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Published 16th October 2013
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