Malton Food Lovers Festival

The Malton Food Lovers Festival is an annual event that takes place in the market town of (you’ve guessed it), Malton, North Yorkshire.  As we were staying close by at the weekend, we thought we’d take a trip to pick up some food for  our barbecue that night.  We had SUCH a good time!

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We arrived early looking for a second breakfast of coffee and pastries, so after tearing ourselves away from many stalls en-route, decided upon this little cart from ‘The Patisserie‘.

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It was great to see so much local produce grown by local people and as most stalls had samples available, you could try before you purchased.

Though there was the option to purchase tickets to watch cooking demonstrations and talks by well-known chefs, with eight in our party, keen to get tasting, we decided against.

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Though I visited Malton frequently as a child, I couldn’t remember anything of the cobbled square the Festival was held in which added to my enjoyment of wandering in-and-out of stalls and shops.

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On the periphery of the square was ‘Interiors  at 9 to 11‘ which had some amazing pieces inside!  Director Sarah couldn’t have been more lovely taking time to explain the transition of the store from ‘Stitches’ (which it used to be), to the place it is today – well worth a visit!

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It also gave me chance to get this slightly more elevated shot of part the festival!

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As it got to lunchtime, the energetic vibe increased thanks to the the LIVE music.  There was a great buzz about the place and as the black clouds refrained from opening, coats came off and more refreshment was sought.

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This was a FANTASTIC morning out, thoroughly enjoyed by all of us that went, so much so we think we’ll make it an annual extended-family trip.  We came away with sausages, cheeses, flavoured popcorn, brownies, fresh fruit and veg… as food-lovers, t’was the perfect event to attend!

Check out the Food Lovers Festival website here whilst I close with something a bit daft as I like to do now and then!

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Fun-loving parentals!

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