Join the Local Food Celebration in Bacup
|Author: Catherine Smyth||Published: 12th September 2011 21:12|
Music, craftsmen and most importantly a wide variety of local food and delicacies will be on show at Stubbylee Community Greenhouses in Bacup on Saturday September 17.
From noon to 4pm the venue, in Stubbylee Park, will host the second Local Food Celebration organised by Bacup Consortium Trust which runs the greenhouses.
Last year's Local Food Celebration
Rossendale charity REAL is helping to publicise the event and community development worker Pat Smith said: "Last year's event attracted hundreds of people, many of whom said they had not been in the park in years.
"It is a fantastic opportunity to visit the festival, learn about the work at the greenhouses and other organisations and also spend a few hours in the park, which holds many childhood memories for local people.
"A stone mason and blacksmith will be demonstrating their craft and there will be a wide variety of foods to taste and a chance to learn how herbs help health and learn more about the work of Incredible Edible Rossendale.
"Anyone with surplus plants or produce can bring them along and either swap for something they want or have a stall and sell it if they have an abundance.
"Entertainment will be provided by blues guitarist and singer Mr Cotton House, vocal acoustic guitarist Emma Ellis and with local trio Pie."
There will also be handmade bags on sale made by local firm Ben and Holly's Emporium, demonstrations of wool spinning and Derek Jones from Heritage Preserves will show how to make chutney.
Children can enjoy sign painting, face painting and walking on water inside giant balls.
All of the proceeds will benefit the charitable work at the greenhouses to enable more people to access volunteering and experience therapeutic horticulture.
For more information call Pat on 01706 871730 or email firstname.lastname@example.org