Food festival proves a big hit

133825a'Food Festival 'Amelia Scholey,left of Amelias Chocolate chats to a visitor'Picture by Neil Silk'21/09/13

133825a'Food Festival 'Amelia Scholey,left of Amelias Chocolate chats to a visitor'Picture by Neil Silk'21/09/13

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Tasty treats were on offer at an inaugural food festival in Scarborough.

The event, near Scarborough Market Hall in St Helen’s Square, featured 10 traders who showcased a host of local produce and hand-made goods.

Products on sale included artisan chocolates, sauces, coffee, olive oil, pies, sausages and crepes. The festival also featured wood turning and plants.

The event was organised by Castle Community Partnership in conjunction with Scarborough Council and event promoters Sant’Angelo.

Nick Taylor, the council’s investment manager, said: “It went really well - the weather was on our side and we had a lovely mixture of stalls.

“The traders were a great crowd and we had some terrific comments from people, both locals and holidaymakers alike.”

Mr Taylor explained that the event was an opportunity to showcase the great local produce that is available in Scarborough.

He said: “Some of the stallholders usually trade in the market, so it was also a chance to remind people about the huge range of goods that are available in the market hall and vaults.”

It is now hoped that the event will become a regular fixture and there are also plans being put in place for Christmas.