Food, glorious food at fair

PUBLISHED: 12:11 31 July 2008 | UPDATED: 21:32 31 May 2010

Food Fayre.
Saffron Walden.
July 26, 2008.
Photograph by Michael Boyton.
Pic shows: Staff from Knead Food with scrummy foods including breads, quiches and cakes.
Names (L-R): Sarah Savidge; Sue Tearnley; Emma Hammond.

Food Fayre. Saffron Walden. July 26, 2008. Photograph by Michael Boyton. Pic shows: Staff from Knead Food with scrummy foods including breads, quiches and cakes. Names (L-R): Sarah Savidge; Sue Tearnley; Emma Hammond.

A SCRUMPTIOUS selection of food was on display at a Summer Food Fair held on Saffron Walden Common on the weekend. Event organiser Dennis Steed, from the Saffron Walden Initiative, said: The fair was an undoubted success for all involved. The weather w

A SCRUMPTIOUS selection of food was on display at a Summer Food Fair held on Saffron Walden Common on the weekend.

Event organiser Dennis Steed, from the Saffron Walden Initiative, said: "The fair was an undoubted success for all involved.

"The weather was fine and there were more stalls and more visitors than ever before.

"The 35 stalls in the three marquees proved very popular, as did the 32 individual outside stalls. Many of the traders sold out and had to send out for replacement stock.

"Thurstons and the Saffron Walden County High School Farm Unit provided the entertainment for children and the event was sponsored by Waitrose.

"And, of course, the event could not have happened without dedicated support from volunteers."

This was the first time the Summer Food Fair has run on both Saturday and Sunday and hundreds of people flocked to both days.

As well as the more traditional food products there was also a stall selling food for dogs and the Army catering team was displaying its emergency food packs.

Chairman of the Initiative, Peter Riding, presented a cheque for £200 to the Tang Ting Twinning Association for their help in running the fair.

The next food fair will be held in Saffron Walden Town Hall on Saturday October 25 and will concentrate on the Christmas season.

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