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StowFeast food festival is hailed as a success

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StowFeast Food Festival Market Place Stowmarket.
Carol Mash from Combs with Leanne Evans and Tim Chapman East Coast Chilli Company ANL-140308-202923009

Mark Westley Photography StowFeast Food Festival Market Place Stowmarket. Carol Mash from Combs with Leanne Evans and Tim Chapman East Coast Chilli Company ANL-140308-202923009

Hundreds of food fans visited Stowmarket at the weekend for the town’s first ever StowFeast food festival.

The event, which stretched throughout the town centre, the museum of east Anglian Life and the John Peel Centre, offered up the very best of East Anglian produce.

Craft beers, ice cream, locally produced cheeses, organically reared beef, cakes, bread and rare breed pork were among the feast of tasty treats on offer.

The museum threw open the doors to its 13th century barn laying on a spread of stalls in front of Abbot’s Hall and the John Peel Centre acted as a showcase for artisan producers based within 30 miles of Stowmarket.

Town Centre Manager Sharon Brown, who helped organised the event, said StowFeast was a big success.

She said: “The event went really, really well.
“Thankfully the weather was good for us and people seemed to be having a great time all day.

“There were plenty of people in town, many hundreds, and some of the stall holders were so busy they even sold out of stock.”

“We had lots of food and drink on offer and a presentation in the church by Dr Simon Poole on the benefits of a Mediterranean diet.

“We also had a pop up, open air restaurant in the church yard on Saturday.”

 

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