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Newsletter November 2006

Nutmeg - a new vegetarian café in Scarborough

Dave Barry writes: "A great little veggie café has opened in the upper part of Victoria Road, near the copshop. It used to be David's Café and is between a butcher and a healthfood shop. The food's excellent and very reasonably priced, and the couple who run it, Rob and Elaine, are very friendly and welcoming! The accent is on fairly traded, locally produced, organic food. Scarborough needs more of this kind of thing so please support them.

"The café is open during the day, 10 am to 4 pm plus 6 pm to 9 pm Saturdays (except 25 Nov).
It has a licence to serve alcohol with food from noon-2 pm and Saturday evenings. Telephone: 01723 503867"

Local Food Group members win tourism awards

Congratulations to Café Heart, which won the Scarborough Tourism Café of the Year Award and to Peppers which won Scarborough Tourism Restaurant of the Year Award and Yorkshire Coast Tourism's Best Restaurant Award.

Congratulations also go to Local Food Group member Andy Sharp who won the Scarborough Sustainable Tourism Award.

Café Heart
7 Marketside, Scarborough YO11 1EX
Specialising in healthy-eating options, and using locally sourced ingredients whenever possible, Café Heart sells a wide range of sandwiches, salads, croissants and beverages (including smoothies and juices), all freshly prepared to order.
9.00 am to 5.00 pm Monday to Saturday
Tel: 01723 372 743

Peppers Restaurant
11 York Place, Scarborough YO11 2NP
A modern British restaurant specialising in local and seasonal fine dining. 95% of its ingredients are sourced within North Yorkshire. Meat from Glaves of Brompton and rare-breed pork from Swaledale Pork. Fish from Scarborough harbour, favouring the more plentiful species, e.g. woof and line-caught bass; no imported fish is used. All duck is free-range, supplied by Loose Birds of Harome. All salad leaves and herbs are organic, from G & C Benson of Spilsby.
Some lunchtimes, 12.00 am to 2.00 pm, depending on the season. Please phone and check which.
Evenings 6.00 pm to 10.00 pm
Tel: 01723 500 642

Christmas Farmers' Markets and Fairtrade Stall

Wykeham Farmers' Market
The Downe Arms Hotel car park
Every Friday, 8.00 am to 1.00 pm
Christmas Market on Friday 15th December and usual market on 22nd.
Ryedale Farmers' Market
Sheep Shed at Malton Cattle Market
Christmas Market on Friday 22nd December, 8.30 am to 1.30 pm
Coincides with Malton Livestock Auctioneers' Dressed Poultry Auction at 11.00 am
Pickering Farmers' Market
Market Place
Christmas Market on Thursday 7th December, 6.00 am to 1.00 pm
Fairtrade Stall
Outside Woolworth's, Scarborough town centre
Saturday 16th December, 9.00 a.m. to 5.30 p.m.
Find out more about the Scarborough Fairtrade Action Group at www.fairtradescarborough.org

Henderson's Relish - Yorkshire's best-kept secret

Radio 4's Food Programme about chutneys and relishes recently featured Henderson's Relish, which is made by a small family firm in Sheffiled. Similar to Lea and Perrins, Henderson's Relish doesn't contain any anchovies which makes it suitable for vegetarians and vegans. You can buy bottles of Henderson's Relish at Small Fry chip shop on North Street in Scarborough. You can listen to the Food Programme at http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/factual/foodprogramme.shtml or visit the Henderson's Relish website at http://www.hendersonsrelish.com

More local food in Scarborough!

I had a very encouraging meeting with Scarborough Council's Sustainability through Procurement Task Group about the implementation the Borough's fairtrade and sustainable procurement policy. It is excellent that the councillors and Council officers are showing such commitment to changing their sourcing policy. I think we can look forward to seeing a lot more local food at Council outlets in the future which will benefit our local economy and the environment.

Landlord at Old Scalby Mills talks about his battle to keep local beer (taken from Ouse Boozer Autumn 2006)

"I'm the landlord of the Old Scalby Mills, one of the oldest and most picturesque watering holes in Scarborough, which is built into the sea wall at the end of the beautiful North Bay. This seventeenth century building, once a water mill, has long been a quiet haven for those who fancied a decent pint of real ale. At one time I had a good list of guest ales ales to choose from, but then the outlet changed hands from one pubco another and the new owners promptly cancelled the list. I still had five real ales on, but they tended to stay the same for lengthy periods as choice was so restricted.

So I re-negotiated my lease to be free of tie, and in the first two weeks, nine guest ales went through the pumps, as well as firm favourites that are to remain on the bar. I intend to have two house beers, a premium bitter and a session one, and then have guests on the other three pumps. The big success so far has been Wold Top Bitter, which has proved to be the fastest selling ale I've ever stocked. I'm really pleased because my house bitter used to be Young's, which, although a fine brew, comes all the way from London, whereas Wold Top is brewed a few miles down the road."

Happy eating and reading!



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