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Newsletter September 2006

York Food and Drink Festival

22 September to 1 October 2006
Among the main aims of the festival are:
* To show local food as something for everyone to share
* To emphasise local food production
* To educate the public about food and drink
As well as taste workshops, cookery demonstrations, roving feasts and an ale trail, there will be several markets:
* Deliciously Yorkshire Market
* Festival Market - featuring regional producers
* Farmers' Market
* Beer enclosure - featuring regional ales

See the full programme at www.yorkfestivaloffoodanddrink.com

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2 October 2006 at Solberge Hall Hotel, near Northallerton
16 October 2006 at Ox Pasture Hall, near Scarborough

These two half-day events are for chefs and food buyers from hotels, B&Bs, restaurants, pubs, tearooms, farm shops, delicatessens and visitor attractions who want to source local food. You will be able meet local producers and discuss your specific requirements, such as seasonality, delivery arrangements or portion sizes.

Attendance is free of charge, but you must book a place before 25 September 2006. To find out more and request a booking form, contact Julia Hutchinson on 01609 532 456 or email julia.hutchinson@northyorks.gov.uk

A Study of the Alehouses, Inns and Taverns of Scarborough and its District in all Periods

The "House Detectives" research group was set up in 2003 by a small group of members of the Scarborough Archaeological and Historical Society, the Scarborough branch of the East Yorkshire Family History Society and the Scarborough Civic Society. The group researches selected houses and other buildings in and around Scarborough.

Their new project will be a study in all periods of the alehouses, inns and taverns of Scarborough and its district. Members can contribute by examining directories, ratebooks, newspapers and other records, and even by visits! The alehouse was an important social institution and almost anything known to history has happened there, from early Nonconformist and secret society meetings to shovegroats, bowls and modern quizes. Basically, a tavern sold wine, an inn offered food, drink and accommodation to man and horse, while ale and beerhouses were the public houses as we know them. At some periods in Scarborough's history, there were nearly 100 hundred brewsters.

The group will meet at St James Community Arts Centre, Falsgrave on Monday 25 September at 7.30 pm. New members are always welcome . The project will be introduced with some comment on sources by John Rushton, then it will be discussed by the group and plans will be made for the research.

Local Produce Food Shop at Burton Agnes Hall near Bridlington

Open 11am-5pm, 7 days a week

The food store at Burton Agnes Hall sources all of its produce from Yorkshire. Olivia Cunliffe-Lister, who set up the shop, says: "We are so lucky in having an incredible variety of local produce in this area. People don't need to go far afield to find absolutely delicious, wonderfully tasty, fresh produce".

In addition, if you travel to the shop by bus you will recieve a 10% discount by simply showing your EYMS bus ticket. This is part of Hidden Treasures project which promotes East Yorkshire's cultural attractions using public transport.


Happy eating and reading!


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