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Newsletter October 2008

Friends of Scarborough's Public Market

Thursday 2nd October 2008
Bake 'n' Brew Cafe in Market Vaults at 5.00pm

A meeting to discuss the formation of a Friends group for our market to support its future development. The Bake 'n' Brew Cafe is in the market crypt at the Leading Post Street end of the Market and opens onto the pedestrian passage running alongside the building. Everyone welcome

Understanding our food: Lessons from the past for today

Improving our diet by understanding our relationship to food throughout the ages
Workshop at Le Chat Noir on Monday 13th October, 6pm to 7.30pm

Yann and Susie invite you to their eighteenth food and drink workshop, to learn more about the importance of understanding our food. Samples of different food, to illustrate the talk, will be available.

Booking essential Le Chat Noir, 10 Eastborough (near the Public Market)
Tel 01723 350653 Free and open to everybody (voluntary £1 donation for Macmillan cancer support) http://www.lechatnoircreperie.co.uk/

Wold Top Beers now available at the Cheeseboard

As well as a fine selection of wines, (including fairtrade and organic), the Cheeseboard now stock the full range of Wold Top beers - brewed on the wolds using local ingredients which include home-grown malting barley and the purest chalk filtered water from the farm’s own borehole.

The Cheeseboard 21 Victoria Road. Tel: 01723 374 527

Mists and Mellow Fruitfulness: Fruit, food and wildlife in Yorkshire's countryside

4th October 2008, Ampleforth Village Hall

The conference will include morning paper sessions in Ampleforth Village Hall, followed by an afternoon visit to the orchard at Ampleforth College and a local vineyard. Presentations during the morning will include:

• Old Orchards - New Opportunities - Barry Potter (independent orchard specialist)
• Orchards Today and Tomorrow - Simon Clark (Northern Fruit Group)
• Orchards for Wildlife - Phil Lyth (FWAG)
• Moths in Old Orchards - Dave Chesmore (YNU and Royal Entomological Society)
• Slow Food and the Orchard Heritage - Laura Mason (Slow Food)

After a local food lunch, there will be a walk along a green lane to the orchard at Ampleforth College, led by Fr Reiner. Here we shall hear about the history and current management of the Ampleforth orchards, consider varieties of fruit and their uses, and have a demonstration of the juice-making enterprise. This will be followed by a visit to the Oswaldkirk Vineyard, led by Simon Kershaw.

The cost of the conference is £25.00 per head, including a lunch of local produce. Numbers are limited. To reserve a place and request a booking form, please contact Margaret Atherden on 01904 766291 or email place@yorksj.ac.uk

Beverley Food Festival

Sunday 5th October 2008 Market Place, Beverley, 9.00am ­ 4.30pm There will be a variety of stalls selling local produce, a cookery theatre marquee, street entertainment, a charity BBQ, competitions and much more. For full details visit: http://www.beverley.gov.uk/Contents/Text/Index.asp?

Happy eating and reading!


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