The Artisan Food Trail is working with My Events Made Easy to bring a real feast to delight the senses right in the heart of Luton home to the University of Bedfordshire.
Being held in the UK Centre For Carnival Arts there will be a packed indoor Producers' Market where you can buy food with a difference direct from the producers themselves.
Outside in the courtyard will be the Street Food Market where high quality fresh-cooked food can be enjoyed.
Lisa Childs, Founder of The Artisan Food Trail, who grew up in Bedfordshire said, “I am a supporter of small food producers and enjoy cooking from scratch so it seems fitting that I should return to one of my old stomping grounds to share what I love with everyone.”
“A number of our members have been asking us when were we going to put on a food show of our own, so this is our first event in answer to their requests. We will have no less than nine Artisan Food Trail members taking part in The Edible Market Food Festival and we’re very grateful for their support by participating.”
The AFT Producers taking part are:
The Artisan Smokehouse – They will be bringing an array of smoked foods from their small smokehouse in Suffolk. From meat, fish and cheese to whole garlic bulbs, oils and spices. Don't forget to ask them about their hampers too.
Breckland Orchard – Boutique soft drinks from sparkling to squash in a wonderful array of nostalgic flavours. Try using them as a fabulous mixer for cocktails.
Kandula Tea – All carefully sourced teas from their plantation in Sri Lanka are a delight to drink at any time of day as well as their fruit and herb infusions.
Lewis of London – There are probably not many dairy farms inside of the M25 and that's one of the things that make this ice cream pretty unique. They'll be scooping wonderful cool creamy delights for you all day.
Capsicana Chilli Co – Ben is the chilli meister who not only satisfies the need for heat but flavour as well. Check out his range of sauces which have flavour in bagfuls and there's a rumour of some new ones too. For those looking for some unusual dried chillies and Mexican herbs, spices and pulses, Ben's your man.
Bite Me Spices – For freshly roasted, ground and blended spices. Look out for their gift packs which would be ideal as Christmas presents. They will also be launching a new product at the event.
Morgan House Foods – All products are organic ranging from preserves to dressings and sauces to delicious cordials. Add some zing with their wonderful marmalade and if you want something seriously hot there's the Extra Hot Pepper Sauce.
Driven By Coffee – They will be serving freshly made coffee out in our street food court all day. The coffee beans are carefully sourced and professionally roasted before being expertly made into the drink of your choice.
They will also be bringing along a some of their gift boxes, if you're looking for a present for a coffee lover.
Raw Nibbles – For something a little different why not investigate the pleasures of raw food with some cleverly made indulgent treats and they're a bit more healthy too.
A number of free food demonstrations will be taking place throughput the day and our very own AFT member Ben Jackson of Capsicana Chilli Co will be showing you how to make simple, tasty Quesadillas.
Executive head chef of The Illustrated Chef will be showing us how to get the most from our meat and the secrets to getting the best from cheaper cuts.
If you've ever wanted to learn how to make fruit leather and dried fruits, The Jerky Shack will be divulging a few tips and for wine lovers, we have experts Ninesprings Wine who will be giving an insight into South African Wines with some tips on how to pair with food.
It really is going to be a packed day and as we write we are full speed ahead in getting the last details together.
We hope you all can come and if you'd like to know more about the festival and see what other stallholders will be there do take a look at the website www.ediblemarket.co.uk
For the those who like to be well-prepared you can buy your tickets in advance from the website.