The event is held in support of The Journal’s Taste campaign, which was launched in January 2008 to give a much-needed boost to those producers, farmers, shopkeepers, hoteliers and restaurateurs championing all that’s good about North East food and drink.
The event showcases the region’s thriving local food and drink sector, and gives unrivalled face-to-face access to the people who grow, rear, harvest and make a whole range of often unique and regionally-inspired foods.
The annual Northumberland County Show attracts crowds of 25,000-plus and will take place this year on Bank Holiday Monday, 25 May at Bywell, near Stocksfield in the Tyne Valley.
The large marquee accommodates around 60 stalls and this year’s culinary Taste extravaganza is sponsored by Arch – The Northumberland Development Company and the Amble Harbour Village. Stall holders will be selling everything from cakes and bread to award-winning beers, ice cream, flavoured seasonings and spices, vegetables, locally-reared meat, fish and cheeses.
Watch this space for a full list of traders.
Taste of the County has proved itself to be a popular and much-anticipated date in the region’s festival calendar – and if you’re a local food or drink producer based in the region, why not be part of it?
With thanks to our sponsors:
TASTE OF THE COUNTY
DATE: Bank Holiday Monday, May 25, 2015.
TIMES: Gates open at 9am and the show closes at 6pm.
LOCATION: Bywell, near Stocksfield, Northumberland.
TASTE MARQUEE: More than 60 food and drink stalls.
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Lesley Hampson, event manager, on 0191 201 6435, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
TICKET PRICES: from £12 Adult, £3 Children. See Northumberland County Show website www.northcountyshow.co.uk
Freshly baked selection of artisan breads, cakes and scones
Seasonal fruit & veg and delicious homebaked savouries and sweets
The Brownie Bar
Gorgeously gooey rich chocolate brownies and white chocolate blondies
Charlie's Country Kitchen (I Love Pies Me)
Speciality pies, pasties and cakes
The Cherry Tree (Durham)
Multi-award winning chutneys, preserves, curds & cheeses
The Chirnells Farmhouse Kitchen
Scones (sweet and savoury), Cakes, Tea Breads, Tray Bakes & Biscuits
Geordie Banger Company
Third generation sausage company selling hand crafted gourmet sausages with a Geordie twist
Bakery produce - plate pies, small pies, quiche, sausage rolls, pasties, scones, traybakes
The Gluten Free Kitchen
Delicious gluten-free bread, cakes, pies, desserts, savouries, and pastries
Grants Butchers Ltd
Selling a variety of different flavoured sausage with free sampling all day
Hallsford Farm Produce
Hung Shorthorn beef, rarebreed mutton, lamb and pork. Traditional Cumberland sausage
Cured, air-dried or smoked, British speciality meats from the lush banks of the River Tweed
Improve joint health and mobility with flexicoll high strength collagen drink
Hebridean Liqueurs North East
Whiskey, brandy & rum liqueurs, malt whiskies, London Gin and Navy Rum
The Honey Store
Beekeepers, producers and suppliers of speciality honey products
Fresh fruit and vegetables
Kathryn Brown Cupcakes
Delicious cupcakes baked using fresh, quality ingedients - warning, extremely moreish!
Fudges, chocolates and traditional confectionery
Loopy Lisa's Fudge
Authentic handmade fudges - just like Grannie used to make!
Hand made Limoncello, crafted in small batches from our family recipe
The Mad Jam Woman
Jam, marmalade, relishes, curds, ghost chilli sauces, cheesecakes & frangipans
Northumberland Cheese Co.
Producer of artisan cheeses, all vegetarian using cow, goat, sheep & Jersey milk
Northumberland Sausage Company
Handmade gourmet sausage lovingly made in the heart of Northumberland
The Northumberland Tea Company
Northumberland tea, made for Northumbrians and tea lovers everywhere
30 different varieties of stuffed olives. Turkish delight and baklava
Shaw Meats Ltd
Gluten free products and a range of salami and cured meats
Stateside Treat Emporium
Delicious tastes evoking memories of past holidays to America and Canada
Swallow Fish Ltd
Traditional oak smoked fish, fresh fish, shellfish & homemade fish pates
Packs of tea, biscuits & bursting juice bubbles for cold drinks!
Truly Tempting Chocolate
Handmade bars, chocolate lollies and other bespoke chocolate gifts
Wheelbirks Ice Cream
Jersey ice cream
Salad dressings and sauces, chutneys and balsamic vinegars
Artisan breads, cakes and pastries