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18.01.06
Farmers' market cooks up breakfast special for Farmhouse Breakfast Week, 22nd-28th January

Farmhouse breakfastOrganisers of one of Cornwall's leading farmers' markets have cooked up a plan to get as many market-goers as possible enjoying a farmhouse breakfast.

Lostwithiel Farmers' Market, with support from Taste of the West Cornwall, is set to celebrate Farmhouse Breakfast Week by serving up a discounted Cornish breakfast at the market, 10am to 2pm on Friday 27th January.

The breakfast will cost just £2 per head and feature ingredients sourced mainly from producers selling at the market, all of which are based within a 35 mile radius of Lostwithiel.

"We can promise a very special breakfast," says Joy Cheeseman who organises Lostwithiel Farmers' Market: "Though as all the ingredients are produced right here on our doorstep this wonderful food can be enjoyed every day. We hope the event encourages even more people to try our local produce and wake up to just how good a meal breakfast can be."

Lostwithiel Farmers' Market - photo by Mary NealeThe Lostwithiel Farmers' Market takes place in the town's community centre and the farmhouse breakfast will be cooked and served by centre staff. Ingredients will include sausages from Oakcroft Produce, hogs pudding from Rosevinnick Organic Farm, pork burgers from Primrose Farm and free range eggs from local producer Mollie Bolton.

According to Angie Coombs of Taste of the West Cornwall, small initiatives of this kind are important for changing broad consumer attitudes. "Events like this are crucial for reminding people how good local food is, how easy it is to buy via local farmers' markets and often how much cheaper it is. There's a great range of produce available at Lostwithiel Farmers' Market, and I for one am looking forward to my breakfast there next week."

The Farmhouse Breakfast event will include marmalade tasting, featuring three home-made marmalades on sale at the market. There will also be the chance to try some healthy breakfast snacks prepared by the market's food demonstrator Norma Helliar, made from nature's super foods - oats, linseed, sesame seeds and hazel nuts. Recipe sheets for these 'on the run breakfast bars' will be available to take away.

All market producers will be donating goods for a hamper which will be raffled off in aid of the Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution (RABI). Raffle tickets will be sold at £1.00 each. For more information about Farmhouse Breakfast Week visit www.hgca.com/breakfast.

For further information please contact Veronica Newport at npr on 01363 866927 or email: veronica@n-pr.co.uk.

The Objective One Programme for Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly has invested in the Cornwall Taste of the West project through the European Agricultural Guidance and Guarantee Fund (EAGGF).

Anyone considering a new horticulture, food and land based industries project is advised to speak with Maria Ford, at Government Office South West on 01752 635015 before commencing development as there are now only limited funds available due to the successful uptake of funding by the agricultural sector in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

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Editor's notes:

Taste of the West in Cornwall is a £5 million Objective One gateway project, funded by the European Agricultural Guidance and Guarantee Fund (EAGGF), the Department for Food, Environment and Rural Affairs (Defra) and private matched funding. It is part of the Taste of the West regional food group. Taste of the West's Cornwall project includes a trade development programme, a marketing grant scheme and a capital grants scheme, available to small and medium sized food businesses which produce, sell or process foods in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. For more information log on to www.cornwalltasteofthewest.co.uk

Lostwithiel Farmers' Market is a not-for-profit organisation, run as part of the Cornwall Guild of Smallholders. The market runs every second Friday in Lostwithiel Community Centre.

Farmhouse Breakfast Week is now entering its seventh year. The campaign aims to highlight the importance of breakfast and the range and quality of regional breakfast produce available in the UK. For more information visit www.hgca.com/breakfast.

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Clare Morgan
Media Relations Manager
Objective One Partnership Office
Castle House
Pydar Street
Truro TR1 2UD
Mobile: 07973 813647
Telephone: 01872 223439

cmorgan@cornwall.gov.uk

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