Farmers' market cooks up breakfast special for Farmhouse
Breakfast Week, 22nd-28th January
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 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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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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