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Wincanton ‘Savoured the Flavours’ at a successful local food event

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Residents and visitors of Wincanton savoured the flavours of many local producers on Saturday 30 March, when the town hosted a new artisan market funded by South Somerset District Council.

‘Wincanton Bakes’, story-telling, film screening, marmalade competition and a folk singer were all part of a diverse menu of activities that supported Wincanton’s ‘Savour the Flavour’ event which included an artisan market at the Memorial Hall.

Hundreds of people attended the market, with an array of stalls offering tastings of locally produced ciders and apple juices, complemented by delicious cheese from several local makers including Keens and Godminster. Samples of local wines, pies, easy bean and gluten free bakes to beautifully crafted ‘show piece’ cakes by Adorabella were also on offer.

In the lead up to the event, LEAF Education (a charity specialising in working with teachers and pupils) worked with Wincanton Primary to explore local food production, healthy eating and increase understanding about farming and the countryside. Apple production was the topic for the education workshop which culminated in tasting of locally produced apple juice.

Tim Cook, Locality Team Manager at South Somerset District Council, spoke about the success of the event and said: “We were really pleased with how the event went and thank everyone who attended. There was such a vast array of food and drink from local producers that were on offer and Savour the Flavour did a great job in promoting these local businesses. We will now think about the successes and learnings from the event and consider doing the same thing next year.”

The event was funded by South Somerset District Council’s Area East Committee, which agreed to support an event that would help to attract people to Wincanton Town Centre and provide a showcase of the superb range of quality local food, as well as providing an enjoyable family event.

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