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Saturday, 8 February 2014

Hampshire Fare at Food Week

Milford on Sea Food Week are delighted that Hampshire Fare will be supporting Food Week in 2014.

Hampshire Fare is an award-winning food group dedicated to supporting local Hampshire producers and businesses to raise awareness of Hampshire food, drink and craft.

The Hampshire Fare Food Week Festival  takes place on the afternoon and evening of Tuesday 8th April in the Cookery Theatre (Based in MoS Community Centre), and all events are free!

Agriculture Today - 2pm to 2.30pm
Come and listen to a 20 minute talk by the agricultural specialists, Sparsholt College. They will explain the agricultural hot news of today and how they offer agriculture apprenticeships for the farmers of tomorrow. Demo’s with Food Produced at Sparsholt. *Sparsholt Stand presence all afternoon. Presented in conjunction with Hampshire Fare.

Hampshire Fare Producer Stalls - 2pm to 4.00pm
Sample and buy produce directly from a wide variety of local food and drink producers from across Hampshire. All producers involved are proud to be members of the county food group, Hampshire Fare. There is also a display of our village The Southern Co-operative's Local Flavours range.

Farming Today with Ian Nelson - 2.30pm to 3pm
Ian Nelson, farmer, entrepreneur and proprietor of Sunnyfields Farm in Totton Southampton, will explain his 'Food & More' concept. Since founding Sunnyfields in 1984, with no farming experience, Ian has gone on to create a successful organic farming business and introduced exciting initiatives to support farming and produce across Hampshire. Presented in conjunction with Hampshire Fare.

Fish Filleting & Cooking with David Wykes - 3.15pm to 4.15pm
Join David Wykes, Chef/Patron of renowned and award-winning Verveine fish restaurant, to learn about fish filleting skills. David will demonstrate fish preparation and then cook a classic fish dish.

Hampshire Cheese, Wine & Ale Tasting - 6pm to 8pm

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Hear about the delights of Hampshire wine, cheese, beer and ale. Local producers will have displays of their ranges, and informally explain what they do whilst providing tastings of their products. Presented in conjunction with Hampshire Fare. | 

James Durrant in the Kitchen - 7pm to 8pm
Come and watch James Durrant create dishes that can be perfectly paired with Hampshire wines. His culinary career started in the kitchens of Gordon Ramsey and he went on to become head chef at the Michelin star Maze in Mayfair. Today James runs Durrant Restaurants, providing his expertise as a private chef and operating his own pub and restaurant at The Plough Inn in Longparish near Winchester. Presented in conjunction with Hampshire Fare.

Come along: Looks like everything is worth attending and it won't cost you a penny, your only problem may be how to fit in some time to eat, - but when you see the Free Food Week Programme, we have plenty of solutions for that! 

Hampshire Fare
The Castle, Winchester, SO23 8UJ
Tel: 01962 846509

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