Food festival left its shoppers hungry for more
THE smell of freshly produced food attracted hundreds of watering mouths to an annual food festival at the weekend.
The Sussex Food Festival, held at the Bluebell Railway Station in Horstead Keynes, hosted a variety of products including homemade jams, chutney and cheeses and award-winning sparkling wines.
More than 50 stalls welcomed visitors to the event which was set against the backdrop of the Victorian station, recently seen in the Daniel Radcliffe film The Woman in Black.
Bluebell Railway deputy catering manager Mike O'Rourke said the positive responses had left him considering a second annual show.
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"We had the same number of people we would usually have for one day last year come both days this year, it has been very popular," said Mr O'Rourke.
Amateur chefs were also treated to a demonstration by TV chef Lynne Funnell who showed how to make quick dishes for the family.
Mr O'Rourke added: "The whole purpose was to get more of the community involved in sustainable, locally produced food."
He said the festival was such a success exhibitors had already registered an interest in booking for next year's show.