FOOD produced locally is the focus of a food fair at Belton House this weekend.
Visitors to the National Trust property on Sunday will be able to sample and buy some delicious treats, from meats and cheeses to preserves and cheesecakes, all made in Lincolnshire or neighbouring counties.
The food fair has been organised in conjunction with Tastes of Lincolnshire, a scheme set up by Lincolnshire County Council to shine a light on locally produced food and drink.
Food fair organiser Karen Dixon said: “Keeping a local focus is very important to the National Trust. The Food Fayre at Belton House gives us a wonderful opportunity to raise awareness amongst our visitors of the fantastic variety and quality of the delicious foods right on our doorstep.”
The event will be held in the stableyard, where 20 stalls will be set up. Included will be Latimer Traditional Farm Meats, Saltby Pasture rarebreed lamb, Saints & Sinners homemade preserves, Lincolnshire Plum Bread, Yummy Cheesecakes, Cotehill Cheeses, Jollydale Cyder and Katy’s Cupcakes.
Also forming part of the food fair will be cookery demonstrations, taking place at regular intervals between 11.30am and 4.30pm.
The demonstrations will focus on simple summer savouries and delicious desserts for summer picnics and gatherings, and are a great way to discover imaginative ways of doing more with the ingredients you have bought.
Tastes of Lincolnshire representative Amanda Allford said: “Tastes of Lincolnshire is proud to support the food fair at Belton House. With visitors being able to meet producers and enjoy cookery demonstration in Belton’s atmospheric grounds, it will be an event that will really showcase the best local produce.”
Visitors to Belton House will also be able to make the most of all Belton House has to offer, from its woodland walks and adventure playground, to house tours and the gardens.
The food fair will run from 10.30am to 5pm.
Normal admission charges apply.