Simon Bailes Peugeot has extended its community commitment by sponsoring the award-winning Homegrown Food Festival.

The festival takes place on Sunday June 24 from 10am to 5pm in Northallerton on Applegarth Park.

Its attractions will include:

  • Flaming and sizzling cookery demonstrations on an open fire.
  • Kids’ Kitchen workshops, where youngsters can make food for the family
  • Sessions on growing your own veg, wild wood crafts, foraging, and bee friendly gardens.
  • Among the cuisine on offer will be international street food including Korean and Indian.

Festival goers also will be able to browse, taste and buy food from stallholders selling a wide range of locally produced products including artisan breads, cakes, meats, fish, cheeses, preserves, pies, wine, beer and spirits.

A new feature of this year’s event is a cake and tea tent, hosted by Northallerton Scouts and Guides.

Managing director of Simon Bailes Peugeot, Simon Bailes, said:  “The Homegrown Food Festival has gone from strength to strength since it was first held in 2012 and has established itself as a key event in the local community calendar.

“We are delighted to be working with organisers to help them deliver an even bigger and better festival for 2017 as part of Simon Bailes Peugeot’s commitment to supporting the local community.”

The Homegrown Food Festival, which last year attracted a record 7,500 people, has won the national Town’s Alive Social and Community Award. It also is the current holder of the Community Event of the Year in the Hambleton Community Awards, having been handed the accolade in March.

It is organised by the Homegrown Food Group, a band of volunteers, whose aim is to bring people in Northallerton and the surrounding area closer to the food that is produced on their doorstep.

Sally Anderson, who chairs the group, said: “We are very grateful to Simon Bailes Peugeot for its fantastic support without which the Homegrown Food Festival wouldn’t be such a great success.

“It is a great opportunity to celebrate local food and to meet the people who produce it. There will be activities to suit all ages with festival goers able to take part in cookery workshops, watch local chefs work their magic, learn how to grow their own vegetables and relax and listen to live music.”