Celebrating local food

Basingstoke Gazette: Celebrating local food Celebrating local food

FOOD fans enjoyed a day of celebrating local nosh.

Chef and food writer Antonio Carluccio was at Longstock Park Nursery, in Stockbridge, on Saturday to help celebrate the final week of the Hampshire Food Festival.

And the 30 producers at The Food Fayre are now a permanent fixture at the Leckford Estate as a new farm shop opened on Thursday.

Visitors to the fayre could sample and buy local produce, chat to Carluccio about his passion for Hampshire food and drink and take in the surroundings while enjoying a beer and live music.

People could also look around the nursery, park and arboretum.

Andrew Lazenby, commercial manager of the Leckford Estate and vice chairman of county food group Hampshire Fare, said: “The shop has been created to champion and promote great quality local food.”

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