TWIG Local Food Festival 2017....

It's back.....the TWiG Local Food Festival at Blaydon Burn Farm! Following the success of the last 2 years, we will be hosting the TWiG Local Food Festival for the third year at Blaydon Burn Farm on Saturday 15th July 2017, 12-4pm!

There will be a great selection of local food available to buy on the day including fresh veg from Gibside Community Farm, free range eggs from Self Sufficent in Suburbia, Sunniside, fresh bread from Wildfire Bakery, Ryton, a hog roast and BBQ from High Strothers Farm, High Spen, woodfired pizza and garlic Bread from Earth and Fire, Gibside, herb teas and tombola, plants from Tom and Joe's, Wylam and more to be announced! Lots of children's activities including upcycling and face painting and demonstrations centred around living a more environmentally friendly lifestyle. A history walk and foraging experience through the woods. There will be vegan, veggie and gluten free curries from The Paddock and The Pickle Palace made using organic, surplus veggies, gluten free sweet treats from Liz's Supperclub, High Spen, and The Pickle Palace will have a selection of jams, chutneys, pickles and preserves, the perfect accompaniment to the cheese from The Northumberland Cheese Company on behalf of The Paddock. 

The Fox and Hounds at Coalburns will be back with their local real ale bar and we will have live music from Tenth Avenue Band and others, to be confirmed nearer the time. 

Watch this space for regular updates as plans unfold and please share! We do need volunteers to help with the preparations, on the day and with the clean up so please get in touch if you think you may be able to spare anytime at all. 

Parking will be available on the day, full info to come. Friendly, well behaved and well controlled dogs will be welcome!

£1 on the gate for Adults and 50p for children, all proceeds go toward covering the cost of the festival and organising lovely community based events!

If you haven’t been before, it’s a great day out – lovely food and beer, friendly people, lively music, informal and small-scale venue. It’s all about supporting and promoting local food production and sale. 
Full info on the facebook page:


And here is a lovely little video from last year's event, courtesy of Hugh Kelly, Swingbridge Media:

Once again the day was a great success, thanks to everyone who came to support us, here are a few photos from the day....