Oswestry Food and Drink Festival – proud to support new businesses.
14th July 2014
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What a cracking weekend!  Once again the streets of Oswestry were packed as thousands of happy people came to taste, learn about and buy the truly fantastic  food and drink on offer.

As well as our favourite local food producers, it was great to welcome new exhibitors to the festival.  What was truly refreshing to see was the number of businesses run by younger folk bubbling with their passion for their product.  Food is a tough market to break into and is definitely not a 9 to 5 job.  Most of our exhibitors had pretty much sold out on day one and rushed home to spend the night stocking up for the Sunday.

It’s interesting, and fun, to hear new exhibitors (who always express doubt about a food festival in Oswestry being a success) clearly buzzing with delight as they find themselves swamped with people eager to taste, learn about and buy what they have made.

Local to the Shropshire Marches are Goch and Company, who were a clear favourite with their zingy chilli based African inspired condiments, the lovely Sabor de Amor with their  beautifully made Spanish sauces and breads and A.R.T Foods – who brought a delicious flavour of Amsterdam with their  traditional Dutch bar foods.

From Shrewsbury and points South came Hilltop Honey – with their jars of raw honey and infused honeys – which almost flew off the stall.  Mukaase Foods from Telford were a wow with their African and Carribean street food – the Goat Curry being a great favourite and Padian Far Eastern Food had queues down Cross Street for their fragrant and delicious Thai and Malaysian curries and noodles.

Box of Goodness were also first time exhibitors, a young couple who are carving out a successful little company providing boxed fruit and vegetables delivered to your door, all locally sourced.

To prove that Oswestry has a fine palate, Twelve Green Bottles, a new web based vintners, did a roaring trade on bottles and cases of their carefully sourced artisan wines.

Makes you feel good knowing that there are folk out there who really love creating great food and drink.  Here’s to their success.

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John W

Member since: 10th July 2012

A quick introduction - I'm John Waine, Director of TheBestOfOswestry. Having lived in this beautiful area for around 20 years now, I have decided to stay. :)

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