Yorkshire Dales Food Festival, Leyburn

What fantastic weather we had for the 10th Leyburn, Yorkshire Dales food Festival, blue skies and sunshine all weekend.

This event has grown into a great foodie treat with over 80 local food producers on site, a beer festival, cookery theatre, speakers, brass bands, food & farming with bread making, sheep shearing and displays and SlowFood North Yorkshire’s Taste Adventure.

We had a good weekends trading and some great camaraderie with the other stall holders and of course the customers.

Highlights for me included the Scallop, Yorkshire Chorizo & Womersley Cherry Vinegar in Rob Green’s recipe to be featured on the BBC Radio 4 Food Programme with Sheila Dillon.  Rob from Green’s of Whitby has combined the classic Chorizo & Scallop dish with a twist of Womersley Cherry vinegar, listen to the BBC Radio 4 Food Programme on Sunday the 22nd of May for more info and the recipe.

Yorkshire Chorizo Scallops and Womersley Cherry Vinegar

Tasting Haw berry sauce from Wendy at The Yorkshire Forager and trying to describe the flavour, maybe “bitter, fresh, woody, autumn leaf“, have you tried it? how would you describe it?

The fantastic sourdough breads from Danielle at The Partons Artisan Bakery.

Sophie from Little Pretty Things came up with a Yorkshire Chorizo Chocolate inspired by Richard @ZumoJuice and very good it was too, our Picante Yorkshire Chorizo enrobed in dark chocolate with a sprinkle of smoked paprika….  the fusion of sweet bitter chocolate and then the smoked paprika and picante cayenne bite, superb!

Yorkshire Chorizo Choclates

Contacts and links:-

The Yorkshire Dales Food Festival, Leyburn

Sophie and The Yorkshire Chocolate Collection at Little Pretty Things @LittlePrettyThings

Richard @ZumoJuice

Womersley Botanically Enthused @WomersleyFoods

Yorkshire Forager Original Haw Sauces

Danielle at The Partons Artisan Bakery

About cwildman

Local Food Evangelist, 5th Generation Butcher based in the Yorkshire Dales, England. Town End Farm Shop, Artisan Butchery & Charcuterie, Home of The Yorkshire Chorizo.
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5 Responses to Yorkshire Dales Food Festival, Leyburn

  1. James says:

    I have just purchased some of their Raspberry Vinegar, it appears that I am going to have to get the Cherry now as well!


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  3. Leigh says:

    Ah, we couldnt go this year but normally do. Great festival, one of my favourites. It all sounds lovely as usual. BTW – have I seen that your Yorkshire Chorizo is on sale at Kirkgate Market now?


  4. jo says:

    I love food festivals, always great to discover new ingredients.

    The Picante Yorkshire Chorizo looks really intresting,maybe a bit similar to the idea of adding chocolate to chilli.

    Would love to try a piece!


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