Hambleton market town hungry for success with first food week

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Business owners and residents in Stokesley are to hold the town’s first dedicated celebration of local eateries and food producers next month.

‘Stokesley Food Week’ will run from Saturday 3rd October until Saturday 10th October and will showcase the wide variety of restaurants, cafes, pubs and other food-related businesses in the market town.

The week is being organised by Stokesley Parish Council and a host of local businesses and will include ‘pop-up’ food demonstrations, promotions by local cafes, pubs and restaurants, and activities for children.

The week will kick off with special events at the monthly Stokesley Farmers’ Market- itself named the best farmers’ market in England in 2014- held on The Plain on Saturday 3rd October.

Ian Blakemore, parish councillor, said:  “The aim of Stokesley Food Week is to showcase our town’s vibrant gastronomic scene. It’s a completely new idea and we hope it will lead to a dedicated food festival in Stokesley early next year. Lots of businesses in the town are involved and will be hosting special events and offers to give people the opportunity to sample a variety of food and drink, from fish and chips and teas and cakes to culinary feasts, cocktails and local beers.”
Stewart Brennan, parish councillor, said: “Stokesley has changed- and is changing- a lot with so many new, independent businesses opening in the town. Many people may not even be aware that Stokesley has everything from a sophisticated hotel and high-end bistros to traditional tea shops, cosy pubs producing their own real ale and ice cream and pancake experts. We want to encourage people not only from the town but also the surrounding areas to enjoy what’s on offer in the town and sample a range of food. The Farmers’ Market has grown to be such an incredible success that we knew the time was right to put together a dedicated Stokesley Food Week.”

Establishments taking part include: – Chapter’s Hotel, Sorella, Howard’s, Chapter’s Deli, Stokesley Diner, Bexter’s, The Mill, The White Swan, The Spread Eagle, Lotti’s and West Green Deli.

A range of special promotions and events will be announced in the coming weeks.

Keep up to date at https://www.facebook.com/StokesleyFoodWeek