BRITISH Food Fortnight is coming to an end this weekend with some fantastic foodie events.
Across the area there will be markets selling delicious fresh produce, beer festivals and harvest festivals to round off a two-week celebration of the best of British produce.
The first Bishop’s Waltham Bites is taking place tomorrow.
From sweet shops to fishmongers, outlets around the market town will be offering their produce to sample.
Tony Kippenberger, chairman of Bishop’s Waltham town team, said: ‘As a group we are committed to promoting our town centre as a friendly, flourishing and fun place to visit.
‘We are one of a decreasing number of high streets with a baker, butcher, greengrocer and fishmonger and this event encourages people to step inside these shops and other restaurants, pubs and retailers to see just what’s on offer.’
The event is sponsored by Southern Cooperative. Entry is £4.
In Emsworth this evening the town’s first beer and cider festival begins and runs into Sunday.
Then, tomorrow, A Thought for Food Market takes place in South Street car park.
There will be entertainment from The Portsmouth Shantymen and Heronshaw.
Pupils from Emsworth schools have made scarecrows to celebrate the harvest.
Sunday will see a Boost of Kindness Harvest Festival in St Peter’s Square, from 11.30am to midday with Emsworth churches and school choirs singing harvest hymns.
And over at Locks Heath Shopping Village on Saturday, Rhythm Revival will play Motown music to accompany the shoppers from 11am until 3pm.
Ian Goodridge, manager of Locks Heath Shopping Village, said: ‘We’re really excited to celebrate the local produce available at the centre and across Hampshire.
‘Our food and drink retailers embrace British produce and we’re proud of the mix of independent and national retailers available in Locks Heath.’