Music, food and wild walks at the ‘heart’ of Food Fortnight

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A CELEBRATION of quality local produce will hit a high note this weekend.

Emsworth Food Fortnight will see the Thought for Food market held in South Street car park and The Square on Saturday.

It will be full of food and drink producers who each have a unique story to tell and products with a sense of place.

And to make it even more special there will be live entertainment – from the roof of The Bluebell Inn, in South Street.

Local band Heronshaw will perform Beatles-style music from 1pm.

And the Leigh Park Community Singers will be appearing in North Street.

There will be a wild food walk with Karen Berry from Tuppenny Barn to find what is edible in the hedgerows and shore.

Alistair Gibson, who is organising the event on behalf of the Emsworth Business Association, said: ‘This is in many ways the very heart of Emsworth British Food Fortnight and rather like the community itself this is a market very much with a sense of place.

‘Saturday is perhaps when it all comes together in one place – some fantastic local producers, Emsworth’s shops and eateries and throw in a some street entertainment and it’s time to celebrate.

‘I can’t wait!’

On Sunday evening there is gin tasting at The Bluebell, on October 2 there is pizza and poetry at Stansted Farm Shop and the Harvest Festival is on Sunday October 5, in The Square.