Stall holders sell out after people flock to Farnham’s annual food festival to taste the delights of vendors from Surrey to Somerset.
Farnham celebrated its annual food festival on Saturday (September 28), with stalls from the south of England transforming Castle Street into a jungle of smells.
Food lovers swarmed around more than 50 specialist vendors, trying delicacies from venison sausage to Indian masala dosa, washed down with Pimm’s, local wine and beer.
At the top of the street, professional chefs put on cooking demonstrations ranging from marshmallows and scallops with bacon foam, to Bengal potti and Karachi chicken.
The Mayor of Farnham, Paddy Blagden, said: “It’s gone magnificently. We love our market town and there has been a tremendous feeling of camaraderie.
“Lots of stalls have sold out, which is absolutely brilliant for them. People have been glugging down Pimm’s like there’s no tomorrow – we have had to resupply from Sainsbury’s and it’s the first time that has happened.”
For gourmets not content with free samples from the demonstrations, there were plenty of full helpings of hot fresh food available from the stalls, such as slow-cooked Brazilian feijoda de puerco meat stew.
As well as the food sellers, there were niche kitchenware stalls, a guitar duo, a Hogs Back Brewery beer stall and wine tasting.