North Yorkshire’s biggest free food festival has unveiled its celebrity chefs.

Northallerton’s Homegrown Food Festival is returning for its fourth year on Sunday 28 June.

This week the festival announced chefs; Stephanie Moon, Simon Crannage and Matthew Roath are amongst their Food Theatre line-up.

In addition the Festival, taking place  at the Applegarth in Northallerton, has announced its plans for this year’s ‘Kids’ Kitchen’- which last year was a sell-out in advance.

This year’s will feature interactive workshops aimed at young children including bread-making with Olivia’s Artisan Bakery and sweet treats with head chef of Barker’s 1882 Bistro, Pablo Bouza-Causier.

Other activities at the event include the Tipple Tent; locally brewed-beers, spirits and wines, two stages of live, local music and the Grow Zone, a pop-up allotment to encourage people to grow their own fruit, vegetables and herbs, no matter how small their garden.

One of the orgnaisers, Sally Anderson, said: “The Food Theatre and Kids’ Kitchen are alwyas such highlights. Last year, the Kids’ Kitchen sold out days in advance and it was a joy to see so many little ones and their parents learning to make all sorts of things from bread and fresh pasta to cakes and cordials.

“We are so pleased to have been able to attract such outstanding and talented chefs to our festival. They’re all completely different and will be sharing their tips and ideas – as well as some tasting I’m sure.”

Last year the festival attracted over 6000 visitors and showcases over 120 local producers including Chunk Chocolates, Richmond Brewing Company, Big D’s BBQ, Thompson’s Butchers, Orchard’s of Husthwaite, Yorkshire Dales Ice Cream, Lacey’s Cheese and many more.

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