The best of Yorkshire produce will take centre stage as a Bradford garden centre prepares to host a tasting event to round off the summer.
Tong Garden Centre will hold its first ?Taste’ celebration of food and drink over the weekend of September 17 and 18 at its Tong Lane site.
Organisers at the garden centre have planned the event to coincide with the start of British Food Fortnight, the annual, national celebration of British food and drink. Marketing manager at Tong Garden Centre Jo Dales said: ?We’re really looking forward to hosting our first ?Taste’ food and drink celebration and showcasing some of the best producers in Yorkshire to our visitors.?
Many of Tong’s 100 plus Yorkshire suppliers will be setting up tasting stands for people to sample their products. There will be everything from baked goods from Malton’s Julyan The Baker and preserves from Holmfirth-based Peckish Kitchen to Wold Top Brewery’s award winning ales and Yorkshire Drizzle’s flavoured oils for visitors to try.
Jo added: “Whether it’s sampling great food, entertaining the kids at Grass Hoppers Adventure Playground, or a spot of retail therapy, there will be something for everyone throughout the weekend. There will also be plenty of opportunities to taste the best of British food and drink in Grass Hoppers, the Coffee Shop and the Orchard Kitchen.”
British Food Fortnight is a national celebration that has taken place every year since 2002. It first began as a response to the foot and mouth crisis that hit the British farming industry and aims to encourage consumers to actively seek out British food.
Tong Garden Centre is one of Yorkshire’s biggest independent garden centres with 110,000 square feet of retail space and parking for up to 1,000 cars.