Morpeth food festival will return

David McDonald from Geordie Bangers. Picture by Trevor Walker.
David McDonald from Geordie Bangers. Picture by Trevor Walker.
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Organisers are cooking up another festival of foodie fun for Morpeth this autumn.

Following two successful previous events, the date has been announced for the third annual Morpeth Food and Drink Festival.

This year’s event will take place on Saturday, October 3 — the same day as the monthly farmers’ market and the Rugby World Cup Scotland v South Africa game.

The team behind the event are already making plans for demonstrations and tastings, and they say this year’s festival will be bigger and better than ever.

The Morpeth Jam Competition, which was launched last year, will also return, and this time there will be a Morpeth Scone Competition to complement it.

Best Jam title winner Sarah Taylor, who has taken over The Peppermint Tearoom in Newgate Street, is now selling her homemade preserve in the business, and she has joined the festival committee to try to get other traders involved.

Sarah Taylor, winner of the Morpeth Food and Drink Festival jam competition. Picture by Trevor Walker.

Sarah Taylor, winner of the Morpeth Food and Drink Festival jam competition. Picture by Trevor Walker.

“I am thrilled to have been asked to join the committee for this year,” she said.

“Being the new owner of The Peppermint Tearoom in Newgate Street, I want to get everyone as involved as possible.

“I can’t believe how many people are asking for my jam, which won the competition last year. I’m really looking forward to being a judge for this year’s competition.”

Competition entry forms for the jam and scone contests are available from Lumley House in Sanderson Arcade and Morpeth Chantry Tourist Information Centre. Alternatively, email Dawn.Goodwillevans@northumberland.gov.uk

I want to get everyone as involved as possible.

Sarah Taylor, Jam judge and title holder