Foodie Fans Flock to Malton's Harvest Festival
Thousands visited Yorkshire’s Food Capital for the annual Harvest Food Festival.
On 7th and 8th September, Malton’s Harvest Food Festival welcomed thousands of visitors for a feast of this season’s bounty, sourced from the countryside surrounding Yorkshire’s Food Capital.
The free Festival showcased an array of delicious treats across 80 stalls for visitors to indulge in as well as a packed line-up of demonstrations from the region’s most renowned chefs at Malton Cookery School including Apple Charlotte and Matthew Leivers.
. New this year was ‘The Veg Out Patch’, specialising in plant-based foods including falafel, Mexican dishes and vegan Bhaji’s. Visitors were also able to enjoy shopping in Malton’s independent shops and artisan producers.
It was a weekend of glorious early Autumnal sunshine where Harvest Food Festival attendees enjoyed live music from local buskers which added to the festival atmosphere.
Visit Malton Director Tom Naylor-Leyland said: “The Harvest Festival is always one of the highlights of Malton’s foodie calendar, and it has a very traditional aspect as it marks the time to start packing the larder for the winter months.
‘The seasonal produce showcased over the weekend is a real tribute to the local artisan producers we have here in Malton, who work year on year to provide such an immense selection of harvest. The oysters from the Yorkshire coast are top of their class and the meat from the moors is of the highest quality, and it was great to see such a great turn-out to celebrate this.”
Famed for its gastronomic credentials, Malton’s busy calendar includes Monthly Food Markets, annual Food Lovers Festival, and French-inspired fitness and food event Marathon Du Malton. This year also featured the first music festival, “Meadowfest”, held in July in the grounds of The Talbot.
Malton’s 2019 events calendar continues with two Monthly Food Markets (Saturday 12th October and Saturday 9th November), culminating in a two-day fun-packed festive weekend when the Christmas Market returns on Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th December.
To find out more please visit the Visit Malton "What's On" page.