Taste of success for Granborough food festival

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Foodies from far and wide descended on Granborough on Sunday for the Granborough Festival of Food and Drink.

A total of 22 stallholders from the local area took part in the food and drink day, which tempted about 500 people from as far afield as Nottingham and Thame to part with their hard-earned cash.

Granborough Food And Drink Festival. Brisk business.'130623M-A711

Granborough Food And Drink Festival. Brisk business.'130623M-A711

Organiser Richard Jaggers said: “It was well attended and it turned out to be a very good day. Considering we’re in a reacession, it’s surprising how much money people have got to spend.”

Granborough-based baker Lisa Bussell, of Aunt Lil’s Kitchen, started selling out of her luxury baked goods within the first couple of hours and had to send her son home for more.

She said: “My honeycomb tiffin bar was the first to sell out. A real hit was my Granborough Pasty.”

The event, which took place in Granborough Village Hall and in a marquee at The Crown inn, was jointly organised by village hall trustees Mr Jaggers and Louise Anderson, to raise money for the upkeep of the 100-year-old hall.

Granborough Food And Drink Festival. Jane Derry,village hall committee hamper raffle.'130623M-A704

Granborough Food And Drink Festival. Jane Derry,village hall committee hamper raffle.'130623M-A704

Mr Jaggers said: “It’s a really lovely building but it costs up £5,000 a year just to keep it standing. We want to try and keep it standing for another 100 years if possible.”

The event raised £700 for the hall fund and feedback has been so positive that the team may consider doing it again next year.

Granborough Food And Drink Festival. Buckingham and District Beekeepers Association. Roger Woodbridge,Jane Woodbridge and Mike Jackson.'130623M-A649

Granborough Food And Drink Festival. Buckingham and District Beekeepers Association. Roger Woodbridge,Jane Woodbridge and Mike Jackson.'130623M-A649