Food festival fever

St Albans & Harpenden have always had brilliant links with food with a charter market that has been going since 1533, as well as a vibrant farmers market, and lots of different places and ways to eat brilliant food on our doorstep. The annual Food & Drink festival celebrates all that is foodie (and drinkie) about the area, and runs this year from 25th September to 3rd October.

The nominations for the Food and Drink awards have closed – sadly we weren’t up and running in time to be nominated as a newcomer this year, but we’re keen to see who wins what in the end, and hope we might get a nomination next year!

We have devised a special box for the festival that celebrates all that is local and seasonal, whether you are a meat lover or a vegetarian, it can be ordered any time before Monday 26th September. Check out the box contents and recipes here.

There are loads of events throughout the week from film screenings to pop-up restaurants, and the grand finale on the 2nd is always a popular event, you can see an online brochure here for full details.