Ludlow Food Festival celebrates 25 years in September 2019 and we cannot wait, so we thought we'd take a look back into its roots and how it became the fantastic event that it is today.
With a focus on the producers and their stories and loved by locals and tourists alike, it really is a special event that Buy-From Shropshire is proud to be a part of.
It is the perfect festival to showcase the incredible food and drink provenance in the county.
It all began twenty-five years ago when some members of Ludlow and District Chamber of Trade and Commerce came up with several ideas to help boost the business image of Ludlow and its surrounding area. The main idea was to create a festival which would promote local food and drink producers, whilst also encouraging visitors to explore the towns wonderful shops, restaurants and pubs.
We thank this innovative group of people for creating a successful first festival and for everyone that got on board to support it – without these people we would not have the festival that we do today!
Along the years Ludlow Food Festival has remained a place for enthusiastic, committed, hardworking and creative people.
For a few years now Buy-From Shropshire has had a run at Ludlow Food Festival, consisting of member food and drink producers. Some of these are established faces, returning year on year, others have been introduced to the festival in this way. We absolutely love the supportive environment and incredible buzz of this.
Ludlow is a beautiful, medieval town surrounded by stunning countryside. It has an awesome food scene consisting of independent food shops, butchers, bakers, restaurants, farm shops and its market. It has attracted top chefs over the years, in part due to the availability of amazing local produce.
Some of our Buy-From Shropshire producers are joining in the 25th anniversary celebrations and producing a commemorative 25th anniversary product for the festival – be sure to keep your eyes peeled to pick these up over the weekend!
Ludlow Food Festival is a paradise for food and drink lovers (including us of course!) and Ludlow has deservedly become well known not only across Britain, but internationally too, for its culinary excellence.
The Buy-From Shropshire members that will be with us at Ludlow Food Festival in 2019 are:
- What a Pickle!
- Chilton Damson Gin
- Shropshire Cheese Nibbles
- Moydens Handmade Cheese
- Shropshire Spice
- Bennett & Dunn
- Hobsons and Oldfields
- Special Cider Co.
- Tipsy Tart
You will also find other members dotted around the castle grounds! There are exciting competitions happening over the festival weekend which some Buy-From Shropshire producers are entering, so fingers crossed for them!
Here’s to another 25 years!
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