Devon's biggest food festival at Darts

PUBLISHED: 13:14 02 October 2008 | UPDATED: 09:44 10 June 2010

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 2: DEVON'S biggest food and drink festival will kick off its celebrations with a launch at Topsham's Darts Farm. The Devon Celebration of Food festival will start today, Thursday, October 2, at 10am, with a Ready Steady Cook-style brunch challenge between aw

DEVON'S biggest food and drink festival will kick off its celebrations with a launch at Topsham's Darts Farm.The Devon Celebration of Food festival will start today, Thursday, October 2, at 10am, with a Ready Steady Cook-style brunch challenge between award-winning Plymouth restaurant Tanner's chefs, Chris Tanner and Lee Holland, against James and Michael Dart.This year's festival, which involves top quality food and drink businesses across Devon putting on events throughout October, has a groundbreaking 100 confirmed events already, with Devon County Council and the local food and drink industry pulling together to make the festival a successful month of great eating.Councillor Humphrey Temperley, Devon County Council Executive Member for Strategic Planning, Regional and International Affairs, said: "Supporting Devon's food and drink industry strengthens the local economy and reduces food miles. "Buying local is also about knowing where your food comes from and this festival is great for giving people the chance to meet the producers who make some of the fantastic products you can buy in Devon."Darts Farm will also be hosting a local food heroes dinner on Thursday, October 9. A four-course dinner will be served while guests listen to local food heroes talk about the passion and dedication that goes into making their artisan products.Children can also join in the festival at a supper and pumpkin competition on Tuesday, October 28. A Darts Farm dinner party will get the children to see, feel, smell and learn all about the produce used in their food before sharing a meal. For more information contact Rachel on (01392) 878228 or visit www.celebrationoffood.co.uk

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