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Chutfest at Barrington Court - this weekend!
1:30pm Friday 5th October 2012 in News
THIS autumn has been poor for many apple crops, but chutney makers and home producers of jams and preserves are again being offered a chance to swap surpluses, and exchange recipes and ideas at South Somerset’s annual Chutfest.
The event, on October 6-7 at the National Trust’s Barrington Court, gives producers of chutneys, preserves, conserves, jams or jellies the chance to take their surplus to a central point, and sell or exchange it for others.
The event, which has been developing steadily for the past few years, includes a food fair.
Matthew Applegate, Barrington’s visitor services manager, said: “Everyone can join in with Chutfest – even if access to a vegetable garden or allotment is difficult, hedgerows and local markets can provide many of the necessary ingredients for chutney making.
“For those who bring jars of chutney there’s free entry to Chutfest and the chance to sell or swap your surplus with other like-minded producers.
“There will also be a chance to buy from the fantastic range of locally grown, home-made and seasonal food, especially as we have a high-quality food fair running at the same time.”
More information is available on www.nationaltrust.org.uk/barrington