19. Nov, 2018

Christmas Food Gusto in Ashby. Composting stall

Food Gusto Ashby Christmas Fair

Join us on Saturday 1st December at the Ashby Christmas Fair where there will be, in addition to our Composting Stall, some of the region’s best Food & Drink Producers as well as selected Artisans Crafts.

 Hot food is available, so you can dine out on anything from Organic Beef, Burgers & Sausages, Charcoal Grilled Chicken, Samosas to Thai, Wood Fired Pizza and freshly made Crepes. This can be washed down with a Local Cider, English Wine, Specialist Spirit, Hot Chocolate, Specialist Tea or Barista Coffee.

There is a good range of products on sale, including Samosas and Pakoras, artisan cheese, assorted home baked cakes including – Cupcakes, traybakes, cake slices and large cakes, award winning Melton Mowbray pies, donuts, popcorn, candy floss, fantastic fresh cookies, handmade chopping boards and kitchen equipment, home crafted garden furniture, homemade truffles, caramels, sweet cones and novelty chocolates, local handmade fudge, local honey,  crepes, olives, nuts and baklavas, pick and mix cheese, rare breed meats, and even Vegan and Vegetarian cooking.

Drinks will include artisan coffee, milk shakes and smoothies, Buzzard Valley wines grown in Staffordshire, distinctive London Gins, farm produced cider, flavoured liqueurs, Gin, Vodka and sparkling gold bubbly. There will be live community entertainment programme including Elsa & Anna coupled with a range of kids rides and Santa, as well as more entertainment

As it is a Christmas event the compost team, we will be in a seasonal mood drawing attention to the food wasted at Christmas. This is equivalent to 263,00 turkeys, 17.2 million sprouts, 11.9 million carrots and 7.4 million mince pies.  We will have free recipes for turning leftovers into appetising meals as well as details of food composters.

Where is it held?

The Ashby Christmas Fair is held on the 1st & 2nd of December (we will not be there on the Sunday) in Ashby on Lower Market Street, with stalls opening from 10.30am to 5.00pm on Saturday and 10.30am to 4.30pm on Sunday. Set the postcode LE65 1AF in your satnav there will be parking in various Council Car Parks in the town.