A MONTH-long festival is to be held to celebrate the region’s food and drink.
The inaugural Taste of Flintshire Food Month will see a range of events being held with the aim of promoting the region’s culinary treats.
Venues, including cafes, farm shops, schools, community groups and food producers, will all be involved in the celebration, which will run until Sunday, September 21, the last day of the Mold Food and Drink Festival.
The Taste of Flintshire initiative was launched last September with the objective of increasing the availability and visibility of local food to the public through campaigning and encouraging more co-operative working between businesses.
Jane Clough, one of the founders of Taste of Flintshire, said: “The Food Month is a great opportunity for people to discover more about growing, buying, using and eating local produce through a variety of fun and educational events.
“There is something for everyone to enjoy and we hope to build on this for next year.”
To mark the celebration, butchers at Swan’s Farm Shop in Treuddyn have created a special ‘Taste of Flintshire’ sausage which will be available to buy during the festival.
Butcher Clive Swan said: “I think this is a fantastic idea for Flintshire and will further highlight the excellent produce that is available here.
“We’re really pleased to be involved and are looking forward to welcoming people to the farm shop to try the special sausage we’ve created.”
To see what’s on and where visit www.discover flintshire.co.uk or www.moldfoodfestival.co.uk
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