You may already have seen the news that this Sunday 5th February, local non-profit group Bridport Epicureans will be holding a FUNraiser event at WI Hall in North Street, Bridport from 10am – 3pm. It’s free entry and there’s free parking in all Bridport’s municipal car parks on Sundays as always. There’s more information on the event’s facebook page https://www.facebook.com/events/673627056134906/
This event brings together local food producers and traders from Bridport’s Sunday Food Market (BFM) with Bridport chef Dominic Brown of BearKat Bistro creating a range of hot dishes and ‘tasting platters’ to showcase traders’ fantastic local and more exotic products. Local wine merchant Wessex Wines will be running a bar to help wash it all down, accompanied by local busker Mitch on the guitar to give a genuine street market feel whilst being cosily tucked away out of the February gloom. Dominic and many of the BFM traders are regulars at the Bridport Food Festival.
The market is currently taking a winter break, during which it is restructuring its management as a co-operatively run social enterprise to ensure its continued strength. To complete this process and fund new promotional materials for its re-opening in the Spring, BFM will be holding a tombola at the Epicureans event this Sunday with some fantastic prizes donated by the traders – full list below.
If you would like to support BFM and get a chance to win one of these great prizes but can’t attend Sunday’s event, you can purchase a bundle of 5 tickets for £10 to be drawn on your behalf on the day by contacting event organiser Nigel Wheeler of Real British Food firstname.lastname@example.org.
The event is family friendly so it’s great to see the amazing Smoothie Bike will be making a stop on its winter tour. This legendary machine, using pedal power alone to run a food blender, was created by retired local engineer Richard Toft and is a regular feature at Bridport Food Festival. The Smoothie Bike’s adoptive parents, John & Debbie from Watercleaves, will be bringing some of their own stewed apples and Dominic will need a little help to finish the soup, so kids young and along can work up an appetite whilst learning about all the goodness that’s gone into the dishes they help produce. It sounds like great FUN!
Here’s the list of tombola prizes just to tempt you a bit more: Ford Farm “Crofter” Dorset Sheep’s Cheese & Capreolus Sliced Smoked Air-Dried Mutton donated by Real British Food, A bottle of spirit (over 18’s only) donated by Grey Bear Bar Company, Gift box of brownies donated by Bayside Bakery, Selection of 3 pastries donated by The Wobbly Cottage, Premium Spanish smoked paprika gift tin donated by Magic Spice Bazaar, Sweet or savoury cream tea In a bag donated by Ali’s Homemade Produce, Handmade chocolate selection donated by Amuse Chocolates, 300g Gorgozola dolce donated by Mercato Italiano, Pack of sausages and handmade pie donated by MDS Meats, Exotic sweet & savoury snack selection donated by Kenilworth Kitchen, 2 Free Coffees at BearKat Bistro donated by BearKat Bistro, £5 wine voucher (over 18’s only) donated by Wessex Wines.