Honiton Gate to Plate event attracts more than 40 sellers - with more to be announced!
PUBLISHED: 17:00 22 June 2018 | UPDATED: 09:48 26 June 2018
Honiton is gearing up to host its new Gate to Plate event – which will see more than 40 traders and producers showcase their wares.
The hotly-anticipated event, which is landing in town on July 18, is expected to attract even more businesses as the date draws closer.
Councilolr Ian Thomas, leader of East Devon District Council (EDDC), said he is ‘delighted’ with the response so far from traders.
He added: “As an East Devon resident I am immensely proud of this amazing part of the world and the fact that this tiny rural area packs such a punch in terms of the quality and diversity of small businesses.
“We have some of the South West’s most innovative and creative food and craft producers and I am delighted that we are giving them this opportunity to demonstrate their skills and ingenuity to not just a local audience, but the many visitors who are attracted by East Devon’s vibrancy and natural beauty.”
Parking will be provided at Tesco carpark and Honiton Business Park on Ottery Moor Lane with a shuttle bus service to and from the town centre.
Entertainment on the day will include Honiton Town Band.
Cllr Phil Twiss, ward member for Honiton said: “Honiton is currently buzzing with excitement as preparations continue to host this extraordinary local event.
“It has been very heartening to witness everyone pulling together to make this celebration a success.
“I would especially like to thank our partners and project members for giving us their time and expertise for this exciting enterprise – their assistance in making this happen is invaluable.
“We look forward to extending a warm East Devon welcome to everyone partaking in this event, from local traders to visitors.
“We have been overwhelmed by the response from traders wanting to take part in this inaugural event, which it is hoped will become an annual one, building on the limited space possible for the first one at the Eastern Gateway to Devon.”
Mark Tredwin, Town Clerk Honiton Town Council, added: “The Town Council is pleased to see the way in which a wide variety of crafts and producers are supporting this event. It all augers for a really successful start to the summer here in Honiton.”
Confirmed sellers so far: Allhallows Museum (Honiton Lace); Bees Knees; Beyond Sauce; Branscombe Vale Brewery Ltd; Cathy’s Bake House; Celene’s Cakes and Sugarcraft; Coffee Factory Ltd; Coldharbour Farm Shop; Common Loaf; Dalwood Vineyard; Deer Park; Devon Fish Cakes; Devon Spotted Pig and Fine Country Lifestyle; Ebb Tides; Fancy That Caribbean Food; Find and Foster Fine Ciders; Four Elms Fruit Farm Ltd; Fowlers Farm Eggs; Frandie Macaron Ltd; Hillview Floristry; Honiton Chocolate Company; Janvil Dairy Goats; KLA Foods; LittlePod; Otter Vale; Otter Valley Dairy Ltd; Porkies; Powderkeg Brewery; Random Cottage; Sweetlands Country Fayre; Taste of Sidmouth; Bloomberry Juice Company Ltd; Ventons Devon Cider; West Country Farm Produce/Awestruck Country Quail; abd Wild Foot.