‘Community Kitchen’ at Malton Food Lovers Festival 2015

Organisers of one of Yorkshire’s best known festivals want to encourage local groups to participate in the Malton Food Lovers Festival and are announcing an exciting new feature at this year’s two-day foodie extravaganza which will appeal to Malton and Norton communities.

The festival, which takes place on Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th May, transforms Malton into a food lover’s paradise and attracts over 20,000 visitors. This year, organisers invite local community groups and kitchen table start-up businesses to ‘set up stall’ in a Community Kitchen, based in Finkle Street, and show what’s great about Malton and Norton.

This brand new feature of the festival could appeal to local scout groups or sports teams looking to recruit new members, a local branch of the Women’s Institute or volunteer group wanting to spread the word, or even school children wanting to sell their own home- produced honey. Applicants should promote themselves with a food-related theme to tie in with the festival: for example, the cricket club could present their cricket teas or The Dickens Society could showcase their ‘Smoking Bishop’ recipe.

Tom Naylor-Leyland explains: “While we are very proud of the achievements over recent years which have helped turn Malton into a renowned food destination – one that’s talked about all over the country – we are keen to say that food isn’t the only thing we do really well.”

“We have an incredible sense of community in Malton and Norton, both of which encompass a wide variety of groups and organisations. We want food to bring the community together even further and look forward to hearing people’s ideas as to how they can join in.”

So whatever the group or organisation, Malton Food Lovers Festival organisers would love to hear from you.

To apply, please visit www.maltonyorkshire.co.uk/applications.

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