This Saturday just past (21st September 2013) saw the return of the annual Living Food Festival (after a one year absence) set within the very picturesque grounds of Cawdor Castle. The festival is all about promoting local and organic producers and artisan craft makers and judging by the crowds of people in the tents and all the mentions via the social media channels we think a very good day was had by all!
Tickets were priced at a very reasonable £3.50 for adults and £1.00 for children and allowed for unlimited access in and out of the event throughout the day. Living Food ticket holders then also had the chance to enjoy discounted entry prices to the castle and gardens…we unfortunately didn’t have time to do this but would certainly consider it for next year.
Our first stop of the day was the craft tent provided by Exclusively Highlands which housed an impressive selection of photography, gifts, jewellery and much more. En route back to the main area we managed to get a catch up with a familiar face, Eoghain Maclean Photography and admire his ever growing collection of wildlife photography prints, canvases and products.
As we had arrived early doors we decided to make a quick pit stop for coffee and a venison burger from The Well-Hung Lamb Company (which was very tasty) before heading into the food and drink tent where we spotted a few familiar faces like Berry Good, Connage Highland Dairy, Olive Tree Chocolates, Really Garlicky Company, Great Glen Game Ltd, SIMPLY add CHILLI and Cocoa Mountain as well as getting the chance to meet a number of other producers like saladworx, Windswept Brewing Co, the Natural Vegetable Company and more. As you can probably tell from this and other Make It Snow blog posts we appreciate good food and drink here at Snow HQ!
Once we were fully loaded with food and drinks goodies and had no cash left to speak of we made an exit through the crowds of folk just making their way in. All in all it was a great way to spend a (sunny) Saturday morning and hope that this lovely little festival will return again next year…