MORE than 1000 people went to the National Trust’s first Spring Tide Food Festival at Hive Beach in Burton Bradstock.
A farmers’ market sold produce grown, reared or made within 40 miles of the marquee, and there were craft stalls and free entertainment.
If you weren’t there and you want to see it was like, or you were and you want to look at some pictures, here’s eight courtesy of Graham Wiffen.
Stallholders included Wyld Meadow Farm, Ashley Chase Estates, Bridge Farm Cider, Capreolus Fine Foods, Dorset Visual Arts, Chapell Studio, Dorset Cereals, Scott McCarthy, Olives & Things, Lovingtons, Bridfish, Filberts Bees, Parrett Preserves, Forest Preserves, Woolsery Cheese, AONB, Simply Cooking, Stockland Venison, Olga’s Art, Jamie Butcher, Dorset Treasure Trails, Dorset Village Bakery, Woolton Dairy, Clare Colby, Sarah Cooke, Simply Cooking, Pinks Organics, Homemade by Lizzie and Bekki, Barrington Court, Lyme Wash Soaps , Bodgers Barn, Tamarisk Farm, Eggardon Hill Natural Foods, Piddle Brewery, Town Mill Bakery, Guy Furner, RSPB, NT – Barrington Court, Dorchester Stitchers, The Fossil Workshop, Dorset Community Action, Direct from Dorset, Love Food Hate Waste – Dorset County Council, John Bullock & y’Strel’s Band and Treewise- Children’s craft/forest School.
Supporters included Dorset AONB, Steve Attrill and his team at the Hive Beach Café, National Trust wardens, staff and volunteers and Clive Sage, who co-ordinates Bridport Farmers Market.
Caroline Richards NT Visitor Services Manager for West Dorset, said: “I kept being asked when we were going to do it again. Something like this really brings the people together, it’s wonderful to see.”