At the weekend we went to Food Gusto at Ashby-de-la-Zouch.The venue was the town’s historic Bath Grounds and there was a good crowd in attendance. Entrance was £1 per over 15 year old. There was quite a selection of stalls to browse around, some of whom were familiar from the regular farmers’ markets held in Ashby, but others were new to the mix.
I loved that there was a wide choice of stalls and produce on offer, often with more than one type of each stall. So you could buy picture perfect cup cakes if that’s your thing or more rustic (more generous) slices and buns. Don’t those Battenburg slices look amazing?
There was a fabulous looking deli store from North’s, the resident purveyor of all things baked in Ashby. They had a lovely range of savoury and sweet treats to tempt you.
There were a wide range of pies from Brocklebys,. We tried a couple of these and found the Chicken one a little bland, but Summer Isle Salmon Pie was very tasty. One thing that was missing was a proper butcher’s stall. There was one stand selling burgers and sausages which they were cooking and you could buy some sausages to take home, but there wasn’t a traditional butchers, which was a shame given the wide range of produce available.
As well as food (and drink) stands that you’d expect, there were a number of community stands too, so there was something there for all the family. Luckily we won a bottle of wine on one stall, as you can imagine we came home pleased. There were even treats to be had for the family pooch with The Doggy Cookie Company on hand.