Abergavenny Food Festival is NOT your average food festival. We don’t just want you to leave feeling well fed and full (although we aim for that too).
We also want to get you up close and personal with food producers and business so you can find new things to eat. We want you to engage in our debates and talks so you can head home with new ideas. We want you to learn new techniques to try in your own kitchen, and we want you to be able to source great products to take home with you.
This September, why not seek out some of these products for your home.
For your kitchen
Ffedog who you’ll find in our Tiverton Producers’ Market create handmade aprons, bringing style to the kitchen without compromising practicality, ethics or the environment, perfect to keep the spills away in style. If you’re looking for luxury kitchen tools then seek out Flint & Flame in Upper Brewery Yard who make high quality knives. Or head to The Castle and to Netherton Foundry who create traditional cookware inspired by Shropshire’s 18th and 19th century iron masters.
For your garden
If you’re feeling inspired to grow your own next season, look out for Sea Spring Seads who’ll be situated on the high street for reliable and productive vegetable seeds. If you want to cook IN your garden then be sure to head to The Castle to learn more about Kadai Firebowls who produce a vasat range of authentic Indian outdoor fire bowls for heat and cooking that will make your garden feel like haven.
For your table
The Old Board Co make handcrafted food boards and homeware from locally sourced sustainable timbers, head to their stall this September in Upper Brewery Yard. Or head to St John’s Square where you’ll find RB Ceramics are a small pottery company producing high fired earthenware for cooks and kitchens and Don Morrison Vintage Cutlery, a local Abergavenny Market legend who has a fantastic collection of silver and silverplate cutlery.
You’ll also find an array of table wear, ceramics and textiles in the Made in Monmouthshire Artisan Village situated next to the Tiverton Producers’ Market off Lion Street.
For your bookshelves
Head to the Market Hall for the Abergavenny Food Festival Book by Aardvark Books where you’ll be able to find a selection of books by this years chefs and speakers. Next to them you’ll find Chelsea Green Publishing, the leading publisher of books on the politics and practice of sustainable living.
Book worms should note that this year we’ve created some Special Ticket Bundles so you can attend your favourite chef’s event AND pick up their latest book and get it signed. These specially discounted bundles are on sale now:
The Olly Smith FIZZ Bundle, Ferment & Flavour Bundle featuring events with Sandor Katz and Mark Diacono, Cocoa Bundle with Sue Quinn, The Way We Eat Now Bundle including Bee Wilson’s acclaimed book, our celebration of an award-winning Indian chef the Asma Khan Bundle and the Angela Clutton Vinegar Bundle.
We also have an exclusive pre-publication talk at this years festival with Fergus Henderson and Trevor Gulliver from St. JOHN ahead of the release of The Book of St. JOHN which will be coming out in Ocotber. The St. JOHN Bundle will include a ticket to their event and a copy of the book before it hits shops.
You can find many more interesting and unusual stallholders in our full markets list and don’t forget to pick up a printed programme when you get to Abergavenny in September for our full A-Z and market maps.