Sunday, March 22, 2015


Now is the time to start planting your pumpkin seeds to ensure they are ready in time for the pumpkin competition at Brigg Farmers’ Market Autumn Food Festival, says North Lincolnshire Council.
Once again this year at the Food Festival there will be a competition for the biggest home-grown pumpkin. The winner of the competition will receive a wonderful local hamper filled with lots of treats worth over £100! All the items have been kindly donated by the local market traders.
The competition is a great way of celebrating local producers. So roll up your sleeves and plant those pumpkin seeds. Now is the time to be digging for your chance of winning.
The spectacular Food Festival is on 24 October, from 9am to 3pm, in Brigg town centre. 
At the Autumn Food Festival you will be able to enjoy the sounds and smells of the bustling Farmers’ Market. There will be a range of local traders serving up their best produce. 
Sample the foods and be inspired by the best of what North Lincolnshire has to offer. 
For further information contact Laura Smith-Higgins on 01724 297536 or email 
Coun Liz Redfern, leader of North Lincolnshire Council, said: “Our Food Festivals are always extremely popular in North Lincolnshire. They showcase the wonderful local produce on offer in our area. I would encourage everyone to pop down and take a look at the array of stalls selling everything from cheese and jams to cakes. 
“It’s great that we are holding the pumpkin competition again this year. If you think you could grow the biggest pumpkin then why not enter? You could be in with a chance of winner a fantastic hamper.”

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