A Taste of Broomhill was held on Saturday 5th June 2010, 10am to 4pm
This was Broomhill's very first local food fair, one of the community elements of a city-wide celebration
of all things foodie in Sheffield which is took place during the
first week of June 2010. It was also linked with the
Broomhill Festival, which ran from 10-21 June, in that all profits
from the food fair were donated to the Festival charities
A Taste of Broomhill was held in the car park behind The Mount,
Glossop Rd S10 3FL.
What is 'A Taste of Broomhill'?
community event involved the whole of the
Broomhill District Centre. At 'The Mount' there was an outdoor
market showcasing quality
local food producers and suppliers. 'The Mount' was also be the focus
for a local food trail around the Broomhill centre, which will
people to explore our area and sample food and drink from the many
restaurants and shops.
fair incorporated a range of activities such as the BANGER challenge, a
prize draw, picnic area, food tastings and sweet theatre. There was
also live music on the picnic lawn to
make the event go with a swing, and visits from the Mayor, our MP and
our local councillors.
Food and ale trails
maps guided people to the locations of a number of 'Taste Stops' where
they could sample a food fair speciality. At the end of the trails
participants voted for their favourite stop.
Winner of the Food Trail, by a large margin, was LOKANTA on Glossop Road.
The winner of the Ale Trail was FOX and DUCK on Whitham Rd.
it seems that everyone greatly enjoyed the trails and thought they were
excellent value for money. Thank you to all the local food outlets who
participated in the trails and donated food and drink samples.
Completed trail maps doubled as entry tickets to the 'Taste of Broomhill'
prize draw. Prizes were vouchers to spend in any one of our participating local
eateries. First prize was a £30 voucher, second prize £15, third
Our venue had a
lovely picnic lawn with stunning views over the Porter Valley, lots of
places to sit and enjoy a picnic lunch from our market stalls while
listening to our live music entertainers. Visitors enjoyed the FREE
Sheffield University MusicSoc Sax Group; and The Abbeydale Singers: fabulous four-part harmony
A range of lovely foods to buy
Despite competition from the producer's market in teh city centre we
managed to bring a total of 18 local producers to Broomhill, with a
wide range of sweet and savoury goods. Follow the producer's links in
the left-hand pane.
Food and fun for everyone!
of Broomhill' was a volunteer-led community event, organised by your
local community group. We would like to hold a it again next year and
would welcome feedback or ideas for how we can improve it. If you can
spare a few hours why not help us
out! Just email firstname.lastname@example.org.
With thanks to our sponsors
A+ English School
Campbells Estate Agents
South Yorkshire Community Foundation
Sheffield City Council