FEAST, MK’s biggest attempt yet to showcase its local food and artisan talent, will be held at Bradwell Abbey on Saturday the 20th February 2016. Organised by MK Food Revolution, the event will bring together MK’s favourite food vendors, market stalls and entertainment.
FEAST is supported by the MK:Smart project and its Citizens Workpackage in particular, which is led by the teams at Community Action: MK and the Open University. The event will see the culmination of the ‘MK Food Passport’ project, which has put a spotlight on local food producers for the past three months.
Franzi Florack, the initiator of MK Food Revolution, has said:
‘Milton Keynes is an incredibly difficult place to produce and sell your own food and we are very proud to give local food makers the platform they deserve. They will be joined by community groups and artists so it’s going to be a very colourful and exciting day.’
Anna Klis-Davies from the MK:Smart team at Community Action: MK adds:
‘MK Food Revolution has made a real difference to MK over the last months by promoting local businesses and initiatives. It is very important that we celebrate and look after our local food culture and FEAST will be the perfect opportunity to show off the best of MK’s artisan talent as well as bring together a number of great local community groups’.
At FEAST traders will offer hot street food (including meat and vegetarian options), food to take away as well as locally produced beer. Several artisan craft businesses and community groups complete the line up in the historic Cruck Barn. The growing list of attending businesses can be found on www.mkfoodrevolution.org/mk-feast.
If you would like to find out more about the work of MK Food Revolution and other local projects supported by MK:Smart, visit our interactive citizen-led website, Our MK: www.ourmk.org. You can see a short movie about the MK:Smart project here.
You can also come along to our next on Friday 5th February at Gallery 200 at MK College (Silbury Boulevard). Sign up to this free event here.