Huge crowd in Burnham-on-Sea for food festival

PUBLISHED: 16:00 02 June 2016

Levels Lamb

Levels Lamb

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The eighth bi-annual food festival in Burnham was an event the town ‘can be proud of’, according to its organisers, after thousands of people flocked to the event at the weekend.

More than 100 traders showcased a variety of food and drink on Saturday as the scorching weather brought people to the new Eat:Burnham event.

Organiser Beverley Milner Simonds said: “Everyone pulled together to make this a safe, welcoming and well-run event that we think Burnham can be proud of.”

There was a variety of produce on offer, including Levels’ Lamb, which is a family-run business, rearing lambs at Wick Farm on a grass-only diet.

Farmer Howard Tratt made his food festival debut and took along four of his lambs for visitors to meet.

He said: “It does get a mixed reaction from people having the lambs here. Some people think they are so cute and think they don’t want to think about eating them.

“But we want people to know we do things the right way and look after our animals. “

Jessica Langford-Snape from the Organic Cake Company, which specialises in gluten-free and organic cakes, told the Mercury the festival was crucial for her to get feedback from customers.

She said: “It is really good for me to get the feedback as I am normally a wholesaler.

“The only way I know people like it is by getting more orders. I love that I can talk to people here.

“I thought I may struggle being a little bit away from the main festival but it has been so positive.”

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