WIN! £300 worth of gourmet indie food
We’ve got just what you’re looking for this Christmas: artisan produce; a great discount and a whopper of a prize!
Handmade produce and crafts make for classic Christmas gifts. When you’ve sought out a present that has been made with care and sincerity, it’s says ‘happy Christmas’ in a way that a store bought gift just can’t compete with. Food festivals and markets at this time of year are goldmines for local produce and handcrafted gifts, either to give on their own, to make up a Christmas hamper, or to keep all to yourself.
I think you’ll agree with us that festivals make gift buying a whole experience – I know I’d rather be strolling through the streets of Bath or Edinburgh, sampling tasters and catching up with producers who care about food and drink, than wandering the aisles of Debenhams. Look around you at a food festival and you’ll see cheese connoisseurs caught up with the local cheesemongers chatting about what best to serve on the Christmas cheese board; oenophiles can be seen sipping and swirling, umming and ahhing over the perfect Christmas Day tipple; and chocolatiers offer flavours and teats you’ve never seen before. Knowing that you’re supporting small, artisan producers is all part of the Christmas spirit.
It is possible to get your hands on this kind of ‘indie food’ online. In our never-ending quest at Food Festival Finder to discover not only the best festivals, but the finest UK producers, chefs and brewers, we’ve stumbled upon Yumbles; a market place for indie food. Well, how many times have you wandered around a market and picked up bits and bobs, but nowhere near enough to really see you through Christmas? To celebrate our find we’ve got a competition for you guys to win £300 worth of indie food that will definitely see you through the festive season.
Like a UK-wide online food festival, Yumbles invites only the best indie producers onto their market place. These producers are foodpreneurs of the highest calibre – from extraordinarily talented home bakers to top chefs who have left hot kitchens behind to set up their own artisan business. There’s some pretty interesting stuff to be had too. How about harvested seaweed from Scottish shores? Chocolate baubles? Berry velvet cake in a jar?
Indie food is defined by its handcrafted quality and is guaranteed to be high on any food lover’s Christmas list. This is the kind of produce you can tell has been made by people who have poured their heart and soul into it: from start to finish everything has been handmade without a production line in sight. The care that goes into each product is matched by the processes and ingredients used (you won’t find any nasties in there and the makers are respectful of our planet). We stick by the saying ‘never judge a book by its cover’ but they all look pretty swish too.
I’ve got my eye on a handmade macaroon tower for a Christmas centrepiece, and it’s made even more charming by the fact that each macaroon will probably vary slightly in size – these are made and baked by a person and not a machine.
If you’re reaching for the wrapping paper already, hold your horses. We have a couple of things we want to share with you first. Number one is an exclusive discount for Food Festival Finder friends and followers: £5 off your first order over £20. Once you’ve had a goosey around the Yumbles market place, just pop in the code WELOVEFFF to get a fiver knocked off the total – scrumptious.