East Haven gets a taste of the Food Life

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An exciting new Angus-based fresh food and produce collective held their first foodie festival at the weekend.

The Food Life staged the street food beach festival at East Haven on Sunday and folk beat a path to their door in droves to sample the fresh local produce, taste the artisan produce and enjoy some live music, beach yoga, games and more.

Fergus Treger sooking on a lolly.

Fergus Treger sooking on a lolly.

A spokesperson for the event said: “What a fantastic day! Thanks to everyone who walked, cycled and drove to our very first local food festival.

“We were completely bowled over by your support. It shows what an appetite everyone has for locally sourced, quality food and drink.

“We really appreciated your patience with the queues, we really did not expect so many folk to show up.

“A huge thank you to Our East Haven for their massive contribution, without them this would not have been possible.

“Thanks to Stuart from Network Rail, all the musicians, our storyteller Sheila, Angus Alive, yoga teacher Michaela, Angus Police, all of our food vendors, first aiders, litter pickers, traffic stewards and everyone else who volunteered at our event.

“We’ve learned a lot from our first event and are planning to come back soon much bigger and even better!”

Thought to be the first of its kind in Scotland, there was a dizzying array of exciting food on offer at The Food Life: wood fired pizza, oysters; chocolate brownies, locally roasted coffee, gin bar, craft beer, dressed crab, haggis wraps, smoked Aberdeen Angus brisket, fish and chips, mocktails using local fruit juice, strawberries, and vodka cocktails.

In addition an honesty box for parking in a nearby field raised a total of £600 which will be donated to Cancer Research UK.

You can find out more about The Food Life by visiting their Facebook page.