Haddenham celebrates crafty producers

Visitors browse the stalls. Picture: Haddenham.net
Visitors browse the stalls. Picture: Haddenham.net

A demonstration and celebration of food and crafts was held in Haddenham village hall last Saturday.

Now in its third year, ‘Homemade in Haddenham’ shines the spotlight on food produced in the area as well as crafts and products.

The event, organised by Haddenham in Transition, also featured a number of live talks and demonstrations and the opportunity to turn a bumper harvest of apples into freshly pressed juice.

Kirsten Shaw, one of the organisers, said: “Buying local products makes sense for many reasons.

“Produce can be fresher, it keeps money in the local economy, you can keep in touch with the seasons and, best of all, it can be fun finding out about the producers of the food and crafts that make this area special.

“Locally bought food often tastes much better too, as it will have travelled less and so the period from harvesting or preparation to plate is therefore much shorter.

“Haddenham in Transition aims to promote local food production in gardens and allotments and in the surrounding fertile land close to the village.

“We want to see affordable local food available to everybody and to encourage and promote alternatives to supermarkets and processed food.”