And something to finish…….


The culmination of this year’s Emsworth British Food Fortnight is all about Community, which in many ways is what the fortnight is all about. Featuring an open air Harvest Festival with the donation of Emsworth’s Food Mountain to the Beacon Food Bank. And the A Thought for Food Market, a real celebration of Emsworth and local producers with something for everyone – food, wine and entertainment.

Saturday 7tth October

A Thought for Food Market - 10am – 4pm - South Street

Time to celebrate all that is great about Emsworth; it’s food heritage, local producers, independent High Street and its community. A Thought for Food is all of this and so much more.  The stallholders at this unique Market have one thing in common; apart from being local, they all have a story to tell. There will be a wonderful range of over 25 stalls, enjoy sampling and buying everything from ale to wine, from fresh fish to chocolate, and everything in between.

       25 local food & drink producers from local sausages to Hampshire Chocolate Milk

       “The Acoustic Fields’ stage with entertainment from 11.30am

       Acts include Emsworth’s Ukulele Orchestra, Diddi Dance and the welcome return of local band – Heronshaw

       The Southern Co-operative is on site focussing on local products

       Montezuma’s Chocolate offering samples of their fabulous chocolate.

       Meet the Emsworth Schools ‘Scarecrows’ – made by local schools to help celebrate the harvest

       The Beef Shack – featuring the ultimate sandwich

       Fish preparation demonstrations with Fresh from the Boat

       Vineyards of Hampshire Pavilion – taste the sparkling wines that everyone is talking about.

       The Blue Marine Foundation will have a stand demonstrating what they are trying to achieve in the Solent Oyster beds

       A Food Court area to sit and watch the market and catch a bit of entertainment

       Have you photo taken with the Emsworth Lob-STAR

This is in many ways the very heart of Emsworth’s British Food Fortnight and rather like the community itself this is a market very much with a strong sense of place.

“Community is the thing that binds us together, makes us part of the same story, and gives us our sense of place” Alistair Gibson, Chair Emsworth Business Association

Gin Tasting

Sample a range of exquisite gins from Artisan Gin Distillers from the south of the UK. No charge. There is no need to pre-book. 12:00noon – 2:30pm Portal, Dingwall & Norris Wines, 48 Main Road, Emsworth


Photography at the Kitchen Table, with Duncan Shepherd

A workshop exploring lighting, composition and camera techniques for still life photography with an emphasis on creativity and craft.  This session introduces a range of visual concepts and offers an opportunity to develop your photography technically and aesthetically through discussion, demonstration and practical experimentation.

39 per person.  Includes homemade cake & information sheets to take home.  Pre-booking essential.

Tuppenny Barn 10:00am – 2:00pm

Sunday 8th October

A “Boost of Kindness” Harvest Festival

11.30am – 12noon - St.Peters’ Square Sunday


A special Community Harvest Festival Service with Emsworth Churches and Schools in St. Peter’s Square. Bring a food item and help in the building of the Emsworth British Food Fortnight Food Mountain for the Beacon Food Bank.

Everyone is welcome, so come and reflect for a moment and give thanks for all we have while enjoying live music, school choirs and the great Harvest Hymns.

This year the Food Mountain will be donated on behalf of Emsworth by 2 local primary school pupils, Ben and Lewis Druvari, both 9 years old, who set up a sweet stall at St.James Primary School using their own money and used the proceeds to buy food for the Food Mountain collection.


And there is so much more as well………


       Grab an Emsworth British Food Fortnight 2017 canvas bag and find a little surprise from Montezuma’s inside

       Special Menus and regional dishes in many of the restaurants, pubs and cafes.

       This year there are some special Emsworth British Food Fortnight Merchandise with Aprons and The Lobster Republic of Emsworth t-shirts available to purchase. They will be available at -


For more information on the British Food Fortnight in Emsworth visit