We are surrounded by an army of fantastic local producers and there has never been a better time for you to source wonderful fresh, delicious and wholesome food from your own doorstep.
The Big Nibble is a showcase for this army. The two-day market in the Carfax will get your tastebuds working overtime and is a feast for the eyes.
The staples at the event include artisan bread by Hungry Guest, Slindon Bakery and Busby’s Bakery; local cheese from Bookham Harrison and Crates Local; organic greengrocer Greener Greens; fresh fish from Pitcairn & Son; delicious Collaroy free range eggs; sausages from Bangers Galore; delicious Greenway fruit; locally made biltong from Mopani Trading and Greek delicacies from George.
The wonderful sweet offerings come to you from Horsham Gingerbread, Just Brownies, Leading Lady Cakes, Pure Chocolate Truffles, Mummy Makes Fudge and Tukris cakes.
The store cupboard will not be neglected as this is the weekend to stock up on Sussex Gold oils, dips and mayonnaises, Linseed Farm oils, Le Mesurier and Arnold’s range of condiments or Sussex Faire chutneys and jams.
For more specialist foods, head for gluten-free from Pinch of This and Verygoodfood. For sheep’s milk and ice cream, head to Top Paddock Dairy or Red’s Light Bites for exotic meat and pastries. Bee’s Cosmetics will have their full natural range on display and don’t leave out your four-legged friend - do take them along to the lovely Dominique at Little Pet Biscuit.
In between all of this, there will be no shortage of re-fuelling opportunities. With two local breweries, Hepworths and Firebird in attendance together with the very jolly boys from Old Rudgwick Cider Society as well as Wobblegate juice and cider and the award-winning girls from the famous Brighton Gin, it’s bound to be cheery.
Look out also for the local wine bar on the market.
Of course, looking at food always makes the stomach rumble but you can fill up on some amazing local street food from Soul Street Kitchen, Horsham favourites The Pig & Jacket, DJ’s Spot, Mike’s Paella and Noky Thai. They will be joined for the weekend by Apple & Cor, The Sussex Burger doing BBQ fish, Chilli Kitchen, Taco Way and Coffee Taste.
All in all, the Big Nibble weekend in the Carfax is one the biggest showcases in Sussex of our area’s amazing local produce and one you will not go hungry at!
Report contributed by Horsham District Council.