Farmfest is an annual event hosted by Sarah and John Mills of Parsonage Farm in Upton. It’s always well attended and presented with a lot of attention to detail shown throughout the day. Sarah and John’s award winning burgers filled the air with some fantastic aromas and there was plenty to eat and drink as you wandered round. Parsonage Farm opened their gates from 2pm – 11pm but you can also visit on Saturday mornings to browse around the farm shop. You may already have tasted their fantastic burgers at other events throughout the year and you can find out where they will be going next by following this link.
Entry was free today for the Craft and Food markets with a small price to pay later on if you wanted to stay on for an evening of atmospheric music. There were many talented artists showcasing their work and amongst them was Tina Easton who creates unique Art Glass and Dichroic Glass Jewellery. Tina was happy to talk us through her work processes and answered all of our questions around how she created her beautiful pieces. Anna Valley Chillies were also present selling their home-made products and offering tasters.
Maxine Hornby of Distinctive Impressions was selling her bespoke jewellery which was presented in a very unique way and definitely caught our attention as we wandered round. Maxine hand-crafts all of her work and it’s apparent that every attention goes to detail from the exquisite standard of everything she was selling at the festival. Simon Sonsino of Art Ink had a stall with some delightful hand-made cards, carved stones and calligraphy for sale. He was even doing live demonstrations which were fascinating to watch.
Rachel Cheesman of SamPig Designs had something for almost everybody on her stall which was full of quirky gifts, many owl-themed which definitely attracted a lot of attention. And whilst we wandered, the faint aroma of fresh mint filled the air courtesy of Catherine Meldrum of Summerdown Mint who offer many mint-flavoured products from chocolate to tea. As well as the tasty BBQ cooking away throughout the day, Just Add Grapes had a stall offering delicious baguettes, some filled with No Adde-tives Chutney created by Annie Adde who was stood right next door.
The weather held nicely for the event and the atmosphere was relaxing with people able to wander, sit, relax and enjoy the music. If you haven’t visited yet, there’s still time as the music kicks off this evening and runs until later tonight – and don’t forget, there’s a camp site available too!