Eat Fresh, Buy Local – Food Market
Jun 19 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Eat Fresh, Buy Local - Food Market

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Eat Fresh, Buy Local – Food Market

Delicious food and drink to tempt your taste buds, including stalls, demonstrations, family fun and live music from The Grand Central Trio between 12noon-2pm… the perfect Father’s Day out!

A wonderful celebration of the best Sussex food and drink producers, featuring approximately 27 hand-selected stalls showcasing the best of Sussex fayre.

There will be a programme of demonstrations, talks and live music to include Bangers Galore making delicious traditional sausages, hear the story behind Ditchling Gin, and listen to The Grand Central Trio providing live music between 12-2pm, with great swing classics, Latin tunes and cool pop arrangements.

Tempt your taste buds with delicious woodfired pizza from The Landoughver, Greek delicacies from Souvlucky, cooling locally made ice-cream from Latchett’s Farm, and light bites from The Gardeners’ Retreat Café.

The event will be held in a marquee on the South Lawn, in front of the Elizabethan Mansion.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”10px”][vc_tta_accordion title_tag=”h3″ section_title_tag=”p” style=”modern” active_section=”1″ title=”Programme of Talks, Demonstrations and Live Music (included in admission)”][vc_tta_section title=”10.30–11.00 – Talk: Armchair Tasting Tours” tab_id=”1652181024225-7c353f18-4bf0″][vc_column_text]Armchair Tasting Tours are all about the best food and drink being made in Sussex today. Enjoy a delicious tour of the county from the comfort of your seat.[/vc_column_text][vc_single_image image=”14281″ img_size=”medium”][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”11.30–12.00 – Demonstration: Bangers Galore” tab_id=”1652105973955-2f764fa4-f2cc”][vc_column_text]Bangers Galore – David a.k.a. ‘Sausage Maker of the Year’ will demonstrate traditional sausage making with delicious tasters and a fresh meat counter offering bangers and other tasty treats to enjoy at home. They make them, you bake them![/vc_column_text][vc_single_image image=”14282″ img_size=”medium”][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”12.00–12.45 – Live Music: The Grand Central Trio, Set 1″ tab_id=”1652106627203-37a9b6f4-784a”][vc_column_text]The Grand Central Trio – Great swing classics, Latin tunes and cool pop arrangements.[/vc_column_text][vc_single_image image=”14269″ img_size=”medium”][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”12.45-1.15 – Talk: Ian Dowding – ‘From Banoffi Pie to Fish Bananas’” tab_id=”1652108015925-7327fa45-0e8f”][vc_column_text]Ian Dowding – ‘From Banoffi Pie to Fish Bananas’ – A talk about the history of The Hungry Monk where Ian created the famous Banoffee Pie.[/vc_column_text][vc_single_image image=”14283″ img_size=”medium”][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”1.30-2.15 – Live Music: The Grand Central Trio, Set 2″ tab_id=”1652108191179-263d8193-da1e”][vc_column_text]The Grand Central Trio – Great swing classics, Latin tunes and cool pop arrangements.[/vc_column_text][vc_single_image image=”14269″ img_size=”medium”][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”2.00-3.00 – Demonstration: Sidnye Flowers” tab_id=”1652108222718-867eb9cc-584e”][vc_column_text]Vicki Ponsford from Sidnye Flowers will be demonstrating simple flower arrangements picked from her very own cutting patch, including tips and tricks on how to grow your own.[/vc_column_text][vc_single_image image=”14284″ img_size=”medium”][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”3.15-3.45 – Talk: Ditchling Spirits Cocktail Mixing” tab_id=”1652108346010-8ba1c4bd-6043″][vc_column_text]’A Spirit to Lift the Spirit’ – Inspired by the history of the local Arts and Crafts movement and foraging with our families on the South Downs for local ingredients mixed with the UK’s best grain spirit.[/vc_column_text][vc_single_image image=”14285″ img_size=”medium”][/vc_tta_section][/vc_tta_accordion][vc_empty_space height=”10px”][vc_column_text]Stallholders include:

Barties Sussex Faire – Food and Condiments
Balcombe Pie Kitchen – Handmade Pies
DeBeurrAh Butters – Artisan Butters
Game on Foods – Chutneys
Resident Pheasant – Chocolate
Katie’s Nuttery – Nut Butters
Laines Organic Veg Boxes
MD Teas – Loose Leaf Teas
Ridley’s Bakery – Cakes and Bakes
Sitalia UK – Italian Olive Oil and Coffee
The Great British Charcuterie Company
Bags of Fun – Canvas Bags
The Sussex Bee – Honey and Candles
South Brockwells Farm Partnership – Asparagus
Ridgeview Vineyard – Sussex Sparkling Wine

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Included in Garden admission (Free to Members).

Tickets pre-booked at least a day in advance receive a 5% discount.

Dogs on short leads are allowed in outdoor areas, but not in inside the food marquee

To celebrate Father’s Day, any two adults visiting with up to three children can buy a single Family Day Ticket (for £25), instead of a joint Family Day Ticket (for £34), meaning one adult goes free – a saving of £9. Tickets give entry to the Garden and the Eat Fresh, Buy Local Food Market.

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‘Spirit of Rose’ – Drink Infusion Workshop
Jul 2 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

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Discover how to use flowers and aromatic herbs to make infusions for your alcoholic drinks. Take a walk round the formal garden at Borde Hill with Sussex forager Sarah Watson and gather rose petals to make your own fragrant summer gin or vodka infusion to take home.

A cocktail-making demonstration and tasting will give you inspiration and tips for using foraged and garden botanicals in infusions and cocktails. You’ll also get ideas for using the infusion you make as an ingredient for mixing your own drinks at home.

Everything will be provided for you, although you may want to bring your own pen and notebook.

No experience necessary, open to all.

Workshop run by Sussex forager Sarah Watson: www.wildfeast.co.uk

Includes: 1 x 200ml bottle of infused spirit to take home, a taster cocktail in the garden, a cocktail recipe, and a Garden walk , so please dress for the weather.

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£50.00 (including Garden admission until 5pm)
Advance booking required

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The Great British Food Festival in the Parkland
Sep 17 @ 10:00 am – Sep 18 @ 5:00 pm

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The Great British Food Festival comes to Borde Hill for the first time in 2022 with a blend of tasty street food and artisan local businesses in the stunning Parkland.

Nick Maycock, one of the organising team says ‘We’ve been keen to add a venue near Brighton to our calendar and Borde Hill ticks all the boxes. We can’t wait to see the people of Brighton and West Sussex come out and have a good time with us. There’s a lot of interest in the event and we are really looking forward to a fantastic foodie weekend’.

Nick adds that there is a lot to do for all the family ‘We have a wide variety of food and drink stalls, lots of demos, forager walks, live music, kids entertainment, kids cookery lessons and our popular Challenge stage with a chilli-eating competition.’

There will be a great mix of live music from local bands and artists, so you can do some shopping, grab some food and then relax with a local beer listening to some great live entertainment all within the beautiful grounds at Borde Hill.

Tickets also include entry to the stunning Garden. FREE car-parking is included.[/vc_column_text][vc_separator][vc_empty_space height=”5px”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_btn title=”Book now” color=”blue” link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Fbuy.myonlinebooking.co.uk%2Fbordehill%2Fsessions.aspx%3Ftid%3D153″][vc_column_text]Tickets (no booking fees)

Adult: £13.50 (Early Bird £10.80)
Child (5-17 years): £6.00 (Early Bird £4.80)
Family (2 Adults and 2 Children): £35.00 (Early Bird £28.00)
Children under 5:  Free*
Carers: Free*

Optional extra – Kids Cookery Session: £4.00 per child

*Don’t forget to select their free ticket

Early Bird Tickets: receive a 20% discount off the standard price. Prices will increase when the Early Bird tickets are sold out.

Refund policy: No Refunds.

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Optional Extra: Kids Cookery Session

Little ones can get their hands dirty for around 30 minutes, while learning how to cook up some fabulous Rocky Road Truffles or Peppermint and Orange Pebbles which they can take home and eat! Parents can stand back, watch and relax, and best of all, leave us to clean up!

Kids Cookery Tickets are available to book once you have selected your admission tickets.

It is recommended you book beforehand as places may not be available on the day, and we don’t want kids to be disappointed!!

Our timetable is as follows:

11:00 – Rocky Road Truffles
12:00 – Peppermint & Orange Pebbles
1:00 – Rocky Road Truffles
2:30 – Peppermint & Orange Pebbles
3:30 – Rocky Road Truffles

NB – We close the online bookings in advance of the event. There may still be some availability on the day (particularly for early and late classes) – ask at the information point.

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‘Wild Herbs & Spices’ – Woodland Foraging Walk
Oct 8 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

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A gentle woodland walk around Warren Wood to discover wild edibles of the season.

You’ll find out how to use autumnal shoots, roots, seeds, fruits (and fungi if we’re lucky) as flavourings in your dishes and drinks. Your guide, Sussex forager Sarah Watson, will discuss how to forage responsibly and safely identify edible plants and fungi.

You’ll also get ideas for using autumn foraged fare in delicious recipes, and a chance to try some wild preserves, such as vinegars and syrups.

Everything will be provided for you, although you may want to bring your own pen, notebook and water bottle.

No experience necessary, open to all.

Workshop run by Sussex forager Sarah Watson: www.wildfeast.co.uk

Includes wild preserve tasters and recipe ideas.[/vc_column_text][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_column_text]Tickets
£35.00 (including Garden admission until 5pm)
Advance booking required

The workshop will take place outside in the Woodland – please dress for the weather and wear sturdy footwear suitable for walking in the wet or mud.

Please bring a water bottle.

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