19th June 2022 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Included in Garden admission (Free to Members)
Eat Fresh, Buy Local FINAL

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.

Programme of Talks, Demonstrations and Live Music (included in admission)

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.

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!

The Grand Central Trio – Great swing classics, Latin tunes and cool pop arrangements.

Ian Dowding – ‘From Banoffi Pie to Fish Bananas’ – A talk about the history of The Hungry Monk where Ian created the famous Banoffee Pie.

The Grand Central Trio – Great swing classics, Latin tunes and cool pop arrangements.

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.

‘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.

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


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.

The Grand Central Trio