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FEATURED LOCAL PRODUCERS

SOME OF DURHAM'S FINEST
FOOD & DRINK ARTISANS

FEATURED LOCAL PRODUCERS

SOME OF DURHAM'S FINEST FOOD & DRINK ARTISANS

At the Food and Drink Festivals, we see so many traders and like you, enjoy tasting and shopping our way around each event. These traders work so hard to develop their award winning products to produce them to such high standards, creating new flavours, tastes and trends.  

For Durham Festival of Food and Drink, we wanted to showcase these traders in more detail so you can see what they have done this year to keep going, tell you more about their product range, but also show you the hard work that goes in to the delicious products we love.

We have been lucky enough to visit a few of the companies within the region who trade with us at either Bishop Auckland Food Festival or Seaham Food Festivals. We have been filming in a COVID safe manner and followed all the government guidelines in order to bring some great interviews, news and a insight into their day-to-day trading. Unfortunately, we couldn’t do this for everyone but we have selected a range of companies from the brilliant community of small businesses who trade with us each year.  These companies are based in County Durham and work so hard to deliver delicious products.  

We will be featuring these traders and more each week through our social channels and adding to the list below. We have so many incredible stories, news and updates from lots of your favourite traders to share so keep checking back to see what’s been added.

Breaking Bread Bread Selection

BREAKING BREAD

Artisan bakery supplying sourdough breads, organic bread, teacakes, brownies and viennoiserie. Artisan bakery supplying sourdough breads, organic bread, teacakes, brownies and viennoiserie. Artisan bakery supplying sourdough breads, organic bread, teacakes.

Burtree Puddings

BURTREE PUDDINGS

Burtree Puddings is a family-run business, stemming from years of experience and passion with the farming and food industry. Owned and operated by Robert and Lea Darling, every product from Christmas Pudding to Sticky Toffee Pudding to Flapjack is created with…

The Hedgehog Bakery

HEDGEHOG BAKERY

Local sweet bakery from Staindrop. Tray bake lovers and the return of the brownie bombs! 3 passionate individuals aiming to satisfy the sweet tooth of the North East & North Yorkshire. We are a small family ran business, fully food safe and have a 5* hygiene rating.

McColls Brewery

McCOLL’S BREWERY

Inspired by traditional British and Belgian beers we have always endeavoured to produce enjoyable, easy going beers. Sometimes we stray from the path and experiment but this helps feed our knowledge and curiosity. Pete Brown Award Winning Beer Writer “Been really…

Northumberland Honey Co

NORTHUMBERLAND HONEY CO.

Born out of love for Champagne and a passion for beekeeping. As beekeepers we have had to keep looking after the bees, despite the pandemic. We have increased the number of bees we keep to over 200 colonies now. Fortunately online sales have been maintained

Screaming Chimp Chilli Sauce

SCREAMING CHIMP CHILLI SAUCES

Mr and Mrs Chimp started producing multi award wining natural, vegan, gluten free chilli sauces in 2016. Since then, they’ve gained two Great Taste awards from the Guild Of Fine Food in 2017, won 25% of the U.K. Chilli sauce awards in 2018

The Cocktail Pickers Club

THE COCKTAIL PICKERS CLUB

Bar quality Cocktails without the mess and hassle.The Cocktail Pickers Club was launched in 2016 by Jen who was on a mission to change the Pre-mixed Cocktail market.“To date, there was nothing of its kind available and ours was the first Cocktail to be bottled…

Urban Fudge

URBAN FUDGE

We’re not grannies and we don’t live in a cottage. We’re young, enthusiastic and we make damn good fudge. We’re local to the area and don’t stray too far from our patch. I started the business back in 2014 while working a full time job trading at food festivals and events…

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