Honiton's historic town centre will play host to the new Honiton Gate to Plate event on Wed 18 July

East Devon District Council in partnership with Honiton Town Council and Taste of the West to host high quality locally produced food and craft event on Wednesday 18 July 2018 9am-4.30pm

Around 60 of East Devon’s finest local food producers and craft artisans will be showcasing their wares at an exciting brand new event in Honiton on Wednesday 18 July 2018, from 9am to 4.30pm.

The prestigious market style event, which will take place in the heart of Honiton, is a celebration of the incredible talent and innovation that Devon’s food and craft producers have to offer.

The organisers – East Devon District Council, Honiton Town Council and Taste of the West – have hand-picked only the highest quality exhibitors to take part. Their aim is to highlight the best of the district’s outstanding food and drink producers, as well as traditional crafts people, by creating a fantastic event where people can enjoy delicious locally produced food and drink and experience the traditional craft skills of East Devon.

Cllr Ian Thomas, Leader of East Devon District Council, said:

The spotlight will certainly be on Honiton on 18 July, as East Devon District Council, Honiton Town Council and Taste of the West collaborate on an innovative new High Street event.

Gate to Plate’ is perfectly pitched to put Honiton firmly at the heart of the 2018 food and craft calendar and boost the local economy, by attracting large numbers of new visitors to see what local food producers and talented craft artists can offer.

I’m confident that this first ‘Gate to Plate’ will be a great success and that, by the end of the day, we will be looking to set a date for ‘Gate to Plate 2019.

Cllr Phil Twiss, ward member for Honiton, said:

East Devon is packed with incredible talent and the Honiton Gate to Plate event is the perfect way to celebrate the best of what the district has to offer in terms of food, drink and artisanal crafts. This is going to be a very special event that we hope as many people as possible will attend and enjoy the fruits of East Devon’s finest produce. So whether you are a foodie or just looking for a fun family day out, put the Honiton Gate to Plate in your diary now.

Mark Tredwin, Town Clerk for Honiton Town Council, said:

The ability for local producers and crafts people to showcase their wares and talents is vital for establishing a health local economy. Honiton Market has long had a tradition of attracting vendors with exceptional goods and services for consumers to buy. It is hoped that themed markets such as these will feature prominently in Honiton in the future.

John Sheaves, Chief Executive of Taste of the West, said:

Taste of the West is delighted to be supporting Honiton Gate to Plate as it offers a wonderful opportunity to bring together the best food and drink talent that East Devon has to offer.  It will be a wonderful spectacle in Honiton showcasing real products of quality, with integrity and provenance – a real ‘must see’ event.