Local produce plated up at annual event

Dancers from Boogie Shoes in their butterfly parade. (S)
Dancers from Boogie Shoes in their butterfly parade. (S)

Crowds of food lovers headed to Boroughbridge town centre at the weekend for the town’s third annual Plot to Plate event.

Organised by Boroughbridge Allotment Society, the event on Saturday showcased the wide variety of local produce available around Boroughbridge with more than 45 small businesses and local organisations taking part.

“It was another successful, happy day for Boroughbridge,” said co-organiser Jacqui Trott.

“It was reassuring to see our town centre so busy.

Visitors were entertained by Boroughbridge High School Band, the Medusa Morris Dancers, clog dancing by Clogarhythym and a butterfly parade by the dancers of Boogie Shoes.

Boroughbridge’s high street businesses also joined in the festivities, creating window displays of butterflies and scarecrows in addition to a myriad of scarecrows which lined the streets.

Other attractions included a petting farm, a hog roast and cooking demonstrations by Stephanie Moon, Stuart Beeton and Rita from Ladies in Pigs.

Also attending the event were the town’s MP, Andrew Jones, and Mayor, Coun Graham Archer, who presented prizes to the winners of the Great Boroughbridge Bake Off and the children’s butterfly making competition.

Co-organiser Jacqui Trott said: “We would like to extend our thanks to everyone who came and supported 
this great event and to the volunteers who helped m
ake it all possible.

“We are having two weeks’ recovery before Geoff Hustwit and I start planning for Plot to Plate 2015 – we can’t wait to see you there.”