A new street food fair is touring Norfolk, with dates organised across the county.
ClearCompany, a not for profit community interest company, is pulling together a diverse range of street food traders, plus artists, musicians and dancers, to hold both evening and day time events around Norfolk.
Director Julie Briggs explains the idea came from a desire to provide a revenue stream for small traders during the Covid 19 pandemic as so many of their festival dates had been cancelled, and also provide families with access to high quality, locally produced food.
The street food fair is at Diss Town Football Club this evening, from 5-8pm, and at Rowan House car park, Hethersett, near Norwich, from tomorrow, from 4-7pm, and also at the Black Horse pub on Earlham Road, Norwich, from 4-8pm.
Julie explains that all socially distancing rules and regulations are followed and adds: ‘We have a nice mix of traders and they can work round their own deliveries and other commitments. There is always a cocktail bar, and both hot and cold options – and plenty of cakes and sweets! We list the traders taking part on social media and people can pre-order, too, so they can limit their contact with others.’
Examples of traders taking part include The Hen House Kitchen, the Globe Trotter Bar, the Duck Truck and Kitchen Bakes.
Julie adds that, as lockdown rules ease, the street food fairs are expanding into day time events, from July 5, with the first taking apart at Wymondham Football Club from 11-5pm, and the following Sunday, July 12, at Diss Town Football Club, again from 11-5pm.
‘We are also working on staging one at the Waterfront, in Norwich,’ Julie says.’And they will include musicians, and dancers, with more of a festival feel – something for families to enjoy.’
The travelling food fair is the first step in ClearCompany’s mission to create a street food park in Norwich. The community interest company, established in 2017 to generate income streams to support local business and community support projects, is seeking a site in Norwich for an open air street food park that will host its catering community, musicians, artists and traders selling local produce.
ClearCompany launched an online shop called Clearly Norfolk earlier this year, which is currently free for traders to register and sell their produce.
- See the full menus and pre-order at clearcompany.org.uk/street-food