Lots of tasty treats at market

Brighouse Food Festival.
Brighouse Food Festival.

There was a feast of food at this year’s Brighouse Spring Food and Craft Market.

Thousands of visitors packed into the town centre to see 70 stalls of locally produced items at one of the largest local produce markets in West Yorkshire.

The award-winning market saw stalls lined along Commercial Street as visitors arrived to sample what was on offer, including cakes, buns, bread, jams, fruit and vegetables.

Lesley Adams, chairwoman of the Brighouse Business Initiative (BBI), who organised the event, said: “It went very well. We were very lucky with the weather. It started off quite rainy but it turned out beautiful.

“We had some buffalo burgers, soups, a hog roast and temperance drinks such as dandelion and burdock and sarsaparilla.

“The crafts included wire-work jewellery, sock monkeys and wooden storage boxes and planters using locally sourced wood.

“There was quite a selection of goods and a few stalls sold out.”

Saturday’s event marked the launch of packed programme of events planned by the BBI in 2014.

Lesley said: “This was the start of what is going to be a cracking year for Brighouse.”