Food & Drink

Real Food Festival

The biggest farmers' market ever with 400 of the world's best small producers of food and drink.

The Real Food Festival takes place at Earls Court, London between 5th - 8th May 2011, bringing together 400 of the world's best artisan producers of food and drink. This event, now in its fourth year, gives you the opportunity to buy great quality food as well as meeting the people behind the produce. You'll be able to sample food that you very rarely, if ever, see on the high street, learn about it and then buy to take home.


The organisers of the festival have drawn inspiration from the Slow Food Movement: they care about sustainability, provenance, biodiversity and fair trade. The producers attending have all been handpicked by a selection panel headed by food journalists and those in the know.


Raymond Blanc has been an ambassador of the Real Food Festival from the beginning and says, "The Real Food Festival is a wonderful event for consumers and trade to get together and discover the incredible local food resources available to us today, tomorrow and for the future." Other ambassadors include Zac Goldsmith, Rosie Boycott, Thomasina Miers, Geetie Singh, Patrick Holden, Henrietta Green and Ollie Rowe.

The Real Food Festival gives visitors the opportunity to attend cookery workshops where they can learn from the experts, watch demonstrations given by leading chefs, learn how to grow your own and then to top it all off, enjoy food from award winning restaurants.

Advance tickets can be bought in advance online and on the day. Entry for children is free.

Tom Parker-Bowles says, 'The Real Food Festival is about provenance, artisinal production and a dedication to real flavour. Forget the faceless multi-nationals and mass market pap - this is a celebration of great producers and real good food.' We recommend you make a visit.