Sussex Foodie News
In this issue...
Win a Superb Sussex Food Hamper in Chichester
International opportunity for Sussex food businesses
Leaders in Brighton Foodie Awards this month
What's on - Foodies in Sussex
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Sussex Foodie News, May 2012
Dear Sussex Foodies,
Herb gardens are at last bearing fruit - a sure sign of spring - and although a bit sodden, orchards are definitely looking more promising this year. The blossom is all being knocked off by the rain, but it started out much more beautiful than last year, so I'm expectant of good fruit in 2012! I don't know if you have noticed it too, but Sussex farmers seem to be growing a lot more rape seed this year and it's quickly and dramatically become a spectacular florescent yellow part of the landscape - superb!
 Meantime, the Sussex Food & Drink Awards 2011/12 need your help in nominating the best local food producers, farmers and outlets - and the best young chefs in Sussex - last chance now, so please go to
Paula Seager      

Win a Superb Sussex Food Hamper!Brighton & Hove Food and Drink Festival  

Coming soon.. Little London Food Market will open at Little London Walk, 44 East Street in Chichester, on 19th May, offering a fantastic array of local Sussex fare, with continuously varying tasters and features every Saturday. Farmhouse Cookery and Besmoke are just two of the great local producers who will be there. 

  Visit and like the page and you will be entered into a prize draw to win a Sussex Food Hamper from the Little London Food Market. Also stay tuned to their twitter at!/Chilittlelondon for market news.


Sussex food and drink businesses - an international opportunityBrighton & Hove Food and Drink Festival   

Liz Cadman at Sussex Enterprise is working with the Dieppe Chamber of Commerce on a project to promote cross-border trade between companies in Sussex and the Dieppe region.  

  She is looking for food and drink businesses that are interested in trading with France.  They can be exporting already or new to exporting. Companies which sign up to the project will receive a range of useful, free Euro-trade support - see You are also invited to attend an event in Sussex on the evening of 22nd May, where the business opportunities in France will be explained with advice on how to do business in the area.  For further information, click here.

Brighton Foodie Awards Leaders - Vote Now!Brighton & Hove Food and Drink Festival

Competition for a place on Brighton Foodie Awards Leaderboard is already being fiercely contested in the Brighton & Hove Foodie Awards since it was launched as part of the city's 'Spring Harvest' food festival last month.

 Every second Friday of the month,those who have received the most votes from the public will be announced by foodwriter Andrew Kay at Latest7 and Juice 107.2's Andrea Fox, until voting closes in September.

 At present, in the lead for Best Restaurant is Coast to Coast in Brighton Marina, newcomers to the city since last year's awards, with the Chilli Pickle in Myhotel in second place and Food for Friends in Prince Albert Street in third position.

 For Best Food Pub, by the smallest of margins, The Ginger Pig in Hove Street is leading the vote, closely followed by the Foragers in Stirling Place, with the Ginger Dog in College Place in third place.

 In Best Caf´┐Ż category, Moksha Caffe in York Place is storming ahead, Mange Tout in Trafalgar Street is in second place and the Small Batch Coffee in Myhotel is currently in third position.

 For Best Food Shop, ice cream experts Boho Gelato in Pool Valley are in the lead with Taj in Western Road in second place, closely followed by Bramptons Butchers on St Georges Road in Kemp Town.

 We've had a fantastic start with huge enthusiasm from the public and local food outlets - but we want more!! Come on everyone, you must have a favourite - vote now at Contestants can pick up extra voting flyers to give to your customers at Boho Gelato in Pool Valley or La Cave a Fromage on Western Road.

What's On...
6 & 7 May - Food & South Downs Fair, Weald and Downland Open Air Museum, Singleton, West Sussex -


6 May - Sussex Cider Festival, Earth & Stars, Windsor Street, North Laine, Brighton


19 May - Little London Food Market, Little London Walk, 44 East Street, Chichester - www.facebook/chilittlelondon


26 May - Heathfield Agricultural Show, Little Tottingworth Farm, Broad Oak, Heathfield, East Sussex -


7, 8 & 9 June - South of England Show - Ardingly Show Ground, Ardingly, West Sussex -







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