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Local food at Litton Winter Market

Local food producers and retailers along with lots of other crafts people will be at the Litton Winter Market on Friday 10th December. This is the second year of the market and after the massive response from local people last year we are gearing up for a very busy evening. With the added interest in Taste Tideswell this year we expect even more people to enjoy the festive atmosphere and shopping.

Litton village green will be given over to a street market for “shopping how it used to be”. Last year over 600 visitors came along to enjoy the festive spirit and the range of local foods and gift stalls.

This year we have even more choice for your Christmas shopping ranging from wines, preserves, puddings, fresh fish, our local dairy to fabulous local photography, hand made jewelry, festive cards, decorations, traditional wooden toys and lots more.

The good people of Litton will warm your soul whatever the weather by selling spicy mulled wine, roasted chestnuts and hot sausage or lamb butties from our winter barbecue.

So here’s a chance to discover a great way to do your Christmas shopping!

Taste Tideswell gets branded

Last night the expectation built upstairs at The George as representatives from the Board of Taste Tideswell, local shop keepers, food traders and other villagers watched the unveiling of the ideas from our branding agency, Peter & Paul. As always the BBC were there to capture the moment and Carrie was tweeting away in the front row live straight to Twitter.

The wait was worth it with some fantastic ideas and a choice of two brand concepts that had been put together in a short space of time based on a detailed brief from the village. Heather from Peter & Paul gave us the detail of the thinking behind the brand and then the brand logos and application ideas where uncovered.

The reaction from the room was enthusiastic with much debate over the merits of both options but we had to make a choice and the room was unanimous on the decision to go for “the big T with a bite”. Pictures to follow when the winning logo is all polished up.

It was considered to be far more flexible and adaptable as we develop Taste Tideswell in the future but perhaps most importantly it will stand out in the crowd of food brands that are out there in the market.

Thanks to all the people who turned up and helped get to a decision on the night. It now means we can tweak the logo and get the finished article quickly to use across the whole project.