Everything you need to know about the South Shields Proper Food Festival 2016
One of the borough's most popular events is heading back to South Shields.
Thousands of people descended on the Proper Food Festival in 2014 and 2015 as the event proved a smash hit, and its set to be another success this year.
Here's what you need to know:
When is it on?
The Proper Food Festival runs from Saturday May 28 to Monday May 30, on from 10am to 5pm
Where does it take place?
Bents Park, South Shields
What will the weather be like?
Saturday: Cloudy with some sunny spells. A chance of an isolated shower in the afternoon.
Sunday: There may be some sunshine, but it will be cloudy with wings, mist and drizzle.
Monday: Strong northerly winds, with rain later.
Hot and cold takeaway food, from, drinks, snacks and treats to filling meals of all kinds.
Here's a list of the companies attending:
Traditional Sweet and Savoury French Crepes filled with mouth watering gorgeousness.
Local producer of artisan cheeses, all of which are vegetarian and pasteurised. The range contains cowâ€™s, goatâ€™s, eweâ€™s and jersey cowâ€™s milk cheeses.
Using a smoking process utilised since 1883 in North Shields, Boulevard specialise in creating a unique range of smoked salts, peppercorns & garlic.
www.boulevardcuisine.co.ukKittie's Ginger Wine
Established in 2007 and is based in Blyth, Northumberland. This unique wine has been given a contemporary twist, using root ginger and natural ingredients.
Our Artisan chocolateirs will be delighted to introduce you to our fantastic creations.let us tempt to our rich fire cracker truffles or our scrumptious dark chocolate and chilli fudges all hand made using local butter.
Handmade spice mixes, pickles, pastes and marinades. Try Raspberry & Chipotle ketchup, Carrot pickle or our famous Psycho Monkey if you dare!
www.spicymonkey.co.ukThe Cherry Tree Newcastle
A wide selection of award â€“ winning chutneys, pickles, curds, jams, marmalades and several flavours of cheddar cheeses including the ever popular Scorcher Cheddar and Jalapeno cheddar.
The New Zealand Gourmet Pie Company along with Hot Stuff Chilli Co will be bringing the worlds hottest pie to the festival along with our usual suspects
www.gourmetpie.co.ukThe Brownie Bar
Gorgeously gooey rich chocolate brownies and white chococlate blondies in a variety of flavours. Of course we bring you our chilli brownie too!
www.browniebar.co.ukLottie McPhee's Cupcakes
Lottie McPhees are based on Park View, Whitley Bay and offer a wide range of cupcake flavours and customised celebration cake
www.lottiemcpheescupcakes.comThe French Oven
We are an Independent Artisan Bakery, we believe quality and freshness are most important. Therefore baking takes place all day and night to offer you the best products. Items are made individually and by hand.
Indian Fusion Pickles, Chutneys and Chilli Sauces, Handmade in the Lake District. Winners of 56 Great Taste Awards. Come and try our delicious freshly made curry.
Crazy Fred's range varies from chilli chocolate, adictive chutney, award winning salsa through to one of the hottest sauces in the world..
The great way to eat your potato with a twist.
Churros is a fast food business, are a type of sweet food, done with a simple dough deep fried in boiling sunflower oil.
www.delichurros.co.ukUnited Sweets of America
We specialise in the sale of American confectionary and beverages not available en mass in the UK. These include world famous names such as; Hershey's Reece's, Wonka and Coca Cola. All your favourite candy with an American twist.
www.unitedsweetsofamericaltd.co.ukArtisan Baking Community
We believe in good food, REAL bread, co-operation, education and partnerships - creating a real, long term, ethical sustainable business.
Wiga Wagaa's Chillis
Wiga Wagaa Chilliâ€™s is a fusion of African, Thai & Asian tastes. Home made in Shotley Bridge, County Durham, using traditional method of preparation, like pestle and mortar to grind some of the ingredients. Wiga Wagaa chillis are made to enhance your eating experience.
www.wigawagaa.comCupcake & Co
From Weddings to Birthdays or simply just for a treat, Cupcake and Co are one of the regionâ€™s established cupcake producers, offering over 100 flavours and various styles. At the Proper Food Festival,a full range of cupcakes will be on offer to satisfy any sweet tooth!
www.cupcakeandco.co.ukPassion du Fromage
We are importers of high quality French cheese that we go and choose personally at the wholesale market of Paris in order to guarantee you the best there is to find. Depending on the time of year, we also have other fine French and European foods to enchant you.
Established for 14 years, we produce chilli based salamis and gluten free sausages. All made tradtionally we high pork content.
A beautiful range of salad dressings and sauces, award-winning chutneys and addictive fruity balsamic vinegars. All are hand-made by Adam and ready to be tried.
The north easts finest producer of real bread, made the traditional way with no additives or preservatives. Our range includes Geordie sourdough, rosemary sourdough , New York deli rye, pain rustique , walnut and treacle bread , 5 grain , focaccia, beer bread and more
www.geordiebakers.co.ukThe Northumbrian Farmhouse
Based in Northumberland and with a passion for local food, this mobile kitchen is the centre piece of many of the country's outdoor events. With innovative and bespoke menus which can be tailored to any event or budget and a stubborn refusal to compromise on taste or traceability.
The Galloway Fudge Company is located in the beautiful Scottish countryside where our delicious Fudges, Traditional Scottish Tablet & Macaroon Bars and delightful fluffy Marshmallows are all freshly made in the kitchen of our home. Everything we make is certified Gluten Free.
www.gallowayfudge.comEarth & Fire Pizza
At Earth and Fire we produce delicious handmade pizza, freshly made to order, with a delicious range of toppings. Our pizzas are baked in our handmade, wood fired clay oven.
The house of Pieroth, family wine growers since 1675,invite you to taste their worldwide range of high quality wines.
www.pieroth.co.ukDurham Venison & Game
We are a small business based in New ton Aycliffe where we process all of our own game and speciality game sausages,burgers and game pies.
durhamvenisonandgame.co.ukPapa Ganoush Street Food
We are a father/son team with an equally strong passion to deliver Middle Eastern Street food to the people of Tyneside and beyond. Our food represents Levantine cuisine perfectly. Papa Ganoush' ethos is simple; Our food is non pretentious, exciting and fresh. Everything is cooked there and then, right down to the flatbreads made by hand and cooked right under the customers nose.
J R Jams
Jean has been making distinctive soft set jams, marmalades, curds and chutneys since 2002. They are freshly prepared by hand in small batches without preservatives or additives.
www.jrjams.co.ukThe Gift of Oil
The gift of oil prides itself on only selling olive oils that are sensational and balsamics that are stunning!
www.thegiftofoil.co.ukTynemouth Coffee Company
Tynemouth Coffee Company â€“ Artisan Roastery & Coffee Cart. We specialise in providing a bespoke coffee service at festivals and events throughout the UK.
Oliver's is the place to find beautiful handcrafted wood products for your home. All of our products are stylish as well as being practical. As well as a wide range of serving boards and kitchen boards we will make any wooden product to your own specifications.
www.olivers.bizChirnells Farmhouse Kitchen
Scones, cakes, tea breads, biscuits and tray bakes all handmade with recipes passed down through generations using only the best local ingredients possible.
From our Gourmet Bars, including Ginger & Fennel to Lemon & Lemon Sea Salt, to our quirky kidsâ€™ range, we think we have a chocolate for everyone. And everyone needs a chocolateâ€¦
Tokyo Kitchen; delicious, fresh, authentic Japanese food. Bringing our pop up sushi bar with traditional and original sushi freshly rolled at the bar.
Sticky Sierra Nevada glazed pulled pork, cherry coke glazed shredded beef brisket, fresh 'slaws and a range of homemade hot sauces and ketchups. We love what we do!!!
Al's BBQ Shack
Fresh Piri Piri and Jerk chicken cooked on an authentic charcoal swing grill served in wraps, artisan rolls or as a meal with roasted pepper and bean cous cous.
www.alsbbqshack.co.ukLintz Hall Farm
Our Family have been producing eggs in the North East for four generations and have lived at Lintz Hall Farm for over 60 years. Set in the heart of the Derwent Valley, Lintz Hall is a mixed farm where free range hens share their fields with sheep cattle and horses. All of our Free Range Hens roam freely and are monitored by the RSPCA
A unique range of artisan breads, cakes and patisserie daily from baker Murray Rhind alongside treats and delicacies from the Vallum kitchen all produced using ingredients on site at Vallum where possible. Follow us on twitter @dkshopvallum for updates and specials on a daily basis.
www.vallumfarm.co.ukNorth Street Feast
North Street Feast creates a storm with their Stacked Brioche World Burger and Wrap ranges and uses locally sourced produce and ingredients from Award Winning Suppliers in the North East.
Traditional and hand made cheese from Richmond North yorkshire
Simply the rock salt infusions made using local and organic ingredients. Amazing spice blends from around the world.
The only local smokehouse bringing you a wide range of smoked food products. From meats and cheese to pate's and of course black pudding.
northumbriansmokehouse.co.ukSpencerfield Spirit Company
Spencerfield Spirit Company is a family-owned drinks company based in Fife. Their flagship product Sheep Dip was developed in 1970, with its stablemate, Pig's Nose being launched three years later. Both award winning whiskies have recently been joined by the refreshingly indulgent Edinburgh Gins.
Mr Fitzpatrick's Botanical Herbalists has been making cordial soft drinks for the people of Rossendale and the Lancashire regions since 1899.
Mighty burritos to tingle your taste buds with fillings such as spicy shredded beef, char grilled chicken, sweet shredded pork, smokey chorizo and vegetarian chilli. Grab a Fistful of Mexican Flavours!
www.zapatistaburrito.comThe Gingerbread Mam
The Gingerbread Mam is a North East, artisan producer of all things ginger, from award winning puddings, to ginger pokey, ginger wine and beer. Everything is home made in the Gingerbread Mam's family kitchen.
Authentic Spanish street food cooked from scratch using responsibily sourced ingredients. Giant Paellas, Tapas & Snacks!
www.laspaelleras.comPrince of Pies
Proper pies with centuries old recipes from Prince of Pies.
twitter.com/PrinceOfPie_sNorthumberland Sausage Company
We are the Northumberland Sausage Company and we handmade sausages within the heart of Northumberland in a range of exciting flavours.
www.northumberlandsausagecompany.co.ukThe Brickyard Bakery
At Brickyard Bakery our passion is to produce good looking food that tastes truly beautiful. We commit to only using craftspeople who are trained to the highest ability to mix, ferment, shape and bake the best basic produce available into the finest hand crafted loaf of bread possible.
Garlic and ginger grater can be used for nut meg, chocolate and hard cheese. A must have for every foodie !!
Handcrafted organic soaps and skin care products - 100% pure and natural.
www.tocaromatherapy.co.ukFood For Thought
Shop for ALL-ROUND HEALTH. Many organic food and skin care products. Recommended supplements and organic bakery for Spelt bread and Artisan sourdough breads with no baker's yeast.
www.food-for-thought-uk.co.ukSmokin' Barbecue Co.
We use fresh, local pork and beef which is coated in our special dry rub, then slow smoked for 14 hours over Hickory wood for that authentic barbecue taste. Are you hungry?
Homemade traditional jams and chutneys from homegrown/locally sourced produce with no artificial colourings or flavourings. Also range of chilli products and infused oils. Speciality lemon curd.
www.carwinleypreserves.co.ukFat Hippo Burger Bar
Forget greasy burger vans, The Fat Hippo Burger Bar brings our acclaimed gourmet burgers to the great outdoors. Our burgers are served straight off the grill with a selection of gourmet toppings and combos, homemade Veggie Burgers, Fries, sides, sauces and drinks. Come and join us for the good kind of gluttony that everyone enjoys!
www.fat-hippo.co.ukRiverford Organic Farms
We deliver organic veg, fruit, meat and more direct to your door.