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Food and drink

Virtual Big Nibble 2020

The Big Nibble is our month-long food festival, held every September. This year, we're going virtual and celebrating all that Horsham District's food and drink scene has to offer online.

We'll be sharing recipes from top local chefs, online trails, business videos and recipes, a unique competition and more.

Each week has a different foodie theme, and we can't wait to get started.

Another new addition for this year is our charity partner. We'll be supporting Horsham District Foodbank throughout the festival.

The Virtual Big Nibble, September 2020

This week at the Virtual Big Nibble

What's on this week and what to look out for

Week 3 Local Produce

Week 3: Local Produce

Featuring top chefs cooking delicious dishes with local ingredients, sweet treats from two Horsham cafes, and much more

Brewers Growers Distillers Trail

Brewers, Growers and Distillers Trail

Find out about our local drinks producers and answer six questions to be in with the chance of winning a fantastic boozy gift

Week 3 Local Produce

Coming up in Week 4...

For Week 4 we're going global and celebrating international cuisine

Enter the Virtual Big Nibble Photo Competition

Why not have a go at cooking one of our Virtual Big Nibble recipes?

Send us a photo of your foodie creation to win £100 in vouchers to spend at one of our featured local venues.

Virtual Big Nibble photo competition

This week's recipes

Sea trout with almonds and gem lettuce veloute

Binchotan sea trout

Cook with Jordon Powell at South Lodge Hotel

Dark chocolate fork cookies by Cocoa Loco

Dark chocolate fork cookies

A simple tasty treat from Cocoa Loco

Big Nibble Charity Partner Recipe

Salmon potato bake

This week's charity partner recipe from Horsham District Foodbank

Support Horsham District Foodbank

Our Charity Partner for this year's Big Nibble is Horsham District Foodbank. Since the start of the pandemic the team have delivered nearly 4000 emergency food parcels, and for the first time ever, they are struggling to meet demand for food.

Every donation of food or money contributes enormously to keeping the Foodbank running. To help the charity's urgent appeal, there will be donation stations at Horsham Markets on Saturday 5 September. Please drop by and donate what you can.

Click the button below to make a financial donation online.

Horsham District Foodbank and Horsham Matters

Find a local producer

We have fantastic local producers and top chefs here in Horsham District, and thanks to our farm shops it's never been easier to get your hands on locally made beers, cheeses, meats, wines, sweet treats and more.

Our Local Producers Directory is a complete list of businesses who are making or selling locally sourced produce in Horsham District. Use our search tool to find farm shops, brewers, sausage-makers, wine-makers, coffee-roasters.

Pictured: The Sussex Produce Company, Steyning (photographer: Frank Bull)

Fresh fruit and vegetables at The Sussex Produce Company Steyning. Photo: Frank Bull

Inspire me

Dark chocolate cremeux served with ice cream

Award-winning restaurants

Meet the Michelin-standard chefs in Horsham District who are running decadent dining experiences

A picture of a teacup

Five of the best afternoon teas

You're spoilt for choice when it comes to tea and cake in Horsham District. Here are a selection to suit all budgets

A display of fresh fruit and vegetables at The Sussex Produce Company. Image: Frank Bull

Must-visit farm shops

Five of our favourite farm shops selling locally sourced fruit and a veg, meat and dairy and much more. Some of them make a mean coffee, too

Horsham District Foodies

Horsham District Foodies is a Horsham District Council brand set up to promote everything that's going on in the Food and drink sector under one banner. We organise foodie experiences throughout the Horsham District and support our local food and drink businesses.

Horsham District Foodies