IT IS set to be a bustling day for foodies in Romsey this weekend as the annual Food Festival comes to the market town.

More than 60 stalls full of Hampshire produce will be showcased on Sunday, September 3 from 10am to 4pm, with hundreds of revellers expected to attend.

This includes more than 25 Hampshire Farmers’ Market members in Alma Road selling everything from bread to beer.

Alex Handford, business manager at Hampshire Farmers’ Market (HFM) said: “Hampshire Farmers’ Markets have been coming to Romsey for the last 17 years and we attract over 3,500 visitors each month who love to buy local produce from the county’s producers.

“Being incorporated into the Romsey Food Festival has been a great success, not just for our members at market, but for businesses in the town itself.”

Also on show will be plenty of seasonal produce to peruse, including meat from Newhouse Venison and Hampshire Game.

Plus shoppers can take their pick from the best fruit and vegetables from Berry Hill Nursery and DGJ Tanner.

And gin lovers will also be able to sample a taste of some of Hampshire’s best gins as the Winchester Distillery and Silent Pool Distillery will both be at Alma Road on the day.

New for this year, HFM will be welcoming executive chef at The Season Cookery School Andy MacKenzie.

He will be running three cookery workshops on the day at: 10.30am, 11.30am and 12.30pm.

He will be demonstrating the method and then three lots of two people will replicate the dish in 30 minutes.

The first workshop will be pre-booked but any members of the public at the market can take part in the other workshops.

There will also be a chance to win a masterclass at The Season Cookery School at Lainston House, near Winchester.

New House Venison and Broughton Water Buffalo are among those serving hot food on stalls.