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Fruit means fun at Street Eat

21 May 2019

Vicky Lomax and Layne May with staff from Strawberry with staff from Strawberry Gardens.

There's plenty to keep young children occupied at the Street Eat festival this weekend – and they can tuck in and enjoy healthy fruit as well as taking part in food inspired family activities.

Vicky Lomax, from local company Jamboree Arts, will be at the event this weekend on Saturday, 25 and Sunday, 26 May 2019, providing free family friendly activities including showing little ones how to make tasty and nutritious fruit kebabs. Children will also be shown how to create coloured stamps from different fresh vegetables, before printing their own souvenir postcard to take home.

It's all aimed at promoting healthy eating said Jayne May from Street Eat organisers Rochdale Town Centre Management:

"There's plenty to keep children occupied this weekend anyway, but we also wanted to make sure there are healthy food options available, so these fun activities will help children learn about all different types of fruit and vegetables as well as being shown how simple and delicious healthy eating can be."

All the fruit and vegetables for the children's activities have been donated by Strawberry Gardens on Yorkshire Street and this week Jayne and Vicky went to thank the staff for their support. Strawberry Gardens, who recently moved to a prime new location in the town centre, have been trading in the town for over 30 years, selling locally grown vegetables, fruits and spices imported from around the world.


Street Eat, sponsored by building and construction company Willmott Dixon is promising another 2 days of food and fun, with lots to eat, drink and free entertainment, bringing together the town's best food and drink establishments.

Traders include The Baum, WowYauChow, Bombay Brew, The Medicine Tap, Issan Friends, Pudding Paradise, Vicolo de Vino and The Flying Horse Hotel. There will also be activities and funfair rides for children, Punch and Judy shows, a bar for the adults and live music hosted by Revolution 96.2.

The headline sponsor is Willmott Dixon, with support from Pulsar Property Solutions and Rochdale Round Table.

Admission is free.