THIS Saturday's Romsey Show at Broadlands will be bulging at the seams with a new Show within a Show' - The Food Show at Romsey Show - and the driving force behind this is Hampshire Fare farmer Ian Nelson, of Sunnyfields Farm, on the edge of Southampton.

As Mr Nelson explains: "Sunnyfields has attended the Romsey Show for the past 10 years, and I regard it as one of the best traditional agricultural shows in the UK.

"This year the new Food Show will showcase some of the great foods available in Hampshire and across the South, giving two shows for the price of one!"

Two demonstration kitchens and a myriad of chefs and producers will offer a non-stop action-packed programme aimed at titillating your taste buds, as well as letting you know some of those special food and farming gems.

Best-selling cookery writer Sophie Grigson and Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall's River Cottage mushroom expert John Wright, will be two of the top personalities, together with top Hampshire chefs Andy Mackenzie and Mark Tilling from Lainston House Hotel and Jamie Jones.

A special children's activity area will include tastings, cookery demonstrations and hands-on activities, all in conjunction with the launch of The Year of Food & Farming in Education.

Around 80 food and drink exhibitors include restaurants and hotels, farmers, bakers, butchers, cheese makers, ice cream makers and brewers, to name but a few.

There will be a Romsey Show farmers' and producers' market selling seasonal produce from Hampshire and regional producers. The Food Show will also offer seating to rest weary legs and local refreshments such as Sunnyfields hot, buttery sweetcorn corn on the cob, hog roasts and ice-cream, washed down with local beer, wine, cider and apple juice.

As well as running their farm in Totton, including their large farm shop, a home delivery service across Hampshire, a weekly Saturday farmers' and producers' market at the farm and delivering to Hampshire restaurants, farm shops and top London restaurants including Jamie Oliver's Fifteen', The River Café' and Moro', Mr Nelson adds: "Sunnyfields have been much busier throughout 2007 with outside events, and the highlight of this for me is the Food Show at Romsey Show.

"We look forward to seeing all the regulars at The Romsey Show this year plus lots of new people."

Sunnyfields is also a regular stall holder at Hampshire farmers' markets,, including Winchester this Sunday, September 9, in Middlebrook Street and car park from 9am to 2pm.

Entry to The Food Show @ Romsey Show on Saturday, September 8 is included in the admission to The Romsey Show, open 8am to 6pm, at Broadlands Park in Romsey.

Tickets on show day cost £12 for adults, £10 for senior citizens, £6 for children under 16, under-fives free, £30 family ticket (2 adults and 2 children).

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