Celebration of local produce - and all things pork - at popular Norwich food event

A cookery demonstration at this year's Porkstock, which was raising money for Nelson's Journey. Pict

A cookery demonstration at this year's Porkstock, which was raising money for Nelson's Journey. Picture: Archant - Credit: Archant

A farmyard celebration of local produce and all things porcine drew thousands of food and drink lovers to the outskirts of Norwich.

A picture from Porkstock 2016, which was organised in aid of Nelson's Journey. Picture: Woodforde's

A picture from Porkstock 2016, which was organised in aid of Nelson's Journey. Picture: Woodforde's Brewery - Credit: Archant

Cookery shows, a butchery master class and live music were on the menu at Porkstock, which, having previously been held at Redwell brewery in Trowse, enjoyed its first outing at new home White House Farm in Sprowston.

Families shrugged off the rain to enjoy the free daytime food and drink festival, while ticket-holders enjoyed a knees-up with live music, dancing and a DJ after the sun went down.

The event was officially kicked off on Saturday morning by Celebrity Masterchef finalist Hardeep Singh Kohli.

Among the local eateries included Woolf and Social and award-winning butchers Archer's.

Porkstock 2016, at which money was being raised for Nelson's Journey. Picture: Archant

Porkstock 2016, at which money was being raised for Nelson's Journey. Picture: Archant - Credit: Archant


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Social media users took to Twitter and Facebook to review the event, describing it as a 'fabulous day' and 'top notch'.

Chef Charlie Hodson, patron of the event, tweeted to say visitors had travelled from as far as Dorset.

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This year, cash raised from the festival will be donated to Norfolk-based charity Nelson's Journey, which supports children and young people coping with bereavement.

An auction held during the day raised £850 for the cause.

For more information, visit www.porkstock.co.uk and for more on Nelson's Journey, visit www.nelsonsjourney.org.uk• Do you have a food and drink story we should be writing about? Email reporter Lauren Cope on lauren.cope@archant.co.uk

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