Feast for foodies down on Sheffield farm

Whirlow Hall Farm Fayre....All eyes on the Bird of Prey as it swoops on our photographer
Whirlow Hall Farm Fayre....All eyes on the Bird of Prey as it swoops on our photographer
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Mouthwatering food demonstrations took centre stage at the annual Whirlow Hall Farm Fayre in Sheffield - which is expected to raise £20,000 for the charity.

The weekend event was busy despite the rainy weather yesterday, with between 2,000 and 3,000 visitors.

Top attractions this year included a bird of prey flight, dog training lessons, tennis tuition, archery and a range of food displays and live cooking sessions.

Members of the Escafeld Medieval Society took part in a battle re-enactment and the farm showed off its machinery and animals to visitors.

Sam Trepte, Whirlow Hall Farm’s commercial operations manager, said: “The highlights were all the cooking and food demonstrations.

“Silversmiths took a session where their chefs cooked a vegetarian risotto, a team from Aga was cooking lamb steaks and Lindsay Dawes, from Westlands Butchers, gave a meat demonstration.

“The morning was very good, in particular, with a lot of people coming up to see us before the rain started.”

Mr Trepte added: “The event is our biggest fundraiser and we are pleased with how this year’s event went - although the weather could have been better.

“We had all sorts of people, including a lot of families coming along.

“We are hoping to raise around £20,000.

“There were a lot of local suppliers and growers and also games and activities for children.”

The farm, which provides education about the environment and outdoors for inner-city youngsters, also had its animals on display and was giving guided tours every hour.