Saturday 2 October saw another successful and very well-attended open day held by Forman & Field. Their east London premises, directly opposite the Olympic Park, were opened to the public, who could attend for free. The fine food mail order company organise an open day every year, showcasing their work. Those who came were able to explore the company’s Fish Island premises and find out about many of the small artisan food producers who supply Forman & Field with their many high-quality products.
There were many different things to see and do on the day. Forman & Field’s trademark product, their London Cure smoked salmon, played a big part, with attendees able to see the smoking process from start to finish on a tour of Fish Island. The company’s very own world record holder gave demonstrations throughout the day of his skill in carving salmon, which won him a place in the Guinness Book of Records.
The Food Theatre gave people the opportunity to see demonstrations from many independent producers, as well as to hear talks about their work. Then, there was the chance to try and buy at the Producers’ Market. There was a great choice of produce on offer from the Forman & Field family of food producers, with many people buying lots of food to take home as well as taking advantage of the tastings on offer.
The British Food Fortnight, which the Forman & Field open day is part of, takes place annually (from 18 September to 3 October this year). It brings together food lovers from across the country, who take part in thousands of different events.