Malton’s first ‘Street Food Sunday’ has been hailed a success by the organisers, the Malton Community Interest Company (Malton CIC). The event, which transformed the Market Place into a relaxed family meeting and eating place, saw children cartwheeling on the (artificial) grass while parents lined up for the array of tasty treats on offer.
Street Food Sundays are a new initiative from the Malton CIC, the organisation which runs the annual Food Lovers Festival, the Harvest Food Festival and the Malton Monthly Food Markets. Held on the first Sunday in June, July and August, Malton’s newly created al fresco dining area becomes a place to enjoy Sunday lunch from a changing line up of some of the best street food vendors available.
Sunday’s event also allowed the Malton CIC to say thank you to the volunteer team of over 60 people who helped make the annual Food Lovers Festival such a success. Emma Brooksbank, a festival volunteer and director of the Malton Community Interest Company, said she felt proud to do her bit at the festival. “I wasn’t sure my energy would hold up – but instead of feeling tired, I felt elated and full of joy that I was part of something so buzzing.” She went on to praise the generosity of the Naylor-Leyland family and the work of the Fitzwilliam Malton Estate, listing the improvements which have happened in the town over the last few years and concluded: “Wearing my Malton CIC hat, I say thank you to all the wonderful volunteers: without you the festival could not happen. As one of those volunteers myself, I’m sure you all feel as elated and proud as I do of being part of something so positive for Malton.”
The next Malton Street Food Sunday takes place on 2nd July – visit www.maltonyorkshire.co.uk for more information