REDDITCH’S first Vegan Fair in many a year has been hailed as a resounding success after more than 1,000 people flocked to Trinity High School last Saturday to sample the delights on offer.
Organiser Kevin White said he was overjoyed at the response with people coming from both near and far.
“We had more than 35 stallholders and they’d come from as far away as Manchester, London and North Wales and the feedback we got from them was that they had never expected it to be so busy.
“What was really nice was the number of people who said they weren’t vegan themselves but had come along to see what was on offer, have a taste and discover what it is all about.
“I also think the fair was very good for Redditch as it meant the town has finally got an event which truly reflects this growing trend in people’s eating habits.”
Featuring vegan cheese, pies and chocolate as well as statement T-shirts, jewellery and much more, plans are already afoot for a summer vegan fair next year.
“The school was appreciative of how we cleaned up afterwards and they are happy for us to stage another one there,” said Kevin.
“There have plenty of room including a large outdoor space and we’re looking at utilising that for a summer fair next year.”