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Two-day event will showcase Manx produce

The second Isle of Man Food and Drink Festival is starting this morning (Saturday).

And there's something to suit almost every appetite, from local producers to celebrity chefs and numerous events just for children.

The aim is to showcase the variety of food and drink which is produced on the Island and the event has attracted attention from further afield, with a number of radio and newspaper journalists attending.

The festival is a joint initiative between the environment, food and agriculture, and tourism departments of the Manx government.

DEFA Minister John Shimmin says an event of such a size relies heavily on the producers (play audio file):

The festival is centred on the Villa Marina gardens, but other venues are also being used.

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