Buckshaw is taking part in an event where communities are encouraged to eat and play together in a national picnic day.

Coinciding with the Buckshaw Village Community Association’s quarterly Farmers' market, Buckshaw community hall plays host to 40 stalls of delicious locally produced food, treats and crafts from the finest producers across Lancashire. Sample everything from homemade jams and chutneys to home-reared meats and locally crafted unique homeware and gifts.

Visitors are encouraged to bring a picnic blanket and enjoy the best in local food including hot pie and peas from Shirley’s Pies, fresh hot sandwiches from Dalesbred Finest Meats, a Hog Roast, Venison burgers from Auldene Wild Venison and special treats from Dippy Doos Chocolate Wagon and a Rainbow Treats Trike full of delicious ice cream.

Local community groups and businesses will be offering a range of community activities, including a fruit and vegetables treasure hunt, crafts activities for the children, Beat the Goalie from Buckshaw Village Church, cycling agility courses with South Ribble Valley Junior Cycling Club, music from Buckshaw Youth Band, facepainting, bouncy castle and a chance to win a hamper full of farmers market goodies.

The event will be held at at Buckshaw Community Hall, Unity Place, Buckshaw Village, on Sunday June 5, 10am – 2pm. Full details at www.buckshaw.org