On Wednesday morning Nick & I caught the train down to Birmingham for the Good Food show. Neither of us had been to the NEC before, and we were both a bit flabbergasted at the size of it. It was VAST. The exhibition halls were filled with pop up stalls selling all sorts of different produce. There were loads of cheese, chutney and oil stalls, at which we took full advantage of the samples on display. I didn't really take that many photos, my mind was very much somewhere else, but you can get an idea of the scale of it from the ones below.
There were a couple of little restaurants and cafes inside too, however we decided not to sample them. Instead we hovered around the lone oyster stall where Nick tried his first (and 4th and 5th) oyster. They went down an absolute treat, and we both agreed that we should make an effort to go coastal in the near future and locate some more. Fine with me!
Tacked on alongside the Good Food show, was the Good Gardens show which was equally large. It didn't hold quite as much interest for us, but we did stumble across these nice produce baskets of tomatoes and beans. I thought the tomatoes were particularly lovely.
If you do get the chance, the show runs until Sunday 19th. It's a really good day out.