Staff at Lincolnshire Co-op stores in the Sleaford area were celebrating Lincolnshire Day on October 1 by wearing yellow, putting up bunting and giving shoppers the chance to sample a variety of local food, from cheese to sausages.
Commemorative pens which display the date were also given away in foodstores to remind people when Lincolnshire Day is.
Supply Chain Manager Nicola Berry said: “Lincolnshire Day is the perfect time for customers to try out some of our county’s fantastic local food. From delicious cheeses to homemade jams, there is something for everyone to enjoy, made on our very own doorstep.”
Yellowbellies can spice up their celebrations with new local mango chutney now on the shelves from Mr Huda of Scunthorpe, joining the Love Local range.
Navigation House in Sleaford also joined in the celebration by holding its own Lincolnshire Day event on Sunday, encouraging local people and visitors to celebrate the history of the county, and all it has to offer by inviting them to try a variety of local Lincolnshire foods.
They could take part in a free Lincolnshire quiz to win a prize hamper of Lincolnshire ‘goodies’, while a children’s trail challenged kids to find spiders that spelled out the word ‘sausage’ and collect Lincolnshire flag souvenirs.
Local delicacies on offer included pork pie, stuffed chine and Lincolnshire sausages from Gary simpson butchers of Sleaford, Pipers Crisps, Bateman’s beer, plumbread from Pocklingtons, Lincolnshire Poacher cheese and shortbread made from Cogglesford Mill ground flour.
Anne Flannery, one of the staff at the attraction, said teh plumbread went down very well.
Having begun in 2006 to mark the anniversary of the Lincolnshire Rising on October 1, Lincolnshire Day has gone from strength to strength in its celebrations, with tourist attractions getting on board and joining in the fun.