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In their latest "Foodies Guide" Taste of the Wight take a look at some great ways to indulge yourselves over Easter...

The month of April sees spring in the air, with daffodils lining the roadsides and chocolate eggs stacked high on the shelves. It also sees the exciting launch of the brand new Taste of the Wight guide. Pick up your copy or view it online at tasteofthewight.co.uk, where you can read all about local produce, meet our food heroes and find out the story behind the food and drink; as well as keeping up to date with all the latest food and drink news and events from across the Island.

To make the most of this month where you can over indulge on chocolate treats (why does chocolate always taste better as an egg!?) head to one of the many Easter Egg events taking place over the Bank Holiday weekend. Arreton Barns are hosting their annual Easter Egg hunt around the picturesque village. Pop into Sweet Memories where fudge is made daily on site and chocolatey goodies are piled high.

Easter Eggs

Ventnor Botanic Garden are offering a full week of Easter fun from Saturday 28th March to 13th April where all entrants will receive an Easter Egg after completing a simple treasure hunt. Join the Cadbury Easter Egg Trail and become an “eggsplorer” at Mottistone Manor and Newtown Creek, on the 5th and 6th April, visit www.nationaltrust.org.uk for more details.

Walk off all that chocolate with a route from Taste of the Wight, taking in the beauty of the east side of the Island, ending up enjoying fresh seafood at The Best Dressed Crab out on the water at Bembridge Harbour. Read the full story here.

Bembridge Harbour

Exciting news came in last month from the organisers of the Isle of Wight Literary Festival when they confirmed that the legendary Mary Berry will be joining their line-up. The TV star of The Great British Bake Off will be appearing alongside Alan Titchmarsh at the festival in October.

Aside from all the chocolate that April brings, it is also the month when the Memorial Ploughing Match takes place. On Sunday 12th April, head to New Wolverton Farm in Shorwell between 9.30am and 4.40pm to watch horse drawn ploughs, vintage tractors and their modern equivalent battle it out to be crowned the winner.