Welcome to Spring - well it must be as Roger & Jan from Ivy Cottage Nursery are returning this week to the Market! My walks with my faithful mutts have become more enjoyable as I see the emergence of daffodils, snowdrops & crocus. The wild birds are eating me out of house and home but worth every penny when you hear them singing their hearts out up in the trees! This week there will unfortunately be no Westcombe Cheddar and no Exclusive Foods but both will be returning next week! All your other favourites will be there and we look forward to seeing you all on Saturday - let's hope the weather is kind!! BW Laura
I am pleased to say that a number of BFM traders have recently received awards for their fabulous products - such as:
Homewood Cheese – Tim and Angela a small-scale artisan cheesemakers based in the Mendips who specialise in making ewes cheeses, using milk from a nearby flock. They currently produce a range of cheeses, made by hand in small batches using traditional techniques. Their cheeses are made with unpasteurised milk and they use vegetarian rennet. Angela also makes a fabulous cheesecake, small savoury tarts and the best mincemeat in the UK – fabulous in tarts and divine in porridge (thanks Tim for the suggestion!!)
Hartley Farm Shop, Winsley - Congratulations to all at Hartley Farm Shop at Winsley who have recently received a Gold from the Taste of The West Awards for their farm shop and cafe for which they are incredibly proud of!
They also won two Silvers for their Traditional and Pork & Leek Sausages and a Bronze for their chocolate brownies! Pop in to Hartley Farm Shop at Winsley and try their breakfast – trust someone who knows, it was absolutely delicious and well worth the visit!
Withherhands – Congratulations to Rachel who scooped two silver awards at the Dalemain World Marmalade Awards earlier in the year her Blood Orange, Pink Grapefruit and Seville Marmalade and her Bergamot Marmalade.
Lovett Pies – Phil & Chris won Silver at the Taste of the West for the Chicken, Gammon & Leek Pie and their Ham Hock, Black Pudding & Green Pea Pie, and Bronze for the Bath Pie – well done lads!
BOA Foods – Well done to Paul who won a silver for his Vanilla Fudge.
Old Cheese Room – Lovely Julianna won a Bronze for her Baronet cheese.
Fussels Fine Foods – Andy and Gary also won Silver for their single cold pressed Extra Virgin Rapeseed Oil – a healthy alternative low in saturated fats and high in Omega 3.
James Dips won a Bronze for his James’ Moreish Dip – a relative new comer to BFM but well done James.
Please contact me, Laura, on my mobile 0777 969 7278 for any updates/news regarding the market or market traders, alternatively if you have any suggestions/comments to make regarding the market?