Market News for 12th JULY 2014

Second Saturday in July already - and summer looks to be here - long may it continue!!    New this week as guest traders are Utta Nutta (Peanut Butter - delicious on warm crumpets!)  and a Cindy who will be selling Goat Milk and Olive Oil Soap as a guest trader!  We are expecting Cliff from Besley's strawberries this week with a new variety of strawberry - get there early as they could be limited!   Ian from Rib Street should also be trading this Saturday .    Tim and Angela from Homewood Cheeses will not be at the market on the12th July (it's so rare for them not to be trading so let's hope they have a great break!)   All of your other favourite traders will be there this coming Saturday - ready and willing to serve you!  Please ring me if you have any queries, suggestions or concerns regarding Bath Farmers Market Ltd.   Laura 0777 969 7278 - see you Saturday?



The Market lost Steve and Juliet from Jazz Hands Pasta last week, favourites of not only the traders at BFM but also it's loyal customer base.  Most of you will of course have realised that Steve was totally bonkers - two nicer people you could not have wished to meet - I will miss the madness!  Their award winning fabulous pasta will also be a sad loss to the market - but fear not, I understand that shortly we will have a new pasta maker at BFM - all with Jazz Hands recipes under their belts - so please bear with us until the new guys start!


New this week to the Market will be several varieties of CHERRIES - fabulous, my lovely husband's favourite fruit!!  I will, of course, need to taste to ensure that I am buying him the best!


We also have a new sweet trader starting this week, various sweets etc from Atworth - I feel the pounds creeping on already.



Message from MARSHFIELD TRADITIONAL FARM - It is with much sadness that we at Marshfield Traditional Farm have decided to retire from Bath Farmers Market.  We will miss you all and would like to THANK YOU ALL VERY MUCH FOR YOUR SUPPORT over the last 16 years.  Dawn, Louis, Emily & Jordan.


Our regular traders will know that we are pleased that Isle of Wight Tomatoes (Rob) and Besley's Cheddar Strawberries have returned to BFM - thank goodness, food with flavour - it seems as if we have been waiting ages for them to return!  


Next Saturday hopefully (3/5/14) sees the return of English asparagus - so get it while you can!!


I nearly forgot to mention that Tim from Homewood Cheese won first prize for his marmalade.


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!!)

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?