Last Sunday we took part in the Valentines Mansion and Gardens ‘Made With Love’ craft and food fair. This was our first market of 2016 – the first on many! The majority of the food fairs that we attend are within the Cotswolds, however we will travel a little further for a special occasion. After an early start to leave the Cotswolds and travel down to Ilford in Essex we were glad it was a beautifully sunny day. It was cold and crisp so we were pleased that our stall was inside the mansion in one of their beautiful stained glass windows.
We set up our stall and got ready for all the pickle fans. We had a great time explaining our flavours and giving lots of taste tests. As soon as people try one of our chutneys they want to try all of them! We had tonnes of lovely feedback about how interesting the combinations are and lots of people purchasing jars and jars for both themselves and for their valentines. The fair was packed with all sorts of stalls from handmade jewellery, marshmallows and knitted goods. Everyone was in great spirits and seemed to have a wonderful time shopping and testing out all of the produce.
We are getting excited about all the food fairs and events we have already got in the diary for 2016 spring/summer. Here are just a few of the events we will be attending:
Cheltenham Fine Foods & Drinks Market Saturday 5th March & Saturday 2nd April
Witney Food & Drink Festival Saturday 21st May
Tewkesbury Food & Drink Festival Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th June
Broadway Food & Drink Festival Sunday 11th September