It’s hard to get away when you’re running your own business, especially if it’s food related. Somewhere between production, planning, stock management, juggling orders, dealing with suppliers and the constant feeling that there’s always more to do, it’s hard enough to find time to sleep, never mind jet off on holiday and leave it all behind.
Sometimes, though, it’s great to just stop and take stock of where you are at. Even better is if you can add a little “research” to the mix, combining work and pleasure so you feel a little less bad about leaving your business baby on the back burner for a few days.
Thank you to everyone who braved the weather for West Kirby Farmers’ Market last weekend – we really hope everyone enjoyed their chocolates and sweets, and we’ll see you all next month (Saturday 23rd May, 9-1)!
This weekend is another double one for us, with Frodsham Independent Market on Saturday and Wallasey Food Fair on Sunday.
With December upon us and Christmas just around the corner, it’s time for a quick announcement regarding Christmas markets.
We have changed up our product range a bit for all markets between now and Christmas. Sadly this means that patisserie is off the menu until the new year, but instead we will have a range of gift ideas and festive treats. This includes our confectionery in new presentation gift tins, boxes of festive biscuits, mince pies, chocolates, and our luxury Christmas cakes. If you can’t make it to a market, or would like to send someone a gift through the post, most of our range is also available on our Online Boutique. Continue reading Deck the stall…
Thank you once again to everyone who braved the weather to visit us this past weekend at Altrincham Market. Sadly, we won’t be there this weekend, but will return on 1st & 2nd November to see those of you able to venture out after the previous night’s Hallowe’en celebrations.
Noticed a definite change in the weather this past Saturday at Altrincham Market, with the unwelcome rain and chilly wind.
Giant coconut & cherry macaroons proved a big hit, with one early customer even seen munching one for a very sweet breakfast! With no macarons this week, there was greatly reduced confusion about which is which. We’re back next weekend with both…. I’ve planned the explanation already!
Another fun weekend at Altrincham Market, and our first Saturday trading at the market.
We arrived armed with new flavours of mallows and three very different tarts (see below) – Chocolate & Salted caramel, Raspberry & Pistachio Breton, and Lemon meringue. I think the lemon meringue was our most popular.
A quick thank you to everyone who came out and saw us at Altrincham Market. With the opening of the renovated market hall, the main market will be expanding to cover the whole weekend. This means you can catch us in Altrincham again on Saturday 20th September.
There’s lots going on for us this week, with a new market at Levenshulme on Saturday and back to Altrincham on Sunday for our first market following the opening of the refurbished market hall.
We’ve also been working on the development of new products and packaging, including new mallow flavours and a chocolate version of our ever popular salted caramels, made with rich 70% Valrhona chocolate. You can grab a bag at either of our upcoming markets, along with our usual range of confectionery and fresh patisserie, but you’ll have to wait a while to see our new packaging…. we’re still waiting for the labels to arrive!
We arrived bright and early with a full stock of 8 different marshmallow flavours (including the new Cassis and Violet), along with butter caramels, nougat, pate de fruit, macarons, and all sorts of chocolates. With the sunshine overtaking the rain, everyone really seemed to enjoy the day. I think the main highlight for us was being so close to so many beautiful horses. Continue reading A Spot of Polo