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Markets, Mallows & More….

We have recently started working with the food scientists at NoWFood Chester University, testing a selection of our products for things like shelf life, so hopefully soon you will be able to find them popping up on a few shelves in the future. We have therefore been invited to the monthly Food Fest, held in the small hall of Chester University from 11am-2.30pm, and will be there this coming Friday (24th April), followed by our usual West Kirby Farmers’ Market on Saturday 25th April.

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Egg-citing events ahead

Thank you to everyone who visited us at West Kirby Farmers’ Market last Saturday, it was great to see the market so busy! There were lots of Easter gifts being purchased – hope everyone enjoys them next weekend.

With the Sun finally making an appearance, we welcomed two new summery additions to our marshmallow range – mango & passion fruit, and mandarin & Cointreau. As always our mallows are made with only natural ingredients, and the colour comes from real fruit juices and purees. It was funny to watch what started out as a bright orange mandarin mixture whip up to an almost pure white mallow. Just to confuse you (and us!).

New Mallows - Easter 2015
4 flavours of fluffy mallows – Mandarin & Cointreau, Raspberry & Rose, Mango & Passion Fruit, and Milk Chocolate Swirl

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Hopping our way to Market

We were out braving the cold in Altrincham Market last weekend, but kept warm by good coffee and good company from the other traders.

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Easter collection at Altrincham Market, 22nd April 2015

We’re very happy to report that we are moving back indoors this weekend, and are in equally lovely company at West Kirby Farmers’ Market. If you’ve been keeping track of our ever growing Easter collection, we will have the entire range on offer at West Kirby, alongside our usual confectionery. We also have some new marshmallow flavours for you to try, and our very popular milk chocolate dipped honeycomb is back, alongside our latest creation – “Hot Cross Buns”.

hot cross bun chocolates
“Hot Cross Buns” – Spiced almond marzipan studded with vine fruits and candied orange, enrobed in creamy milk chocolate with a white chocolate cross. Tastes just like a hot cross bun, only better!

So if you’re looking for handmade eggs, or something a bit different for Easter this year, make sure you catch us from 9am-1pm on Saturday 28th in St Andrew’s Church Hall, Graham Road, West Kirby CH48 5DE. You can also pre-order all of our Easter products for collection from the market, get in touch if you would like to place an order.

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The Golden Goose

It’s almost the end of the month, and time for West Kirby Farmers’ Market – see this month’s newsletter here.

Alongside our usual confectionery, we will have some special ideas for Mother’s Day on 15th March. We will also be presenting a sneak preview of our Easter range, which you will be able to pre-order for collection at the next market, or at the Hoylake Food Fair on the following Sunday (8th March).  You can also now find our Easter range on our Online Boutique. If you would like to reserve anything to pick up at the market this Saturday, please let us know.

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The Golden Egg – Our luxury gold Easter egg filled with salted caramel chocolates

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The goose has got fat – Christmas

The Christmas holidays are nearly here, and we are rounding off 2014 with our usual visit to West Kirby Farmers’ Market on 20th December. Pop down between 9am and 1pm for your last minute Christmas presents, or perhaps to stock up on mince pies. We also have a small number of traditional and jewelled Christmas cakes left, which will be available at the market.

Luxury Christmas Cakes

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Marshmallow ghost army?

West Kirby Farmers’ Market took a spooky turn this past Saturday! As you can see from the snaps below, we went a little mad with the Hallowe’en theme……
West Kirby 25/10/14

 

Our bat mascot was very much admired by the market goers, so much so he had to take refuge in an apron!

 

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Come rain or shine

Altrincham Market - 18/10/14

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.

 

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Here…There…Somewhere

"Valencia" patisserieDouble duty this past weekend – Saturday at West Kirby Farmers’ Market, and Sunday at the first Wilmslow & Alderley Edge Food and Drink Festival.

 

We also introduced our new “Valencia” patisserie, available for the first time at West Kirby Farmers’ Market – Dark chocolate mousse, orange jam, toasted almond creme brûlée on a Breton shortbread. From the comments on the day and afterwards, they were certainly a hit and will have to return again very soon!

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West Kirby Weekend

It was lovely to be back at West Kirby Farmers’ Market this weekend with all of our new flavours of confections and patisserie.

Mocha Mallows being made

The mallows proved to be a hit, with Praline & Chocolate being the most popular – we’ll have to bring even more with us next time!
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