Wednesday, 18 March 2009
Wednesday, 11 February 2009
eggs, feedstuffs & homegrown veg
Tim Dobson Chestnut Meats 01829 744749
Welsh pork & Goat Meat
John Hope Tiresford Guernsey Gold 01829 734080 email@example.com
Cheshire Golden Brie and Yoghurt
Celia Toler Family Jam Production
Jam and lemon cheese
Sarah Roberts Simply Pie
01948 871200 firstname.lastname@example.org
Pies of all descriptions
Jim Stratton Churton Heath Farm
01244 620420 email@example.com
Hereford Beef, Pork & Bacon
Maureen Clayton Burton Traditional Meat Co
01829 781232 firstname.lastname@example.org
Hereford Beef & hot beef tastings
John Jones J H Jones
07980 412758 email@example.com
Fruit & veg
Anne Connolly Larkton Hall Cheese
Crabtree & Federia Cheese
Tim & Janet Harrison Abbey Leys Organic Farm
01925 753465 firstname.lastname@example.org
Organic Eggs and Potatoes
Richard Simpson Chirk Trout Farm
01691 772459 email@example.com
Smoked meats, fish, soup & baked goods
John Spencer John James
07894 105562 firstname.lastname@example.org
Planters & plants
Mark Ellis The Pudding Compartment
07765 623854/ 01745 832441
Mary Walton Mary's Homemade Cakes
Cakes & scones
Alison Heler Alison's Homemade
Scones and quiches
Marian Latham Ultimate Fudge Outlet
01270 254718/07771 654814
John Bourne H S Bourne
01948 770214 email@example.com
Clive Ransom Manna Foods
07525 779442 firstname.lastname@example.org
Dianne Hall Dianne's Den
01829 760348 email@example.com
Products made from own Jacob Sheep
Walk Mill Flour
Vale Royal Borough Council
Energy efficiency and free shopping bags
Kerry McNickle Weatheroak Ostrich Farm
01253 836386 firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuesday, 10 February 2009
That's 3 markets all on sub zero days.
For the traders it was a super day. As usual Simply Pies sold out first, all bar one quiche, which Sarah left for me to sell. All alone it was still unsold half an hour later. She was not impressed.
All that was left of the hog roast were a few bones, Goat meat sold out early, leaving people complaining that they would have to make do with lamb (which also sold out). That alone made a goat farmers day.
I was delighted by the return of Pimblott’s Poultry and by the splash of colour created by John Spencer from John James Planters whose trays of winter-flowering plants tempted a lot of people as he’d practically sold out by the end of the day.
New this month was Kerry, The Ostrich lady and Richard from Chirk Trout Farm. Vale Royal were giving away really good bags and Mr Bournes cheese was, as usual, simply the best
Tarporley Country Market is not resting on its laurels however and plans are afoot to create some one-off events over the coming year. The first one is planned for May with cookery demonstrations from our local hostelries and hosted by Masterchef of Great Britain, Brian Mellor.
May of course is also well into the Asparagus Season and local producer Richard Wilding from Cherry Orchard Farm has already booked a stall at the market. We’ll keep you posted
See you on March 7th!!
Monday, 26 January 2009
GET FRESH IN TARPORLEY!
Saturday 7th February sees the third Tarporley Country Market with some great new local producers joining in.
Fresh on the scene are Chirk Trout Farm with their home-smoked meats, fish and soups; also Family Jam Production from Manley with their sumptuous range of jams and curds. Making a very welcome return is Mary Walton of Mary’s Homemade Cakes: Mary is renowned for using locally milled flour, local butter and of course free range eggs in all her cakes, puddings and scones.
Talking of eggs, Pimblott’s Poultry will be there too with a range of live poultry, feed, grit etc., not to mention a wide range of their home-grown seasonal vegetables – remember their carrots will have been picked and washed the day before the Market and are guaranteed to last 2 weeks.
Now no Country Market would be complete without meat and what a fantastic selection we have at Tarporley. This is real meat, where beef, home bred of course, is hung for a minimum of 21 days allowing it to relax and provide the consumer with the melt-in-the-mouth flavour we remember from yesteryear. Jim Stratton from Stockton and Stratton who farm at Bruera is one of two producers attending the market with homebred beef and pork. The second producer selling homebred beef is the Burton Traditional Meat Company, based at Burton, Tarporley. Burton’s breed Herefords and a tastier more tender steak would be hard to find!
Anyone in need of a shopping bag to take all their goodies home need look no further than the Vale Royal Borough Council stand who are giving away SMYLE bags to the first 200 people to complete an EnergyB questionnaire on the day.
There’s plenty of free parking in Tarporley too, not only behind the Rising Sun, the British Legion and the Community Centre, but also behind The Crown Hotel by kind permission of the landlords, Pat and Carl.
So that’s free parking, fresh local food and a very warm welcome in Tarporley on Saturday 7th February
Tuesday, 20 January 2009
Tim & Jan Harrison - Abbey Leys Organic Farm
organic eggs and potatoes
Maureen Clayton - Burton Traditional Meats Co
Tim Dobson - Chestnut Meats
Pork, Lamb and Goat
Jim Stratton - Stockton & Stratton
Aberdeen Angus & Hereford Beef
Dianne Hall - Dianne's Den
Jacob sheep products
John Bourne - H S Bourne
Home produced Cheese
John Jones J H Jones
Fruit & Veg
Anne Connelly Larkton Hall Cheese
Crabtree & Federia Italian Style Cheeses
Linda Edwards - Linda's superior soups
Homemade soup & takeaway
Clive Ransom - Manna Foods
Alison Heler - Alison's Homemade
Scones & Quiches
Sarah Roberts - Simply Pies
The best pies... Ever
Marian Latham - The Ultimate Fudge Outlet
Fudge to die for
John Hope - Tiresford Guernsey Gold
World class yoghurt & Cheeses
Saturday, 17 January 2009
Simply Pies sold out as did Jim Stratton from Stockton and Stratton who breed their own home-bred beef and pork just outside Bruera. Jim says he seems to be developing a growing number of customers from Tarporley, as indeed is Chestnut Meats who produce delicious bacon and goat at Spurstow.
Friday, 16 January 2009
24 trade stands ranging from local meats, cheeses and cakes to a chainsaw woodcarver and live hens provided shoppers with a real spectacle of local food, gifts – and fun.
Locals flooded into the market in their thousands ensuring many stallholders sold out. Sarah from Whitchurch-based “Simply Pies” sent home for more pies but sold out of those too.
Established businesses in Tarporley were delighted by the success of the event and felt it added a new trading dimension to the village.
The markets will be held monthly on the first Saturday of the month in 2 locations in the village: Church Lane and Chestnut Terrace.