Rochford Farmers Market – Saturday 5th November

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Rochford Farmers Market sponsored by Rochford Parish Council is on Saturday 5th November 2016 9.30 to 12.

Leigh-on-Sea Farmers Market

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21 October 2016 09.00-12.00

Leigh Community Centre, 71-71 Elm Road, Leigh-on-Sea, Essex, SS9 1SP

 

Regular stallholders (and some pretty new!) at the Leigh market include:

Sarah Green Organics, who have a wide range of quality assured vegetables in season.
Highfield Farm bring beef joints, steaks, mince etc. from their rare breed cows.
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Ann Cushion from Leigh brings runny and set honey from her local hives.
Hilltop Farm in Benfleet: Maureen Perkins brings apples and pears during late summer and autumn, and soft fruit and plums during the summer.
Rhyne Park Farm from Bures, bring pork and bacon from their Gloucester Old Spots, Saddlebacks and Large Blacks, as well as a selection of lamb products from our previous supplier, Layer Marney Farm.
Donald Swinburne: Wide range of homemade chutneys
Elixers of Life from Canvey, supplies healthy skin products made from natural sources.
Gambardeli’s, the home of great tasting, nutritious, meat-free protein.
Luke Osborne’s mushrooms (UrbanFarmers)
Louise Gomez, Sharpening Systems, whose van parks on the front forecourt
McCarthy’s Country Store
The Cheese & Pie Man
Flower and home
And SE Essex Organic Gardeners’ plants and information

Parking in Leigh is directly behind the police station and town council offices, where the market is actually held (down a small road between these buildings), or there is another car park in North Street. There is also parking on the roads, but it’s busy, so can take a while to get a spot.

See the facebook page for more information.

Southend Little Free Pantry

TAKE WHAT YOU NEED, BRING WHAT YOU CAN.
Clothes, toys, household goods (within reasonable size limits) and other non-perishable groceries are welcomed.

See the facebook page for further information.

The Conscious Kitchen

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At Conscious Kitchen we offer plant-based, probiotic goodness from our grab-and-go health hub.
Open for breakfast & lunch with innovative drinks too!

Visit the facebook page for more information.

18 gadgets that help reduce food waste

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While good old fashioned planning and awareness should be at the forefront of our waste busting ways, there’s also a slew of smart innovations and food preservation products, that are putting a stop to spoilage. From Wi-Fi enabled fridges, handheld food sniffers, to packaging that detects mould, check out our list of gadgets and gizmos (with a few kitchen classics thrown in for good measure) that are sure to transform your kitchen into a futuristic vision from the Jetsons.

Visit the Olio website for full details.

Paternoster House – Saturday 16 July

Hi everyone,

Unfortunately I haven’t heard a dicky-bird from anyone re this trip except for Mike.

Details are as follows:

Saturday 16 July: Visit to Paternoster House, Tiptree, 10.30 for 11am (car share)

Can you please let me know who will be coming, who is car-sharing, who needs a lift and from where, etc. as Julia Bradley needs to know so that she can bake enough cakes!

Paternoster House is described on the NGS website as a ‘Peaceful 5 acre garden rescued from a derelict state some 15 yrs ago. It has an enclosed flower garden, two meadows, orchards of apples, pears, stone fruit, mulberry trees and peaches. It has an ornamental kitchen garden with raised beds and extensive lawns with large shrubberies. There are some rare and unusual shrubs (large collection of viburnums) and plants, young and mature trees and three beautiful ponds.’

 

Tea is £1.00 per cup and cakes are £2.00 per slice; entrance fee, £5.00 per head. Philip Fawcett, our soft fruit speaker back in November, will be able to come along and kindly show us around. All proceeds will go to the National Gardens Scheme:

http://www.ngs.org.uk/gardens/find-a-garden/garden.aspx?id=31899

The Veg Box Southend on Sea‏

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  • We offer a weekly, free delivery service in Southend on Sea.

  • We supply the freshest, most local and seasonal fruit and vegetables available.

  • The boxes start at £10.00 for a small box – one to two people.

  • Regular fruit can be added to any box.  Minimum £5.00 to be added to the box price.

  • Medium free range eggs from Boxes Farm can be added. £1.70 extra.

  • Large free range eggs from Boxes Farm can be added. £2.00 extra.

 

JUNE PROMOTION

Receive 10% your first order by entering the following words in the Coupon Code box at checkout

Enter –  VEGBOX OFFER

See the website for further information.