Leigh-on-Sea Farmers Market

farmers-market

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.
Cheeses
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.

Event Invitation: Leigh-on-Sea Beer Festival‏

beer festival

Open for 3 days only! The Leigh Beer Festival will host 30+ real ales and ciders.

A range of hot food will be available plus live music and entertainment each day.

Open Friday 5th, Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th August.

This event is brought to you by Southend Carnival Events, raising funds for the carnival procession and local charities.

Aug 5 at 2 PM to Aug 7 at 8 PM
Leigh Community Centre

See the facebook event page for more information.

Send a Cow: Saturday June 25th, Leigh-on-Sea‏

After ‘Three Acres And A Cow’ (Cecily was there), she’s now opening her garden in aid of ‘Send a Cow’ –

 

Saturday June 25th

 

10:00 – 16:00

 

9 Glenbervie Drive, Leigh-on-Sea, SS9 3JU

 

Wild flower meadow and fruit and vegetables

 

Interest for children

 

Teas and plants for sale

 

Entrance: by donation – suggestion £4 .00

 

Children free

 

Cecily Morris was our guest speaker a few years ago, when she presented ‘Keyhole Gardens and how to make one’ – seen at this link:

http://www.sendacow.org.uk/lessonsfromafrica/resources/keyhole-gardens

 

Barn Dance – Friday 10th June 2016

barndance

BARN DANCE with THE FAMOUS POTATOES
www.famouspotatoes.co.uk

Proceeds in aid of Leigh Folk Festival’s 25th anniversary
FRIDAY 10 JUNE at 8pm // LEIGH COMMUNITY CENTRE

Hot food available + real ale bar.

£10 per ticket, available from Leigh Community Centre or by emailing info@leighfolkfestival.com. Tickets will also be avaliable on the door.

See the facebook event for further information.

Event Invitation: Barn Dance with Famous Potatoes – Leigh Folk Festival Fundraiser‏

barndance

Friday 10th June at 8pm at Leigh Community Centre

BARN DANCE with THE FAMOUS POTATOES
www.famouspotatoes.co.uk

Proceeds in aid of Leigh Folk Festival’s 25th anniversary
FRIDAY 10 JUNE at 8pm // LEIGH COMMUNITY CENTRE

Hot food available + real ale bar.

£10 per ticket, available from Leigh Community Centre or by emailing info@leighfolkfestival.com. Tickets will also be avaliable on the door.

See the facebook event page.

Leigh Farmers Market

leigh farmers market

Leigh Community Centre is host to their very own Farmer’s Market on the third Friday of every month. Like our page for details of stallholders and dates.

Visit the facebook page for further information.

Join us at the Official Trawler Launch Party!

Join us at the Official Trawler Launch Party!

As a reader of our first issue of Trawler Paper we thought you’d be interested to know that it was a massive success. In fact it’s popularity has lead to us writing, photographing and designing Issue 2, and the good news is that it is being printed this month!

The Spring 2016 issue has even more pages and features an amazing range of articles as well as short stories, poetry, and beautiful photo essays

But That’s Not all…
To celebrate the second issue of Trawler we’re holding a Launch Party at the Leigh Community Centre on April 15th 2016 that you are invited to. 

As well as giving away copies of the paper we’ll also have an amazing range of talks given by a host of local talent – a Trawler version of Ted Talks if you will!

Six local adventurers, entrepreneurs, raconteurs and personalities will be giving incredible seven minute talks on everything from wine tasting to building bamboo bicycles to wild swimming.

The Fat Pig Of Rioja by Sam Brown
Owner of Vino Vero, Sam will tell his tale of hunting out some of the best wines in Europe and finding the fabled “Fat Pig”. You’ll also be able to taste this wine on the night! (Complimentary glass of wine included in ticket price).

Happy Wild Swimming by Paige Ockendon
Paige will be premiering her new short film “Happy Wild Swimming” and discussing the benefits of winter swimming in the Estuary

White Gold by Alex Storey
Alex weaves a jaw-dropping story of how the cotton trade is in desperate need of reform, and what we can do to help.

My Handmade Bike by Sam Gable
Sam is a 3D designer who built a bike…out of bamboo…and now plans to ride it to Amsterdam.

Life Is About The Journey…Isn’t It?
A humorous and blunt take on how our world view can change just by bumping into someone on the beach.

All Mouth And Trousers by Ryan Philpott
Ryan started his acting career in the hallowed halls of Leigh Community Centre, and is currently working at the BBC, listen as he regales us with tales of his journey.

As well as these amazing talks, local musician Dave Crix will be playing a live set, and Ray Morgan and Jo Overfield will be regaling us with poems of whimsy and wonder.

Alongside our amazing speakers we have live music from local troubadour 56 Special as well as some impromptu poetry from Sundown Arts. It’s set to be a night of interesting and varied entertainment that will also raise some money for a charitable cause (£5 from every ticket goes to https://crowdfunding.justgiving.com/emma-woof)

So please go to 
https://trawler-paper-launch.eventbrite.co.uk
and buy your tickets and we look forward to seeing you at the event.
Thanks,

The Trawler Paper Team

P.S. Tickets are selling fast so please get yours now at 
https://trawler-paper-launch.eventbrite.co.uk