Market Dates 2023 Posted on 2 Feb 19:51 , 0 comments
We are booking new markets and food shows for the year ahead.
For now we can let you know about our regular appearances (all start in March apart from Midsomer Norton which starts in February) and a few already booked events. We will add to the list as we confirm more appearances:
1st Saturday of the month - Somerset Farmers Market - Midsomer Norton
1st Sunday of the month - Frome Independent - Boyles Cross Area
3rd Saturday of the month - Somerset Farmers Market - Nailsea
Saturday 13th May - Somerset Farmers Market - Keynsham (guest appearance)
Saturday 27th May - Eat Festival - Burnham on Sea
Saturday 9th June - Sun10th - Bath Soft Cheese Open Farm weekend
Saturday 21st October - Eat Festival - Burnham on Sea
Dear valued customers,
We are having to increase our prices across the board due to the increase in manufacturing the products we make for you that you know and enjoy.
These increases are due to many factors including:
Cost of energy use in production.
Cost of materials: Huge increase in buying in quality heavy duty British made glass jars (cheaper, lightweight European made jars do not pass our safety or manufacture tests).
Cost of fresh ingredients - Fruit, Chillies, Ginger.
Cost of dried ingredients - Sugar, Pectin, Spices.
We apologise, but will need to instigate these increases over the next week or so.
We hope you understand and keep on enjoying and ordering our products.
Market Dates 2022 Posted on 3 Feb 15:30 , 0 comments
We have been putting our diary of regular events together for 2022.
We will be sure to be adding more as the year progresses.
Looking forward to seeing you at some of the dates below.
All the very best, Tim.
Key: SFM = Somerset Farmers Markets, C&G = Cheese and Grain,
TBC = To be confirmed.
Here is our current list:
Sat 5th Feb: SFM Midsomer Norton
Sat 12th: SFM Frome C&G
Sat 5th March: SFM Midsomer Norton
Sun 6th: Frome Independent - SFM upper pitch
Sat 12th March: SFM Frome C&G
Sat 19th March: SFM Nailsea
Sat 2nd April: SFM Midsomer Norton
Sun 3rd April: Frome Independent - SFM upper pitch
Sat 9th April: SFM Frome C&G
Sat 16th April: SFM Nailsea
Sun 1st May: Frome Independent - SFM upper pitch
Sat 7th May: SFM Midsomer Norton
Sat 14th May: SFM Frome C&G
Sat 21st May: SFM Nailsea
Sat 28th May: Eat Festival - Burnham on Sea
Sat 4th June: SFM Midsomer Norton
Sun 5th June: Frome Independent - SFM upper pitch
Sat 11th June: SFM Frome C&G
Sat 18th June: SFM Nailsea
Sat 2nd July: SFM Midsomer Norton
Sun 3rd July: Frome Independent - SFM upper pitch
Sat 9th July: SFM Frome C&G
Sat 16th July: SFM Nailsea
Sat 6th Aug: SFM Midsomer Norton
Sun 7th Aug: Frome Independent - SFM upper pitch
Sat 20th Aug: SFM Nailsea
Sat 27th Aug: High Littleton Village Day
Sat 3rd Sept: SFM Midsomer Norton
Sun 4th Sept: Frome Independent - SFM upper pitch
Sat 10th Sept: Harvest Home - Chew Magna
Sat 17th Sept: SFM Nailsea
Sat 1st Oct: SFM Midsomer Norton
Sun 2nd Oct: Frome Independent - SFM upper pitch
Sun 9th Oct: Wells Food Festival (Big marquee Nr bandstand)
Sat 15th Oct: SFM Nailsea
Sat 22nd Mendip Market - Frome
Sat 29th Oct: Eat Festival - Burnham on Sea
Sat 5th Nov: SFM - Midsomer Norton
Sun 6th Nov: Frome Independent - SFM upper pitch
Sat 12th Nov: Mendip - Frome
Sun 13th Nov: Wellsway Artisan Market - Keynsham
Sat 19th Nov: SFM - Nailsea
Sat 26th Nov: Mendip - Frome
Sun 27th: Wild Herb Kitchen - Holt
Sat 3rd Dec: SFM Midsomer Norton
Sun 4th Dec: Frome Independent - SFM upper pitch
Wed 7th Dec: Henleaze Christmas Festival - Bristol - Dublin Crescent Pitch
Sat 10th Dec: Mendip - Frome
Sun 11th Dec: Mells Fair (TBC)
Sat 17th Dec: SFM - Nailsea
Sun 18th Dec: SFM - Frome C&G Xmas (TBC)
Sat 24th Dec: Mendip - Frome
This is a warming and tasty recipe for Autumn andwinter.
MarmaNaga baked Chicken:
2 tbsp marmalade (preferably clementine marmalade)
1 tbsp olive oil
1/2 tbsp Dijon mustard
1 clove garlic, peeled and crushed
1 level tbsp freshly grated ginger
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
4-6 chicken thighs and/or drumsticks
2-4 clementines, or tangerines
1 tbsp chopped fresh parsley (if available)
To make this fab MarmaNaga Chicken recipe, preheat the oven to 200°C/400°F/Gas Mark 6.
In a large bowl, mix together the MarmaNaga, olive oil, mustard, garlic, ginger and seasoning. Slash the chicken skin diagonally 3 times in each thigh/drumstick. Add the chicken to the bowl and coat it in the marmalade mixture.
Spread the chicken pieces out in a large roasting tin and pour over any of the marmalade juices in the bowl.
Thinly slice the clementines, or tangerines, and place over the chicken pieces, pressing some in between the pieces.
Cover roasting tin with foil and place in the centre of the oven. Bake for 20 mins, then remove foil and bake for a further 30-40 mins, basting occasionally, until chicken is starting to turn golden and the juices run clear when flesh is pierced. Remove from the oven and sprinkle parsley over before serving.
If you are driving between Wells an Bristol you will more than likely pass through Pensford. Take a few minutes to stop in at the Pensford Post Office where they are stocking 4 of our most popular flavours.
The post office is very well and safely run. Friendly owners and staff. Find our jars near the 'spice' section, or ask a member of staff.
You asked for it. We made it. Over 12kgs of fresh Cheddar Strawberries in a hundred jar small batch. The huge amount of fruit has created a smooth, saucy, incredibly fruity product with a scotch bonnet finish. Not wildly hot, but wildly flavoursome. Enjoy! 🌶️🍓🌶️🍓🌶️🍓👍😀
Here's another fab idea for using MangoNero:
MangoNero baked Cheese:
The contrast between the creamy cheese and the fruity bite of MangoNero makes for a yummy food pairing.
Using your favourite bakeable cheese:
Score the cheese well (go beneath the rind, but not too far) with a cross. Place in a suitably sized ramekin or dish. Cook at 180c for 10 minutes (until the top layers begin to bubble a bit). Remove from the oven. Fold back the flaps created from scoring and create a well in the centre with a spoon. Spoon in Timmy's Chillies MangoNero (2 teaspoons approx dependent on size of cheese). Cook for another 10 minutes (until cooked throughout).
We used Foccacia bread to dip in (sliced into manageable bite sized pieces) that we warmed in the same oven for about 6 minutes.
Dip away and enjoy!
Here's a refreshing twist on a Mojito for the end of the summer ( or whenever you fancy one).
White rum (2 fingers for a strong one). Ice (crushed if possible). Fresh mint leaves (a small handfull - wash and 'clap' them in your hands before putting in the glass). Lime Juice (fresh is best but bottled pure juice will do). A heaped teaspoon of Timmy's Chillies BlimeyLimey. Stir. Add soda water as required. Enjoy!
P.S. We have this on our "Recipe" page also. The pics are not as good if you are watching on a Desktop, laptop, or tablet - better on mobile (where 56% of our sales come from), apologies folks. It's a 'platform' issue!