Carol's blog

Change of phone number

As from 1st April our telephone number changed to 01484 844417, please use this for any enquirys or to place an order.
Thank you

Mother's day

We have some loverly things in the shop today for Mothers day, such as Mugs with shortbread biscuits , Hand Knitted tea cosys there fab our loverly range of Chocolate and many more, so come and have a look.

Birthday

It's our birthday this weekend, I can't believe we have been open for 12 months, things have come a long way since then and there are still plenty of things to get right in the future  - but  as they say Rome was not built in a day.

A great deal of our stock is English now and being bought straight from the farm , we're getting quite a bit of locally grown produce coming in, it all looks good  so if you're interested just bob in the shop and there will be information about how to go about it - this includes all you jam makers out there, all you need is a food hygiene cert and off you go.

The shop is exceeding all expectations which is just fantastic, so a big thankyou to all of you for shopping with us and keep up the good work. 

Come in on Saturday and have a piece of cake and a glass of Cawston Vale juice with us. 

 

English

 At  last we are finally getting the English stuff from market, such as Peas lovely and sweet, the Brocolli is nice and firm and a good colour of green, the Broad Beans are nice and big with plenty of beans in them, of course we still have the Strawberries. We have started to go to Westwoods farm and buy direct for a lot of our veg, we order one day and it is picked the next morning - you can't get fresher than that.

The Handmade Bakery have 2 new breads for sale replacing the Wholemeal cob and Hearth loaf for the summer months - they are the Pagnotta and Spelt and Seeded Bloomer. 

So come down to sunny Slawit and visit us.

At last - English Strawberries

Well, they're here at last - English stawberries and they're a real treat. At the moment we have quite a lot of English things to choose from, like big bunches of Radish, Tomatoes, cauliflowers and a lovely Summer cabbage so come down to the shop and have a good nosy.

We still have English Asparagus big and chunky stems down in price so get them while you can, enjoy them with the first Cornish new potatoes.

Also Jim is back, recovered from the awful flu and fighting fit, nice to have him back. 

Today at the shop

Well the lady has delivered again that's our Dee from Dee's pantry, we have Mothers Day cup cakes, they're a nice vanilla bun with yellow icing and a lovely little lilac flower on and of course the word Mum, they taste as good as they look (i know as i have tried one) she also brought banana, cinnamon and pecan nut muffins and bread and butter muffins with apple and cranberries. Of course we still have blueberry strudels and double choc muffins.

Our organics arrived today we have all the normal things such as brocolli, leeks, parsnips, potatoes and onions, they also delivered golden beetroot, spinach and rocket. New to us are cauliflowers and unwaxed lemons.

We have all the normal things and hopefully Jim might find something interesting at market in the morning so come and have a look.

 

local food awards

The shop has been ticking over very nicely this last week, the rhubarb and Yorkshire beetroot have been doing very well, lots of different recipes for you to choose from, you would be surprised what you can do with beetroot (the beetroot and chocolate cake made by Dee is out of this world) so keep coming.

On a different note, we had a nice surprise this week - both the Green Valley Grocer and the HandMade Bakery have been short listed for a local food award and are invited to go to the mayor's awards ceremony, so keep posted and we will let you know how we get on.

Here's a link to the short-list of nominees, Slaithwaite looks like it will be well-represented! http://www.kirklees.gov.uk/events/localfood/LocalFoodFinalists.pdf

Today at the shop 25/2/10

Our organic veg arrived today from Fennella's Garden, we also have some things arriving from Goosemoore Organics.

There's more delicious cakes from Dee's Pantry includung rhubarb and custard muffins, double chocolate muffins and, of course, blueberry muffins.

The shop is doing very well so keep coming in and have a good look around.

Today at the shop 18/2/10

We had another good day today even though it was a horrible day, all the organic veg arrived including the gorgeous beetroot and lovely looking spinach and red kale.

The new stands for inside the shop came this afternoon and look pretty good even if I say so myself. We had delivery of more country market cakes and 100% all butter shortcake.

 

A shot of one of the new display stands, made by Simon Fisher.

 

Today 11/2/10

More goodies arrived at the shop today, in country market cakes such as carrot cake, fruit, butter shortbread with different fillings, and parkin.

We also had a taster of different chutneys, chose four very different flavours - so keep an eye out for them.

More Yorkshire Blue cheese will be in Friday. We now have lovely looking (and tasting) Blood Oranges. So come and have a look at what we've got.

 

  

 Winner of today's beautiful basket of produce award!

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