Tuesday, 12 February 2013

February Market Saturday 23rd From 9.30am to 1pm

February 23rd 2013
The cold winter weather is enough to discourage any one venturing out unless they really have to, but with the things we have here at the market this month we hope you will.
We  now have a cafe selling tea, coffee hot chocolate and  soft drinks with bacon sandwiches and cakes. There will be a welcome for all with somewhere to sit and chat.
There is a wide range of stalls from smoked fish and game, Cherry Tree Farm with meat products,   Wishfield honey. Fresh fish,  ready to eat vegetarian food prepared by the Fat Carrot. Daisy and Pollys apple juice,  lovely spelt products .  We have Helen doing melt-in-the-mouth marshmallows, Simon a Chocolatier who makes delicious handmade chocolates.  Lyn is our cake lady of Let Me Bake It -  with a variety of delicious boxed cakes and biscuits. Filmers bakers with fresh baked bread of all varieties and a well stocked fruit and vegetable stall. Speciality tea and delicious hot chocolate products.
There are also some craft stalls amongst all these, handmade greetings cards, hand knitted garments for children and adults in goats wool. Romney Marsh wools selling soaps, and wool products. Evelyn's of Sussex handmade natural cosmetics and liquid soaps, essential oils and aluminium free deodorants.

Come and see us here at the Vestry Hall, and support our market, we look forward to seeing you.

Trevor and Vicky Hughes   

Sunday, 25 November 2012

Welcome to the December Blog

The December Market will this month be held on the third week, on the 22nd Not the fourth week.

Mr Mrs Gurr have now after 10 years of running this market decided to stand down, we thank them for all the hard work they have put in over the years.

The Market is now run by:Trevor and Vicky Hughes, 01580 200691, info@cranbrookmarket.co.uk

Vicky is the founder of Evelyn's of Sussex, Handmade natural cosmetics, and has been selling this through the Market, and has been involved with the market for several years.

When Ann Gurr approached us, talking about stepping down from the running of the market, we were more than pleased to ask to be accepted to take over.

Several new people have come on board since we started, including Jason and Jo selling Speciality teas and flaverings.www.tboxteas.com

Helen, selling her handmade Marshmallows , these are made in all colours and many different flavours. Mmm very nice. dulcibella@live.co.uk

Lynn, She has a wide verity of cakes all looking and tasting lovely. www.letmebakeit.co.uk

Trevor has now opened up the Cafe, selling teas, coffee, cold drinks, cakes, and bacon sandwiches. This also gives the shoppers a place to sit and enjoy their marketing experience.

Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Next Market This Saturday

The next market is this Saturday, October 27th. All the usual stall holders will be there, plus we have a new producer selling homemade vegan treats, savoury and sweet, including quiches, cakes & dips. They are called The Fat Carrot and the produce high quality vegan and vegetarian food, specializing in function catering, supper events and farmers markets.

You can find out a bit more about them on their website or facebook page and then pop along on Saturday to sample some of their delicious food.

Tel: 07971 413334

Thursday, 18 October 2012

Cranbrook Apple Fair

The next farmers market is on October 27th which is the same day as the annual Cranbrook Apple Fair. If you are around on this day be sure to visit both!

This month, Kate from the Bake and Crafthouse has shared a delicious apple recipe with us and will also be selling these Apple and Honey Muffins at the farmers market, 9-12 in the Vestry Hall.

Apple & Honey Muffins Recipe by Kate Alsanjak

These muffins make a delicious breakfast treat and are perfect for children’s lunch boxes, the apple compote keeps them lovely and moist.

Makes around 10 muffins.

5 tbsp apple compote (dice up your apples and simmer over a low heat with a splash of water until you have a thick mushy sauce)
90 ml sunflower oil
2 free range eggs beaten
3 tbsp honey
1 tsp vanilla extract
100g golden caster sugar
200g wholewheat plain flour (or a mixture of wholewheat & white plain flour)
3 tbsp rolled oats
1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp cinnamon
2 tbsp sultanas
2 tbsp chopped pecans (optional)
Mixed seeds (pumpkin, sunflower, sesame) for the topping

1) Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius (350 Fahrenheit) and line a muffin tray with paper muffin cases.
2) In a bowl mix together the wet ingredients (apple, sunflower oil, eggs, honey, vanilla ext.) and sugar until well blended.
3) In a separate larger bowl sift the flour, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda and cinnamon and stir in the oats.
4) Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir with a wooden spoon until just combined, the mixture will be quite lumpy.
5) Add the sultanas and nuts in the last few stirs. Be careful not to over mix.
6) Spoon the mixture into muffin cases, filling 3/4 of the way up
7) Sprinkle the tops with the seed mix and bake for 20-25 minutes, the tops should spring back easily when lightly pressed, if not cook for a couple of minutes more and check again.

Thursday, 11 October 2012

Fresh Fish at the October Market

Each market Botterells bring fresh fish from nearby Rye Harbour and as winter closes in it's the perfect time to try some new recipes.

Colder waters make for high quality fish and seafood, and as the temperature drops the range available just gets better. At the luxury end of the scale, treat yourself to the very best crab, lobster and oysters and for fish, Dover sole, turbot and halibut are rightly considered the very finest eating by cooks and chefs. But also this month why not try some of the lower cost alternatives as many are at their best. Brill is a real discovery if you haven’t tried it before – a firm white flesh full of clean flavour that only needs simple cooking. Or opt for healthy mackerel and herring, full of valuable Omega 3 fish oils.

Wednesday, 18 July 2012

July Market - Saturday 28th

The July farmers market is coming up in jst 10 days time! In spite of the lack of sunshine our producers have been working hard to bring lots of seasonal produce each month.

Lower Ladysden Farm now have lots of fresh raspberries and cherries as well as plenty of strawberries so if you can't make it to pick your own then come and buy some at the market next week.

The bees are not enjoying all the rain but Matthew from Wishfield Honey is working hard to keep them happy and hoping his honey harvest will not be too badly affected.

After a couple of months without bread our usual baker is back this month with a delicious selection of fresh loaves and pastries.

Thursday, 21 June 2012

June Market this Saturday

Cranbrook Farmers Market is on again this Saturday, 9-12 in the Vestry Hall. All the usual sellers will be there plus Lower Ladysden Farm with their delicious homegrown strawberries and a new producer, The Versatile Sauce Company.

The Versatile Sauce Company are exactly that! They produce sauces for pasta, as dips, relishes or marinades plus many more imaginative uses.

Bake and Crafthouse have been working on some seasonal Strawberries & Cream Cupcakes and Home Gurr'own Plants will have lots of varieties of tomato plants for sale just in time for Summer.