- Jill Tapp & Stefano's Homemade Food and Exmoor Plants will all be back next week.
- Pork Heaven from Devon will be back on the 1st Friday in December.
UPCOMING CHRISTMAS MARKETS | SEARCHING FOR NEW PRODUCERS
A NEW festive market will take place on Minehead Old Hospital’s forecourt later this month.
Minehead Connect CIC, which manages the project to bring the Old Hospital back into community use, joined forces with the Minehead Farmers’ Market to announce the event taking place on Saturday, November 25 between 2pm and 7pm to coincide the town’s Christmas lights being switched on.
The group has also announced the first date for a new regular market to take place on Tuesdays in the hospital forecourt, having recently been granted planning permission Jonas Fishmongers will be among the stall holders selling their wares at the new market which is in addition to the existing Friday market.
The first date planned is Tuesday 21 November from 8.30am to 1pm, and as a trial the first few markets too will be seasonally themed.
We are looking for more local food and craft producers to fill empty spots on Tuesdays + Saturday 25th November. If you are interested in trading at the market, please email our chairperson, Shelley 07864 840043 for a chat.
WHO'S AT THE MARKET THIS WEEK
COMMON LOAF BAKERY
'Common Loaf' bread is not ordinary bread like that made in big factories and sold through chains of big stores. It's made according to traditional recipes without compromise.
OUT OVER CATERING
We bring both sweet and savoury products to the market – cheesy sausage rolls, sausage rolls, scotch eggs, our sausage meat slices, quiche, pies and pasties; scones (plain, cheese and fruit) and all kinds of cakes from tea-bread to traditional coffee cakes, also cookie, tiffin, and flapjacks.
COCOA'S HANDMADE CHOCOLATE
Here at Cocoa's we use all the best ingredients possible, to make our produce as tasty as it can be! Everything is made by hand so every item is as unique as the last.
DAIRY & EGGS
BATCH FARM CHEESEMAKERS
All of our farmhouse cheddar cheese is made using the milk from our own dairy herd, meaning the milk for our cheese travels minutes rather than days or hours before being turned into our award winning final products.
DEANE BARTON FREE RANGE EGGS
Our eggs are free-range to a high standard - the hens are kept in small numbers and rotated around grassy pens - and are stamped with their own producer-number.
Torre Cider Farm has been producing traditional scrumpy for over 20 years, ranging from extra dry to medium sweet cider, as well as making our delicious fresh apple juice. We also sell the ever popular cider vinegar which has an array of interesting uses.
FISH & SEAFOOD
Jonas Fishmongers is a family business spanning across 5 generations. Today Steven and Martin are the owners and have grown up learning from their father, David Jonas. We can prepare your fish while you wait and take pre-orders via our Facebook page, dependent on availability. We also can offer fresh, frozen and shell fish to restaurants and pubs.
FRUIT & VEGETABLES
100% homegrown, seasonal veg from our Organic farm in Over Stowey. We are certified organic by the Soil Association, the UK's leading certifier and sister of the well known organic farming charity.
MEAT & POULTRY
A traditional breed, our beef is produced exclusively from grass-fed, registered pedigree stock and is a trademarked product. All dry-aged (hung) for a minimum of 21 days, we sell a variety of cuts (steaks, joints, mince etc) subject to availability. All our meat is vacuum packed and fresh where possible but, as a small producer we do not have the numbers of stock to guarantee this. If at all possible we recommend advance ordering and we will do our best to provide the required size and cut: we sell out fast!
We produce farmed red deer venison, fed on an all-grass diet at our family farm near Taunton. Our venison is high in iron, protein and omega 3 oils and low in fat and cholesterol. It is tender and flavoursome, not tough and gamey like some wild venison can be. We do not use any GM or antibiotics.
THE ORIGINAL EXMOOR HAM COMPANY
Set up to give discerning customers a really good selection of hams with the personal touch of having them sliced for you exactly as you wish. From choosing the right joint, and having been boned, we boil to correct temperature with herbs and spices and after cooling we smother the whole gammon with the chosen glaze, which might be marmalade, or even whortleberry jam. We then bake in a hot oven until the glaze caramelises and while cooling drip honey all over so that as the meat firms up it draws the honey in, making it sweet to taste and a tang of burnt orange from the marmalade.
SUGAR & SPICE PRESERVES
We make delicious preserves in our own kitchens in the heart of Somerset. All our products are made by hand using homegrown produce as much as possible, or sourced from local growers and suppliers.