May has been a busy month, with plenty of making (lots more left to do!), start of the chilli & food festivals, awards and plenty of chilli plants.
Yesterday we were at the Burnham-on-Sea Food Festival, has to be one of, if not our favourite local events. If you haven’t been (Why NOT?) you get two chances to visit each year, May and October. The free to visit event is organised by passionate foodies and residents of Burnham, Bev & Sarah Milner-Simonds. We’ve been there since 2013 when they awarded us “Food Heroes - Best Newcomers”.
Blessed with sunshine, the customers were coming back from previous years to top up on our range.
This year we were right next to Joy from Sea Spring Seeds, so customers could buy some great chilli plants, like their Dorset Naga, or the new Zinger or Spike chillies. Looking forward to hearing how they have got on growing their own when we return to the next event on October 31st.
Visiting Joy’s stall is one thing, but being next to it all day it WAY too much temptation! So the inevitable happened we came home with a few. Have to say it wasn’t all Nick’s doing either. As you all probably know, I’m a bit of a mild to medium chilli gal, but love that Habanero flavour, so had to buy a few “Apricot” plants; Chillies have hab flavour with virtually no heat, can’t wait to munch on these in my salads.
I also picked up the award for the best in show for my own Bumblee’s Preserves stall, get me!
Right best get on with boxing up ready for Nick to go off to Sherborne Castle tomorrow. Thanks for reading my nattering, until next time, enjoy your chilli and we hope to see you soon.
Mrs C x