July 25, 2016
After a four month stint of #Fressh stalls every Friday and several Saturdays between August and December last year I took a bit of breather until recently. To tell you the truth I was more than a tad burnt out by Christmas, as I still had my after school clubs to run and various Growing Local commitments plus of course two children and two doggies to look after. All in all a bit too much. Which is why it took me until the end of May to get it together to get Fressh back up and running for 2016. But not every week this time round, only on the weeks my other workie stuff is thinner on the ground. And with a much shorter, simpler menu I’ve cut down on valuable prep time and can knock a Friday stall together on one long Thursday. I’m focusing on Seasonal Tarts, Homity Pies and loads of Salads, using fabulous Growing Local produce of course, plus my homegrown greenery and herbage. And so far so successful, and genuinely enjoyable! And a good deal less stressful to boot.
I also made it to Shobdon Food and Flying Festival at the end of June which was a total blast. Admittedly a masseef amount of work for several days before and five knackering midnight finishes. But the two days at the festival were so much fun at possibly the friendliest food festival I’ve ever been to. If you’ve never been to Shobdon I urge you to next year. You won’t be disappointed. And take the kids!.
Fressh dates coming up in the summer, Friday 29th July and Friday 26th August I’m running a joint Fressh / Growing Local stall in Hereford High Town hoping to make lots of Veg Bag sign ups, as well as selling out of Tarts & Salads of course. We’ll probably be positioned near The Bull so do bob by and sell hello,