24 Carrots Market this Thursday!

Good Afternoon Folks!

I hope you’re all excited. The next market is now only 3 days away! Just thought I would drop you an update on what’s been going on in our 24 Carrots world…

As well as the JQNF having a stand (come and see us, we would love to meet you!) we are very excited to confirm that the following businesses will be in attendance on Thursday:-

  • Squisito:  Squisito Deli (that’s squiz- eat-oh or ‘exquisite’ in Italian) is a unique and not just-for-profit producer of homemade Italian food from fresh local ingredients according to Slow Food principles. Squisito Deli are BBC Good Food Show & Slow Food UK Award Winners 2008-2009 and 2010-11. For more information, head to http://www.squisito-deli.co.uk.
  • Tan Rosie: Tan Rosie creates tantalising Caribbean food products inspired by family recipes from Grenada and Carriacou from our base in Birmingham UK. They use great quality Grenadian spices such as nutmeg, cloves, cinnamon, ginger and scotch bonnet chilli peppers in a variety of chilli sauces, Jamaican jerk seasonings, fudges and pates. They have a fantastic range of Caribbean inspired fudge. The flavour combinations include, Fiery Chilli (HOT),  Grenadian Rum & Raisin, Chilli Chocolate (mild), Vanilla and Zingy Ginger fudge. For more information, head to http://www.tanrosie.com/.
  • Cotton & Roses: Cotton & Roses makes hand crafted bags, gifts and accessories using the finest organic cotton. Each item is carefully made to the highest standard. As well as making products which are beautiful to behold, each item is environmentally sound and produced with ethical materials. Come and pick up a handmade, unique gift for a friend, relative or yourself! http://www.cottonandroses.co.uk.
  • Beans & Leaves: Beans & Leaves sell speciality coffees and teas from all over the world. The coffees come from Brazil, Columbia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Guatemala, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Nicaragua, (to name a few) blended and fair trade coffees. The teas include traditional teas, black, green and white, from Ceylon, China, Formosa, India and Kenya and blended teas (as well as many different infusions!). The majority of the coffees and teas are not available in the supermarket. For more information, head to http://www.beansandleaveswolves.co.uk/.
  • Aifas: AFIA’s Samosa shop based in Selly Oak, Birmingham is celebrating the news that its Lamb Samosa, Spicy Mix Vegetable Samosa and Scotch Bonnet Chilli Samosa have wowed judges in Great Taste 2013 by being awarded 3-star, 2-star and 1-star respectively – in the world’s largest and most rigorous food awards scheme involving over 400 judges and thousands of hours of blind tasting.  Come and grab yourself an award winning Indian snack (and maybe a cheeky sweet or two). For more information, head to www.afias.co.uk.
  • Mary Gilbert crafts: Mary Gilbert is the number one Vicar in the Jewellery Quarter!  As well as being the head honcho of St Paul’s Church, she also produces handmade crafts in a range of mediums. Grab yourself a lovely felt accessory or handmade necklace from the lady herself!
  • Hibiscus Grove: Hibiscus Grove are very much a small, family concern based in Erdington, who focus their activities on markets and events in and around Birmingham. They specialise in authentic south East Asian cuisine, adhering to the ethics of the Farmers Markets. They work from their kitchen at home (during all hours) to create ethically produced, healthy but beautifully tasty dishes. For more information, head to http://hibiscusgrovefoodco.co.uk/.
  • Laura Crick Ceramics: In Laura’s studio on the outskirts of Birmingham, she makes hand-built, stoneware ceramic sculptures and vessels, which she exhibits alongside some of the drawings and paintings that inform her ceramic work. In recent work, Laura has been inspired by the coastline; the weathered stone and the effects of the sea. Laura is fascinated by the ceramic surface, and through the process of making each piece I can present a different expression of the landscape. For more information, head to http://lauracrickceramics.com/.
  • Droplet: Droplet is a mobile money app that lets you load money onto your phone and send payments to anyone for free. Working with stallholders and marketeers, 24 Carrots and Droplet are hoping to start a payment revolution! Leave your card at home, pre-register for Droplet and get spending! Pre-register or find out more at https://dropletpay.com/
  • BBQ (food kindly donated by The Rectory): Grab yourself a delicious burger from our BBQ. With the profits being donated to the church, the fittingly named Rectory Bar and Restaurant will be serving freshly cooked food to our hungry marketeers! For more information on the Rectory, head to http://www.rectorybar.co.uk.

If all of that isn’t enough to get you excited, we also have a like & share competition currently running on the 24 Carrots Facebook (get liking and sharing at https://www.facebook.com/24CarrotsMarket and follow our twitter at https://mobile.twitter.com/24_Carrots).

24 Carrots would also like to thank The Church Inn, Harris & Gibbs Hair Salon, Brewsmiths, Urban Coffee, Birmingham Acupuncture Clinic, The Drop Forge and many other businesses for their generous prizes towards our raffle! Tickets will be £1 a ticket or £4 a strip. Come down and win a wonderful prize!

Much Love Vegheads!

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