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Birmingham SOUP – 2nd Bearwood Food Festival {Stallholder Features}

Posted by on Sep 19, 2015 in Stallholder Feature Bearwood Food Festival 2015 | 0 comments

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Now, you may expect to find soup at this stall, but you won’t find any tomorrow. Erin and I from the Bearwood Pantry are part of this exciting new community project, which has the goal to offer a safe space where people can gather and share a meal to encourage conversation, relationship building and resource sharing while supporting creative community projects in Birmingham. We want to be democratic, creative, sustainable and inclusive.

In short: SOUP is a great way to raise money for your community project, build community support and get connections to local resources that can help you carry out your project. If you want to find out more, find their stall in the middle room at Bearwood Baptist Church tomorrow and have a chat.

We also have a crowdfunder going at the moment, where you can help us with the running costs of the event.

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What can you expect at the Food Festival?

  • Information about an exciting way to raise money for your community project
  • Information how you can help fund community projects

Links

http://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/birmingham-soup/

http://birminghamsoup.co.uk/

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Salop Drive Veg – 2nd Bearwood Food Festival {Stallholder Features}

Posted by on Sep 18, 2015 in Stallholder Feature Bearwood Food Festival 2015 | 0 comments

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Salop Drive Market Garden in Bristnall, Oldbury, is a three acre working market garden and local food project which supplies bags of freshly grown vegetables to local households.The initiative is run by Ideal For All – a not for profit company and registered charity run by disabled people for disabled people in Sandwell. We have often taken surplus from Salop Drive when they simply have too much food that there is lots left after they do their veg bags. And as the growing season is still in full swing, we have invited Tim down to sell some of the surplus. So bag yourself some local veg – really it does not get any more local than this – and support a brilliant cause at the same time. Feel good veg.

 

What can you expect?

  • tomatoes
  • cucumbers
  • beetroot
  • courgettes
  • eggs
  • local honeyIMG_0296

Links

http://www.idealforall.co.uk/

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Feral Trade Coffee – 2nd Bearwood Food Festival {Stallholder Features}

Posted by on Sep 18, 2015 in Stallholder Feature Bearwood Food Festival 2015 | 0 comments

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Feral Trade started as a public experiment and arts project about trading goods via social networks. In 2003, Kate imported her first feral coffee from El Salvador – feral meaning in this context that it is not traded in the normal way coffee is traded. By using non-traditional methods of transporting the raw coffee – i.e. suitcases of travelers etc. it means that the producers of the coffee can get more income. In the end, us the coffee drinkers only really care about one thing: That it tastes good. And that it surely does. We had people in the past buying several bags because they love it so much.

What can you expect at the Food Festival?

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  • Coffee beans (grinder available)

Links

http://www.feraltrade.org/statement/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kate_Rich

Feeling hungry? It’s the return of Bearwood Food Festival. Come join us on Saturday 19th September, 11am-4pm, at Bearwood Baptist Church Hall, cnr of Rawlings and Bearwood Rd. Plenty of stalls inside and out.

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Lil’s Parlour – 2nd Bearwood Food Festival {Stallholder Features}

Posted by on Sep 18, 2015 in Stallholder Feature Bearwood Food Festival 2015 | 0 comments

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Lucy Scott of Lil’s Parlour ambition has always been to be a no-nonsense baker. Her traybakes and cakes are not fussy, just tasty. Last year Lucy sold out in under 2 hours, so this year, she is going to bring a few more slices, so more people can sample her brownies and cakes. We are so impressed that not even a broken toe can stop her to join us tomorrow! That’s dedication to Bearwood. We are also pleased that she refers to our last Food Festival as the “highlight of my year”. Seriously folks, that’s just so lovely to hear.

What can you expect?

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  • Cakes
  • Traybakes
  • Brownies (yum)

Links

https://www.facebook.com/lilsparlour/timeline

http://lilsparlour.co.uk/

 

Feeling hungry? It’s the return of Bearwood Food Festival. Come join us on Saturday 19th September, 11am-4pm, at Bearwood Baptist Church Hall, cnr of Rawlings and Bearwood Rd. Plenty of stalls inside and out.

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Charlie’s Mom’s Chocolate Factory – 2nd Bearwood Food Festival {Stallholder Features}

Posted by on Sep 18, 2015 in Stallholder Feature Bearwood Food Festival 2015 | 0 comments

Who is Charlie’s Mom’s Chocolate Factory?

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Jenn and her chocolates have reached cult status in Bearwood and surrounding areas. Her stall at any event is a magnet for children and grown-ups. Yesterday, when she told me what she has planned for this Saturday, I was drooling over my keyboard: Jenn spoke the magic words of “Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge”. Seriously? Where has that been all my life. She also has salted caramel fudge and a rich chocolate fudge. Lollipops for the little people. Marshmallows. Salted pretzels. Hot shot spoons and slabs.

What can you expect at the Food Festival?

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  • Fudge
  • Chocolate slabs
  • Hot shot spoons
  • Lollipops
  • Marshmallows

Links

https://www.facebook.com/charliesmomschocolate/timeline

 

Feeling hungry? It’s the return of Bearwood Food Festival. Come join us on Saturday 19th September, 11am-4pm, at Bearwood Baptist Church Hall, cnr of Rawlings and Bearwood Rd. Plenty of stalls inside and out.

 

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Storytelling, Craftivism, Music and Heritage Project – 2nd Bearwood Food Festival {Stallholder Features}

Posted by on Sep 18, 2015 in Stallholder Feature Bearwood Food Festival 2015 | 0 comments

Once you have eaten your fill tomorrow, you might just want to hang out a bit more with us or you may simply need a short break between Lunch and Afternoon Tea: We have just the right thing for you.

We have organised some FREE events throughout the day to keep you and your kids entertained. So let’s get started, there is quite a bit.

Storytelling with Gavin Young

 

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If you have ever been to an event where Gavin has told stories to a room full of children who usually cannot sit still, then you will have experienced the magic: A big hush comes over the room, all eyes are on Gavin and every single person is transfixed. We are so pleased that Gavin has agreed to tell stories at the Food Festival tomorrow, because we wanted to offer something to the families coming to the event and also because food simply offers so many stories. Gavin was really excited when we asked him and literally jumped at the idea.

What:        STORIES for children and grown-ups

Where:      One of the backrooms in the Bearwood Baptist Church, follow the arrows

When:       5 sessions, starting at 11, 12, 1, 2, 3

This is a FREE EVENT!

 

Craftivism with Madeline Norris

 

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First a bit about Craftivism. There is no one definitive description, Besty Greer, who is given credit for having come up with the term, has written that “every act of conscious craft falls under the craftivism umbrella” and that it’s about “the intention to make a difference with your craft skills”. Sarah Corbett, founder of the Craftivist Collective describes “A true Craftivist” as someone who “uses craft as a tool for gentle activism aimed at influencing long-term change.”

 

It seemed apt to bring a bit of Craftivism to the Bearwood Food Festival to give people an opportunity to share and express their feelings about issues within the food industry, in particular food waste and food dumping. This article in the Guardian states that 30% of the world’s agricultural land area is used to produce food that will be wasted.

 

You don’t need to be super skilled in craft to join in and all materials will be provided.

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What:        CRAFTIVISM

Where:      One of the backrooms in the Bearwood Baptist Church, follow the arrows

When:       Sessions throughout the day, simply drop in

This is a FREE EVENT!

 

 

The Busking Family – Carrot and Hummus

 

Carrot and hummus go really well together and so does a family making music with each other. We are in for a real musical treat as the family will be playing for us at some points in the day. Keep your ears peeled for the merry sounds.

What:        MUSICAL ENTERTAINMENT

Where:      To be announced on the day

When:       Sessions at some points in the day

This is a FREE EVENT!

 

Grandma’s Apple Crumble – A Heritage Project

 

Local environmental artist Stephen Whitehead and Gavin Young are cooperating with Uplands Primary School, Thimblemill Library, the Thimblemill Brook and Heritage Lottery Funding on a project centring on food scarcity during World War One and how that relates to our current situation in the area. It’s about connecting people through a shared experience of what life is like for us today against the backdrop of what it was like back then. The project involves planting fruit trees by the Thimblemill Brook with Uplands School and a Gathering at Thimblemill Library on the 15 Nov 2015 to which the wider community is invited.

What Stephen and Gavin are really interested in is to hear where your family lived during the First World War. Don’t worry if you don’t know many details, you don’t have to deliver birth certificates or anything, simple information like “I now live in Bearwood but back then my family lived in Greece” (just an example) is sufficient.

What:        HERITAGE PROJECT

Where:      Stall in the backroom

When:       All day

 

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The Baking Housewife – 2nd Bearwood Food Festival {Stallholder Features}

Posted by on Sep 17, 2015 in Stallholder Feature Bearwood Food Festival 2015 | 0 comments

Who is the Baking Housewife?

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Joan, who is the Baking Housewife, is famous for her rum cakes in fact they have been awarded with the Great Taste Award. Everything Joan does has a Caribean twist, whether it is her cordials or her cakes. I am quite partial to rum cake, so one of them has my name on it on Saturday, the rest is available to all you lovely folks of Bearwood. We simply cannot wait now.

What can you expect?

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  • Caribean cakes
  • Cordials

Links

https://www.facebook.com/thebakinghousewife/timeline

 

Feeling hungry? It’s the return of Bearwood Food Festival. Come join us on Saturday 19th September, 11am-4pm, at Bearwood Baptist Church Hall, cnr of Rawlings and Bearwood Rd. Plenty of stalls inside and out.

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