On Saturday morning I popped out to browse around a local food festival organised and held by Greenfields Farm Shop in Muxton, Shropshire. There were many lovely craft and food stalls representing the local area, I got tempted to pull my camera out a few times for you to share some of my lovely finds. As ever I got drawn in by all those naughty but nice stalls, as you do.
The first stall I hit was A Pie and a Pint, I skipped the pint after all it was only just ten in the morning! But I did give in and purchased a sausage roll and a meat and vegetable pasty. Later at home the sausage roll was warmed up in the oven and I have to say the pastry was lovely and flaky and melt in your mouth, and no sign of any gristle in the meat like you can sometimes find in awful shop bought sausage rolls. The pasty was equally as tasty.
Now you all know the problem I have with fudge, so the only way at the moment for me to enjoy proper fudge is to buy some. Now when I spotted The Ultimate Fudge Outlet stall I knew I was on to a winner, there really was an amazing choice of different flavours to choose from. I selected the Caramel and Honeycomb Fudge. I am doing quite well, its day 2 and there is still some left!
|Its not a pie or a pint|
Cakes. Every food festival has several cakes stalls, and why not, after all cake is always extremely popular. I'm a sucker for a cup cake or fairy cake, but that's a debate for another occasion. There was an excellent selection of cakes stalls to choose from and I showed a lot of restraint and only picked one cake, a Red Velvet Cupcake from a stall called Nom Noms.
I also popped into the farm shop, I bought a huge loaf of fresh white bread, some liquorice sweets for my mum on behalf of my brother and a few bunches of Spring Daffodils.
These were just a few of the stalls at the food and craft festival, though I was slightly disappointed to find that Mike's Homemade was not there. I had planned to buy some Passion fruit and Orange curd that I had spotted on his Facebook page a few weeks ago. I have some great ideas on incorporating this into volcano cakes and a Passion Fruit and Orange Meringue. I will have to keep my eye out next time I pop into the farm shop.
This post is my way of sharing all that is good about the county of Shropshire.