Yesterday saw the second sunny market of 2013: two in a row, that hasn’t happened for a while! We’re hoping the sun will keep shining on us because we’re lining up some excellent stalls and entertainment for the coming months. Thanks to everyone who came along.
We’re really pleased that as we head toward our 3rd birthday the market is continuing to expand, our food offering is diversifying, and we’re able to feature new stalls each month, so there’s something different every time. Yesterday saw some great beers from London’s artisan breweries courtesy of Stirchley Wines, the return of Pip’s Hot Sauce, an ever-growing range of products from Cufuffle Chutneys, plants from Andrew’s Plants and Eat’s and Leaves, deli-delights, meat, and a barbecue from Squisito, homemade candles from Jo Hickling, photos from Digital Photo Art, the debut of Kuskus‘ excellent Middle Eastern inspired vegetarian mezze, and much, much more.
As ever, we’re massively grateful to all our amazing stallholders for making the market what it is. We also managed to set up and take down the stalls and gazebos in record time thanks to a brilliant team of volunteers. It takes quite a few man/woman hours to make the market work on-the-day and we are always touched that so many people helped us make light work of it.
We look forward to seeing you all next month.
Things you should put in your mouth
- Artisan Preserves
- Stirchley Wines
- Cuffufle Preserves
- Curds and Whey
- Five and Dime (USA style baking)
- Jo’s Coffee
- KusKus Foods (Middle Eastern inspired vegetarian mezze)
- Pip’s Hot Sauce
- Squisito Deli
Things you should maybe not put in your mouth
- Against the Grain (wood art)
- Eats and Leaves (plants, may have some herbs that you could put in your mouth)
- Twinkle Jewellery
- Mixmaster Tim Gascoigne’s Rare and Rocking Records
- Stirchley Happenings (books)
- Platten Design (jewellery)
- Northfield Ecocentre
- Andrew’s Plants
- Birmingham Bike Foundry
- Cath and Jenny
- Digital Photo Art
- Jenny Commins
- Joanne Hickling Candles
- Martineau Gardens (may have jam)
- Sticky Beak Designs
See you there!
Yesterday saw the first market of 2013, and we’re very glad that we waited past a dark, bitterly cold March to come back into life with a bright, sunny, slightly chilly April market. It was a fantastic turn-out, and we were really pleased to see the return of some old favourite stalls as well as the addition of some brilliant new ones. Thanks so much to all of you who came along and made it such a wonderful event.
Please do put the next date in your diary: Tuesday 7th May, 4pm to 8pm at the Stirchley United W.M.C., and spread the word about it to your friends and neighbours. There should be more of the same great stalls, arts, crafts, hot and cold food, and possibly some uniquely amplified entertainment: keep your eyes and ears peeled for that!
We’re always looking for volunteers to help with the market, and new and interesting ideas and stalls, so if you want to get in touch, please email us on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks again, and see you next month,
Chris, Kerry, Tom and Nancy.
We’re back on Tuesday for our first market of the year, putting an end to our winter hibernation. We’ll be back in our usual spot, at the Stirchley United Working Mens Club, on the car park, 4pm-8pm. Fingers crossed it doesn’t snow.
We have our usual goodies of both arts and crafts, and hot and cold food stallholders. See below for who is coming down Tuesday evening.
Non-food we have:
Joanne Hickling Candles, Sticky Beak Designs, Lucy Sobrero textiles, Twinkle jewellery, Back in the Day woodwork and gifts, Silhouettes and Shadow paintings, Cath and Jenny vintage and handmade items, Tim Gascoigne records, woodwork by Against the Grain and Stirchley Happenings.
Cakes by Paisley Immy, Pip’s Hot Sauce, Artisan Preserves, Cuffufle Chutneys, Five/Dime, Stirchley Wines, Martineau Gardens, Loaf, Curds and Whey cheeses, Karen Connely’s plants, Fruit and veg from Vegetropolis, Squisito Deli, hot food by Pop Up Dosa and hot drinks from Jo’s Coffee van.
As well as this, there are:
Stirchley Baths talking about the new community centre development on their stall, Bike Foundry on hand with free bike checks, and Green Revolutions telling us about eco transport hire for Stirchley on their stall.
Looking forward to seeing you there.
We’ve had just over half of the flyers collected from Stirchley Stores by wonderful volunteers – thank you!
We still have a few roads left to do, if you’re able to do any of the roads listed below – bundles await your collection at Stirchley Stores.
The box is towards the back of the shop, next to where the chutneys and jams are, under a little table!
Obviously we’d love to flyer the wider Stirchley area, but with a limited marketing budget this isn’t possible…. So the best thing you can do is invite your friends, neighbours, families etc… and come along to the Stirchley Community Market next Tuesday.
Cartland Road (from Pineapple Road Junction up to KH – till you run out)
Fordhouse Lane (from Pershore Road Junction up to KH – till you run out)
Sparrey Dr, Hawkes Close, Lea Yield Close
Warren Road & Norton Terrace
Your help is greatly appreciated!
Those of you who have expressed interest in wanting to help flyer for the Stirchley Community Market – now is your chance!
We have left a box of flyers bundled into designated streets at Stirchley Stores. If you’re able to help, we’d be very grateful – we really could do with all the help we can get to spread the word about the market. (There are also some Loaf flyers there too!)
We only have had a certain number of flyers printed so if you do take some, please return any unused flyers so they can be placed elsewhere.
Currently putting 1000s of market flyers into little bundles, ready for distribution around Stirchley. We’ll be looking for help flyering – so if you would like to help – stay tuned for details of where you can sign up to help/pick up the bundles from.