Stirchley Community Market will be half indoors, half outdoors today, so that we can all catch the last rays of Autumn sun around the outdoor stalls, before warming ourselves inside the Working Men’s Club.
On the outside we see the return of the popular Afia’s homemade samosas, Jo’s Coffee, bread and babka from Loaf, wholefoods from South Birmingham Food Co-op (bring your Tupperware), Stirchley High Street’s newest inhabitants and market regulars, Birmingham Bike Foundry, Bournville based super-deli, Leverton and Halls and the chaps from Urban Harvest, who will turn your apples into gold… we mean juice… or other things.
Inside we have jams, chutneys and oils from Artisan Preserves, a range of different herbs and spices from Jackrabbit, a mini-Oktoberfest from Stirchley Wines, organic fruit and veg from Barrow Boy, social enterprise cupcakes from Frost and Snow, and plants and jams from local charity Martineau Gardens. All the artists and crafters will be inside, with fairtrade dresses and t-shirts from Traces of Rock, 2nd hand records from vinyl-wizard Tim Gascoigne, H is for House with their famous owl cushions, vintage homewares from Cath and Jenny, frames and mirrors, and fancy doorknobs from Pixiefrog arts and crafts, jewellery from Kiwi Chick, curios, photography and sewn wonders from Harry Starling and Lucy Sparrow, Stirchley Souvenirs from Stirchley Prospects and illustrations and comics from Lizz Lunney.
To wind down after all that shopping, there are massages from David at Well Naturally, and drinks available from the bar. See you there!