Monday, August 9, 2010

New Soaps

I'm going to be bringing some new soaps to the August Farmers Market. I have been frequently asked for soaps without fragrance for people with sensitive skins so I have made several different soaps to give customers a choice of ultra mild soaps. Castille soap is made from 100% Olive oil and makes one of the most gentle soaps available but in this hard water area pure olive oil soap gives only thin lather. Adding a little coconut and castor oil improves the lather beautifully and castor oil was traditionaly believed to be a healing oil. The soap produced from these three ingredients is pale cream, beautifully smooth and very gentle. It smells faintly of the oils it is made from.
Unlike most of my soap which have a cure time of 4 -6 weeks before going on sale, my "Nearly Castille" soap is cured for a minimum of 12 weeks resulting in a truly superior bar of soap.
And for the many customers who want a kind and gentle soap with a little bit of fragrance I have a similar soap made with olive oil, coconut oil and sweet almond oil, fragranced with Lavender and Palmarosa essential oils.
Do try these if you need the most gentle and moisturising soap I make.
Still awaiting the end of cure time is a "nearly castille" made with goats milk from Lowna Dairy which will be extra creamy. It should be ready in time for christmas!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Refreshments ~ 10th July ~ South Cave U3A

Refreshments at the Farmers market this Satuday will be provided by South Caves U3A group.
(knowing some of them members tallents for baking, I am looking forward to my cup of coffee and cake!!!)
U3A (University of the third age) is a mixed group who meet in the Family Centre, South Cave on the first Monday of each month at 2.00pm (except bank holidays, when the meeting is moved to the second monday)
The U3A in South Cave even has it's own website which gives details of the forcoming talks including visting speakers from Skeltons, Archelogy groups, and local authors.  There are also lists of the visits the group will be making including Eden Camp and the life boat at Hornsea.
The U3A also have sub groups to share hobbies together including digital photography, art, and classical music.
The U3A is  "open to all retired and semi retired people from the Caves and surrounding villages."
For further details, contacts etc see their website

South Cave Farmers Market ~ Saturday 10th July ~ The weather prediction

Cloudy at times with sunshine and perhaps a few small showers
(perhaps the showers will hold off till after the market!)

Friday, June 4, 2010

12th June 2010 ~ Marie Curie charity stall

We are delighted to have the Marie Curie Cancer Care Fundraisers with us as our charity stall at the South Cave Farmers June Market.
They are renown for their excellent cakes and pies.

Marie Curie are a charity who provide care and support for those with cancer and also for their families.  The nurses, hospices, research and support staff have proved to be essential source of care for those effected and that is why so many people are happy to offer their help with fund raising events.
You can read more about Marie Curie here

FARMA accreditation

South Cave Farmers Market is Proud to be accredited by FARMA, the National Farmers' Retail & Markets Association indipendently assesses and certifies farmers' markets round the country to make sure they're the 'real deal' so you can be confident you are buying the freshest, most local produce possible, supporting your local community and economy, and helping the environment by reducing food-miles.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

12 June ~ British Legion ~ South Cave Farmers Market

South Cave's Royal British Legion will be attending the farmers market on 12th June in preparation for their 90th Anniversary celebrations in the year 2011.
  They are going to be updating local records and memorials. 
If you know of anyone who lived in South Cave who has been killed in action or whilst serving in the forces between the Korean war (1950) to the present day, could you please let Kim Cooper the local Parish Clerk know.  She can be contacted on 01430 421044.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Charity Refreshment Stall ~ Saturday 12th June ~ Wold and Riverbank

Refreshments at South Cave Farmers Market on Saturday 12th June will be provided by
Wold and Riverbank

Friday, May 21, 2010

Photographs of South Cave Farmers Market

The hustle and bustle of South Cave Farmers Market

A Market in South Cave

King Edward the first granted a charter to the town of South Cave to hold a market and a fair in 1291.
South Cave continued to hold a market until the 1850's.
In recent years the Parish Council has resurrected the markets using the original charter and now the popular South Cave Farmers Market is held once a month on each second Saturday at the school from 9am to 1pm.
In 2007 the market received certification from the National Association of Farm Retailers and Markets, which means products bought there are certified to have been grown and/or sourced locally.