You may know that 280 Bakes is a producer for Westbury-on-Trym Country Market? We normally sell every Friday morning from the Baptist Church in Westbury, Bristol, from 10.30-11.30am, but today was different. Today was our local summer fete: Canford Park Fair.
I joined seven or eight other local producers to the Country Market with their jams, chutneys, crafts, garden plants and gifts, and sold 280 Bakes cakes.
Was anyone who's reading this there this morning? Our first hour was extremely wet under huge downpours, but the rest of the day was fantastic. Dry weather, lots of people in attendance at the fair, and lots of interest in my bakes and the Country Market in general.
One lady was actively seeking 280 Bakes at the Fair and told us so - I was flattered!
I met Justin Lee Collins (comedian and TV presenter - Friday Night Project with Alan Carr, that's my favourite memory).
And... drum roll...
280 Bakes sold out!!!!
(aside from one slice of fruit cake which will do for tea tonight - perfect!)
There was a little bit of "10% off my last cakes or they'll end up in my freezer!" calling as I walked back to the car with my last few cakes from the stall, and that finished me off! So proud!
What a great first summer event! Bring on the next one!
Like what you see? Come to Westbury-on-Trym this Friday and meet the other traders at the Country Market. Before then, check us out on Facebook! All items for sale are made locally by some truly lovely people who will be very pleased to see you. Probably the cheapest cup of coffee in Bristol too, so why not come and see what the Country Market is all about?!
Just an aside... I bumped into a friend of mine, Julia Gurr, with her business 'Forever Living' (natutal health products) at Canford today. Funnily enough, we had stalls neighbouring each other!
See you Friday or before if you're ordering from us this week!
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