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Hands up who started the new year with healthy living plans, including lots of fresh food and healthy eating? Now that the festive glow has faded and the winter is kicking in, it’s harder than ever to keep that focus, so we want to help you make it easier.

 

Come on down to the Valentine edition of the Buzzards Valley Artisan Market this Sunday 10th, and discover a range of delicious, locally produced food and healthy treats. You can taste test some of the produce and stock up your cupboards, making that healthy lifestyle a little less effort.

 

Stocking up for the month ahead

 

There’s nothing more tempting than the smell of a delicious roast. Many of us are now more aware of where our meat comes from; we like to know that it’s British, preferably local, and reared naturally in green, flower filled fields.

 

You can be sure that your meat adds very few miles to your carbon footprint when you buy from Stud Farm Meats, as well as being exceptional quality. All of the livestock is reared on the farm, fed mainly with their own crops and farmed as naturally as possible to produce a wonderful flavour. With their handy freezer packs, you can also stock up for the month ahead, saving your pocket at the same time.

 

One of the biggest temptations we face is the British love of the sandwich. You don’t need to deny yourself bread altogether through. Hunnypot Cottage will be with us with her range of fresh baked breads, made without all the unnecessary sugar and additives you’ll find in the supermarkets.

 

Stock up your cupboards with some of the homemade jams and chutneys from Karen in a Jam. Perfect on toast or crumpets, crackers or fresh baked bread, you’ll be able to find out just how tasty these are for yourself, with taste testing taking place in our shop throughout the market.

 

Lunch and dinner all under control

 

Now, let’s think about lunch through the week? If you’ve got something handy and simple to put together during the day, you’ll be less tempted to snack. How about a wedge of peppered hard cheese, or oak smoked brie from Guernsleigh Cheese, accompanied by a   lovely fresh scotch egg or a pie from 19 Gales.

 

We know that it may be a little chilly browsing the market at this time of year, and there’s so much to see that by the time you get home cooking dinner is the last thing you want to do. Luckily, Phil, Hibiscus Grove Food,  will be on hand with a range of delicious South East Asian cooking, including curries to taste test and take away, for an easy, stress free Sunday night.

 

A treat for you, and Valentine’s Day sorted too

 

After all that healthy fresh food, it’s only fair that you have a little treat now and then. A little of everything, as they say. So how about a little homemade luxury chocolate from Kneals Chocolates, a reward for all your hard work.

 

Chocolates make a wonderful Valentine gift for your loved one as well. If you want to get everything you need in one place, we can help there too. Cards from Flamingo Paperie, candles from Holt Hall Apiary jewellery and gifts, bespoke home décor and more. With a bottle of Buzzards Valley wine as the finishing touch to your healthy dinner, that’s Valentine’s Day all sorted too.

 

Join us at Buzzards Valley

 

We’ll be adding some romance to the air ourselves, with the musical talents of the fabulous Kevin Goodall and his saxophone to set the tone. With health, gifts and treats galore, what more could you need to get you out this Sunday. We’ll see you there.

 

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