On the first Saturday of every month Cheadle village plays host to the Makers Market, an event that brings together some of the best local food, drink, art and craft producers. The markets are based in Cheshire, Manchester and North Wales and can be found in various locations throughout each month.
This Saturday past we pottered along under the rainy canopies perusing the specially selected artisan breads, seasonal local farm produce, hand crafted cheeses, homemade pastries, pies, cakes, bakes and much much more. There are lots of individual craft, jewellery, photography and homeware stalls to but the food gets me every time.
Amongst our bag of fabulous foodie finds it was the lovely ladies from Cheadle and Gatleys’ Women’s Institute and their homemade chutneys and jams thats got our tastebuds tingling. We stocked up on some delicious gherkin relish and for my sweet tooth a jar of plum and Gin Jam – so good I had it on an urgently bought scone as soon as I got home.
Staying on the Gin theme (it is Spring after all), there was Gin and Tonic cake from the Magnificent Cake Company.
On the pie front I wolfed down a rustic sweet potato, Lancashire cheese and chilli filled delight from the enthusiastic peeps of Pudding and Pie. With a side of gherkin relish obviously.
Coffee beans were roasted by Manchester based Second City, there were Bavarian patisseries, posh macarons and bean-to-bar yumminess from Dormouse Chocolates.
Mr Tearoom even satisfied his love of spice with a secret family recipe dip from the Award Winning Real Indian.
All the tasty fodder was enjoyed whilst the Loose Change Buskers played their ‘thang’ and we mooched away the day at another thriving Makers Market.