Now things are getting really exciting – we’ve finalised our list of stallholders for the Christmas Market!
The Pantry is fortunate to be able to join forces with a number of local companies and individuals who will be running their own stalls on the day. We hope this will be the beginning of a long and fruitful friendship.
Zena Ashdown: Bespoke handbags and baskets.
Bucksum Salads: David Newman provides local, high-quality salad and vegetables to restaurants including Waddesdon Manor and Le Manoir. He also has a small farm shop open to the public near Long Crendon.
Kathy Chalk: Individually designed decorative pieces made from glass, some small enough to hang on a Christmas tree and others that are larger. Kathy uses some recycled glass to make bottle clocks, spoon rests and delicate roundels. Her more complex pieces involve combinations of fused glass, paint (as seen in stained glass in churches) and sometimes incorporate chemicals and enamels for a variety of effects. Her pictorial landscapes are inspired by the contours and colours of the Leicestershire countryside.
Tracy Clark (Phoenix Trading): Based in Piddington, Tracy will be selling a range of high-quality, good value charity Christmas cards and other products, to raise funds mainly for Cancer Research. The cards are published by Phoenix, and are sold exclusively by Phoenix Traders, so you won’t find them on the high street.
Debbie Mac: A professionally trained hair and make-up artist based in Piddington, Debbie offers a hair and make-up service for weddings, parties or just for fun – take at look at the ‘Special effects’ section of her website! She also provides make-up lessons, and will be happy to give advice and answer questions about make-up on the day. One of Debbie’s gift certificates for ‘A make-up experience of your choice’ would make an ideal present.
Debbie’s Home Cooked Food: It’s just that! Debbie produces ‘proper’ home-cooked food using local ingredients with no additives, E numbers or preservatives. She sells at farmers’ markets and will deliver to customers’ houses. She offers a bespoke service to her clients, including catering for special dietary requirements and providing smaller complete meals. She can also organise and cater for private parties, from fork buffets to hot meals.
The Hat Hire Company: Started in 2004 by Jenni Walker, who now stocks over 260 hats and fascinators in her Launton studio. She also sells seasonal fashion accessories and bright contemporary jewellery, hand finished and from renewable sources wherever possible. Her stall will showcase a selection of her jewellery and accessories.
Horton Accessories: Men’s belts made by Chris Cox of Horton cum Studley.
Spring Hill Farms and Gardens: A regeneration project that is developing an educational centre and revitalising the extensive farms and gardens resource at HMP Springhill. Their focus is on education, training, rehabilitation and community engagement. Fresh, locally grown produce and garden gifts … for sale locally!
Nick Wallington: Nick will be taking orders for Christmas trees. He’ll have samples to view in the car park on the day.
JM Walman (Quality Butcher): Located in Launton and owned by John Walman, whose passion for his craft and enthusiasm guarantees award-winning meats and homemade products, a selection of which he will have for sale on the day. He will also be taking orders for Christmas turkeys.