Saturday 10th October saw our fourth event in the Square, the Kingsmead Autumn mini-market! This time, I teamed up with newest guys on the block Piers & Sophia Milburn who have recently arrived at and given a new lease of life to the Jazz Cafe – now The Kingsmead Kitchen. (If you haven’t passed by lately, it looks awesome and their new menu is locally sourced, oh-so delicious home cooking – check it out!)
Piers, Sophia and I have the same vision for the Kingsmead markets. We want authentic, charming and wholesome events that draw people to the Square to enjoy the festivities and independent businesses that surround them. Basically, good vibes and even better people.
I contacted all of the good eggs I know that run market stalls or who make amazing things but are unable to afford a regular stall at Bath’s more established markets. They were so keen to come along and I was chuffed to have a selection of some of our best local artisans gracing the Square – be sure to check out their websites; i’ve listed them at the end 🙂
Piers & Sophia masterminded The Field Kitchen and their converted tractor BBQ – what Autumn mini-market would be complete without a tractor?! So it bumped its way to the Square and served juicy Elcombe burgers using beef from their farm, complete with home-made pickles, burger relish and served in a brioche bun. Ohhh my, they are good.
Market shoppers enjoyed an Elcombe burger then a cup of warm Stoney Bonk (served by yours truly) from Honey’s Midford cider while the little ones gathered around our kid’s table making wishing sticks and rubbing leaves. I don’t know about you, but to me, that pretty much encompasses all that is wonderful about Autumn! A passer by commented that it reminded him of ‘old Bath’ with its wholesome, genuine (slightly disorganised) and welcoming vibe. And that’s all we wanted!
The Kingsmead markets are always organised on behalf of Cancer Research UK and the Autumn mini-market raised just under £300 which we are so pleased with!
Stay tuned for news of our Christmas market – we hope to see you there.
Stalls in attendance were: