Spring has officially sprung and Toby and Sarah of Beechwood Fine Foods in Tring are looking forward to getting out and about at lots of the local shows, fetes and events in the coming few months, here are a few for your diary!
Saturday 13th April, Cheese Meets Beer at Tring Brewery; Jared (Tring Brewery) will be introducing you to a selection of the excellent Tring beers and Toby will bring along a delicious range of British cheeses, from soft succulent brie to chunky smoked cheddar and a lot in between! Ticket £10pp available from Tring Brewery; starts 11am.
Easter Saturday 20th April and Sunday 21st April; Beechwood are going to be at the 35th Redbourn Easter Fair, open from 10.30am Saturday and 11am Sunday, it’s in the village hall on the High Street. Last year was their first time and they thoroughly enjoyed the warm Redbourn welcome and some great feedback on their range of produce; the themes for the stalls will be Craft, Gardens & Plants, and Food & Drink. There will also be a Children’s Colouring Competition, Face-Painting and Live Music – a lively and vibrant event for all the family!
Saturday 4th May – Longwick Village Spring Fair, from 12 to 5pm on the Village Green, a lovely traditional village fete raising funds for the village hall. www.facebook.com/longwickvillagefete/
Bank Holiday Monday 6th May The annual Aldbury May Fair will be taking place on the Bank Holiday from 12 noon to 5pm. As always, it’ll be a great day out with stalls and activities to suit everyone! https://www.facebook.com/AldburyMayFair/
Sunday 12th May The 11th annual Aston Clinton Village Market. Regularly attracts over 2,000 visitors, so one not to be missed. Once again there will be a wonderful variety of stallholders and products and there will be local musicians and loads of children’s entertainment too; it opens at 11am.
Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 May Herts County Show. Come and say hello to Toby and Sarah and many other local producers in the Made in Hertfordshire marquee. The Herts County Show is always a highlight of the calendar; as well as the great local producers there will be Mr Alexander’s Travelling Show, the National Festival Circus, falconry, cattle shows, traditional crafts and, of course, the food hall. You’ll find the showground just off Junction 9 of the M1. The show is open to the public from 8.30am – 5.30pm and parking is free.
Easter Good Friday 19th April to Bank Holiday Monday 22nd April
As well as being at the Redbourn Easter Fair, Beechwoods will be open on Good Friday and Easter Saturday but closed on Easter Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday; they will be taking orders in advance of the weekend for bread and their baker’s wonderful Hot Cross Buns and other local produce; as well as Sarah’s marzipan laden Simnel cake or her simply scrummy Double Chocolate Easter cake which will be available by pre-order only. Please let them know what you’d like them to get for you.
Easter opening hours will be:
- Friday 19th April Good Friday 9.30am – 4.00pm
- Saturday 20th 8.30am – 4.00pm
- Sunday 21st Easter Sunday Closed
- Monday 2nd Easter Monday Closed
Giant Easter Bunny Raffle
Beechwoods will once again be hosting a giant Easter Bunny Raffle on behalf of the Lions Club of Tring, to help them raise funds so that they can help others. Please pop in and put your name in a square, donate £1 and then wait for the draw on Good Friday. Good Luck!
With Kiwichik’s retirement from chocolate making, this Easter will see the last time to enjoy some of her wonderful products. Toby and Sarah say they have been very lucky to have such a great local producer on their doorstep but they have been lucky enough to find another wonderful lady chocolatier, Jackie Smith from St Albans, who is going to ensure you do not go without great ethically sourced locally handmade speciality chocolate!!
There’s also a great selection of fun treats for all the family, including Buttermilk’s Honeycomb filled egg.