March 2014 Newsletter
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MARCH 2014 NEWSLETTER
If everyone was glad to see the back of January, I'm sure they were even more pleased to see the back of February and the floods. March is supposed to 'come in like a lion and go out like a lamb' so if the old adage is true we should be seeing some better weather shortly. Let's hope so!
Looking forward to the better weather, there will once again be a Ledbury Food and Drink Festival in conjunction with Ledbury Poetry Festival in July this year. In previous years I have organised the Food and Drink Festival but for this year I have handed over the reins to Ledbury Food Group. There will be lots going on with music and poetry, a courtyard area where alcoholic drinks can be enjoyed and an outdoor café area with teas and coffees provided by the local Country Market
As many of you know, I lead a walk each year for the Malvern Walking Festival and for the Herefordshire Walking Festival (details below). The Herefordshire Walkng Festival is now being organised by a group of volonteers, rather than by the tourism group. It is great news that they have decided to carry it on. There is a third walking event that we are involved with this year - on Sunday 23rd May there will be a Food Walk round the Malvern Hills with stops at different points for each course of a meal featuring food from local producers. Just Rachel ice creams will be part of the dessert course. Tickets for this walk are available from Malvern Tourist Information Centre.
We have been thinking up some new flavours for this year: Look out for Raspberry and Coconut Ice Cream -coming soon to a freezer near you.
The Great Taste Awards 2014 are now open for entries. These are known as the Oscars of the food industry and to win an award is a real accolade. We have enjoyed success with serveral of our ice creams and our Raspberry Sorbet in previous years. We won't know until August how we have fared this year.
No new outlets this month.
Our special for March is a Pear, Hazel and Maple Ice Cream and for Easter we will be reprising our Hot Cross Bun Ice Cream packed with marzipan and dried fruit.
We will be attending the following events, offering you the chance to try our ice creams:
Red Cross Spring Garden Event, Hampton Court, Nr Leominster - April 30th 2014. Unfortunately we will not be at this event because Hampton Court have decided to do the ice creams themselves.
Alcester Food Fair, Alcester - Saturday 17th May www.alcesterfoodfestival.org.uk
Malvern Walking Festival Walk - Friday 30th May. An eight mile walk round the southern end of the Malvern Hills followed by a factory tour and a chance to sample and buy our products. Booking essential: www.malvern-hills.co.uk/malvern-walking-festival
Cheltenham College Polo Match, Longdole Polo Club, Gloucester - Saturday 31st May
Herefordshire Walking Festival Walk - Monday 16th June 4pm. An eight mile walk round the southern end of the Malvern Hills followed by a factory tour and a chance to sample and buy our products. Booking essential: www.walkingfestival.com
Ledbury Food and Drink Festival, Bye Street Car Park, Ledbury - Sunday 13th July. www.ledburyfoodgroup.org for more details
I am happy to do talks, followed by a sampling of our products, to groups such as WI, Rotary, Afternoon clubs etc. If you are a member of a club, or know of a group that is looking for speakers, please do get in touch.
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