Eighth Annual WEM HARVEST MARKET 2017
[Part of British Food Fortnight as sponsored by Co-op Food]
was held on Saturday 30th September 2017, 9.30am – 1.00pm.
The market is now in its 8th year and has two venues:
Wem Town Hall (High Street, SY4 5DG) and Wem Senior Club (Chapel Street, SY4 5ER) with nearly 50 stalls,
with other events on Jubilee Square.

See slideshow below for some of the traders and types of goods.

Harvest Market 2017


Food, Drink, Crafts & Plant market with emphasis on locality and quality

Traders include:

1More Chocolate:
A range of high quality handmade chocolates for all occasions. Our range includes wedding favours, bars, solid and filled chocolates.
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Aardwolf Design:
Handmade homewares, clocks, placemats, napkin rings; jewellery and art prints.
Alice & Friends:
Sewn & knitted designs, all handmade; gifts plus items for the house. Knitted items are mainly children’s knitwear but accessories for adults. Things can be made to order/ personalised.
Berriew Cider:
Producer of Traditional Cider, Cider Vinegar and Apple Juice.
Border Honey:
A local beekeeper, who harvests spring and summer crops of honey from bees that forage in the local countryside.
Butterfly Designs by Sue:
A local artist painting bespoke designs on bags, cushion covers, aprons and other ephemera. Designs include comic animals to make people smile.
Buzzy Bee Nursery:
A local nursery based in Whixall, specialising in flowering plants, bulbs and herbs, which attract wildlife.
Caribbean FLaaVA:
produces authentic Caribbean foods and drinks as well as providing unique Caribbean-themed catering services. Products include rum barbecue, mango chilli, pineapple curry sauces, jerk marinade, jerk chicken, ready-cooked meals and rum punches.
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Caroline’s Classic Cakes:
specialises in classic homemade cakes and sweet treats. These include traditional favourites such as Victoria Sandwich, Coffee & Walnut Cake, Tangy Lemon Drizzles and Carrot Cake, also Fruit and Cheese scones, Brownies, Flapjacks, Shortbread, Tiffin and mini Bakewell Tarts; savoury items as well.
The Cheese Wedge Co.:
A variety of unique artisan cheeses.
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Coalbrookdale Crafts:
A variety of crafts and gifts for all the family.
Commonwood Vineyard:
White, Rosé and Red Wines; estate grown and bottled.
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Crossbank Farm Cottage Garden Plants:
A small family-run nursery producing high quality, affordable Hardy Perennials, small Shrubs, Herbs and Grasses plus bird boxes.
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Eckford Sweet Pea Society:
A local society dedicated to the growing of Eckford’s old fashioned sweetpeas. We sell all things sweetpea-related: crockery, bags, notebooks, notelets, pens, soaps, candles, etc.
Elegance Natural Skin Care:
Handmade natural skin care products including goats’ milk cream, for dry sensitive skin, eczema, psoriasis plus farmer’s/gardener’s creams.
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From the Forest:
Individual wooden products and installations with a contemporary look without losing any natural rustic charm.
Helen’s Handmade Cards:
Hand-made cards, gift cards for all occasions.
Helen’s Jams & Jellies:
Extra jam, Extra Jelly, Vinegar (fruit-based), Spiced Jellies ~ made with local fruit.
Indian Street Masala:
Beautifully spiced samosas and other Indian snacks.
Kizmet Crafts:
A very small business making beaded jewellery. Commissions are undertaken.
La Triestina:
Italian deli products, including cheese, salami, pasta, balsamic vinegar, etc. of the highest quality.
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Lavender Designs:
Handmade vintage style bags and totes.
Little Pebble Creations: Local crafter offering a selection of handcrafted & bespoke gifts - pictures made created from pebbles and driftwood. Liz Bowden Beads:
Handmade glass beads, jewellery and collectables. All jewellery is mounted on sterling silver.
Mad March Hares:
Homewares (prints, bags, cushions, tea towels, coasters) illustrated by local artist Matthew Haresnape.
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Made in Wem:
Quilted/beaded cushions, bean-bag frogs, “safe” teddies, “cute” mice, “bucket” pin cushions, etc., handmade in Wem using carefully sourced and chosen fabrics.
MJJ Woodcraft:
High quality hand turned wooden items, functional and artistic.
Rhona Owen:
Homemade preserves and market garden produce: fruit, vegetables, herbs and cut flowers; vegetable and herb plants.
Patz Hatz (Little Bell Yarncrafts):
Original designs, handcrafted hats and accessories, bags, scarves, headbands using quality textured yarns.
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Pix by Gail and Peter Hudson Photography:
Handmounted images and greetings cards.
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Powell’s Pies:
Traditional hand-raised pork pies; pickled onions; pickled damsons.
Shropshire Wildlife Trust:
Encouraging people to come and find out more about local wildlife and how to make more of our wild spaces by getting involved locally.
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Springwood Nurseries:
A wide range of hardy nursery stock.
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Truly Scrumptious:
Pâtes and Spreads, all made with natural ingredients
Bakers –a range of breads, savouries, and pastries including hand-raised pork pies made with local free-range pork and a wide range of cakes.
Wem Civic Society:
Find out about the Civic Society, Shropshire Council’s consultation on ‘Libraries’ and ‘Parking Charges’ plus ’Apple Collecting in Wem’. Preserves including Jams, Jellies & Marmalades.
Wem & District Garden Club:
Baked goods, fruit, vegetables and plants plus gardening advice; also information about Apple Collecting in Wem.
Wilkesley Vegetable Hampers:
Homegrown box scheme specialising in a wide range of vegetables and eggs. Grow, harvest, pack and deliver to your door within 12 hours. 80 different crops, grown for taste without the use of chemicals.
Midcounties Co-op Society:
‘Fair Trade' and 'Local Harvest'. Sponsor of BFF and supporter of Wem Harvest Market. www.midcounties.coop
Wem Community Pool - Share Issue - Senior Club

Food Hub - about the local Food Banks at the Jubilee Square.

Your guides to Market Day are Miss Wales and John Bull as seen at the Wem Carnival.

Other Events:

Prizes included:
  • Two Food hampers donated by Wem Co-op
  • Vegetable Box donated by Riverford Organic Farms
  • Flowers donated by Seasons Florist of Wem
  • Hairdressing Voucher donated by Hair Design by Heather of Wem
  • Fork & Trowel set donated by Incredible Edible in Wem
  • Garden Voucher donated by Wem & District Garden Club
  • Rucksack donated by Wem Civic Society
  • Food Containers donated by Wem Civic Society
[Market Day]
  • The group raised the Plastic Bottle Greenhouse on their allotment in Jubilee Square (near the Co-op) during the market.

  • Information about Food Banks was provided by Shrewsbury Food Hub.
    Click for more information about Shrewsbury Food Hub

  • Pebble Painting and Shrop Rock entertained children in the gazebo.
LOG Auction
[Market Day - Town Hall]

Auction of logs (hardwood/seasoned)
as donated by Greentree Services.
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Sunday 1st October, 1.00pm

with Wem apple juice for the children, with local cheese and fresh bread:
was held at Commonwood Vineyard, Wem.
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14, High St. Book via 01939 236088

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Thursday 5th October:
Harvest Market Supper was held
at The Castle in Wem.
Click here for more information or e-mail: wemharvest@yahoo.co.uk

Café Bar (Town Hall)

High St. - tel: 238270
Speciality Soups from around the British Isles.

Fruitful Deli

17, High St., Wem. - tel: 01939 232682
Snacks and Sandwiches; high %age of local produce used.

Josamya's Coffee Shop

7, Leek St. - tel: 01939 234806

Maypole Court Café

Bistro - 8 Maypole Court tel: 235802

The Nest

9, High St. - tel: 236814
Traditional and Local Specialities

The Treacle Mine

26, High St. - tel: 236814
'English Breakfast'

Victorious Sponge

2, Noble St. - tel: 07827 275720
Traditional Cakes & Snacks.

Market Stalls: the next market will be on Saturday April 21st, 2018

Applications will be available at the end of 2017.

Please email wemharvest@yahoo.co.uk if you require further information about
Wem Combine Harvester markets.

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