We have changed our minds and decided not to do the Gerrards Cross Little Fox Market in on 24th April.
Basically, this will be the second installment of a new Little Fox Market event, and as many of the markets we have done recently haven’t been amazing, we thought it would be better to concentrate on other areas (like Battlers Green Farm which has a steady flow of visitors all year round) and wait for these new markets to become a bit more established. We also want a bit of time to learn some more about soaping technique and aromatherapy. (I recently did the Neal’s Yard Intro to Aromatherapy and we have another course booked in May).
Sometimes you feel loyal to a market or venue because you’ve done it for a long time, or you feel you want to support a new start-up, but at the end of the day, when you are paying to be somewhere to sell your goods, it is better to be a bit more discerning. It is a little soul destroying when you spend hours making products, then all day in a hall somewhere and don’t even make your pitch money back! We do hope to get back to Rickmansworth Little Fox, hopefully when it is in a better location. But we won’t sit back and do nothing – we will continue to spread the word and champion these little gems!
Here’s a photo of our table at Hertfordshire Craft Collective at Battlers Green farm!
Funnily enough, we’re next to Barry who makes amazing things out of wood, including some of our soap mould casings!
Exciting news! You can now find our products at the Herts Vintage & Craft Collective at Battlers Green Farm Rural Shopping Village in Radlett, Hertfordshire. (This is what I bought the slice of Chesham Bois Elm for!)
We visited the Farm with my mum a few weeks ago to check it out, and thoroughly enjoyed looking around the different units where you can find prestigious brands, high quality furniture and interiors, food, drink, spices, wines…and the Bull Pen tea rooms and restaurant which did an AMAZING chicken pie.
The Craft Studio barn is located through the arch and round the back of the Bull Pen – follow the signs!
Herts Vintage & Craft Collective, 5a Battlers Green Farm, Radlett, WD7 8PH
Today we had a stall at the *BRAND NEW* Amersham Little Fox Market, held at the Amersham Free Church Alfred Ellis Hall, just off the High Street in the Chilterns.
As it was a new event, we didn’t expect it to be amazing, and although there were people browsing throughout the morning, it went fairly quiet later on. It just needs some time for word to spread and for it to gain a following (in person, and not just on social media :))
There were plenty of people on the High Street and we managed to get some of them in (including an old friend!) by leafleting at points during the day. Hopefully they’ll return next month.
Annoyingly, I filled up my flask at home with Lemon & Ginger tea and then ended up leaving it at home! Then when we got to the fair we found out that the person who would have been running the tea & coffee stand unfortunately wasn’t there due to illness, so we were all making trips back and forward to Costa and Caffe Nero. Pricey! (I did have a bottle of water as always, but that was gone in no time).
While we were there, we picked up an amazing piece of tree trunk to use in our display. But more on this later…
Our next one in the diary is a new Little Fox Market at Gerrards Cross on 24th April… What we’d like to do is probably stick with ONE of the Little Fox Venues (Rickmansworth was our launch-pad), but we’ll keep you updated! But remember, our online shop is always open.
Our next market will be the Little Fox Market’s new addition in Amersham on Saturday 12th March! Hope to see you there!
Location: Alfred Ellis Hall in Amersham Free Church, Woodside Rd, Amersham, Buckinghamshire, HP6 6AJ.
Little Fox Market Website