New food events coming up

There’s a couple of new food-related events coming up in South Birmingham that I thought it worth bringing to your attention. They’re both featured on other blogs so I will just link you up…

First up it’s a special bank holiday Monday farmers market and vintage fair at Rowheath Pavillion (a hidden gem) in Bournville. Check out all the details on bournvillevillage.com

Secondly, this years Birmingham Honey Show has moved venue to Martineau Gardens (even more hidden gem) in Edgbaston. Even if you only go to see the gardens it’s certainly worth the visit, but there’ll be lots of honey on offer too presumably. Details on the Martineau Gardens website.

 

Fosse Way Honey

Honey Blossom Farm Ltd, Church View, Rectory Lane, Lower Brailes, Banbury, Oxon,OX15 5HY
Local Products Available (<40 miles from B1 1AA): Honey and honey-based preserves. Also have a skincare range
Tel: 01295 780054 Email: enquiries@fossewayhoney.co.uk Web: www.fossewayhoney.co.uk
Distance by Road from B1 1AA: 42 miles
Stockists in Birmingham and Solihull: Moseley Farmers Market

Beez Neez Honey

Beez Neez Honey, Kingswinford, DY6 9XH
Local Products Available (<40 miles from B1 1AA):
Honey of various types – forest, chestnut, lime flower etc
Tel: 01384830156 Email: update your listing Web: update your listing
Distance from B1 1AA by road: 15 Miles
Stockists in Birmingham or Solihull:
24 carrots – JQ farmers market

Sample local food directory listing

Local food producer, retailer, or restaurant?

This is a sample of what your FREE listing in the local food directory could look like – all you need to do is send an email to info@loafonline.co.uk with the information in this sample. Freebies like this won’t be around forever – send your listing in now! The logo or photo you supply will be thumbnailed to 150×150 so bear this in mind, and choose carefully.

honey1

Name: Brummie Honey Ltd
Address: The Hive, 1 Honey Street, Birmingham B3 3ZZ .
Tel: 0121 CALLHONEY
Email: stingme@brummiehoney.net
Web: www.brummiehoney.net
Local Products Available (<40 miles from B1 1AA):
Sutton Park Woodland Honey  – B74 2YT [postcode or place name essential]
Stockists in Birmingham or Solihull: [optional]
The Moseley Produce Store [names only, link will be added to their listing where appropriate]

The Beez Neez

Went to the Birmingham international food fair on Wednesday evening. It’s a city council sponsored event organised by a French company, the first of what the council are hoping will be an annual summer event to replicate the popularity of the Christmas market.

I was on the hunt for locally produced food and found a great honey producer from Kingswinford (12 miles west of Birmingham), the Beez Neez. They sell a range of honey’s from lavender, to lime flower, to acacia, all around £3-4.

The best thing was that the bee keeper was also selling on the stall and very keen to offer an education in honey with every jar. I went for the lime flower honey, and it definitely has a noticeable citrus tang to it. If I can find some local stockists I’ll add to this post.