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The Fat Carrot Newsletter December 2013

The Fat Carrot

A Compassionate Food Company

December 2013

Dear Carrot fans,

Veggie Festive Greetings everyone and welcome to our December issue. We are in full swing now with the Christmas menu and will be at many Festive events in the next few weeks as well as hosting our own Veggie Festive Meal.

The Fat Carrot Festive Meal

We are very excited to be taking over Tastebuds café, Offham for a Festive Meal on Saturday 14th December at 7.30pm. The three course menu is vegetarian & vegan. A bar will be available and we will be holding a raffle on the night with proceeds to Spadework. Our guests for the evening will be seated banquet style in the delightful café.


Carrot & Coriander Soup

Cranberry Sorbet

Butternut Squash, Tarragon & Cashew Nut Strudel with Roast Potatoes and Vegetables.

Christmas Crumble & Custard

Tea/ Coffee & Festive Carrot Cakes

£32.00per head (with inclusive 20% donation going to Spadework charity)

Tickets are pre-booked only and can be purchased in several ways:

Ø  On-line via the facebook page or at

Ø  At The Vegetable Patch Farm Shop, Spadework Nursery, Offham

Ø  Direct from The Fat Carrot at Farmers’ Markets or e-mail

The meal will be ideal for families, friends, local groups or as a work Christmas outing! Book now and don’t miss out.

Christmas Order Forms

Attached to this newsletter is an order form for the festive period, this will be available to order for collection/delivery up until 23rd December. Orders can be collected at any of the Farmers’ Market or events in our diary in that period (see below) or sent to Bourne Produce, East Peckham, PJ’s Farm Shop, Maidstone or The Vegetable Patch Farm Shop, Offham. Delivery may be able to be arranged with a small charge depending on the distance from base. You can put your order in as soon as you like but please allow a minimum of 5 days when ordering to guarantee it.

Upcoming Events & Farmers’ Markets:

Thursday 28th November Shipbourne Farmers Market 9am-11am

Thursday 28th November Westerham Late Night Shopping Event 6pm-9pm

Saturday 30th November Tunbridge Wells Green Fair, King Charles Church Hall 10am-4pm

Sunday 1st December Sissinghurst Christmas Fair 10.30am-3.30pm

Sunday 1st December Westerham Farmers’ Market 9am-12.30pm

Thursday 5th December Shipbourne Farmers Market 9am-11am

Friday 6th November Horsmonden Farmers Market 8.30-11.30

Saturday 7th December Penshurst Farmers’ Market 9.30am-12pm

Saturday 7th December Offham, Spadework Farmers’ Market & Christmas Fair 10am-4pm

Saturday 7th December Yalding Yuletide Fair 4.45pm-8pm

Sunday 8th December Tonbridge Farmers’ Market 9.30am-1.30pm

Thursday 12th December Shipbourne Farmers Market 9am-11am

Saturday 14th December Wadhurst Farmers Market* (NB delivery of Christmas pre-orders only)

Saturday 14th December **The Fat Carrot Festive Meal**, Tastebuds Café 7.30pm (pre-booked tickets)

Sunday 15th December Westerham Farmers’ Market 9am-12.30pm

Thursday 19th December Shipbourne Farmers Market 9am-11am

Saturday 21st December Cranbrook Farmers Market 9.30am-1pm

Monday 23rd December Shipbourne Farmers Market Christmas pick-up tbc

* NB We will only be at Wadhurst Farmers Market by appointment if we take pre-orders to be sent there on this date due to time commitments with our Festive Meal occurring the same day.

Correct at time of publication but changes may occur.

NEW Vegan Treats

For Christmas we will be stocking two vegan friendly gifts by local producers S&T Chocolates. ‘Pate de Fruit’ Orchard Fruits collection sweets in gift boxes are available in Small £7.50 or Large £15.00. Pate de fruit is a traditional French preparation and made by S& T in very small batches to preserve as much of the true fruit flavour as possible, they are made using fresh and ripe fruit so once they are gone, there is no more! Also luxurious ‘Mendiants’ in dark chocolate studded with candied nuts, raisins and cranberries also gift boxed 125g £8.00.  Available at markets or to pre-order via the Christmas order forms.

Kent Life Awards & Taste of Kent Awards

Well done to Tonbridge Farmers Market who were voted best Farmers Market in the Kent Life Awards.

Voting is now open for the Taste of Kent awards you can vote for your favourite farmers market here:


We are supporting Spadework a charity for adults with learning difficulties based in Kent. Their mission statement:

Spadework bridges the gap for adults with learning difficulties and other disabilities, from dependence in a supportive environment, to increasing their independence, enabling them to live with dignity and purpose. We aspire to achieve this through work experience, development of life skills and interaction with the community.

The Spadework (at Offham) Farmers’ Market and Christmas Fair this month is on Saturday 7th December. Don’t forget 10% of the stalls take goes to the charity so the more you spend the more the charity earns! They have recently launched a facebook page and I hope you will give it a like. We will also be donating 20% of ticket price of our Festive Supper Club meal to this charity.

In November we were at the Hospice in The Weald Christmas Fair which raised £13,000 for the Hospice. We were also pleased to meet The Hadlow Pottery which is a similar enterprise to Spadework. For more details

Best Wishes


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