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The Fat Carrot

A Compassionate Food Company

June 2013


It is going to be very busy in the next few weeks and there are many events you can find us at. The diary page of the website, twitter and facebook can also keep you updated if you want more regular news. There have been some changes to schedule since the last newsletter - apologies for any inconvenience.


Upcoming Events & Farmers’ Markets:

Thursday 6th June Wealden Times Midsummer Fair Hole Park, Rolvenden 9-4.30*

Friday 7th June Wealden Times Midsummer Fair Hole Park, Rolvenden 9-4.30

Saturday 8th June Wealden Times Midsummer Fair Hole Park, Rolvenden 9-4.30

Saturday 8th June Offam, Spadework Summer Fair & Farmers’ Market 10-4**

Saturday 8th June A Summer Kentish Food & Craft Fair, Stag Theatre Sevenoaks 10-3***

Sunday 9th June Tonbridge Farmers Market 9.30-1.30

Thursday 13th June Shipbourne Farmers Market 9-11

Friday 14th June Sissinghurst Farmers Market 10.30-3.30

Friday 14th June Picnic at Sissinghurst Castle 11am start (Pre-booked tickets)

Thursday 20th June Shipbourne Farmers Market 9-11

Friday 21st June Horsmonden Farmers Market 8.30-11.30

Saturday 22nd June Cranbrook Farmers Market 9.30-1.00

Thursday 4th July Shipbourne Farmers Market 9-11

Friday 5th July Horsmonden Farmers Market 8.30-11.30

NEW Saturday 6th July Penshurst Farmers Market 9.30-12

Saturday 20th July Bumped off at Betty’s, Murder Mystery & Afternoon Tea, East Peckham Village Hall Doors open at 6pm

Correct at time of publication but changes may occur.


*Wealden  Times Midsummer Fair

This is fantastic food, craft and gardening event with loads to do, see & buy for all the family. Food & gardening demonstrations will be held on all three days. The Fat Carrot will be in the food marquee with many other Kentish food producers. This will be held at Hole Park, Rolvenden, Thurs 6th –Sat 8th June 9-4.30. Tickets are cheaper in advance: £7 adults, £3.50 children. Tickets and more information available from



**Offam, Spadework Annual Summer Fair

The Offam, Spadework Farmers’ Market in June coincides with their Annual Summer Fair. There will be over 40 food & craft stalls, live music, beer tent & Pimms, raffle, activities for the children. Also the chance to shop at the Café, Farm Shop & Garden Centre. This is a great local charity who aim to bridge 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. More details from:


*** A Summer Kentish Food & Craft Fair

A summer indoor food & craft fair in the centre of Sevenoaks with around 30 stalls of speciality and gourmet foods and quality handmade crafts. Free music and singing activities for age 0-6 children all day with Musical Bumps, Baby Sensory, JoJingles and Funky Monkey. Face painting for children all day. Teas and homemade cakes and cakepops available. Admission: £1 for adults, under 18s free includes charity raffle ticket. For more info:



Amazing Fat Carrot Veggie Events

·    The Fat Carrot Veggie/ Vegan picnic 2 at Sissinghurst Castle

Friday 14thJune Meet at 11am

Biddenden Road,near Cranbrook, TN17 2AB

Join us for a picnic on the green at Sissinghurst Castle National Trust property. It is a ruin of an Elizabethan manor house gently seated in the beautiful Weald of Kent. It was once a prison to captured French seamen during the Seven Years War, a poor house and latterly a working farm. It gained international fame in the 1930s when Vita Sackville-West and Harold Nicolson created a garden here. The garden is a riot of colour throughout the year. Divided into small garden rooms, each is very distinctive from the others. Don't miss the famous white garden and Vita's beloved rose garden. Ticket price includes entry to house, gardens & a picnic bag. Adult £22.50, Adult NT member £12.50 (please bring membership card) Child £13.00, Child NT Member £8.00 (please bring membership card.


·    The Fat Carrot Hosts 'Bumped off at Betty's'  Murder Mystery & Afternoon Tea event.

Saturday 20thJuly 6.00pm
East Peckham Village Hall,Bush Road, East
Peckham, Nr Tonbridge, Kent, TN12 5LL

Join us in the 1950's at Betty's teashop during the Marchmount village flower show for a meal and murder mystery. Guests will be seated at communal 'team tables' and can try to work out whodunit. 1950's dress is optional- prize for the best.
Tickets Adult £22, senior £20, including meal. The' Marchmount Arms' bar will be available for tea/ coffee and drinks.


Tickets available from:


or Murder Mystery Tickets in July from Bourne Produce, 5 Pound Road, East Peckham, Nr Tonbridge.

NB tickets for The Fat Carrot veggie events are limited and sold on a first come, first serve basis so book early to avoid disappointment.


Farmers’ Market News

We are pleased to announce we will now be at Penshurst Farmers’ Market starting from 6th July. This one was recently named one of the top ten markets by The Times. It has over 30 stalls set against the backdrop of the beautiful Penshurst Place. It is monthly on the first Saturday of the month 9.30-12.


We enjoyed the 10th Birthday celebrations at Shipbourne Farmers' Market on 23rd May and were pleased to serve local celebrity Gloria Hunniford there again. This market is every Thurdsday 9-11.


We have made the decision to give up Tunbridge Wells Farmers’ Market (Town Hall) as attendance to this market seems to be declining and the council run market is one of the most expensive in the area to take part in. Apologies if you are a Tunbridge Wells customer, I hope you will find us at another nearby market e.g. Tonbridge. If you have any feedback about Tunbridge Wells Farmers’ market you can contact Tunbridge Wells Borough Council by e-mailing:  


Love your planet!

Good news is if you are veggie, vegan or cutting down on meat consumption then you are already helping the planet. A plant-based diet is more sustainable and creates less greenhouse gasses.


Don’t forget that shopping locally is also very eco-friendly. Use your local producer or Farmers’ Market and take your own bag. The Fat Carrot uses foil packaging which can be re-cycled and compostable ‘plastic’ made of vegetable starch which will bio-degrade, just pop it in your green bin.


Catering for all your party needs.

If you are planning a party, picnic or event and would like a free estimate for catering let us know. Whether it is a few quiches or welsh eggs for an informal get together or a three course sit down meal we would be happy to look at your requirements and give you some options.


Best Wishes


The Fat Carrot ltd

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