MEET OUR APPROVED STALLHOLDERS
We are incredibly proud of the sellers we have on board. Our Bedford Flea, Affordable Art & Local Produce Market has been carefully curated to ensure we have variety without comprising on quality. These sellers may not be at every market at the same time, but we know what ever combination you find on a Sunday, you will not be disappointed!
A sprawling smorgasbord of sumptuous, second-hand QUALITY goods that fall under antiques, vintage, collectables, bric-a-brac & curiosities. Who knows what treasures you'll come home with!
At Bedford Flea, Affordable Art & Local Produce Market, our Flea section has grown substantially and we have some very knowledgable traders that source the most unique finds so you don't have to.
ALL AND SUNDRY
Alan and Sue have been involved in vintage for many years both collecting and selling. They buy and sell what appeals to their quirky side and sense of style, and especially enjoy selling to like minded customers. All & Sundry's style is rustic country with a vintage twist.
Caution Vintage are suppliers in the finest vintage sportswear and
designer brands. They hand pick the best garments from branded sports
sweatshirts to american workwear, so there’s always something for
everyone. They believe wearing vintage clothing helps reduce our reliance
on the fast fashion industry which is so notoriously bad for the planet
and responsible for unethical working practices. Giving clothes a second
chance means we can all help to disrupt this cycle of harmful
manufacture. Brands they love include; Nike, Adidas, Carhartt, Burberry,
Ralph Lauren and Tommy Hilfiger, amongst many more.
CURATED VIOLET VINTAGE
Felicity, owner of Curated Violet Vintage has forever been a treasure seeker and vintage lover and can't get enough of the history and memories behind things. She will be bringing a curated selection of beautiful unique vintage clothing and accessories from the 50's to the 90's. Felicity handpicks each item carefully choosing things that she loves, with the hope that you do too.
Marcus Anson is a UK record collector and DJ (Spin-Out! & The Timewarp Club) and he sells records from his personal collection of 35 years.
50s to 90s Soul, Pop, House, Disco, Chart, Garage Punk, Blues, Rockabilly, Easy Listening & Jazz on 7" 12" and LP and cassettes, along with some cool preloved vintage clothes & vintage toys.
FELIX & FLO
Jo is the owner of Felix & Flo’, a hobby that has grown into a business over the course of three years or so. The fabulous finds that she sells span a century (or so) from 1880 to 1980, and are all carefully chosen for their beauty, interest or desirability and, let’s face it, downright weirdness! Prices range from £5 to £100
HIGH OAK ANTIQUES
Operating since Autumn 2019, High Oak Antiques is all about the treat item that you never knew you needed. A mixture of West German mid century ceramics, more classic Victorian pieces, and a love of quirky vintage books, there is something for everyone. Mark's only rule… "we have to love each hand picked item enough that if it doesn’t sell we’re happy with it at home!"
Mama Rumba's Vintage is an eclectic mix of thoughtfully selected Clothing, Accessories and Homewares. They hold a wide range of quality Vintage goods, ranging from the 1930's to the 1980's, complimented by a collection of soulfully made, retro style, repurposed clothes, jewellery and toys, thrown in for good measure! From Earthy Stoneware to tongue in cheek Kitsch, Rockabilly Menswear to MOD Miniskirts and cute Retro baby clothes, they have a little of everything to tickle your fancy!
PACK YOUR TRUNK
Shirley makes beautiful quality cushions and lampshades and also enjoys reviving old furniture of all ages. Staining, painting, recovering, whatever she can do to give it a new lease of life, her favourite pieces to upcycle are vintage chairs and lampshades.
Kirsty & Zoe love French Vintage. They love the curious, the interesting and the forgotten treasures that can be found at the back of a barn, under the table of a vide Grenier or in a brocante on a dusty road. They personally source all of their stock and have acquired fabulous contacts in France that helps keeps their stock new and interesting.
PURE PLEASURE MUSIC
Chris has been selling vinyl/records since 1994 and you can expect to see a wide range of prices and genres. Rock, pop, jazz, blues, reggae, world music, soundtracks, soul-funk, disco, hip-hop, electronic, dance music & more!
Dexter from Retrospective has an array of kitchenalia, glass, ceramics and homewares showcasing bold, colourful and creative designs which feel as fresh today as they did fifty years ago from famous names like Hornsea, Poole and Denby. They also stock a number of more obscure designers and one-off pieces, perfect for attracting attention in your home.
Dexter also specialises in West German lava pottery; very fashionable and hugely collectable!
Second Chances. We think the name says it all! This girl has got taste, and the gift of persuasion. Find her vintage rail, purses, wallets and this month a number selection of jewellery and even ceramics and stoneware. A perfect little rummaging emporium - don’t miss Ellie's stall on the market.
Karen & Jonathan from Shed 9 love all things quirky and a little bit ‘out there’. They have always had a passion for collecting and creating which is how they started trading, a few things here and there and now joining the flea family as well as selling from two emporiums.
Over the years, owner Fiona has collected a LOT of jewellery and just can't let go of it. Random items of crockery, glassware, linen, musical instruments, furniture, curtains, vases, pots, bags, fabric, ribbons. She have everything. Fiona saw the Bedford Flea details on facebook and had the revelation - Time to let go. And so she has been collating things and gradually preparing to sell Stufff, and let all these things find new homes.
Workbench 73 rescue old tools, cameras, household items and small pieces of industrial equipment that are no longer used and up-cycle them to make unique, beautiful, quirky handmade and PAT tested lamps for your home or workspace. They also up-cycle other redundant items to make unusual furniture and restore wood furniture including cane weaved chairs. Workbench 73 is a product of basically too many beautiful lamps and preloved items fitting in their house. They either opted for it looking like the Blackpool Illuminations or they made it possible to share them with others!
Showcasing some of the best talent Bedfordshire has to offer! From fine art to illustration, photography to print making, abstract to realism.
ANNA REED FINE ART
Anna is a local artist specialising in wildlife and portraiture. She loves to paint bright, calm and accurate oil paintings but also adores the texture and detail she can get from pencil and charcoal. Anna works in her garden studio, making wonderful art for your homes.
ART BY TAMMII
ArtbyTammii is how Tahreem sees life on a canvas, colourful and vibrant, full of richness and meaning. She paints with acrylic paints, inks and watercolours and let the colours guide her through to create beautiful paintings. Going in with no image, just adding paint directly on the canvas with total freedom to feel and understand the process. She finds it the most wonderful feeling and loves to share it with the world one painting at a time.
AUTUMN BELLA DESIGNS
Autumn Bella Designs is home to a range of prints & cards designed by artist Amy. All her illustrations are initially hand drawn in pencil & painted in watercolour.
Each drawing involves a lot of shading, line work and attention to detail.
These are then scanned in to the computer & each individual illustration is combined to create the final design.
Sustainability is very important to Autumn Bella Designs so all cards and packaging are made from recycled materials and are recyclable.
CAMERON SCRIMGEOUR PHOTOGRAPHY
Cameron is a photographer from Bedford, with a focus on taking pictures in and around the town. He's very invested in documenting Bedford and all it's life, trying to work out what it means to be from here.
Ceri is a full time Interior Designer who was on furlough for a lot of the pandemic last year. She used to screen print as a hobby and when everything shut down she got herself a little set up at home to keep busy and feeling creative. Ceri slowly invested in her hobby more until she got to the point where she could set up her Etsy shop.
All of Ceri's prints are hand printed, she loves the process of it, and says it feels so good to make something and get away from the TV/computer screen!
Christian is a Bedford based designer who makes typologies from his own photographs. This involves groups of images ranged into a grid in Photoshop. He's captured natural elements like trees and skies but he also does studies of man-made objects. Christian has been making this style of art since 2010 and his work has been featured in Practical Photography magazine. Each piece he makes is made from his environment, resulting in unique pieces of art
Maria Merridan is the exclusive artist and illustrator for Coded Storm, a British based, contemporary art studio, which specialises in original prints, cards and other hand-printed goods. Maria uses a variety of print methods to create her work, including; relief, mono and intaglio processes.
Thematically her artwork is inspired by her love of natural history, travel and science.
DARIA M SZMITKA
Daria is originally from Poland and has been living in Bedford since 2010. She is a Fine Art student currently finishing the final year of her BA course. Daria is mostly an abstract artist however she finds herself working in different styles (eg. portraiture) now and then to gather new and fresh ideas. She has developed her style in the last couple of years, working on canvas with acrylic paint and soft pastels. In her paintings Daria tries to capture the sense of her surroundings and celebrate the beauty of nature.
DARREN ROSE PHOTOGRAPHY
Darren is a Landscape and Nature Photographer, living in Marston Moretaine and taking inspiration from the local landscapes including tree plantations, rejuvenated heaths and man-made lakes and reservoirs. Darren's background in painting still influences his approach to photography today as he tries to capture the essence of a place, rather than to simply capture a photographic record of it. Alongside traditional approaches, creative photographic techniques - long exposures, intentional camera movement and multiple exposures - as well as Pinhole and 'toy' film cameras, all play a key part in his photography.
Gill Watterson studied textile design at college back in the 80’s and fell in love with making lengths of wool or cotton using screen printing and batik.
A few years ago, she rediscovered her passion for printmaking and started making screen prints again. In lockdown, Gill found that she could easily work on lino cuts at home so now she uses both methods to create her prints.
HANNAH HEYS TEXTILES
Hannah is a Textiles Artist creating eco-conscious, design-led, handmade wall art and homewares. She uses tufting and latch hooking to create beautifully finished rugs, wall hangings and cushions.
HOLMES SWEET HOLMES
Laura Holmes is a Bedford born and bred designer and artist that mainly specialises in lino printing. Her work often features celestial elements as she's a self confessed geek for all things space.
Laura generally carves and prints what she loves (black is her happy colour) and the fact that people loves what she does makes all the faff that comes with running a small creative business worth it.
Laura runs this market alongside Talia Giles!
Ilija has been practising his art for 10 years now, with a sharp change in his style and psyche in late 2017 he decided to fully commit to the arts and pursue a BA in Illustration. Ilija's style is largely abstract psychedelia with some other elements. He's mostly looking to sell original handmade pieces as he believe there's more of a connection to the artist this way.
What Galia does makes her happy! When she sees the finished product, it's not a feeling of calm satisfaction that she has, but a happy-goosebumps-squeaking-and-shouting-from excitement sort of feeling. Galia set up Kapelki Art over 5 years ago to give her Grandfather's art a new life, to introduce it to new people and bring whimsical and colourful characters to everyday life. She uses whole illustrations and elements to create unique designs. It worked and Galia is very proud of her heritage and what she does. There is such a great variety of beautiful quality products in Kapelki Art's growing collection, with everything made in England.
Katie is an illustrator in Bedford. Her work is full of colourful layering and texture, influenced by a love of printmaking and often features lots of hand drawn typography.
LUANNA FLAMMIA ART
Luanna Flammia is a contemporary artist based in Bedford.
Luanna combines mixed media on canvas to create vivid abstract forms, often interpreted as landscapes. Her Mediterranean palette references her Italian culture whilst the context of her paintings are deeply rooted by connections within different types of relationships.
A deeply personal and totally uncompromising commitment to the art of painting, leaving the mind to not dwell on the past, but share light to a previous experience.
Jo creates linocuts, illustrations, homewares and cards. Her designs are inspired by her love of animals, the great outdoors and romance. All of Jo's designs are created in her studio fondly known as “The Lobster Pot”. All Lucky Lobster products are created in the UK.
MAL DAISLEY ART
Mal Daisley is a self-taught Artist who is local to Bedford having lived here for several years.
He takes his inspiration and passion from nature, creating finely detailed works and likes to study the history of art and the way it’s changed and is continually evolving.
Marisa is a digital illustrator, designing greeting cards for large publishers on her desktop computer. These generally get mass produced overseas and she rarely gets to even hold a final product. Marisa's linoprinting practice is a tiny act of folk art inspired rebellion, she gets full control of a manufacturing process with no ctrl+z. Recently, she has been making multi-colour reduction prints. Reprints are impossible, so get them whilst you can! Reduction printing locks Marisa into making limited editions and this forces her to keep moving forward.
RUN OF ONE
Run of One is the Bedford based artist Terri Stewart.
A trained botanical artist, Terri’s work, under the moniker of Run of One, reflects a modern abstract style. Using paint and collage to explore form, colour, and perspective her paintings reflect her love of brutalist architecture and mid-century minimal design taking influence from the work of Barbara Hepworth and Constructivism. Terri says, “My philosophy is simply, I want people to be able to own a unique, individual pieces of art. Whilst there are themes and similarities across my work, each one is a run of one!”
Sara really wants you to feel you when you look at Sara Sayer, her artwork features colours and themes to uplift your mood so all you have to do is decide where to place them in your homes. A Bedford girl born and raised, Sara creates charming, nostalgic illustrations which speak to your memories and connections. Local, personalised or commissioned, celebrating your home and where you live will always be on her agenda.
SHADOW & SAVIOUR
Shadow & Saviour is a new small business that Emily started in the first lockdown April 2020! She wanted to keep creative and mindful during this time and fell in love with crystal healing and tarot cards. This passion transformed into creating crystal jewellery and her own hand drawn astrology tarot card art work. Emily has designed each Zodiac with it's visual representation and associated flower. The original artworks are created in fine liner pen and focus on mark making and texture.
Sara Wibberley is a self-taught Artist who picked up a paintbrush, for the first time in 30 years, as a way of coping with the Covid lockdowns. Sara would describe her style as figurative or naïve. One of her favourite artists is Amedeo Modigliani and you will notice where she has gained inspiration from him in the elongated necks and mask like faces in her portraits. Sara absolutely loves colour and patterns. Adding colour to her portraits is the part she enjoys the most, seeing the painting come to life in front of your eyes.
SOPHIE BUDGE ART
West Country born, Sophie was brandishing pens and pencils at a young age. With no formal trading, she has developed her style through regular practice and an intuition for contrast and form. Working only in black pigment liner (ink), Sophie's drawings attempt to capture the expression of emotion through the body and moments of vulnerability and intimacy - celebrating the beauty of the human form.
STORIES IN GLASS
Emily is a mosaic artist working from her garden studio in Ampthill, Beds. She designs and creates a huge variety of decorative mosaics for indoors and outdoors such as her popular rainbows, garden 'lollipops', glass teacups and cake artworks. Emily's designs incorporate vitreous glass, stained glass, beads, mirror, glass nuggets and found objects. Brighten a corner of your home or garden with a burst of vibrant colour and lift the spirits with a beautiful light-reflecting piece of mosaic art.
TALIA GILES ART
Talia's work is celebration of all things colour and shape. She creates intricate, geometric wildlife art that is designed digitally and then printed on archival quality paper up to giclée standard.
Talia runs this market alongside Laura from Holmes Sweet Holmes!
LOCAL PRODUCE - NEW
Cutting out the middleman bringing the freshly grown, seasonal ingredients directly to you.
As well as natures essentials, produce also includes food and drink items that are homemade by skilled artisans
Neil grew up in South Africa with a steady supply of good biltong to hand, after moving here in 2001 he realised that good biltong in the UK was hard to come by, so he started making his own.
In 2021, with several biltong making years under his belt and serious praise from everyone who tried his biltong, Emily managed to convince Neil to turn his passion into a business, and that’s where the idea of Ampthill Biltong came from.
They only use red tractor British beef and have recently branched out into locally sourced Venison which they turn into biltong too. Ampthill Biltong produce local small batch biltong with big flavours.
AROMA & CO
Aroma & Co products are designed with simplicity in mind. It is important to them that each product is beautifully fragranced, and effortlessly fits into every home. All of their products are hand made by Sian and Kim, two sisters from Bedford, they combine their love of home fragrance with the nostalgic memories of making candles with their late father when they were young. Aroma & Co candles are hand poured in small batches in Bedford, using premium oils and products. They have carefully created a fragrance range which includes something for everyone's preference, from fruity and fresh to musky and masculine. They are all scents they are proud to be able to share with you.
BAKED BY B-K
Naomi bakes thick NYC style cookies! She has been baking them for just over a year now but officially started “Baked by B-K” in May 2021.
Naomi said: "I’ve always loved cake so with more time on my hands, it was a no brainer. It started as a hobby and to give my son a nice treat in his lunch each week after going back to school in the middle of the pandemic and things blossomed from there. Feeding people has always been my way of showing love so a lot of effort goes into every cookie."
Banneton Bakery is a local artisan micro-bakery that owner Jason started in 2021. "I have made sourdough bread at home for years. A change in job role during the pandemic allowed me time to perfect my bread. Banneton Bakery was formed out of my desire to bring genuine sourdough to people that have not tried it before. Three humble ingredients together with a slow ferment produces bread with great flavour and character."
Bevistan Dairy (Bev & Steve aka Stan) are double dairy farmers in Carlton Bedfordshire. Their Cows milk goes directly to a dairy for processing, but all of their Sheep milk is processed in house and turned into wonderful Cheese, Yoghurt and Bottled Milk. All of Bevistan's products are pasteurised and they use vegetarian rennet in their cheese. The yoghurt is natural so you can eat it on its own or mix it with whatever you fancy. They also have a range of Ewe’Scream Ice Cream which is made for them by The Willen Ice Cream Co.
Bunty's Bakes is a small family run company based in Milton Ernest, Beds. It was created on the weekend of Mother's Day in March 2019. They produce hand-baked cakes, scones, brownies and other bakes fresh from their home kitchen. The cakes from Bunty's Bakes contain no additives or preservatives and are baked fresh each day in small batches.
Doctors House provides a range of natural, vegan, cruelty free liquid refills, for all your household needs. We are a zero waste, plastic-free and eco-friendly alternative when it comes to buying skincare, body care, hair care and household cleaning products.
FIRE NEST CANDLES
Will and Phoebe are the owners of small business Fire Nest Candles. Candle making has been their passion from making at home in their kitchen in small batches to getting their own workshop in Kempston. All of their candles are hand poured using the highest quality soy wax and using unique fragrances that give off the strongest aromas that fill your home. Fire Nest candles are perfectly finished with sustainable wooden wicks and are decorated with natural dried botanicals that are designed to perfectly suit the fragrance associated. They also hand make soy wax melts, reed diffusers, bath salts and more.
FATCAP SMOKEHOUSE - HOT FOOD GUEST JULY 2021
FatCap are a local smokehouse that produces classic Texas style bbq and other Southern dishes, they are located in the heart of Bedford just behind the High Street.
FEAST - HOT FOOD GUEST
Leigh runs Feast which is a bespoke mobile Streetfood business that specialises in cooking over various wood species and charcoal, either fast by direct heat or slow ’n’ low in their drum smoker.
They were part of the original farmers market movement in the early 00’s and as such have a passion for local produce. You will find all of their meat is locally sourced from Woburn Foods in Bedfordshire along with many other key ingredients supplied by local artisan producers.
FOLD ME CLOSE - HOT FOOD GUEST
Jason of Fold Me Close tells us how it is....Neapolitan style pizza. Slow rise dough, cooked with fire… Fold it!
They use the finest grade Italian 00 flour certified by the Associazione Verace Pizza Napoletana. Their handmade slow rise dough produces the authentic Napoli style airy crust with characteristic char. They use San Marzano tomatoes and Fior di latte mozzarella from Naples.”
FOXY WINGS X BEERFLY - HOT FOOD GUEST MAY 2021
Foxy Wings are - Tim (founder of Beerfly), Jamie, Gabs and Matt. They started in October 2020 from their home kitchen making fried flavour bombs in the form of chicken wings, strips or caulliwings. Each wing is brined, rubbed in a gluten and dairy-free coating and fried to be moist and juicy with big flavour sauces- favourites include Sriracha Honey and Espresso BBQ. Foxy are building a growing community of local wing lovers and they are now crowdfunding to open their first restaurant and craft beer bar on the riverside development. They are building this business on values they believe in- and are keen to do as much ‘good’ business as they can.
They specialise in unbelievable vegan and dairy free fudge with extensive gluten free
and nut free flavours too.
Fuuudge is made to order in small batches and hand whisked for FIFTEEN minutes to give it that moreish texture and uncompromising flavour!
Fuuudge is not just for vegans and is the only way to level up your treat game.
HARROLD CALVADOS SOCIETY
Harrold Calvados Society was established in 2003 to make cider in the villages of Harrold and Carlton....for many years their Brewmeisters toiled, finally emerging, blinking into the light, clasping the golden nectar that is....Lambasted.
It really is a wonderful, locally made brew, with a growing and loyal following. An important factor is that they don’t do this for profit, they do it for fun, and over the years their charitable donations have become a bigger focus for them. Harrold Calvados are happy to have been able to give over £30,000 to small and local charities.
HAY LANE FLOWERS
Hay Lane Flowers are a mother and son team, Jane and Jack, who run a flower farm located in Stagsden, Beds. On the farm they grow a wide range of seasonal, high quality flowers for the cut flower trade. Jane and Jack sell their products via several outlets, including a self-serve roadside flower shed at the farm. Hay Lane Flowers are passionate about British, when you buy British you get the freshest possible blooms, often scented and very different from mass grown imported flowers. They are proud members of Flowers From The Farm and Bedfordshire Flower Farms group.
Sharron Jenkins is the founder of Kalabash Bodycare. She creates a range of Caribbean inspired, award-winning palm free artisan soap, skincare products, plus a collection of soy wax candles fragranced with pure essential oils which evoke Caribbean escapism and calm.
Kalabash products are vegan friendly and celebrate Sharron's West Indian heritage. The Caribbean’s abundant natural resources, rich culture, breath-taking landscapes and vibrant tropical plant biodiversity are key influences.
Everything is made by hand in small batches from her home studio just outside Bedford using exotic, high quality 100% natural ingredients which are ethically sourced, toxin free and sustainably packaged in stylish recyclable or reusable packaging.
NATURAL I AM
Natural I Am Products is run by Fiona & Blaise, a mother and son from Bedford. The business was founded by Rowan Forrester in 2018. They sell all natural, vegan friendly, and cruelty free skincare products. All of their products are homemade, ranging from luxury cocoa butters, to a premium beard oil. They took over the business in late 2021, after Fiona’s fiancé, Blaise’s Step Father, sadly passed away. They are extremely passionate about continuing Rowan’s legacy, and therefore decided to keep the business going. Their products can help with multiple skin issues, including eczema, psoriasis, and patchy skin.
Nutcellars are a family run macadamia nut focused brand with a mission of bringing smallholder farmed nuts to the UK and global market. They are also on a mission to educate and inspire the world about the infinite uses of this special nut - the Nutcellar range continues to expand as they have used this Covid year for much experimentation and creation of new products almost weekly!
REASONS TO SEASON
Reasons to Season does just that. I develop homemade marinades and sauces from scratch so my customers can choose their own Reason to Season in their kitchens. By supplying the key flavour ingredients my aim is to improve cooking skills and more importantly consumers’ confidence, while creating amazing simple dishes."
Tasha is the proud owner of Sweet Sinsations!
Sweet Sinsations is a premium vegan confectionary brand that brings you the most delicious variations of Pick ’n’ Mix wrapped up in 100% sustainable packaging – even the label's biodegrade within 10 weeks! Tasha's business is created around her core ethic – to be kind to ourselves, to each other & to our planet. She personally guarantees her vegan Pick ‘n’ Mix will be tongue-tingling, mouth-watering and delightfully moreish, without compromising on taste or ethics.
So why not treat yourself to a little sin, while helping the world we’re in?
THE AMPTHILL ALCHEMIST
John decided to set up The Ampthill Alchemist, selling handmade home fragrances after he was made redundant during the pandemic. One of the things that led him to decide on home fragrances is because he always has a candle burning and understands how much a scent changes the ambiance at home.
The Ampthill Alchemist's handmade home fragrances are made with love and are vegan & cruelty free.
THE BIG WHISK
Nisha has been baking (and eating them) for as long as she can remember. The Big Whisk was born in December 19 but came to her true form in the pandemic. Nisha wanted to ensure that when she started her small business, it was to cater to everyone. She wanted to offer the free-from community something decadent and delicious to enjoy without having to compromise on flavour and limitations. The Big Whisk has something for everyone.
THE CHAPEL CAKE COMPANY
Sofia is a home based Cake designer and chocolatier. She specialises in decadent buttercream celebration cakes, cupcakes, and brownies. This year, Sofia has found a new creative love, and that is making all things chocolate. She uses the finest ingredients in her cakes and the most delicious Belgian coveture chocolate for her loaded chocolate bars. Everything is made with love by hand.
THE SUITCASE COFFEE CO.
A group of friends, passionate about supporting youth projects, use Congolese coffee bagged and prepped here in Bedford UK.
They offer a carefully-chosen speciality coffee experience from less-celebrated, coffee-producing countries, to support their local youth programmes, and provide exceptional, quality coffee to their customers.
Nadia started The Vardo in 2018 from her Mum's kitchen - she started as a catering company, doing yoga retreats & cakes and it expanded so fast that she opened as a cafe! Last year they won Silver Business Hero across Luton & Beds for Diversity.
Health and wellness is at the top of The Vardo's priorities list but they understand that it’s all about balance, so they indulge too! They offer a wide range of goodies from savoury goods to ice cream & everything they serve is VE Friendly. Nadia will be specifically showcasing her doughnuts at the market .
THE WILLEN ICE CREAM COMPANY
Richard Gordon's love for ice cream started at a very young age, when as a non-milk drinker his mum encouraged his calcium intake by offering him ice cream instead. Imagine his joy when his mum said one day, “there is ice cream in the freezer; you can eat as much as you like!”
Richard's love for ice cream continued and in 2017 The Willen Ice Cream Company was created! Today they are a family run business that produces and sells award winning artisan ice cream.
Their mission is simple: They hand-craft premium artisan ice creams using the finest and, where possible, locally sourced natural ingredients.
WARDEN ABBEY VINEYARD
Warden Abbey Communtiy Vineyard is based near Old Warden in Bedfordshire. Local, ethical, vegan and award winning, their aim is to produce award-winning quality still white wines each year, supplemented by a sparkling blend when conditions favour. Jane is chief of viticulture and heads up the community volunteers.
WILLOW TREE DISTILLERY
Willow Tree Distillery is Bedfordshire’s first and only distillery and home of the award-winning Willow Tree Gin. Founded in 2016, they started distilling the gin at Mary’s family farm. Earlier this year they moved to Trumpetons Farm, allowing them to open up their distillery to their wonderful customers. The Distillery also has the shop, an outside bar area and will soon be available to book for gin making experiences, cocktail making and bar hire. Willow Tree Gin is a premium spirit made from the highest quality ingredients and distilled in small batches in a true craft fashion. It’s smooth, sweet, fresh and citrusy with a unique smokey character and richness.