Eat Cambridge are passionate about supporting our local independent producers and retailers so we thought we would ask our stallholders about their passion for what they do.
Here is the first batch – just to make you as passionate as we are!
Ed from Bacchanalia
“My passion is finding perfectly crafted drinks, in terms of amazing
complexity of flavours wrapped up with stunning balance. Using increasing
experience & the way the craft drinks industry is progressing, we have a
better selection every year, which is immensely gratifying.”
Jane from Kandual Tea
Established in March 2011,The Kandula Tea Company was born out of a passion for real tea and the love of Sri Lanka.
Ben from Capsicana
Ben set up Capsicana because he loves chillies and wanted people to find out about all the wonderful different flavours they come in “chillies aren’t just about the heat!” you’ll hear him say (a lot) – so come and talk to Ben and he’ll tell you all about his chillies, where they come from, what you should use them in and most importantly what they taste like!
Simon Poole from PGFY
Positively Good for You extra- virgin olive oil at the very heart of the healthy Mediterranean Diet. Positively Good for You infused olive oils are an exciting range of single estate, traditionally nurtured olive oils made with love and commitment to produce the first olive oils in Europe high in antioxidants for a healthy heart, for drizzling, dipping and dressing to create and complement any foods – let your imagination do the rest….
Charles Hardcastle from Jo Barnes Wines
“Our raison d’etre is introducing our clients to interesting and unusual wines from small, independent chateaux and domaines largely from regional France but also from other areas of the wine world, and to this end the mission has been to constantly seek out new and exciting wines that are rarely available elsewhere but still represent great value for money.”
Liz from Riverford Organics
“We grow award-winning seasonal organic veg, deliver it free to your door and give you lots of recipes to help you enjoy it.”
Riverford was set up in 1987 by Guy Watson, to grow and deliver freshly-picked affordable organic vegetables to local people. It started with Guy delivering to 30 friends from the back of a Land Rover and we now deliver over 40,000 boxes a week from our network of sister farms. The regional farms help us to keep food miles down, support local growers, provide local employment and help us to build a strong link between growers and consumers.
Guy Watson has just been awarded the BBC Farmer of the Year Award – the category criteria being ‘a farmer who has inspired, encouraged and risen to the challenge of sustainable farming in the 21st century.’
Nick and Inder from Inders Kitchen
“We’re absolutely passionate about people real Indian home cooking and introducing people to it in the comfort of their own homes.”
John McFarlane from Norfolk Cordial
“We create beautiful fresh flavoured fruit syrups for the more discerning palate. Amazing fresh produce and passion is what drives us forward.”
Corinne from Gourmandises
“I love good food and certainly freshly made cakes. At home, every meal is a celebration and cakes are a big part of it as they always bring a big smile with friends and family. Gourmandises was created with these smiles in mind. Every cake I make, is an invitation to be festive.”
Simon from Hot Numbers
Hot Numbers is an independent cafe on Gwydir St roasting a variety of direct trade single origin coffees from its very own roastery in Cambridge, we have a great selection of direct trade loose leaf teas and delicious snacks to accompany.
Mark Ansted from Cambridgeshire Wine School
Mark Anstead says he loves running fun wine tastings in Cambridge because,
‘Life’s too short to drink bad wine!’
Daniel from Noel Young Wines
“For over 20 years we have sought to find the most exciting wines, from any region or country, from unknown producers to those well known, we tasting thousands of wines every year and constantly strive to find really interesting and high quality wines at all price points, and sell them without any form of pretension, making great wine accessible to all.”