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News of Andy and the Farmers' market in Alnwick

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Nici

News of Andy and the Farmers' market in Alnwick

Although I live in Edinburgh, I went to Alnwick in Northumberland having seen here that Andy was having a stall at the Farmers' Market today.  I met a friend but stupidly chatted too long over coffee, so that by the time we got to the Market at about midday, Andy had almost completely sold out of his bread and pastries !  I bought the very last Foccacio, and my friend bought some palmiers.  It was really nice to meet Andy and put a face to a name, to hear about his plans for the future, and to see pictures of his wood fired oven.  He had also been featured by the local newspaper - all brilliant.   A great start, I must just get there earlier next time !

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ananda

Hi Nici,

It was lovely to meet you and thank you so much to both of you for coming along today.   I love TFL for surprises like this!

I did manage to capture a cluster of photos as I set up; here's one shot, with the rest on flickr here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/24731237@N03/sets/72157629058640709/

All good wishes

Andy

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dabrownman

at all happy until you start shipping Andy :-)  Cheers! Glad you keep selling out.

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Mini Oven

Andy, I hate to be the one to say it, and don't take this wrong, and I respect you lots, even like your cat, but, but  you have to invest a little more time to your photography.  

Hold the camera up higher or stand like a customer looking down into the bread baskets!  

By jove, I wanna see some bread porn!  :)

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bertie26

Hello Andy 

I like the pictures and raeding the comment it seems the bread was a sell out success. hope it grows from strenght to strenght

Albert

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ananda

Ok I'll take the scolding Mini!

For now, I'm left with an empty freezer:

 

Yesterday I had a lot of wood to deal with...to use to bake more bread...of course!

 

And, safely stored:

 

Wood Porn?!

Best wishes

Andy

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mattsbread

Hi, i'm new to the site and it seems, unusually, English. My story is long but i'm basically investigating taking a small shop with extremely low costs with a small flat above.

I have cooked and baked professionally, and my location is pretty much a baking wasteland, the site is 75 yards from a Victorian seaside front which has big Footfall at weekends and holidays. The shop is small but so are my needs, its my intention after further research to build a Alan Scott Brick Oven in the shop and start flogging 'world class' Sour Dough's and naturally fermented Breads to a pre-planned regime from there.  a Core of Four Breads and a small selection of Specials of the day kinda thing. Well, thats the plan anyway!

It seems you are further down the road than me and might give me some pointers or at least we can support and debate.....touch base with me if you wish, i'm not sure of Forum etiquette but how do we make contact privately...or we can just discuss our business here? 

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ananda

Hello Matt,

Etiquette to me means not venturing off-topic on the theme of the original post...here from Nici.

However, I am really glad you have posted and want to make contact.   The best means is to use the "Messages" button top left.   I will send you a message so you can get in touch with me by e-mail.

"World class Sourdough" sounds excellent indeed; I look forward to hearing more from you.

You might be pleasantly surprised to know there are quite a few UK posters here on TFL; great bakers too!

Best wishes

Andy