We can’t think of a better way to spend a sunny summers Saturday than mingling with foodies and talking about the things we love: sustainable home renovation and decorating products. That’s why each year we attend the local River and Food Festival in Cardigan. It’s a great day out and this year was no exception. The weather was wonderful, the event organisation was fabulous and the people were respendent.
Trying to fit our paint, wool and other products into a river and food theme could be tricky you might think. However a quick glance through our paint colour names and a link becomes clear. With Farrow & Ball paint names like Brinjal, Cooking Apple Green, and Dorset Cream, along with Earthborn paints like Cupcake, Pumpkin Pie and Yum Yum our food themed stall took shape.
Even though temperatures were hitting 21 degrees (that’s almost 70 degrees Fahrenheit) people were very interested in our Ecofans for wood stoves, that distribute the hot air from the stove around the room, and our thermafleece wool insulation for roof and underfloor insulation. We suspect it was the short run of colder weather that was encouraging people to research ways to cut heating costs in the winter months.
While it was lovely to chat with customers, existing and new, at our stall and it was nice to take a break and walk around the rest of the festival.
In the craft tent we bumped into Roni Roberts a very talented lady that turns locally sourced wood into artistic and functional pieces. Always curious to learn more about how professional people are using the products we sell, we were thrilled to discover that many of her bowls – particularly the ones that could be used for food – are finished with Osmo Top Oil. Roni likes to use three coats of the oil on her work as she loves the polished finish that number coats gives.
With so much food on offer it was an impossible task to try them all. Two of the three members of staff manning the stall on the day are vegetarian so the unaminous decision for the best food and stall went to Mr Nice Pie who offered a fine selection of gourmet vegan pies – of which the team ate four excellent pies (all of which were incredibly tasty).
Our thanks go to the Cardigan River and Food Festival for organising such a great event again this year.