Head on down to Caroline Street on Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th September for some amazing food and goodies from local producers, at the Caroline Street Craft Fair.
Here’s what just some of the amazing producers had to say about heading down to the Festival:
“I’m Rachel Coote of Emily Loved Him and I’ve lived in Saltaire for 18 years. I love Saltaire Festival – it’s so diverse and a real showcase for the village and local talent. I’ve been to the Festival practically every year since it began, but this is my first time as a stallholder. I’m really looking forward to it! I’ll be selling my lovely handmade bags and purses. They’re great as gifts or just really handy for everyday use. I hand embroider all the appliqué purses, so each one is unique. There are plenty of designs to choose from and I also take commissions.”
“The Quality Yorkshire Pie Company is based in Saltaire and are part of Paul Binns Quality Meats. I’m Mandi, Paul’s wife and I look after the bakery side of the business. We are so pleased to be part of the wonderful celebrations at the Saltaire festival we love the community spirit especially the Open Gardens Trail. We look forward to offering our Artisan Pork Pies & Mushy Peas, Pork & Turkey Scotch Eggs, a selection of Open Pork Pies and Posh Dogs.”
“I’m Fiona, a soapmaker living on Victoria Road. I’ve attended the Festival for the past few years and think it’s fantastic to have something like this going on just down the road. I love that I’m getting the chance to do a pop-up this year and I’m really looking forward to seeing what everyone else is doing, at least if I can get away for long enough to have a look!
This year I’m selling all-natural soap made in my kitchen from goats’ milk, yoghurt, orange juice, local beer (from the lovely people at Saltaire Brewery!), extra virgin olive oil and other nice oils and butters, essential oils and kitchen ingredients such as spices. I have three new ones coming out for the Festival – Pale Ale & Lemon, Lavender Goats’ Milk and Sir Titus’ Porridge (which uses goats’ milk, local honey, oats and salt and will be sold in special soap dishes made by my sister, glass artist Jessica Irena Smith).”
“I’m Jon, and we are Artisan producers of chutneys, pickles &and sauces made with the freshest ingredients, with no nasty artificial colours or preservatives. All our yummy products are suitable for Vegans too.”
My name is Sarah and I’m a chocolatier in the process of progressing from full time work to full time chocolate making and selling. I make handmade chocolates, soft salted caramels, creams with passion fruit, rhubarb, coffee and strawberry flavours, solid chocolates in honeycomb, mint, raspberry, orange and ginger. Plus novelty shapes and styles for kiddies and big kids alike! Lego men and bricks, choc lollies, emojis, spoons and so on!
I’m Jan from Dudiedog Bandanas. We design, make (and sell!) beautiful dog accessories! Although we are (literally) a ‘cottage industry’, based in a very small house in the Yorkshire Dales, are known all over the world for their quality and style. We make just the best quality dog bandanas, made to fit every size of dog, as well as stunning bow ties and our own unique Droolbuster (stylish dribble catchers). We also offer bespoke in-house embroidery to further enhance and individualise our bandanas and Droolbusters.
We have visited Saltaire Festival many times and are SO excited about being able to have a stall at the Craft Fair this year. We love the whole village – it’s vibrancy and real community spirit shine through every time we visit.