August 2011 - jules & sharpie join the family
We are delighted to announce that Thursday Cottage has purchased the jules & sharpie brand. Currently Thursday Cottage makes several of the jules & sharpie range and the remaining production will move to Trewlands Farm in late September.
Julie Field and Frances Hopewell-Smith (the co-founders of jules & sharpie) will still be part of the business in the future, where they will be involved with the expansion and development of the brand.
Julie and Frances started the business in 2002 in their home kitchens, using a friend's traditional Jamaican recipe for hot pepper jelly, and have built the range to the current total of 12 hot and sticky 'preservaments'. They will all make a wonderful addition to the products we already offer.
As from Monday October 3rd, all orders and production will move to Thursday Cottage. If you do not already stock these wonderful products, we very much hope you will do so in the future. It's a brand we all very much admire here at Thursday Cottage HQ.
Christmas and New Year Opening
Thursday Cottage decides to make a charitable donation at Christmas.
Instead of sending Christmas cards this year, Thursday Cottage Ltd will be making a £150 charity donation to Little Havens Hospice. www.havenshospices.org.uk
Little Havens Hospices offers respite breaks, manages pain and cares for children at the end of their lives. That care is free of charge but the charity must raise over £100,000 every week, which makes donations like this so important.
Christmas Tasting Events
Thursday Cottage will be attending the following tasting events in the lead up to Christmas;
Friday 28th November, 12-3 at Wholefoods (Piccadilly), 20 Glasshouse St, London W1B 5AR. Tel. 020 7406 3100 http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/stores/piccadilly
Saturday 29th November, 10.30am - 4.30pm at Priory Farm, Redhill, Surrey. http://www.prioryfarm.co.uk/whats-on/
Sunday 30th November, Harehatch Sheeplands, Reading, Berkshire. http://www.harehatchsheeplands.co.uk//
Friday 5th December, Suffolk Food Hall, Wherstead, Ipswich. http://www.suffolkfoodhall.co.uk/events
Wednesday 17th December, Roys of Wroxham, Norwich (Food Hall). http://www.roys.co.uk/
Saturday 20th December, Aldeburgh Food & Drink Festival, Christmas Market 10am-2:30pm http://www.snapemaltings.co.uk/event/christmas-farmers-market-4/