Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Farmers Market and more!

It's been a few months of mayhem and growth for Frank, Food & Me.
We have been attending markets at the Abbotsford Convent on both Friday night's Supper Market and Saturday's Slow Food Farmers Market.

It has been grand getting to know our customers face to face, as wholesaling to cafes around the traps doesn't give me that opportunity.

The feedback has been amazing. I now understand that FFM cakes are unlike any other cakes available in Melbourne cafes. I have been offered old family favourite recipes from regulars, and have got fantastic following of kids who live for the rhubarb swirl shortbreads!

It's so festive and fun being around the laughter and indecision of children choosing their favourite treat, or their parents deliberating if they too should treat themselves. In the background live salsa plays, and drinkers shake barakas in one hand, beer in the other...

It feels like all the hard work in the kitchen is worthwhile when I get to come and play at the market...and its pretty fun getting my tyres pumped up by all my followers!

Speaking of followers, the Chef and part-owner of Outpost by St. Ali, told me today that people come in and actually say "Oh yay, you have Frank, Food & Me cakes"!!!
How funny is that...people want to eat my cakes!

So if you want to come and eat cake, or buy/ order your Christmas Puddings or Fruit cakes with me in person, come and visit me at the markets!

Saturday 28th NOV at Abbotsford Convent Slow Food Farmers market 8am-1pm
Friday 4th DEC at Abbotsford Convent Supper Market 6-10pm
Friday 11th DEC at Abbotsford Convent Supper Market 6-10pm
Friday 18th DEC at Abbotsford Convent Supper Market 6-10pm
Wednesday 23rd DEC at TWILIGHT Abbotsford Convent Slow Food Farmers market 3pm-8pm

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