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The Taurus Crafts May Market will be a unique opportunity to preview an exciting new local product before its forthcoming official debut and launch. ‘Flaming Excellent Sustainable Charcoal’ is the creation of the Resilience Woodland Initiative. The first batch of sustainable charcoal comes from Slade Woods in Woolaston using the latest technology Retort Kiln, which is a clean and efficient process, creating the best quality charcoal, 100% of the wood is pyrolised with no ash or waste.
Local Chef Barney from Infamous Catering will pair up with Andrew Cark of the Resilience project to take people on a journey through the production and huge range of benefits of sustainable gourmet charcoal. This will include opportunities to try different foods cooked over complimenting different woods on the kiln, and discussion on the woodland management involved.
Guest Chef Barney, will be sharing his passion for creative but sustainable eating and outdoor cooking for all ages. “The joy of cooking over fire or charcoal is in our DNA” said Chef Barney “our stick dinner workshops aim to inspire people to get outdoors and enjoy the magic of campfire cooking”.
Also, making its way to the May Market is a 1957 Leyland Titan belonging to the London Bus Export Company. Based at Lydney Railway Station the red Double Decker bus has been lovingly restored and converted into a mobile bar. Manager Clement Brown has recently returned to his Forest and Wye childhood home and is now on a mission to pair his culinary skills with locally produced food and drink, serving it from his vintage bus.
A short distance away in Alvington is the home of Isabel’s Bakehouse. Isabel from Alvington has been wowing the festivals and markets with her baking delights but is the proud new owner of a funky little Cater Pod. Isabel didn’t have too far to travel to find a new home for her venture. A few hundred yards away in Clanna Lane is the company who design and make the Caterpods for the hospitality industry. Isabel will be showcasing her new pod at the Taurus Market making delicious crepes and selling her cakes, bakes and vegetarian pies.
The May Market is on Sunday 21st May, is free to get in and runs from 10am to 5.30pm. Food and drink stalls include rare breed pork and beef, award winning charcuterie, cheese, cakes and bakes, pies, ale, cider, wine and music from the Forest Swing Band. All sourced from within a 10-mile radius proving you do not have to travel far for a fun family foodie day out.
For further information see Taurus Craft’s page on our website