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27
Jun
2010

Harrogate Speciality Food Show ....a real gem of a show!

by Claire Martinsen on Sun 27th Jun 2010 17:43

I headed up to North Yorkshire at the weekend to exhibit at Harrogate Speciality Food Show – held at the Yorkshire Show Ground. It’s a two day trade event orgainsed by the Guild of Fine Food and targetted at [though not exclusively] farm shops, delis and fine food retailers. I set up my stand on […]

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27
Jun
2010

A mad-mad-mad week...busy, busy bee indeed!

by Claire Martinsen on Sun 27th Jun 2010 16:28

OK, so I started Breckland Orchard to work closer to home and spend less time commuting and more time with  the mini-Martinsens.  This past week I have been run off my feet – first two days exhibiting at Harrogate at Speciality Food, less than 24 hours at home and then off to another exhibition at […]

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21
Jun
2010

Here comes summer...............

by Claire Martinsen on Mon 21st Jun 2010 16:41

Love it – love it – love it…..21st June, midsummer and the official start of the summer.  Lets hope that summer 2010 is hot, balmy and gorgeous!  The forecasters are saying its going to be a hot one, so here’s hoping! Summer is the busy season for soft-drinks, so we are certainly expecting to be busy-busy-busy […]

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17
Jun
2010

Why some cold callers give me a chill........

by Claire Martinsen on Thu 17th Jun 2010 12:56

I’ve written before about my experience of cold callers, and the feeling sometimes of being persued and hunted…..this week has thrown up two quite different cold calling experiences DO YOU NEED SIGNS? I was called by a very abrupt lady who asked me simply if I needed ‘signs’, which I assured her I didn’t.  It […]

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15
Jun
2010

Feeding the Dragons at Harrogate Speciality Food Show

by Claire Martinsen on Tue 15th Jun 2010 17:02

I am exhibiting at Harrogate Speciality Food Show this weekend – Sunday 20th/Monday 21st June.  I received an email from the organisers this week with the following information: ======================================================== Last chance to register for your FREE ticket to the Speciality Food Show! Be sure to catch the compelling Feed the Dragon – the annual highlight […]

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10
Jun
2010

Breckland....the hidden gem of Norfolk

by admin on Thu 10th Jun 2010 17:46

“ Few of the lowland districts of England have more striking individual characteristics than the area known as Breckland ” W.G. Clarke, 1925 I was at a meeting earlier in the week at Elveden Hall – the Brecks Partnership and the Rural Enterprise Hub had invited a number of business owners together to talk about […]

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08
Jun
2010

Some lovely feedback from a fan............

by Claire Martinsen on Tue 08th Jun 2010 18:44

Sometimes things happen that just make you smile and it brightens up your day….this happened to me last week.  I posted a Blog post about the amazing Letchworth Food Festival.  Someone who came by really enjoyed my drinks – read all about it here Thank you Cheeky Spouse….everyone needs fans, and I am so glad you […]

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08
Jun
2010

Soft drinks by any other name....the debate continues

by Claire Martinsen on Tue 08th Jun 2010 18:59

I did a Blog post last year, just after setting up posing a dilemma…..what is a simple way to describe what Breckland Orchard produces! At that time I was jiggling…soft drinks, carbonated soft drinks, presses, carbonated fruity soft drinks, minerals etc etc. [take a peek at the original article here to remind you] A year […]

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08
Jun
2010

The one and only totally unique Bhajiman.......

by Claire Martinsen on Tue 08th Jun 2010 06:22

I mentioned in an earlier post that the Suffolk Show had been great this year…..East Anglia has got a really vibrant food scene, full of small producers making great and unique products.  The local shows around the area are a great way of showcasing our products to the public, and allowing them to taste and […]

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06
Jun
2010

Suffolk Show 2010

by Claire Martinsen on Sun 06th Jun 2010 17:12

Spent two glorious days at the Suffolk Show this week……Wednesday 2nd and Thursay 3rd June.  It was our first time there – exhibiting in the Food and Drink Hall.  The sun shone, the crowds flocked and there was certainly a real party atmosphere to the event. The Food and Drink Hall had plenty of interesting […]

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