There’s no better marketing than markets

Simon at Acle Summer Market selling his bread to customers in a colour gazebo

One of the things thats helped me get my name out there and meet so many of my great customers is local markets. From my first market in Norwich, to the regular summer spots I do every Thursday in Acle. They’re hard work on top of my already busy schedule, but they are so worth it to be able to sell my bread to people directly.

Setting the business up during a pandemic has made it a very interesting journey that is incomparable to many. When they have been allowed, markets have been so important to keep us feeling part of a community, although not without their struggles. When I first started, I wasn’t quite set up with my compostable packaging or designed labels. It was a learning curve of how was best to present my products. Plus, making sure there was antibacterial wipes, hand sanitiser, gloves and masks was a new one for everyone!

Markets are continually one of my favourite reasons for the early mornings – nothing quite beats seeing the excitement and intrigue of a new customer and telling people how proud I am of my products.

A comprehensive list of all of the markets I’ve done

There’s always an Instagram update on my whereabouts. Scroll down to see where I’ve been selling my bread over the last year. Check out the noticeable differece in my products and set up as I’ve gained experience along the way!

My first ever market at Hoveton Village Hall Car Boot in August 2020

My second go at Hoveton Car Boot in September 2020

Thorpe St Andrews Farmers Market at the end of September

Norwich Free Market in October 2020

Broad Farm indoor market in Fleggburgh, October 2020

October was a busy one! Back at Thorpe St Andrews Farmers Market

Christmas in the cow shed – Hirsts Christmas Market in December

Norwich Free Market, June 2021 edition.

The first of many Acle Summer Markets in June 2021

Keep an eye on my Facebook, Instagram and blog page for updates on where you can catch me next.