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It gets bigger every year! After the success of our 2013 Chilli and Craft Day we've decided to make it a weekender. Enjoy this little clip from 2013 then scroll down to find out about this year's Chilli Fest...
Along with all the Chilli varieties we grow and sell as seed here at the nursery we'll also be growing a multitude of other varieties - from the sublimely cool to the ridiculously hot - taste the ones you dare! (with opportunities to purchase fruits of the ones you like - or seeds for sowing next year).
If you are new to Chilli growing we will, as always, be on hand to advise on growing techniques as well as methods of preserving your crop.
Chillies & Peppers - over 75 varieties to view and taste (see the list of varieties below)
Craft Fair - for 2013 we had 20 lovely local craft stalls - from picture frames, to jewellery, to fudge, to knitted toys. With more room set aside for 2014 we'll have even more stalls! Stall holders currently exhibiting are:
Molly & Milly Shirley, selling beautifully homemade bracelets and fridge magnets for pocket money prices (they are 9 & 11 years old!)
S J Jeffrey, amazing hand crafted wooden items, plant labels, hurdles etc (lots of the wood used is from Victoriana woodland!)
Flicks Fanciers with yummy chilli sausages, sausage rolls and other pastries.
Stevie v Jewellery with homemade keepsakes, wall and Christmas decorations and Jewellery.
Just Dipity, offering a selection of book art craft, pinboards, ladies scarves, home accessories and other home made crafts.
All Things Saucy, handmade artisan range of condiments / sauces, all of which contain at the very least a dash of chilli working up to a hot pepper sauce! (please note they will only attend on Saturday 27th September).
Rocks 2 Gemz, Gemstone Jewellery and accessories, Childrens Jewellery, Trees of Life, keyrings, zip pulls and more.
Maes Knits, Knitted baby and doll clothes, balaclavas, toys, blankets and more.
Howards of Kent, delicious flavoured spirits (including a chilli one!) once tried never forgotten!
The Hills Craft Cupboard, Amazing hand turned items, knitwear, wine racks, teasel dolls and so much more.
Berry & Shrub, Preserves without reserve.
Angie and Kims Handmade Cards, think this one speaks for itself!
Rustic Crafts (they were here last year!) lovely Handmade signs and items all from recycled wood.
Goddard Ceramics, offering ceramic jewellery and gifts.
Cakes Make Me Happy, delicious homemade cakes!
Products from the Hive, including honey, beeswax candles and porcelain cups and saucers filled with beeswax and maybe even cakes and cookies! (please note they will only attend on Saturday 27th September).
Andrew Walters, offering honey and honey comb. (please note they will only attend on Sunday 28th September).
Bags of Attitude, Handmade bags, accessories & cushions.
Bella's Handmade Crafts, Handmade & hand decorated items including wooden plaques, cushions and glasses.
Pelosi Bella Cucina, Italian Produce, pasta sauce, homemade soups, Italian Bread including Chilli focaccia bread & Chilli pasta sauce.
Suti Designs, Designer jewellery & Fashion accessories specialising in wedding/prom items including hair accessories (please note they will only attend on Saturday 27th September).
J S Country Tools Ltd, offer a wide selection of quality hand held garden tools some of which are uniquely designed for those tricky jobs in the garden.
Jo Quinn, Handmade dolls & African placemats.
The Little Travelling Tea Chest & Pantry, offering hot teas, coffees, cakes and Jacket Potatoes.
Downland Originals, selling bunting, quilted gifts, bags, lap quilts, table mats and so much more!
Ringz & Thingz, Costume jewellery and scarves (please note they will only attend on Sunday 28th September).
Paul's Big Eat (German food) Delicious sausages (including chilli beef) and spicy marinated pork steaks.
Vegetable Garden - Come and see our working vegetable garden and gain inspiration for yours.
Fruit Garden - Take a gentle stroll around our year old orchard.
Produce Stall - An opportunity to purchase some of our excess produce - onions, cooking apples, pears and even apple cucumbers (and don't forget those chillies!).
If you are interested in having a craft or food stall at our 2014 Chilli & Craft Fair please do get in touch with us via our Contact Form.
Chilli and Sweet Pepper Varieties on taste this year will be...
Barbere Coffee Brown
Basket of Fire
Bird's Eye Baby
Fatalii Gourmet Jigsaw
Habanero Caribbean Red
Hot Paper Lantern
Hungarian Hot Wax
Jalapeño NuMex Piñata
Jalapeño NuMex Primeravera
Joe's Long Cayenne
NuMex Hertiage Big Jim
NuMex Las Cruces Cayenne
NuMex Suave Orange
NuMex Suave Red
Peach Bhut Jolokia
Peach Trindad Scorpion
Ring of Fire
Scotch Bonnet 'Carribean Antillais'
7 Pod / 7 Pot
7 Pot Brain Strain Yellow
Date:Mid August 2014 - date to be confirmed - 11.00am - 4.00pm Cost: Free
All tomatoes taste the same don't they?...No!
Every year we add more heritage varieties to our range - come along and find out what they (and a few others) taste like and see how they grow. For 2015 we are hoping to have close to 80 varieties on taste including some new to the UK blight resistant outdoor varieties that we are trialing.
At the same time come and see what we're growing on the nursery, be it fruit, vegetables, herbs or flowers for cutting, and have a natter about your successes and failures with fellow gardeners - or one of us!
Other activities going on...
Chillies - Try the first few fruits of the year.
Advice - As always, the team will be on hand to answer all your gardening questions.