With 9 days to go until festival time and with 180 stalls to
peruse through at the 20th West Dean Chilli Fiesta, there's an
almost endless supply of garden and chilli-based produce to enjoy
including food, drink, souvenirs and gadgets! Over the next week
and a half, I'll be giving you the inside scoop on just but a few
of the stall-holders that are guaranteed to spice up your visit to
the Chilli Fiesta this August!…
The Garlic Farm
"We are the UK's
largest garlic grower and specialist in all things garlic from
chutneys and pickles to beer and ice cream". (That's not a joke
either, they actually do ice cream.)
"We also specialise in providing seed garlic for people to grow
their own. This year we have over 15 varieties available for
planting, many of which will be at the festival to purchase along
with our range of chutneys, sauces, pickles and gadgets."
Watch out for these great garlic flavours at the Fiesta:
Oak-Smoked Garlic, Heat Aged Black Garlic, Elephant Garlic, New
Season Early Purple Wight and The Garlic Farm's famous Sweet
Come to the stand for great products, to find out how to grow
your own garlic and for tips on the best varieties for your garden
Isn't it amazing when you get one of those 'light bulb moments'
for a simple idea that sparks the creation of an entire business?
Admittedly, I've never had one, and I'm sure not a lot of you have
either. But Backdoorshoes was the
creation of just such a moment…
"we are a family run business and decided to come up with the
concept as we had an office at the end of the garden and always
used to run out there with bare feet/socks/slippers or old
We thought that it would be a great idea to have unique
attractive, vibrant designs on shoes that were easy to slip on/off,
waterproof, lightweight and comfortable." [backdoorshoes]
Beautifully simple and genius as well I think you'll agree
"The business has grown and grown with many loyal customers
buying from friends and family members. They are perfect for
leaving by the back door when you need to nip outside."
What is never simple however (or boring for that matter), are
the wonderful designs that Backdoorshoes can't help.
"We sold many Backdoorshoes® last year and are delighted to be
back again. The most popular ones were the Chilli shoes (which have
featured on The One Show) and also the meadow shoes."
So get down to the 20th West Dean Chilli Fiesta on the 7th, 8th
and 9th of August to experience all of the wonderful products that
these stall holders as well as all of the other brilliant
exhibitors have on offer! But hurry! Early bird tickets are only
available until the 31st July!