Archive for pastries

Jaimee’s Patisserie

I very much enjoyed chatting to Jaimee, who at 22 must be the youngest stall holder on the market. This market has always been part of her life, and she loves getting out and meeting people. In the short time she has been running her stall she already has regular customers who look forward to their favourite treats to buy. Her stall is in the Market Place near to Barclay’s Bank.

Where are you from? Norwich.

How long have you been at Fakenham Market?
I started in August 2020.

What are your opening times here?
8am – 2pm

What other markets do you attend?
Norwich Free Market which is monthly on Sundays at the Theatre Royal.

What led you to running this stall?
I used to work backstage at the Theatre Royal, and I would also bake for performers and fellow workers, providing food in the Green Room. Due to the Covid-19 lockdown the theatre was closed and I was made redundant; baking is my second love, so I thought I would give it a go!

What do you like about coming to Fakenham Market?
Since I was young my grandfather had a good friend in Fakenham, and together with my siblings, we used to visit him every Thursday, and go to market and then go back to his house for sausage sandwiches! So I have a life long connection with this market.

What do you sell?
Savoury and sweet baked goods: sausage rolls, spinach and feta swirls, black pepper and mustard cheese straws (a best seller), cupcakes, brownies, Biscoff cornflake cake, white chocolate and raspberry blondies, mini Victoria sponges, loaf cakes, and slices of cake, chocolate and walnut cookies. I have gluten free and vegan options. I also make birthday cakes to order.

Jaimee’s business is on Facebook and Instagram, so do take a look to check on her latest news.

Interview by Dawn Wakefield

Jean’s Home Bakery

jeans-home-bakeryJean Seppings runs her popular stall Jean’s Home Bakery in the Upper Market. Due to the building works her stall is currently to be found just outside the entrance to Barclays Bank.

Where are you from?
I have lived here in Fakenham for 36 years since marrying a local man.

How long have you been at Fakenham Market?
About 8 years, but I have been in business since 1991.

What are your opening times here?
8am – 12.30pm

What other markets do you attend?
No other actual markets, but I regularly have a stall at Fakenham Races.

What led you to running this stall?
I used to run Q’s in Quaker Lane which was then known as Fakenham Wine Bar for many years, but I then wanted to give up working evenings and weekends. I like working for myself and having time off to play golf!

What do you like about coming to Fakenham Market?
It’s full of character and it’s buzzing. I love seeing all the local people that I know. You can’t beat it!
What do you sell ? Homemade cakes and pastries including carrot cake, sausage rolls, scones, pasties and pies and gluten-free items.

Interview by Dawn Wakefield

Bread Source Bakery

bread-sourcePeter runs the weekly stall for Bread Source bakery on the market area in front of Argos. Get there early for the best choice!

Where are you from?
We are based in Horsham St. Faiths where we have a bakery, and we have two shops one in Aylsham and one in Norwich (Upper Giles Street)

How long have you been at Fakenham Market?
About 3 years.

What are your opening times here?
8am until sold out…which is usually between 12 and 2pm.

What other markets do you attend?
Reepham (Wednesday), Dereham, North Creake (1st Saturdays), Sheringham (2nd Saturdays) and White Horse Barn, Norwich (3rd Saturdays).

What led you to running this stall?
Steven and his wife Hannah started the business initially just baking for market stalls and now it has expanded to include two shops, and wholesale to numerous restaurants and shops.

What do you like about coming to Fakenham Market?
Chatting! I have built up a good rapport with my customers here.

What do you sell?
We have a large and varied selection of artisan bread and pastries made with good quality ingredients and no preservatives or additives. Examples include muesli bread, multi-seed loaf, sourdough loaves, French boules, pain rustiques, baguettes, olive batards, rosemary cheese and garlic loaves, ciabatta, bread rolls, Danish Pastries, croissants, Chelsea Buns.

Take a look at www.bread-source.com to find out more!

Interview by Dawn Wakefield

SHARE ON SOCIAL MEDIA