Abergavenny Food Festival is a lovely vibrant feastival on so many levels. Set in and around the town of Abergavenny it truly is a wonderful event. I had applied for a pitch at the very last moment (I know, Last Minute Sally) because I wasn’t sure if I would be ready for such a big / prestigious event. However, I got in and made my debut in The Priory.
Abergavenny Food Festival was momentous for Bara Brith for a few reasons. Firstly it marked the launch of the online website. From that day forth customers have been buying their Bara Brith online and receiving it through the post. Bara Brith has found its way to many a kitchen table all across the uk. But Abergavenny had more instore for me than a wonderful atmosphere, bumper sales, fabulous customers and truly lovely camaraderie between stall buddies. Little did I know that two of my customers that weekend had their eye on more Bara Brith than I could have imagined.
One was a buyer for Toast, the clothing company based in Swansea. I was over the moon when they asked to have my Bara Brith in their Christmas hampers.
The other? The other was a buyer for none other than Fortnum & Mason. Yes. Fortnum & Mason of Picaddilly London, established in 1707. My Bara Brith. Baked at home in our kitchen in Llantwit Major. To go on sale in Fortnum & Masons in London. * cue music for another happy-dance and hit replay a few times!!!