The Victoria Hall is providing a great indoor venue for the monthly vegan market which launched in August. Organisers of Crewkerne Vegan Market, Shannon Jeanes and Simon Cass said: “We had a great day at our very first market, thank you to everyone who came along and to all the amazing stall holders. We are looking forward to seeing you again at Victoria Hall on Saturday September 21st.”
The vegan market which runs on the third Saturday of the month from 10 am until 2 pm, offers a vegan friendly range of locally produced food and drink, including pastries, cakes, puddings, cheese and cider, natural skin and hair products, handmade belts, gift baskets for new babies and mums and soy candles. Last month’s vegan market was supported by Somerset Wildlife Trust and Extinction Rebellion South Somerset, who both had information tables at the event.
Visitors were able to test or taste many of the products on sale before buying and samples of Kvas, a traditional Russian healthy soft drink brewed from rye bread and flavoured with coriander seeds and sultanas, was found to be very refreshing. The bread drink is made by The Bread Drink Lab, a micro brewery in Somerset, that was only launched in July, making owners Jonathann and Michaela the first specialist Bread Kvas brewers in the UK. Those who enjoyed tasting one of the six different flavoured bread drinks or a refreshing cocktail available on tap, were surprised to learn that it was made from left over bread as it was so pleasing to the palate. Shannon and Simon are looking forward to building on their successful launch and welcoming more stall holders and visitors to this month’s Crewkerne Vegan Market.