Santa’s Little Makers Market- 23rd & 24th Nov

Santa’s Little Makers Market are our answer to Christmas shopping this year! Show someone how much you care, by shopping independent and buying something handcrafted with love for your friends and family this year! With so many traders to choose from, you’re sure to tick of your shopping list before you know it!

The first market is on Friday 23rd and Saturday 24thNovember, and we have a fabulous array of gifts on offer, as well as a collaboration with FarGo StrEat to bring you the best street food to fuel that shopping spree!  Join us on Friday evening, and all day Saturday for your one stop Christmas shop.

For more information, check out the event page!

GBJ Arts– Hand drawn photo-realistic prints

Coquillage Design– Colourful illustrations and fun design

Jewellery by Suzanne– Handmade jewellery out of totally recycled silver

Tootique Boutique– Needle felted creatures with personality!

NJD Art– Beautiful art works and home accessories

Ken Hurd– Watercolour paintings and landscapes

MDA Illustrations– Cartoons and music inspired illustrations

Milo’s Baby and Toddler Wear– Stylish handmade clothes for children

Lizard Gems– Handmade sea glass jewellery, inspired by nature

Clare Gets Crafty– Colourful and vibrant crochet

Clover Creations– Delicate hand woven macramé

Queen of Camellias– A wide range of of teas and herbal remdies

Curlicue- The weird and wonderful, a winter wonderland

BakeEven Cakery– Serving up delicious boozy cupcakes

 

Bek Bek Makes– Cute and quirky animal inspired jewellery and gifts

The Cluttery– Hand crafted, printed and carved accessories

The Cornish Fudge Bar– Delicious artisan fudges

Backhaus and Co.– and range of artisan bakes and cakes, and a huge vegan offering

Drawn by Hannah–  Textile and embroidered art

Thornless Rose– Hand crafted leather work

Urban–  Delicious marinades and splashes

Anne McFadden Fused Glass–  Fused glass deisgns and decorations

Mini Padam– Printed designs and hand crafted music icon dolls

Willis Design– Recycled materials transformed into bags

Tools for Self Reliance- Restored tools to raised charitable funds

FarGo Village Launch FarGo StrEat!

FarGo Village are launching their very own street food Friday event this Friday! On the last Friday of every month, FarGo Village are inviting some of the best street food traders to come together in Coventry and cook up a storm from 6pm – 11pm! There will be drinks, great music, delicious street food and a fab atmosphere- this is definitely the place to be on Friday night.

The first of FarGo StrEat was on Friday the 27th of April, we opened with our Pizza Festival! This event had a great turnout included street food from The Wandering Pizza Company, Bare Bones Pizza, Pizza Traders and Handmade Pizza Company. There was a range of toppings from classic Margherita, Cornish Brie & Caramelised Onion to a sweet Rocky Road pizza!

Event organiser Elyse Cadden says “We’re channelling London vibes where people can come to the village after work with their friends or work colleagues, grab some food, have a few drinks and have a great time! From pizza this weekend to tacos in October, everyone’s happy!”

After the Pizza Festival comes ‘Indian Takeaway’ on Friday the 25th of May, which will include all of your favourite Indian dishes!

FarGo StrEat event dates:

April 27thPizza Festival 
May 25thIndian Takeaway 
June 29th2Tone 
July 27thMediterrania 
August 31stBourbon & Soul 
September 28thAround the World
October 26thTaco’s & Tequila

FarGo Village Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/fargovillage.coventry/

FarGo Village Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/fargovillagecov/

FarGo Village Twitter: https://twitter.com/FargoVillage

Guest Blog: FarGo’s Independent Gin Mini-Festival

I was invited to come along to FarGo’s very own Independent Gin Mini-Festival on Saturday 24th March. I’ve always been a fan of FarGo and what it stands for as they support small growing businesses and put on a wide variety of events from vegan festivals to beer festivals. FarGo is so diverse which I am sure helped Coventry to win The UK City of Culture for 2021. I am looking forward to seeing what they have planned.

When it comes to gin, of course I’m there! If you hadn’t already gathered, I am a HUGE lover of gin. This is something I’ve got into over the past year or so and now it’s almost always my alcoholic drink of choice. I loved the fact that this was an independent gin festival which showcased the best in gin surrounding the midlands area, opposed to the well known brands that we all know and love but get so used to drinking. What was great about this festival, was that there was no pressure to be a gin connoisseur, it was totally chilled, relaxed and you could have a chat with everyone.

First on my list to try was Burleigh’s Gin. I knew that the distillery is based in Loughborough, close to where I live, because a few of the local pubs sell Burleigh’s gin. I made sure I went for something totally new to me and tried the PINK edition gin.
It contains Japanese cherry blossom, hibiscus, rose and pink grapefruit. It was served with a Fever-Tree aromatic tonic and a garnish of pink grapefruit. I really loved how delicately sweet and floral this gin was having not tried anything like this before.

I then tried a (Minus) -33 gin cocktail which I think was called gin fizz. It was very citrus-y and oh so tasty! This gin is a botanical infused spirit that contains juniper, citrus, lavender and elderflower – a flavour combination I was a huge fan of! They had set up a cocktail station to look a bit like a laboratory which instantly attracted my eye, and everyone else’s it seemed as it was very popular!

Next was the Shakespeare Distillery gin. I love that they are trying to recapture the Tudor period of innovation by fusing traditional and in some cases forgotten ingredients with modern techniques.
I tried the Mulberry gin which is made by combining mulberries with Stratford Gin and leaving them to steep for a few months. It was served with prosecco and was utterly decadent with it’s very rich flavour. I am tempted to get myself a bottle as I love adding new flavours to my glass of bubbles!

Brockman’s Gin was a favourite of mine from the evening. Traditional notes of gin are combined with citrus and aromatic wild berries such as blueberries and blackberries. It was so smooth to drink and had the most wonderful flavour. It was served with fresh orange peel which really brought out the flavours in the gin. I definitely recommend this gin.

Lastly, I tried Sovereign Spirits, Elderflower and Gooseberry Liquer which was very syrup-y and sweet. That’s not to say I didn’t love it as it reminded me of elderflower cordial which I drink on a daily basis! It would be lovely to add this to a glass of sparkling wine.
Overall, I think FarGo did a pretty good job at selecting such varied gin distilleries across the Midlands. I was introduced to gins I had never heard of before and will definitely be supporting them over the bigger distilleries in the future. It was an evening filled with great chat, English culture and a hint of luxury. I will be talking about these gins for months!I also vlogged the event which you can view on my YouTube channel.
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#lovefargo this Spring

So the snow has gone and the sun is shining (well sort of) and we’re in a good mood.  Time to tell you all about Spring events at FarGo!

We’ve got a jam packed event schedule to keep you entertained from old favourites like Vintage in the Village to our own independent gin festival, dogs, cars and much more.

 

This weekend specially for Mothers Day we kick off with Vintage in the Village , open Sat 10th March 11. 00 – 6.00 and Sunday 11th March 11.00 – 4.00 with live music, performance and oodles of tea and cake.

Take a look through our spring events programme, we’re pretty sure you’ll find something you like!