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Some nice local businesses at Ponteland market

A table filled with alkin goods and crafts

The family and i went to a local food-and-craft market at Ponteland鈥檚 garden centre this morning. I thought i鈥檇 send letters of recommendation for some of the stalls.

Urban Bakery, from Gateshead, make the most decadent cinnamon buns i鈥檝e ever had.

The Alnwick Soap Company produce wonderful soaps inspired by the scents of rural Northumberland. I plumped for the ginger-and-grapefruit and cedarwood-and-juniper myself.

Mrs B鈥檚 Kitchen, from Durham, sells jams, conserves, chutneys, honey, sauces 鈥 all the things you ever need in the top drawer of your fridge. (I got the rhubarb and raspberry.)

Hops and Dots, of Bishop Auckland, make 鈥渁ccessible craft beer鈥 with Braille on the labels.

Wilde Farm, of Ponteland, are ostensibly running the whole thing, and sell... you know, farm things. Carrots, veg, burgers, sausages, turkey 鈥 you get the idea. They鈥檙e currently taking orders for the winter holidays.

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  1. Xanthe says鈥

    That's 鈥淧on-<em>tee</em>-luhnd鈥, not 鈥淧ont-land鈥, by the way, for the non-Brits in the audience!

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