Claire Cashmore, Paralympic Swimmer, Brand Ambassador

Claire CashmoreWe are extremely delighted to announce Paralympic swimmer London 2012 Silver & Bronze medallist, Claire Cashmore has chosen to be our brand ambassador for Simply SeedZ. Claire has a gruelling fitness regime to maintain and our products will help keep her body fuelled for both training sessions and competitions. Claire is again aiming to represent the GB team in Rio 2016 and we wish her continued success in the pool.

Please read more about Claire and her personal achievements on her website below.

http://www.clairecashmore.com/about.html

Chiltern Railways – Porridge hits the tracks!

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We are very pleased to announce that our individual portion porridge pots are available to buy, served hot on Chiltern Railways!  Make your way to the Express Bar on Chiltern Mainline Services and choose from our three flavours (Apple & Cinnamon, Date & Apricot or Dark Chocolate & Ginger) when travelling between Birmingham and London Marylebone and return.  So sit back, relax and enjoy breakfast on-board!

Choo, choo, woo, woo!!

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Welcome to Seedlet – a mini newsletter from Simply SeedZ!

               
Welcome to Seedlet  – a mini newsletter from Simply SeedZ!
Hello everyone, I hope you’re all having a great summer and enjoying this wonderful weather!

While the weather temperatures are on the up, here at SSHQ, we’ve been getting rather hot too.  Ben has been toasting and roasting (literally) and Annabelle busy bagging & packing, as we’re getting ready to head to some great food festivals in August and September.

Next places to come and see us include:

  • Gloucester Services, M5 Northbound Jct12-Jct11a 26th July

  • Chris Evans BBC Children in Need Car Fest North, Oulton Park 1st-3rd August

  • Jamie Oliver & Alex James Big Feastival, Nr Kingham 29th-31st August

  • Festival of Food & Drink , Clumber Park, Nr Worksop 20th & 21st Sept

Woman & Home Magazine
I’ve also been out on a photo shoot in Chelsea! (ooh, get you I hear you say!) After being contacted by Woman & Home magazine, they are running my story in their Sept edition.  Simply SeedZ will be featured in an article, called New Directions, which is all about women who have changed their careers and set up their own new businesses.

With average monthly readership of more than 700,000, we will probably appear on coffee tables in many waiting rooms around the country!

So please order your copy now, for you will have an interesting read while enjoying your Simply SeedZ breakfast!!

And finally, with so many exciting things happening at SSHQ we (or should I say I) have had a further moment of madness, a Special Offer!!  Buy any 2 get & get one Free! Applies to Porridge & Muesli!!!

So if you’d like to take complete advantage of this heat wave of an offer, just hit the button on the banner above!

That’s all for now folks, may the sun continue to shine!

Cathryn x

I’m a Finalist!! Heart of England Fine Foods Special Diamond Awards 2013

I’m very excited and pleased to announce that Simply SeedZ has made it to the final stages of the Heart of England Fine Foods Special Diamond Awards in the category of Innovate!!

After submitting products and presenting my business case to a panel of food industry experts and answering their many questions (similar to Dragons Den!) I am delighted to have got this far, especially as a new comer in the food industry!

The winner will be announced on 18th May at a Gala Dinner at the Metropole NEC, Birmingham which will be hosted by Joanne Malin of BBC Midlands Today.

Best get a new frock!!

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Save time & place an order for collection!

Its my first farmers market of 2013 for Simply SeedZ this Saturday (16th Feb) in Malvern, so if you are planning popping along, to save shopping time, you are very welcome to email (cathrynz21@gmail.com) or ring me (01386 791464) with your Simply SeedZ shopping list and I can have your order all ready for collection!

Note that all products are now 40% larger in size too, (all muesli & porridge 500g, all seed mixes 200g) so better value for money and may last longer!

And dont forget, you can buy any three products for only £13.50 directly from me at Malvern!

Hope to see you there, Cathryn 🙂

 

 

Artisan Food Fair 2nd February, Chipping Campden

Please join me and many other fabulous local artisan food producers on Sat 2nd February, Chipping Campden Market Hall – should be a great day out for all the family.

For more information www.thebite2013.co

Producers confirmed for the event include:

Antipodean Sommelier

Roly Poly Pig Roast

Todenham Manor Farm

Cotswold Cider Co

Ross and Ross

Love my Cow

Cotswold Traiteur

Chris Atkins – Honey/Pizza

Basil Brownies

Simon Weaver

Roger Crudge

Drinkwater’s

Annies Market Garden

Cotswold Curer

Lovett Pies

Pie and Mighty

Feld fare Produce

Cotswold Baking

Stainswick Farm

Cotswold Food Store

Pudding Club

Simply Seasonal

Gibsons Liqueurs

Hayles Fruit Farm

Cotswold Chocolate Company

Simply Seedz

Natural Revolution

 

 

 

 

2012 officially the wettest year on record??

cropped-Coughton-Court-Dec-2012.jpgI hope everyone had a good Christmas with family and friends and not too much over indulgence although, what a poor life we lead, if we cannot enjoy good food and wine in the company of those we love 🙂

So, its nearly New Year – 2013! Where did 2012 go…..but what a fantastic year to remember for some great British achievements:

  • Queens Golden Jubilee June (remember the river pageant in the rain??)
  • London 2012 Olympics August (drier fortunately with remarkable medal results)
  • London 2012 Paralympics September (wet again.. but how inspiring are these guys)
  • Kate & Will expecting their first child! (who cares about the weather!!! – a new Royal in line for the throne!

and even more exciting….

  • November, Simply Seedz launched new super duper packaging (even more exciting!!)

So here we are close to the end of 2012, and I’ve had a really great year, meeting lots of wonderful new customers at various interesting ‘foodie’ events/venues around the Midlands. Despite the weather, I attended Brockencote Hall, Mortimer Country Fair, Coughton Court Cheese & Pickle and Winter Festival, Whitbourne Hall, Breadfest nr Ludlow, monthly Worcestershire Farmers Markets at Malvern, Adam Henson’s Cotswold Farm Park, Stratton Audley Christmas Barn Food Festival to name but a few!

I joined Heart of England Fine Foods, which is an invaluable support to my business helping me with planning and managing my small business.

And in 2012, the following local stores agreed to stock Simply SeedZ products too!

Adam Henson’s Cotswold Farm Park
Webbs of Wychbold (food hall)
Ellenden Farm Shop, Harvington, Nr Evesham

Black Pig Company, Inkberrow

In 2013, I will be at Malvern on 19th January and then at the Artisan Food Market, 2nd February in Chipping Campden with more events to follow through the year.

So that leaves me to wish you all a very happy New Year and thank you again for your support.

Cathryn xx

 

Come to BreadFest 22nd Sept!

Another weekend of foodie delights to be had at the The Eye Bread Festival, Luston, north Herefordshire.

Lots of food demonstrations, delicious local food producers with lots of tasters (of course I will be there too), music and morris men!!   There’s an Easy Peasy Cookery school for kids too!

Event is open from 10am – 4pm and will be officially opened by Maggie Ayre, producer of BBC Radio 4 Food Programme.

Free entry for anyone who brings a homemade loaf for the bread making competition!

For more info visit  http://breadfest.luston.org.uk/index.