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Barefoot Andrew
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 12, 08 9:57 am    Post subject: More on the Downsizer food weekend 2009  Reply with quote    

Further to Jonnyboy's post, the Downsizer food weekend 2009 will be a series of workshops and demonstrations centred around things like bread making, cake baking, butchery, fish & shellfish, game, Christmas puddings, medieval food, curing, Indian snacks and so forth. We're discussing the possibilities now, and hope to announce a firmed up programme in the autumn.

We're also encouraging Downsizer's varied traders to come and take part in our little market area, with food and craft goodies to tempt you.


When and where is it?

The festivities will be held over the weekend of 18-19th April 2009, at Mullacott Farm in Devon.


How much will it cost?

There will be four parts to the cost:-

  • accommodation at Mullacott Farm;

and then

  • a Downsizer subscription;
  • a modest event fee to cover things like ingredients, electricity and gas - discounted for subscribers;
  • a few additional activities will attract a small additional cost - wine tasting, quad biking, horse riding, and a fishing trip. These are to be confirmed.


The accommodation prices are as follows:-

Accommodation only in the B&B (breakfast will be taken with the group): £20/night for adults, £10/night for children.

The camping barn - sleeps 20: £5/person - please bring your own roll mat, sleeping bag etc!

The camping field - £3/night for adults, £1/night for children.

These prices are confirmed now and include Mullacott's discount for Downsizers. Please PM Alison directly for bookings and enquiries.


The Downsizer subscription:-

We need to properly insure these events, and Downsizer subscriptions were conceived to help cover this. If you're a subscriber then all members of your family will enjoy the discounted event fee below. If you're not, the standard event fee will apply to all members of your family, so it makes sense to subscribe!

If you attended the Skills Sharing weekend last May, don't worry, you're already subscribed until June 1st 2009 .


The event fee is as follows:-

This will be £28 for the weekend for adults, and £21 for the weekend for under 16s. Under 5s are free!

These are the standard prices, but you're a Downsizer subscriber you'll pay £18 for the weekend for adults, and £11 for the weekend for under 16s.

If you only want to come for one day the prices are
£15 for adult non-subscribers, £10 for adult subscribers,
£10 for Non-subscribers and £5 for subscribers for 6 to 15 year olds

Please PM Jamanda for bookings and enquiries.


The additional activities:-

Wine tasting and appreciation - £4/person.

Sea fishing trip from Ilfracombe - £ TBA.

Quad biking - £ TBA.

Horse riding - £ TBA.

(We'll firm up the prices to be announced as soon as we can).

These activities have limited places, so please book places when you book for the weekend.

A.

Last edited by Barefoot Andrew on Tue Apr 28, 09 12:13 pm; edited 3 times in total

dpack



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 12, 08 10:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

ace .
well done
lovely venue
can i book a discrete bush please ?
would anyone like to share a "cooking without a kitchen on the move "workshop ?
tea ,dinner and travel snack in 30 mins ,a few different ways done simultaneously could be fun

Mrs Fiddlesticks



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 12, 08 10:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

count us in!

vegplot



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 12, 08 10:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

dpack wrote:
can i book a discrete bush please ?


Sorry

Sounds ideal, am looking forward to it.

cab



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 12, 08 12:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Looking for PT options... Wheres the nearest train station, Barnstaple?

bagpuss



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 12, 08 12:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

cab wrote:
Looking for PT options... Wheres the nearest train station, Barnstaple?


Yes

alison
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 12, 08 12:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Barnstaple is the nearest train station, then there is a bus that stops 300 yards away.

cab



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 12, 08 12:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

bagpuss wrote:
cab wrote:
Looking for PT options... Wheres the nearest train station, Barnstaple?


Yes


And national express goes to Ilfracombe... How would one get to the site from either the railway station or the national express in Ilfracombe?

cab



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 12, 08 12:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

alison wrote:
Barnstaple is the nearest train station, then there is a bus that stops 300 yards away.


Excellent, thanks

alison
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 12, 08 12:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

National Express in Ilfracombe, is the main bus station, and the local bus goes to the same stop near us.

mochyn



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 12, 08 3:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I'll have to look into livestock logistics but in theory I'm up for it!

ETA can we arrange for the rain to have stopped by then, please?

sally_in_wales
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 12, 08 4:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

mochyn wrote:

ETA can we arrange for the rain to have stopped by then, please?

that request has already been filed, in triplicate, using the correct colour ink.

Mrs Fiddlesticks



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 12, 08 4:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

sally_in_wales wrote:
mochyn wrote:

ETA can we arrange for the rain to have stopped by then, please?

that request has already been filed, in triplicate, using the correct colour ink.


is that why there is biblical rain in Oxfordshire right now - someone just moved the problem east a bit

jema
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 12, 08 4:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Cab, if all else fails you'd be heading past us.

Barefoot Andrew
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 12, 08 4:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I forgot to mention in my opening post how to enquire about the event fee. Just to clarify:-

Quote:
The accommodation prices are as follows:-

<snip>

Please PM Alison directly for bookings and enquiries.


The event fee is as follows:-

<snip>

Please PM Jamanda for bookings and enquiries.


A.

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