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May 18 2018

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Spring at the Farmers’ Market

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Saturday 19th May

The Green 9am until noon

We have had a glourious start to Spring and the market has been bustling with some fantastic produce, as well as our very own special guests!  The little ones of Wye enjoyed meeting Peppa Pig herself at the last market, and this week we have something for all the family.  David Archer is busking for Cancer Research UK, he is their official busker and will be raising money for this amazing cause.  He will be at this weekends market providing us with a live set. We will also be welcoming new stallholders, The Food Junkies, who specialise in Vegan produce, be sure to come along and try their food, its delicious!
Recipe for May OMELETTE ARNOLD BENNETT We tend to associate omelettes with France but they have been known in Britain since the sixteen century.  This omelette is named after the novelist Arnold Bennett.  The original version was devised in the 1930s by the chef of the Savoy Hotel for the author who regularly dined there.
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This recipe uses haddock, cheese and eggs from the market.OMELETTE ARNOLD BENNETT

Serves 2 175g undyed smoked haddock, skinned 25g Butter 4 Organic free range eggs 1 tbsp Olive oil 4 tbsp Single cream 2 tbsp grated Ashmore Cheese

  1. Place the fish in a large saucepan and cover with water.  Bring the water to the boil, then turn down to a simmer and poach fish for 8-10mins until it flakes easily. Remove from heat and drain onto a plate. When cool enough to handle flake fish and remove any bones.
  2. Melt half the butter in a saucepan, add haddock, to warm.
  3. Beat eggs, season with pepper.
  4. Melt remaining butter with oil in a frying pan over medium heat.  When butter starts to  froth pour in eggs.  Use spatula to move eggs around. When cooked underneath and soft on top tip in haddock and spread over.  Pour over cream and top with the grated cheese.
  5. Place under the grill for one minute and then serve immediately. Yum!
Next market dates:    2nd June   16th June
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Apr 12 2018

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Our Place Promote Wholesale Purchase off the Internet

Whilst a group of local people are democratically free to invite the Community to join their Wholesome Wye Buyers Group. It is morally wrong for Our Place a Government initiative and Parish Council adopted project funded with public money to promote this.

In the Our Place April edition of their newsletter, it states ‘Ordering in quantity means that all items we purchase are often significantly cheaper than buying in shops.’

The reference to shops in this way is a broad brush stroke written without sensitivity to the few remaining food shops that Wye has left.

The Wye Business Association has spent the last twenty two years working hard to preserve our Village Shops and do not expect Our Place to endanger the remaining shops by using public funds to act against them.

There are Parish Councillors on the Our Place Committee who have lived here long enough to know how much the Wye shops have done for their Community in gratitude for the Community’s support of their businesses. The WBA have always seen business as a two way situation of giving and receiving.

We were pleased to read on the same Our Place News letter of all the good works achieved during the snow. This included shopping.

Should the village ever be entirely cut off by snow as it was in 1986 and there are no shops left in Wye, it would prove very difficult to carry out voluntary shopping for those less able to venture out.

A little more careful thought and joined up thinking please.

Perhaps Our Place when spending public money on their next issue of their news letter could encourage people to support their local shops! Shop keepers pay income tax like everyone else.

Ann Sutherland

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Apr 10 2018

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Fifth Annual Catha’s Seat Picnic Saturday 5th May Supported by Local Businesses

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Catha's Seat

Celebrate cycling, walking and local food at the Catha’s Seat Picnic

Cyclists, walkers and runners from all over Kent are getting ready for the fifth annual Catha’s Seat Picnic (Saturday 5th May 1-3pm). Gathering at a peaceful rural spot in the Stour Valley overlooking Chilham Castle, all are welcome to join and enjoy live music from Ashford Folk, original poetry from Robert Graham and a locally sourced picnic donated by Wye Bakery, Wye Butchers, The King’s Head, Ripple Farm, Perry Court Farm, The Wooden Spoon, Wye Co-op and the Cheesemakers of Canterbury.

Local cycling and walking organisations – Spokes East Kent Cycle Campaign, Cycle Circle and the Wye Footpaths Preservation Society – have got together with Catha’s Seat to guide you to the picnic. The nearest train station is Chilham, from where you can walk just 1 mile to Catha’s Seat with a friendly local guide. For a longer walk (6 miles) meet at Wye Farmers Market. Cycle rides start from Wye (5 miles), Canterbury (7 miles) and Ashford (11 miles). If you feel like running, join us at Wye (5 miles). The walks, rides and run are at participants’ own risk. All details and start times at

For the picnic food and drink, small donations will be invited, and proceeds will go to the Catha’s Seat Awards. The awards provide a total fund of £1,000 annually to encourage safety and increased use of National Cycle Route 18 between Ashford and Canterbury. Local groups, schools and individuals can apply for funding for equipment and expenses. For this year’s awards expressions of interest are open until 14th May. Find out more at

At the picnic there will be an opportunity to get inspired and discover what last year’s Catha’s Seat Awards winners have been doing to promote cycling in the area:

Wheel Potential CIC put their award towards vital spare parts to support them to provide bespoke bicycles and open-air cycling experiences for less able adults in the Canterbury district.

2nd Wye Scouts ran their second cycling treasure hunt on National Cycle Route 18 with funds supporting cycling themed prizes, refreshments and hi-viz vests.

Cycle Community CIC’s ReCycle project at Goldwyn School gets students involved in refurbishing bicycles that are then offered for sale at affordable prices and used by the School. Their award funded a pressure washer to help them establish a wash station, which saves time when recycling donated bikes and maintaining their fleet.

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Oct 05 2017

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Perry Court Farm Apple Fayre


Apple Fayre

This wonderful annual event is in aid of the Ashford Pilgrim’s Hospice.

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Jun 27 2017

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Cherry Stone Launching Competition

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On Saturday 1st July Wye Farmers Market will be holding their annual cherry stone launching competition. Shoppers are invited to have a go at breaking last years record of 8.14 metres, with a farmers market gift voucher for the winner. Wye farmers market is held around The Green in the centre of Wye, 9am – 12noon.

All you need for a morning of relaxed shopping experience with a sprinkle of fun and village life thrown in.




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Jul 20 2016

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Wye Veterinary Surgery Summertime Snaps Pet Photo Competition

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Would you like to win some great prizes for you and your pet? If you live in Wye and the surrounding villages all you have to do is send Wye Veterinary Surgery a photo of your pet enjoying Summer. Details below of how to enter. Good luck we look forward to seeing your photos!

Terms and Conditions
Please read the following before submitting your entry. All entrants are deemed to have accepted these rules and agreed to be bound by them.

Format and Submission
Images can submitted by email as JPEG, GIF or PNG at the highest possible quality to with the subject line ‘Summertime Snaps Competition’

Please make sure you include:
• Your name, address and contact details 
• Your pet’s name, age and breed
• One pet per photograph please but you can enter as many pets as you wish

Alternatively you can post your submission to:
Wye Veterinary Surgery
5A Oxenturn Road
TN25 5BH

Prizes and closing date
Closing date is midnight on 7th September 2016
Winners will be contacted by Friday 16th September

• A family ticket to the Rare Breeds Centre, Woodchurch
• A £50 voucher to spend on Cinque Ports Vets range of toys, food and services
• One month’s free supply of food for one of your pet’s featured in the photo
• Ten runner up prizes of toys for your featured pet

Judges decision is final and no alternative, cash or otherwise will be given for any prizes

Winning photos will be used in publications.

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