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It isn't just the shop traders in Calne town who need our support - our area has a plethora of out of town businesses all offering unique and exciting products to make your Christmas and beyond a little more special.
barnb2The Barn Bakery is a micro bakery run from the owner's home kitchen at The Barn with a view overlooking Calne and Cherhill White Horse. 
 
The Barn Bakery have only been open for a number of weeks and have already been well received amongst residents, for which they say they are 'extremely grateful for'.barnnb
Owner, Camille Van Hoegaerden told us: "Our bakes are inspired by the seasons, often featuring ingredients grown in our kitchen garden. In addition to more traditional bakes, we offer a range of vegan and non-gluten products.
"We believe in leaving a positive footprint in our community and are committed to using high quality organic ingredients, sourced as locally and ethically as possible, with the well-being of our customers and health of our environment in mind. We purchase our organic flour from Shipton Mill and our organic butter from Berkeley Farm Dairy.
"We release a weekly menu every Sunday for collection the following Friday (and sometimes Saturday). All of our items are baked to order ensuring there is no wastage. 
"We also offer workshops, lessons, event catering and bespoke bakes. Keep an eye out for our wreath making workshops this festive season! "
You can find them  on Facebook @thebarnmicrobakery and on Instagram @charlcuttbarn.
 
 
brentonsBrenton's Boxes is an independently owned grazing box company creating sweet, savoury, seasonal and speciality boxes, all individually and freshly made for deliver to you.
 
Brenton's Boxes are perfect for treating yourself or your staff, having a date night or to enjoy together as a family. They also make a great gift idea to say Thank you , Congratulations, Happy Birthday, Get Well Soon or as a care package to simply let someone know you're thinking of them.
 
You can find out more at www.brentonsboxes.co.uk to see a selection of boxes and prices and for any bespoke enquiries or corporate orders you can email them This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
 
 

Lacock Dairy have a range of delicious authentic gelato ice-creams, supersmooth in texture with lower levels of air, fat and sugar than traditional ice cream, using milk from the Lacock Dairy herd.
lacock1The dairy make small batches by hand using the finest ingredients: real Madagascan vanilla from a sustainable source, candied wild cherries & wild strawberries
from the north of Italy, Belgian chocolate & cocoa and fruit purees for the sorbets.How we make is important to us: no egg or palm oil, gluten free and recyclable packaging.
There are so many flavours available. At the moment there are some festive flavours including: Christmas Pudding, Hazelnut Praline and Mint Chocolate along with 14 other options, some classics like real Madagascan Vanilla and some slightly out there like Cherry Ripple, Stem Ginger & Peanut Butter!
 
lacock3We asked Lacock Dairy why shopping local is so important, they told us: "Local food equals local money. Eating food produced locally means more money stays within your community. 
"Eating local food is “green” and reduces your carbon footprint. When your food doesn't travel long distances, you’re promoting better air quality and reducing
pollution.
"Buying local is more fulfilling, knowing that your food has a local story and that it comes from one of your neighbours makes eating it that much more enjoyable.
"Local foods support responsible land development, when we buy local foods, we support local farmers. This gives those with farms and pastures a reason to stay
undeveloped.
"Buying local enriches our social community - when we buy local foods, we create a more intimate relationship with the people who grow our food because they’re our neighbours. "
And to support this local business and gift something a little different this year, you can buy gift vouchers which are valid for 12 months - who wouldn't want ice-cream for Christmas? 
There are two pop-up shops at Milk@MileElm (SN11 0NE) and at Reybridge in Lacock (SN15 5PF). You can buy online at www.lacockdairy.co.uk
where all the flavours are available (including 3 vegan sorbets) and choose to either ‘click and collect’ or delivery is available. Or you can email
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to place an order and arrange a time for collection. Card or cash at both pop-ups.
The Milk@MileElm shop will be open every Saturday from 1-3pm until Christmas but if this is difficult for you, then phone 07970683213 to arrange a convenient time!
 
 
chloe farm1Chloe's Farm based in Goatacre is another superb small business which could really do with some support. You may have already met Chloe and her farm friends, they've often attended Marden Court Care Home, taken part in Calne Carnival and are regular visitors to the Pocket Park. 
 
Chloe's Farm also attend fetes, parties, summer schools and many of our other town events. Chloe told us: "My tiny business likes to share knowledge on looking after the environment, animal welfare and Food and Farming. I aim to make my sessions educational and therapeutic, with a bit of fun thrown in too.
 
The pandemic has proved a difficult time for all business and it has been a tough time at the farm, Chloe said : "Running such a business through Covid is really tough, especially with such high animal costs that do not disappear when we are not earning. We have not been able to work through either lockdown, we reopened briefly in October but since the second lock down have decided it is not feasible for us to open before Christmas - we are focusing on Easter 2021 and aim to be really busy and have a lot of fun!"
 
"My favourite visits are the care home visits. They are so rewarding and I think they are needed more than ever right now, I can't wait to be
allowed to visit the care homes again.
digby"Our most popular animal is Digby The Goat. Digby was born into a Goat meat Farm and now spends his days making everyone laugh. Most of our
animals are rescues in some form or other."
 
If you are looking for a unique and completely different gift this year, Chloe's Farm are currently offering 'Own a Pony' mornings for toddlers, 5-10 years olds and also adults from Avebury.
Chloe is passionate about supporting local businesses, now more than ever: " I have made a real effort with my Christmas shopping this year to source from small, local businesses and love that a lot of people seem to be doing the same. Everyone can help local businesses, even without spending money, by giving them a like and share on their social media.
"If anyone wanted to help us they could find us on Facebook and Instagram, give us a like, comment on and share some of our posts, you can also purchase an 'Own a Pony Voucher' there. We do not have an online shop, as such so you need to send us a message if you are looking to purchase
one of these vouchers. "
 
 
 
35449E51 F27B 4022 98EA 7FFA05CC3410 Modelmaniacs are based on Harris Road in Porte Marsh Industrial Estate and they have a fantastic stock of kits to suit all abilities.
 
Amanda told us: "If you're looking to start a new hobby or expand on your current one we're happy to give you all the help and advice we can. If you'd like to come in and talk to us that's great, if you'd prefer to order online that's also fine.
Self termed a 'proper model shop'  Modelmaniacs stock:
 
  • Model Railway supplies including Hornby Trainsets and scenery materials (which is also
    great for War-Gaming too),
  • RC Cars & Trucks from big names such as Tamiya and Traxxas
  • RC Planes and accessories, Plastic Kits and all the paints and glues you need to complete them

"We have been working right through the lockdowns keeping customers supplied with all they need to keep them busy with their hobbies though internet and phone sales, Click & Collect and early on we were dropping off orders to local customers who couldn't leave their home."

You can visit Modelmaniacs HERE

 

 

 

bebc2More and more of us are turning to the internet for inspiration for a gift that can be sent via the post and is a bit different

Well, look no further than your very own local brownie suppliers -The Best Ever Brownie Company.

Specialising in gluten free, vegan and non vegan brownies, The Best Ever Brownie Company is the home of luxurious truffle brownies, a treat for chocolate lovers everywhere, and the good news is, they are now offering a nationwide delivery service.

Using the best ingredients the brownies are gift boxed as standard and you can even include a message with them, making them the perfect gift for friends and family for any special occasion or maybe just a treat for yourself.

Christmas flavours include Ferrero Rocher and After Eight Mint brownies.

bebc1Alongside their yummy brownies The Best Brownie Company are supplying luxury caramel, chocolate and hazelnut spread - The perfect gift this Christmas.

"Our sauces and spreads are the additions that you need to accompany your desserts during this festive period.

"Add them to our brownies to enhance the deliciousness or drizzle them over ice cream - YUM! Or even eat it directly from the jar... with a spoon... we won’t judge!"

For an extra special gift, you might want to think about setting up a monthly subscription for the Brownie Boxes.

For only £14.95 a month, which includes postage and packing, you or the recipient can will be sent a box of four delicious, chef prepared brownies.

Have we got your mouth watering? Head HERE today to find out more and make your order - last orders for Christmas is 21st December.

 

WAITEYSWaitey's is a family run business, based in Calne Wiltshire.

Established in 2018, they make their products at home in small batches, 'ensuring the taste and texture is perfect'.

Chilli Jam, Indian Paste, Thai-chi, Souvlaki Marinade and Indian Green Bean Chutney all made right on your doorstep in Calne - perfect gifts for the foodie in your life!

WAITEYS1They will be at the Calne Christmas Market in Phelps Parade this Saturday.

Find out more about Waitey's HERE

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fluffy Puffin Artisan Ice Cream & Sorbet have kept us all going this year during a hot summer and miserable lockdown with their home deliveries of joy in a tub.

yule logFluffy Puffin specialise in a bespoke service for your events, but with the pandemic came the cancellation of weddings and parties. Chris thought outside of the box and brought his ice-cream to us.

We had a delivery at Calne News during lockdown and still can't get over the Pistachio flavour!

This Christmas they made their now infamous ice cream yule logs and collaborated with several other local artisan producers to make some spectacular Christmas hampers. 

Owner Chris told us: "We have now completely sold out of yule logs, hampers and delivery slots for Christmas. I'm now busy building and packing up a couple of hundred humpers being shipped out all over the country."

Look out for them in the New Year HERE

 

black dog cupcakeBlack Dog Cupcake Co based from New Road in Calne - Make beautiful, bespoke, hand crafted cakes in a range of flavours.

From cupcakes to shortbreads, brownies and afternoon tea cakes and with Gluten free products available on request. You will be spoilt for choice!

You can find out more HERE

 
 
 
 
 
opheliaOphelia Rose Hand Painted creates artwork which is available to purchase as cards and prints. Custom quirky portraits, welly portraits, pet portraits, and customised items such as jackets, bags, shoes, purses, baubles are also available on request. 
 
For obvious reasons, we at Calne News have our own favourite piece of Ophelia Rose art.
 
You can find out more HERE
 

 

 

 

YVONNEDesigned By Yvonne is another local lady making beautiful things - a range of handcrafted gemstone and Tibetan silver jewellery, alongside some really eyecatching light bottles, Perfect as presents or for yourself. 

Designed By Yvonne is another attendee to the Calne Christmas Markets or you can find out more about ordering for delivery HERE 

 

 

 

 

 

Snooty Fox Gifts is another local talented maker you will find at the Calne Gift Markets.

snootySnooty Fox Gifts make some great character doorstops and draught excluders. They also have a lovely range of hanging Christmas decorations too.

Owls, dogs, hedgehogs even sitting gonks - all beautifully crafted from faux leather and sure to be a hit as a Christmas gift this year. 

You can see the full range and find out more HERE

 

Netherstreet Beef is a small family farm In Bromham, with a Galloway Suckler Herd of 130 topside wood close small 324x211cows. All their beef is born and bred on their farm in Bromham. The cattle graze on Roundway Hill during the Spring and Summer months.

The meat is fabulously tender, lean and delicious and there is currently a Christmas sale on - for more information and to get a Christmas bargain click HERE

 

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