Thursday, 23 May 2013


Good news!  The (becoming!) world famous Deverill Valley Catering Spicy Tomato Chutney is now available from Taste Deli in Warminster.

Pop in and check them out, they have a great selection and the chap who runs it is lovely.

And if you're in Salisbury, go and take a look at Hendersons artisan bakery, on the Market Square.  They're on Twitter, if you do that.  Look, here.

We're also going to be taking part in Amesbury Carnival on June 1st, or some of our produce will be at least.  We're still working out the logistics as we have some other commitments on that day, but even if we can't be on the stall all day we will be dropping off some of our goodies for sale.

We've been experimenting with making sweeties:

This is chocolate bark, dark with Macadamia nuts and cherries, milk with walnuts and raisins, and white with apricot and poppy seeds.  The white choc seems the most popular so far, possibly because it's the prettiest!

These are Jazzies, small(ish!) drops of milk chocolate with some orange flavouring, topped with hundreds and thousands.  My personal favourite 

Hopefully we'll be selling lots more of these over the summer.

Nom nom nom.

Thursday, 9 May 2013


Things are getting busier for us here at Deverill Valley Catering.  We have several parties and events lined up over the summer, and are getting our various delicious home-made goodies out to a wider audience.

I've been experimenting with various unusual jellies and marmalades, the most recent being Dandelion Jelly Marmalade, which is a golden clear jelly with strands of dandelion petals suspended throughout.  It tastes of honey.  I was surprised it didn't taste "dandelion-y" but then I realised I probably even don't know what a dandelion tastes like.

Anyway, it's delicious and pretty, so I will make more to sell.

We've been reviewing how we give people access to our produce, and have made a few changes.

The Country Markets, whilst fun to do and a great way to meet people, are not really an optimal way to sell our produce.  We're not allowed - understandably - to put our own labelling and contact details on anything we sell through them, which means we aren't likely to pick up any business via people tasting our products and wanting more.  We're not supposed to hand out our business cards either, as it would be competing with Country Markets.

As a result of our experience over the last few months, we've decided to continue selling at Shrewton market as it is only held once a month, but we will discontinue going along to Salisbury.  It's a shame, but given that it's a 40 minute drive each way, and there's parking to pay for the day, it's not a sensible business move to sell produce which isn't even carrying our own details.

However, if you are at Salisbury market on a Saturday, please do go and see what is available on the Country Markets stall.  They have a great selection of cakes, biscuits, honey, preserves and savouries, and the ladies are delighted to chat to customers.

And of course, come to Shrewton - the third Saturday of the month - and see what there is for sale.  There are all kinds of crafts as well as plants and produce, so it's got something for everyone.

Oh, and a tea shop.

If you'd like to discuss any catering requirements with us, please drop us an email.  We'd love to hear from you.