On Sunday the 12th of June, Adullam Social Enterprises held a Recycling Stall at the Congleton Food & Drink Festival. Our first one, we were based in “The Green Scene” area, along with Congleton Apple Juice, Food4Free, Men in Sheds and local allotment produce.
The organiser of the annual event, Jo Money, approached Adullam directly following a visit to our recycling studio – telling us that it would be a great ides to hold a stall at the festival.
So, early one wet Sunday morning, Sharon Knight and Angie Vaughan set up stall along with other Adullam Homes residents. Although the day was full of showers, it didn’t stop hundreds of people from turning out to this hugely popular event.
Residents from Adullam Homes helped promote Adullam Social Enterprises by coming down to hand
out flyers. The Flyer included the ‘story’ of how the hypertufa pots are made with photos of Simon’s involvement – he did a great job speaking to passers- by and drawing them into the stall to explain how the pots were made. It was lovely to see the interest people were taking in what we are doing and they were advised they could come and visit Beech House – which they knew from the Walter and Dorothy statues and not the address – on Thursdays when the studio was open to see what we make and an opportunity to purchase pots and garden ornaments.
Overall, the recycling stall at the Congleton Food & Drink Festival was a success, selling a number of hypertufa pots, stepping stones and received orders for more which Sharon is making in the studio now.