- From 22nd June to 13th September, 11 artisan food start-ups will be showcasing their products at a pop up marketplace at London's Old Street Station
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The businesses form the first Artisan Springboard, a concept created to help the fledgling businesses launch and develop their speciality food and drink businesses.
The participating producers are Dips Ltd, Fifth Dimension Chocolates, Koko and Tree, Lushice Sorbet, Macarons by Babette, Milk and Date, Morso Food, Stoffell Ltd, Sweet Hangovers Bakery, The London Marshmallow Company and Tiggs, and together offer a selection of retail-ready artisan products ranging from handcrafted confectionery to oils, dressings and chutneys.
Tara Sundramoorthi, founder of Kitchen Table Projects said, “We are absolutely thrilled to be launching our Artisan Springboard on June 22nd. We have selected eleven very exciting emerging artisan food and drink businesses to be part of the scheme, each one passionate about their product, and all with something different to bring to market.
“They will be retailing their products at a ‘pop up’ shop at Old Street Station - right in the heart of London’s start-up scene - where there will also be a café and farm shop. They range from handcrafted chocolates and dairy free cocktail sorbets, to alcohol infused mini cakes and handmade marshmallows, a truly diverse selection.
“Not only do our artisans have access to a rather unique shop window to showcase their retail shelf ready product - we also have a team of 14 foodie experts, who will provide them with invaluable advice and guidance about the industry at the same time. They will be putting their creations in front of 50,000 people each day - this could really be a life changing opportunity for them!
“The incubator programme spans 12 weeks, finishing on September 13th - so this is also a real chance for foodies and retailers to discover just what the next generation of artisans are busy creating.”
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