The winter weather has arrived and you might think that baskets are just for summer. But the baskets make great storage around the house, are useful for harvesting vegetables and are perfect to head to the market for the winter comfort food we will all be needing.
Basket of the Month – harvest basket
Our rush baskets are strong and perfect for strong fresh autumn produce. Totally hand crafted from rushes – pictured is the medium basket. Pop on to the shop page to see this and all other baskets.
About the baskets
Frequently asked questions about the baskets:
Are they very strong? The palm leaf as a fibre is naturally strong and quite elastic which is why it is used to weave baskets and other items. The Moroccans and French have used these baskets for many generations to carry their shopping. In my experience they can carry more than we can.
Can they get wet? Yes they can, in fact from time to time it is good for the basket to become damp or wet. As a natural fibre they can dry out over time and crack. Using them for your beach bag or the washing is a great way to rehumidify the palm leaf for a longer life. Just don’t forget those swimmers though!
What do I do if my basket gets dirty? The baskets wash quite easily. Mix up some warm water with a gentle soap and gently scrub with a soft brush.
Air dry immediately in the sun if possible. Good as new.
Markets for June
Find us every Wednesday and Saturday at Cambridge market EQ in the Showring from 8am to 2pm. For our full range of baskets, St James tee shirts, our wonderful selection of French pates, duck rilles and confit, French mustards and so much more.
Please note that there is NO Market Saturday 8th June (due to a event on the whole site). We will be at the market Saturday 22nd and 29th June with a stack of EOFY sales. Some great baskets hugely reduced.
We are back on Saturday 15th June. With baskets, sustainable bags and some of our great table linens. From 8am to midday.
On for the diary
Bastille Market – Club Willoughby Sunday 7th July for EVERYTHING French!! More to come.