Spring Newsletter (Lockdown edition!)

Dear All,

One of the few advantages of lockdown is the time to catch up with things; and our Spring Newsletter is one of them. It’s such a strange and unsettling time for all of us; I’m finding comfort in the routine of feeding my family and being in the kitchen, being creative with whatever is in my fridge and more imaginative with a reduced set of ingredients. I’ve also given in to the kids’ badgering and you’ll find our first baking video on Instagram - we’ve started with the classic vanilla scone - you’ll also find the recipe on our website here. Happy baking!

At the moment it is unclear exactly when cafes and restaurants will be able to reopen and how we will respond to a different set of rules to keep the virus in check. Like many other cafe owners I am looking at different options for our customers to be able to keep enjoying our lovely food and bakes; this will very likely include an expanded take away menu and a click and collect service, so that you can simply place your order & pay via your smartphone ready for collection from the cafe.

New options will be whole tarts, salad bowls and breads to provide a lovely meal at home for either collection or delivery locally, and to round your lunch off a delicious ‘selection box’ of our cafe bakes.

As our customers I’d love you to get in touch with options you would like to see to improve and expand our service to you - just email sara@cafevillagegreen.com with your suggestions.

Whilst we remain closed there are still ways you can show support to small businesses like ours; follow us on social media, take the time to leave a review, share us with your friends - all of these small actions really help at this time of uncertainty.

Before I go I must give a shout out to to a couple of fab local food delivery services;

@peakdistrictdeli and @saucedhere who are filling the gap left by our over subscribed supermarket delivery services. Both champion the Peak District’s fantastic food producers and are doing a fantastic job.

Happy baking - keep in touch and stay at home!

Warmest wishes,