okay guys, so one of the things i've really been wanting to do is start a farmer's market stand. the farmer's market and 'eat local' scene in michigan is really thriving; it's great! i love shopping at little markets and downtown shops.
but one thing that is seriously lacking in ann arbor, and michigan as a whole really, is a proper british market.
i'd like to fill that niche in a small way with a british baked goods & preserves stand.
remember these guys?
i did this same thing when i lived in virginia and it was cute and fun! you meet a lot of really nice, interesting people at farmer's markets. it's kind of a lot of work on top of a 40 hour-a-week job, but what the hell. we can sleep when we're dead! plus it's a fun way to let out some creativity. it'll be my own venture where i can play and be creative just the way i want to.
i think i'm going to go with a fun british-invasion, sofia coppola's "marie antoinette" kind of feel. kind of punky, but feminine.
the one thing i really need help with, though, is a name!! the only thing i can think of would be 'bloody hell bakery' because it's recognizably british, easy to remember, and fits the criteria of the vision i have.
also any suggestions on what to make would be awesome! right now i plan to make the following: my victoria sponge cupcakes, lemon curd, a spicy tomato and apple chutney, some sort of pickle (like branston pickle)... but i don't know what else. maybe some bakewell tarts or eccles cakes.
what do you think? do you have any suggestions?