In this video Helga Beer, from The Cherry on the Top Ice Cream shop in Teignmouth talks about why she became involved with the Taste of the Teign Food & Drink festival, and the benefits it brought to her business.
Helga also says: “We wanted to be involved last year and had to rack our brains how we could show case the best of Teign products. It was quite easy when we put our minds to it. We used Shute Fruit and produce delicious strawberry jam and Shaldon bakery scones to make Devon ice cream tea, we made fruity shakes from locally picked Teignmouth blackberries and local red currants and chocolate freakshakes using Helen Scull’s Shaldon brownies. The quality of the produce was amazing. I would really recommend getting involved. We put on a couple of food demonstrations and the response from great. Lots of people came and watched and we have certainly benefitted from extra trade since.
We get so busy as small traders, it is easy to feel that you haven’t got the time and money to commit. All I can say is it gave us a real boost and was a great way to get to know people in the town.
We were especially pleased to be featured in the local paper and our event popped up on so many social media pages. I think it really helped people to get to know that we were a new business in town”.
The Cherry on the Top Ice Cream Shop can be found in the former Tourist Information Centre on Teignmouth seafront and specialises in silky smooth Devon ice cream, homemade ice lollies, homemade ice cream milkshakes, sundaes, great organic coffee and fabulous gifts. You can check out their Facebook page Cherry on the Top on Facebook.