What a great weekend we had at Carron Valley. The Ride for the Angels event was well attended (despite the relentless rain) and I'm told lots of money was raised for some very worthy charities. Huge well done to everyone who took part and thanks to all of you who made it worth our while to be out on such a horrible day too.
Sunday's weather was much more pleasant and again, thank you to everyone who came by and sampled our wares.
We won't be at Carron Valley this weekend owing to a couple of great events. On Saturday you'll find the Hutch at Bridge of Allan Parish Church Hall for a fundraising craft fair being held by Equi-Power who are looking to raise money for a new centre in Stirling. If you're not familiar with the work they do, check out their Facebook page. Their will be lots of lovely stalls inside so come along, get a jump on your Christmas shopping and don't forget to stop at the Hutch on the way in for a coffee.
Sunday finds us back at Stirling University campus for Stirling Triathlon Club's Aquathlon. Whether you're taking part or just spectating we'll have plenty of hot drinks and small snacks to keep you fuelled up throughout the day.
We're referring to these cakes and bakes as MWG (Made Without Gluten) rather than "Gluten Free" as all our baking is done in one kitchen and although all equipment and surfaces are appropriately cleaned and sanitised in between uses there is always a small possibility of some gluten traces remaining in the work area and we wouldn't like to cause upset or illness to anyone by claiming otherwise. On baking days our MWG items are always prepared first to help further minimise the risk of any cross contamination.
After a beautiful day this Saturday, Sunday was a different matter altogether with strong winds and driving rain for a lot of the day. Not surprisingly there weren't as many of you out and about but those that were kept us going until we decided on an early finish for a change.
Next weekend finds us back at Carron Valley where there's a 24hr "Ride for the Angels" charity cycling event which begins at 10am Saturday 13th October. If you'd like to take part and help raise money for some very good causes please check out the event page on Facebook and sign up. Fingers crossed for better weather for them!
There's been no slacking off for the Hutch this year. The title refers to the lack of blogging! Disgraceful behaviour on our part but testament to how hard we have been working that we've had no time to sit down and chat!
Anyhoo, a lot has happened in the last year (!) but mainly we've just been concentrating on building the business and bringing you awesome coffee and cake like we always do. You'll still find us at Carron Valley most weekends throughout Autumn, Winter and Spring but we do try to find new and exciting events to go to during the summer months. New events for us this year included the very first Falkirk Ultra race back in January, the Crit on the Campus bike race at Stirling University in April and this year we made our first appearance at the Scottish Performance Car Show in Bo'ness and had a fabulous day serving up lots of lovely coffee to lots of lovely petrol heads. We catered at two events in Duncarron Medieval Village. Their Medieval weekend and the fabulous Pirates event and we've attended various other events throughout the central belt.
Our next planned appearance will be at Stirling Triathlon Club's Aquathlon event on Sunday 21st October back at Stirling Uni and we hope to have another couple of events before the end of the year but will keep you posted.
For now, it's back to business as usual with normal trading at Carron Valley this coming weekend. We are working on bringing you some low gluten options in our homebaking range and will keep Facebook updated with the progress on this.
It's officially summer and The Hutch is all primed and ready for the season ahead!
Our next event is Airth Highland Games on Saturday 22nd July from 9am to 6pm. (*we will be selling coffees and cakes only at this event as agreed with the organisers)
This coming weekend (15th/16th July) the lovely people at Duncarron Medieval Village are holding their Vikings at Duncarron event. Please take a look at their website for details. We'll be in our spot in the main car park so pop down and see us for some refreshments if you're attending.
We have recently added a new range of filled rolls to our menu. These are made fresh on our premises daily. We cannot make up rolls while trading as they are all prepared in advance however if you have a specific requirement or would like to place an order then please get in touch at least 48hrs before you plan to visit to see if we can make something just for you that you can then collect at an agreed time. Please note that if orders are not collected within a reasonable window of the agreed time then they will be put into general stock for sale. We do not like to see food wasted and will not hold onto them indefinitely.
Let's hope we get some really good weather over the coming months and we'll see you all at The Hutch very soon!
There always has to be a first post so here it is...
Have you been to visit The Hutch yet????
You'll find us most weekends selling our wares at Carron Valley in Central Scotland. We have a regular site in the Forestry Commission car park and if you're a mountain biker then you'll probably be aware of the bike trails there but there's also some lovely walks around the reservoir, nearby fishing at Carron Valley Fishery and The Clanranald Trust are building Duncarron Medieval Village (www.facebook.com/duncarron) and hold open days/events at points throughout the year. The first of these is being held 24th and 25th June 2017 and The Hutch will be attending on Sunday 25th with our eats and drinks.
Saturday 24th June 2017 finds us at the first Auchinstarry Community Festival which is a new family friendly music festival at Auchinstarry Marina, Kilsyth. Check out their Facebook page for more details.(www.facebook.com/auchinstarryfestival)
On Friday 30th June 2017 we will be at Bo'ness Children's Fair so if you're near that area come along and see us there.
More event dates will be posted for the summer months soon so keep checking back for updates.