FarrinHeight Foods was started as hobby born out of our enjoyment of vegetarian cooking and to fill the hole in the vegetarian restaurant market in the Harborough district.
It began life as The Greenhouse Vegetarian Restaurant back in February 2007 and, for 6 years, in our spare time, we hosted regular veggie & vegan dining nights in a café in Market Harborough utilising it’s facilities on nights when it would ordinarily be closed. Kerry, vegetarian since the age of 14, was erring towards becoming vegan so it was a given that the menu would always be meat-and fish-free with dairy-free options. Our very first night included vegan customers from Little Irchester and we continued to attract more as we went on. Our Supper Club venues have included the Greenhouse Cafe on the B6047, the village hall in Great Bowden, the church hall in Little Bowden and for 2017 so far, the Jubilee Hall on Bowden Lane.
In 2013 we changed the name to FarrinHeight Foods and began trading at several farmers market in the area which lead to invites to attend local food & craft fairs, music festivals and community events, etc., which we continue to do today. We also decided that for every Supper Club night we would nominate an animal-related charity to receive a percentage of our takings plus all customer tips from the night.
In October 2014 a selection of our more popular products became available online thanks to edibLE16!
On 24 June, 2015 (having just watched a documentary called Earthlings) we made the decision to make the business vegan and go vegan ourselves.
2017 will see us continuing to host our Supper Club nights, usually once a month, continuing to trade at local fairs and festivals including having a stall on the Harborough Farmers Market (first Thursday of every month) plus attending more vegan fairs than ever, adding new ones further afield, and providing the catering for private individuals and for a vegan wedding party!
By Kerry Height of FarrinHeight Foods, Market Harborough