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Mullion Cove celebrates St Piran’s Day 2011

Posted on: February 19, 2011

Mullion Cove, a Bristol-based company specialising in Cornish food and drink will be celebrating Cornwall’s national day in style on Saturday 5 March at Whiteladies Road Farmers’ and Fair-trading Market. St Piran’s day is marked every year by the people of Cornwall with numerous events taking place with food and drink integral to the celebrations…

Mullion Cove director Sophie Bowden, who is originally from Cornwall, will be putting her Cornish food knowledge to good use and will be baking up a storm in preparation for the special day.

Sophie Bowden said “Last year we celebrated on the market stall with traditional cream teas which was a great success with double the amount of visitors to the stall than usual. This year we wanted to bring even more Cornish specialities to the locals so will be busy in the kitchen making pasties, saffron buns, scones, Cornish heavy cake and the usual ginger fairings.”

Sophie also added “Like many people of Bristol, I have a penchant for Cornwall so any reason to put out the St Piran’s bunting and to indulge in pasties and saffron buns is a good enough excuse for me!”

Sophie has been busy since she started her business 18 months ago what with creating an e-commerce website, setting up a market stall, completing a s4r fellowship at the University of West of England, being a private food broker and developing her own product – Cornish ginger fairings, a traditional biscuit often sold at Cornish fairs and festivals, hence the name.

“Being brought up in Cornwall, I always knew how popular Cornish ginger fairings were but they were often only available in a box retailing to the tourist trade. Since selling them fresh on my market stall they have become a firm favourite here in Bristol. I now supply various outlets with packs of my organic butter fairings and they’re all made by hand and to order by me.” I can vouch for Sophie’s fairings…I bought another four at the Whiteladies Road Farmers’ Market today and they’re delicious!

If you would like to see Mullion Cove’s fairings in a shop near you, please contact

Whiteladies Road Farmers’ and Fair Trading market takes place on the first and third Saturday of the month from 8.30am – 2pm on the corner of Apsley and Whiteladies Road.



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