Yes, enter this Fruity Farmer competition to win a gift bag filled with 3 of their Christmassy Liqueurs.

The Fruity Farmer Wordsearch Nov 21And with Christmas around the corner, go seasonal and local with the Fruity Farmer. They are perfect for drinks with family and friends, pre or post-dinner, or as gifts ideas. Select from 13 delicious gins and liqueurs, 3 rapeseed oils including the classic and lemon-infused or their natural rapeseed oil soaps. The lucky winning entry will be able to select a gift bag of 3 items from this delicious range and it’ll be delivered to your doorstep*

Jenny, Chris and their team grow the fruit in their garden, in the farm hedgerows and at local orchards.  They also grow the rapeseed crop on the farm. The oranges and lemons they use in the Seville orange brandy, the rum, and Limoncello are the only fruits they can’t grow. Along with the in-season freshness they produce in small batches to ensure the perfect taste, colour and flavour. Rhubarb, quince, strawberry, and more take your choice.

Find out more by meeting owner Jenny at one of the four regular farmer’s markets they attend. If you can’t make it, 35 local businesses stock their produce. Alternatively, order direct and Fruity Farmer offer free delivery within 10 miles of their farm*.

The attractive, Italian glass gin and liqueur bottles cost £10 for 200/250ml or £20 for 500ml. Return your empty bottles and they’ll re-use them.

Celebrate a truly local Christmas with The Fruity Farmer.

For a Chance to Win

For a chance to win this fantastic prize simply find which word is missing from the grid and send your answer to the Fruity Farmer, including your name and address. Visit The Fruity Farmer for more information.

Fruity Farmer Competition Rules:

To enter email, post or telephone your answer to:
The Fruity Farmer, Priors Wood House, Purse Lane, Stoke Goldington, Newport Pagnell, MK16 8LW

Call: 01908 551903

State which competition you are entering and include your name, address and telephone number. The competition runs from 1 November 2021 and the closing time is 5pm, 30 November, 2021.

No purchase is required, there will be one winner and no alternative prize. Please confirm that you would like to receive details about events and special offers from The Fruity Farmer; support local and don’t miss out.

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Essentially Local Christmas Drawing Competition 2021

Shout-out – Christmas Drawing Competition 2021

It’s our annual shout-out to Young Artists for the Christmas Drawing Competition. Get your entry to the Stony Sweet Shop by 12 noon on 9 October 2021.

by Emma Johnson

If your child loves Christmas as much as they love draw and colour, then this is the competition for them.  Our Annual Christmas Drawing Competition is open and waiting to see their gorgeous Christmas pictures.

What do you Need to Do?

  1. Use brightly coloured felt pens or paint
  2. Take an A4 sheet of paper
  3. Let your imagination run away with you
  4. Create your picture
  5. Take your finished picture to the Stony Sweet Shop, Stony Stratford

What do we Do?

  1. We take your pictures in. Once we’ve got all the pictures, we then ask a group of lovely people to judge. They choose the ones they think should be featured on the front of the Essentially Local magazine.
  2. We scan every picture for our advent countdown on social media. This means that every day from 1-25 December 2021, you will be able to look at our FB and Instagram accounts for the pictures. At some time during this advent your lovely picture to appear. Of course, we love nothing better than writing a few words to let you know what we think of your picture.
  3. After this, we mount every picture on some lovely coloured card, print out your name and then put the pictures into an exhibition. Normally, we hold the exhibition in the Stony Stratford Library. This year might be a little different. The library is being transformed – read more here and it might not be ready in time! I promise, we are all keeping our fingers crossed.
  4. A little extra. This year we plan to create a video of all the pictures on our YouTube channel for an extra little memory. You’ll also be able to share this with friends and family who are far away.

A Couple of Little Things to Remember

  1. We don’t accept computer drawings
  2. All pictures must be original and hand-drawn
  3. Please don’t use glitter and high-lighter pens don’t show up
  4. Put the picture in an envelope and don’t bend it
  5. Take care with your entry. We are not responsible for any entry that is lost, delayed, misplaced or incomplete or cannot be delivered for any reason. Proof of delivery of entry is not proof of receipt.

Who can enter?

If you between 4-12 years of age, send in your entry to the competition. If you are older or younger, we’d love to see your picture. It might not be entered into the competition but we’d love to include it in our exhibition.

Parents and Carers

Dear parents and carers please make sure you include your details, a contact number and email address with the entry for the drawing competition. This is the way we’ll get in touch to let you know all about the winners, the exhibition and anything else.

We won’t bombard you with any advertising material – that’s not what this is all about!

We’ll keep your information for as long as the competition runs and make sure you confirm you are happy for us to use your information like this.

We don’t normally return pictures but you are welcome to go and collect your child’s picture at the end of the exhibition.

For details about the Stony Sweet Shop 

Telephone:  01908 262728

Address: Stratford Arcade, 75 High St, Stony Stratford, Milton Keynes MK11 1AY



Competition to win a one hour facial with Boutique Organica

If you have lost confidence because you are worried about unsightly skin lesions then cryotherapy, the latest treatment to be offered by Boutique Organica, may be just the solution.

This is an advanced fast, effective, safe and inexpensive solution that involves freezing skin lesions like skin tags, milia, red spots or pigmentations to remove them. The innovative treatment can even work on warts, verrucae, age spots and spider veins.

If suitable for treatment, appointments for smaller lesions, should only take 10-15 minutes. Anaesthetic isn’t necessary as it causes minimal discomfort. Most lesions will be completely removed in only one session, for larger ones, you may require two or more treatments. After a few days the area will scab, fall off and once gone you’ll normally be left with no to minimal skin scarring or discolouration.

Along with cryotherapy, Boutique Organica has a reputation for its luxury spa treatments. Owner, Natalie, uses quality organic products from Green People, Weleda, Dr Hauschka and Neal’s Yard. She offers facial therapies, body wraps and treatments, and signature packages to help you feel relaxed and revitalised. The reasonable priced treatments make them perfect for your beauty needs or to give a gift.

Boutique Organica is now conveniently based at 86 High Street, Stony Stratford with additional treatment rooms also available at Cranfield and Newport Pagnell.

For a chance to win this fantastic prize simply find which word is missing from the grid and send in your answer, including your name and address via phone, post or on Facebook: 07792 227726, 86 High Street, Stony Stratford, MK11 1AH or Facebook Boutique Organica Spa

Competition rules

State which competition you are entering and include your name, address and telephone number.

The competition runs from 1 September 2021 and closes 5pm, 4 October, 2021.

No purchase is required, there will be one winner and no alternative prize. Please confirm that you would be happy to receive details about events and offers from Boutique Organica. Support local and don’t miss out.