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Lemons

At Country Matters not only do we have a good selection of local produce we generally have lemons.  Lemons are versatile and can be used in baking, preserves, cooking, cleaning and of course in your gin and tonic.  You can use the juice and the zest.

Supplier Spotlight ~ Ms Tee ~ Woodturner


Teraina (Ms Tee) is recently new to woodturning and is improving in leaps and bounds, and loves to take on a new challenge.  At Country Matters we have been stocking these fabulous pens for the last couple of years.

Carrot Cake ~ Recipe

We generally have local carrots for sale.  This carrot cake recipe is super light and is lower in fat, I can't pretend it is calorie free....

Supplier Spotlight ~ Debbie ~ Preloved & Handmade


Debbie has been a regular at Country Matters for many years now, and you will often see her busy serving.

She says her main obsessions are vintage china & glass, knitting, crochet and patchwork quilting.  But admits that she is a flitter between crafts as she bores easily and loves a new a challenge!   


Vintage glass collecting has been a passion since she inherited her Nan’s green Vaseline glass dressing table set - most of this glass was made in the north east of England or Germany during the 1930s .  She just loves it and feels that it is under appreciated in these throwaway days  - it’s survived for 90 years and still has a use.  


Pretty China is a must for an afternoon tea and she has a soft spot for antique English children’s China, miniature versions of the grown ups dinner and tea services, which were produced in Staffordshire from the 1840s.  These would have been in the nursery of grand houses for the children to play with and learn dining etiquette - and she has to confess to owning quite a few!


Her Nan taught her to knit as a child and a self taught crocheter and sewer.  She loves to experiment with colours and shapes in patchwork quilting and absolutely hates throwing away even the tiniest amounts of fabric. 

 During this COVID-19 crisis she has been making cotton face covers  - some 600 to date - with a donation of 50p from each sale going to the Luton & Dunstable Hospital Maternity Unit where her midwife daughters are based.


If you walk through the shop and up the stairs to the room on the left, you will find lots of beautiful treasures that Debbie has made recently or collected over the years.

she has a Facebook page

Supplier Spotlight ~ Dawn ~ Handknits


Dawn is a regular at the Country Matters Hexton shop and keeps herself occupied in her free time knitting. She knits various items - tea cosies, baby bootees, children’s and baby jumpers.

Supplier Spotlight ~ Vera ~ Naturalis Candles, Creams & Balms

 


Vera has been bringing her makes along to Hexton Country Matters for a little while now.

The items have been lovingly handmade locally in small batches, using natural ingredients and recyclable containers. She even offers to refill your containers once they are all gone.

Supplier Spotlight ~ Corbett & Sons ~ Honey

Corbett & Sons are selling their local honey in the shop, they are from Barton Le Clay, so very close to Hexton.  

Supplier Spotlight ~ Carolyn ~ Handmade Fabric Bags & Accessories



Carolyn, a crafter and a gardener, has been bringing her handmade items to the shop now for 7 years or so.

Supplier Spotlight ~ Mrs Middleton's ~ Oil & Flour


We have been stocking Mrs Middleton's Rapeseed Oil for a number of years at Country Matters.