Final market for The Sunny Spoon
This is an emotional post.
Hackney Downs Vegan Market is more than a place to buy food. For many of our traders, it has become an extended family.
Every single week I receive messages from market visitors who want to tell me that they loved the friendly, community feel of the event.
We work hard to make sure our traders feel happy, comfortable and cherished, which in turn helps create a positive atmosphere that flows onto the punters.
So, it is one big happy family but sadly sometimes people leave home.
Saturday May 5, 2018 is going to mark the final appearance of Clarisse and her superstar vegan patisserie The Sunny Spoon.
Clarisse has decided to follow up with a career opportunity which means she will no longer be able to trade at Hackney Downs Vegan Market.
Of course the food from The Sunny Spoon is spectacular, but it is the human behind the brand which is making us really feel the loss.
Clarisse has been more than just a friendly trader. She has worked tirelessly to make Hackney Downs Vegan Market a destination to which people want to return. The Sunny Spoon was one of the businesses to show up through the brutal winter months and Clarisse never stopped smiling.
Clarisse is not a person to rest on past glories. Her patisserie was already exquisite when I first met her but it is proof of Clarisse’s dedication to her profession that she never stopped working to take it all to the next level.
And as sad as I am to be saying goodbye, I know it is exactly these wonderful qualities that will take Clarisse onto even more rewarding and amazing adventures.
Thank you, Clarisse. You have been an important part of our market and you will be missed dearly.