Jun 21 2012 By Sarah Adams founder of Buns and Bloomers
I started working on markets when I was made redundant by a major retailer in August 2009 and had a wedding to pay for!
Instead looking for another office job which often comes with a long commutes and office politics, I was keen to work for myself, start my own business and loved the idea of working outside in the fresh air.
This lead me to invested the redundancy money I received into the set up of a market stall.
Being passionate about buying and consuming local, fresh produce with a keen interest in supporting independent businesses I struck up a business deal with a local baker to buy freshly baked bread to sell at local markets.
I first began at Amersham market in August 2009 with only 60 loaves, the reception I received from the local customers and traders was so welcoming, helpful and friendly I quickly began to love market life!
I went on to work at Berkhamsted, Tring, Prestwood, Hemel Hempstead and Aylesbury markets on a weekly basis, tailoring the bread orders to suit the individual needs of each town. In 2011 I fell pregnant and had a little girl, so reduced the markets I work to Amersham on a tuesday and Aylesbury on a Wednesday.
Amersham is such a lovely market, I really feel part of the community and have got to know the locals as friends, you can find me outside St Michael’s Church along side my sisters cheese stall Udderly Gorgeous.
Working for myself as a market trader is everything I'd hoped for and extremely rewarding, there have been tough days (battling the snow whilst heavily pregnant) however these are coupled with lots of sunny days to enjoy.
I work really hard to ensure my Buns and Bloomers stall is alway improving and developing, that I am providing my customers with fresh, vibrant new products as well as their favourites each week.