I’m Not Going Back to Orange Grove Market

This below is a copy of a newsletter I sent out to my subscribers overnight, and it’s an update on a previous post – https://jackiem.com.au/2015/12/30/an-important-letter-to-my-customers/ 


I’m very sorry to let you know that after having given it much thought, I’ve decided not to return to Orange Grove Market.

My smaller vehicle is just not capable of fitting all the equipment and food I need to bring to make OGM a viable proposition for me.

Some of you have asked why I don’t just hire a bigger van for Saturdays. That’s a fair question and the answer is the same as why I didn’t replace my old Hiace after it died on the way to another event awhile back (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sh1m1Xnrf-0) with something similar – goods vans are not equipped for child seats and even after paying for expensive modifications, traffic cops are generally suspicious of them (I know – I was fined twice driving my old van with Noah in it).

Frankly, after 14 years, it’s time to move on. I’m still very active online creating food and travel content, plus I’ll be running the occasional pop-up lunch or dinner and cooking workshop, so I hope you’ll continue to keep in touch via this newsletter.

I’m not looking for another market per say though if you work someplace with a high concentration of people and open space where I can pop up my tent to serve your colleagues a CKT lunch every now and then, I would love to hear from you. For that to happen I would need to make two trips with my vehicle (in other words an early start like at OGM won’t work), plus I like to keep it simple (no special diet requests, sorry. Your paleo-dieting etc. friends will have to make their own arrangements).

Also, if there’s enough interest (let me know by replying to this email) I’ll make small batches of my curry pastes for delivery via courier within the Sydney metro area maybe once a fortnight.

Thanks again for your ongoing support, and I look forward to our paths crossing even if it’s only when I make the occasional visit to OGM as a customer 🙂

Jackie M.


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