The Plant Academy’s Future…

Hi Everyone!

First of all, I just want to say a huge thank you for the overwhelming response we got to our last post about why we left Southport Indoor Market. If you’ve not already read it you can read it here.

I have been feeling so much love from you all, and I am so extremely lucky to have found an amazing community in this town and it’s surrounding areas of people who share the same values as me and feel a genuine connection to The Plant Academy. It’s been an amazing couple of weeks which I didn’t expect, and I will never forget. Thank you for caring about both me and The Plant Academy.

It’s definitely important in life to look back on the good and the bad, but equally important to live in the present and not the past. With this in mind, I’m focusing on The Plant Academy in the now. I’m making plans for this month on what we can do and trying to figure out what I want The Plant Academy to be in the long run. A lot of you are asking about us opening up a new cafe and honestly, it’s not on the cards right now. But we are seriously looking in to pop ups and would like to do our first one early June ’18 – so keep your eyes open for more news on this. If you have a space in Southport or close by that you’d be interested in hosting a pop at, please get in touch with me via as I’m looking in to all options at the moment.

We have a couple of more solid plans in the works, though. On May 12th and 13thย we will be on Chapel Street in Southport all weekend selling our wonderful cakes and other goodies! I’m so excited to be doing this and I very much expect all of you to turn up as I miss you all already โค We’ll have tons and tons of snap bars and cake – let me know what cakes you want me to make so I know what you all want! My dad will also be there selling his ethical vegan gifts. He usually works the summer Formby Market, so some of you might have spotted him before.

The next thing we have coming up is The Plant Academy ebook! I’m so so so looking forward to putting this together as it’s been in the works for many months now. I keep talking to you all about it and not doing anything, but it is now a priority and we will be writing it over the early summer with the aim to release it in July/August. It’ll cost a small amount, but less than your average cook book and will contain all my original recipes that I’ve created for you all at the cafe over the past year. Is there anything that you really want me to include in the ebook? Let me know in the comments!

I also want to be posting at least once per week on here. I’m interested to hear what kind of content themes and features you’d like to see from me? Recipes? Vegan lifestyle advice? Vegan travel? More about living with my PMDD? How a healthy vegan diet helped my dad reverse some of his MS symptoms? Vegan nutrition? Plant based pet food? Please feedback to me as I want to give you all what you want.

The final piece of news I want to share with you is actually not my news but the news of my friend Ben Chew who some of you will have come across before. He’s the master mind behind Megafauna vegan catering and he’s working towards opening his own little vegan cafe in Southport!! Keep an eye on him on his facebook and instagram where he’s sharing his updates! We’ll be there supporting Ben as he keeps all of Southport vegans well fed. (Please all remember The Plant Academy was your first vegan love, though hehe).

That’s all for now, kids! I’ll update regularly on here with what we’re up to, but don’t forget to come see us on Chapel Street in Southport on Saturday 12th & Sunday 13th May!

Love you all a ridiculous amount!

Ellie xxx



3 thoughts on “The Plant Academy’s Future…

  1. Ellie!!

    Been an absolute pleasure to get to know you and your snapbars over the past year, nice to escape the office!

    I’ll visit you on the may weekend! Also in the ebook please put in texmex bowl! My fave!

    Big hugs,

    Emily xx


  2. Definitely need to have some strawberry and almond cake and some chocolate cake when your at chapel street there too delicious not to. You should definitely also put the recipes in your ebook so I can buy a copy and recreate them for my family and friends.
    Wishing you so much success and luck over the up and coming months xx


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