Paula’s Chutney and Piccalilli

Paula Orton’s limited edition chutney and piccalilli for the Mill have so far raised £132 for The Mill!

There are still a few jars left. If you’d like some, please contact Paula Orton on 07771 546346, email – delivery to your door or you can collect from 11 Main Street, Middleton (COVID 19 restrictions observed).

There are seven delicious varieties available, all with a shelf life of 12 months:

  • Pear and walnut – local pears with star anise and the crunch of walnuts – £4 a jar
  • Spicy tomato – with a bite of chilli – £4 a jar
  • Tomato – tomatoes donated from around the villages and juicy raisins – Med £4, Large £5
  • Mill Winter spices – warming flavours of cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger – Med £4, Large £5 
  • Apricot & Ginger – Med £4, Large £5
  • Middleton Medlar & Apple – Med £4, Large £5
  • Piccalilli – full of crunchy veg in a sweet mustard sauce Med £4 – Large £5, Small Kilner Jar £5, Large Kilner Jar £7 – only three small £5 Kilner jars left!

Thanks to Paula, everyone who has bought chutney or donated jars, and to Nikki at Blackthorn Cafe for selling them while the cafe has been open (out of lockdown).

Amazon Smile

If you’re an existing Amazon customer, you might like to know we’ve set up a new Amazon Smile account for The Mill.

If you buy eligible products through, Amazon will donate 0.5%
of the purchase price to The Mill.

Simply log in to with your usual details, search for ‘The Mill Community Hub’ and tick the box to nominate The Mill as your preferred charity (you only need to do this once), then just use the site as normal.

The Amazon Smile site is exactly the same as the regular website with the same products, prices and offers, and you can still see your personal account details, previous orders and so on. We can’t see who you are or what you’ve purchased, so all that stays confidential.

Seasonal cookbook

This lovely little seasonal cookbook includes 42 mouthwatering recipes from village foodies. Take your pick from drinks, nibbles, starters, mains, sweets, cakes and treats, including vegetarian options.

We’re asking you to donate as much as you think the cookbook is worth (minimum £2), and you can pick up a copy from the Village Store.

Copper Mile

We’re looking to build a Copper Mile alongside an Easter Treasure Hunt in May 2020, so we need you to start saving your coppers for The Mill now! There’s a collecting jar in the Village Store, or why not start saving your coins in a jam jar at home? We’ll let you know when and where to bring them nearer the time. Contact Julie Murray on 771712, email

Community Cookbook

If you’ve ever fancied getting your favourite recipe in print, village foodie Del Robertson is putting together a community cookbook to raise funds for The Mill.

He’s looking to cover a wide range of cuisines, from the simple and traditional to the more complex and exotic. Initially, Cottingham and Middleton villagers are invited to send up to five recipes for a donation of £1 for each recipe that’s used.

For more information, please contact Del on email