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Our two farmers markets at the end of July

On Sunday 28th July our award winning farmers market at Lavenham returns with over 40 stalls including fresh organic vegetables, local meats, cheese, handmade pies, sausages, fresh fish, chocolate, fresh coffee beans, Indian street food, freshly made bagels, cider, craft beer, and fresh sourdoughs, cakes and brownies plus a range of arts and crafts.

Lavenham Village Hall, 10am – 1.30pm

Before that we have Sudbury Farmers Market on Friday 26th July on Market Hill in the centre of Sudbury. We will have our regular strong range of over 25 local traders including fresh fish, local meat and vegetables, fresh bread, donuts, cakes and bakes, cheese and pies as well as handmade crafts, soaps and candles.

Market Hill, Sudbury, 9.30am – 2pm

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Our artisan evening market this month in Colchester

Come along to our Summer Artisan Evening Market on Saturday 20th July on the piazza outside The Mercury Theatre. From 4pm we will have a great range of local produce, street food and crafts.

Look out for stalls selling freshly baked cakes, brownies and cookies from The Alabama Biscuit Company, The Essex Bakery and Crumbs Alive. There’s handmade pies and local cheeses from Hoskyn’s Deli plus jams and chutneys from Karen’s Kitchen, Ice Cream from Simply Ice Cream and Chunky chocolate comes from Temprd, fudge from Woodlands Bakeaway plus wine from Bromley Brook Vineyards as well as craft ale from Jack Rabbit Brewery and gins and spirits from Meadow Oak Distillery and kombucha from Scobys Ferments.

There’s great craft stalls selling a perfect selection of unique gifts including Amber & Lily candles, soaps from Evergreen, upcycled block print accessories from Charlotte, fresh flowers from Ardleigh, hand crafted chopping boards from Arubis and stunning jewellery from Sage & Seasalt and Andrew Wright.

Bring your dogs as we have special treats from Boos Bakery!

Make sure you bring an appetite as we have delicious Street Food including Neapolitan style pizzas from The Little Pizza Oven.

It all kicks off at 4-8pm on The Piazza, outside The Mercury Theatre

Saturday 20th July

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Our Farmers Market is back in Bury on Sunday !

So we’re back on The Traverse with over 40 local producers to give your Sunday an extra boast – just lots of lovely produce all freshly produced for you, sold by the person who made it.

Highlights include fresh organic veg from Sunshine & Green, woodland pork grass fed lamb pork from Meadow & Woodland Livestock, chilli jams and sauces from Chilli Freaks plus honey from Beehouse, fresh eggs from Haylock Farm and flowers from Fen Flora. Fresh and smoked fish from Bunnings and home made pies and local cheeses from Hoskyns, plus plenty of tasty street food on the day including steak baguettes from the Smokehouse and bagels from Bagel or Beigel.

Look out for lots of bakes and treats from Alex Artisan Bakery, Casey’s Cakes and Aunty Rees Cookies.

Check out our new stalls that have joined the market recently – Burntwood Vineyard with their delicious wines, Scoby’s Kombucha, Country Kitchen with their special scotch eggs and quiches, handmade pasta from Mulina and we welcome back Karen’s Kitchen.

Look out for soaps, candles, chopping boards and jewellery all locally hand crafted.

So come on Bury St Edmund’s, grab a bag and head into the centre of town on Sunday 14th July for a delicious Farmers Market extravaganza!

The Traverse, 10am – 3pm

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Colchester Farmers Market returns on the first Saturday in July

We are delighted to be back on The Piazza outside the Mercury Theatre this Saturday for our farmers market in Colchester.

Popular stalls include Mena’s range of samosa and paneers plus we’ve got beer from Colchester Brewery and local wines from Bromley Brook Vineyard and gin from Matopos. There’s meat and organic vegetables from Colletts Farm and Lauriston Farm plus sausages from Totham Bangers, honey from Lovelands, fresh fish and seafood from Duke’s Seafood, jams from Country Cottage Preserves, pickles and chutneys from Sticky Pickle Company and we welcome back Good to Go with their fresh granola as well as Mycotek with their range of mushrooms! Tensheds Bakehouse returns with fresh sourdoughs and breads as does regulars Hoskyn’s Deli with local cheeses and home made pies and those with a sweater tooth should look out for cakes and and bakes from Alex’s Artisan Bakery and brownies from Essex Bakery.

Fresh flowers return from Countryside Flowers plus dog treats from The Treat Box, jewellery from Sage & Seasalt, soaps & hand creams from Thistle and Rose and block print homeware from Charlotte.

We look forward to seeing you there

Saturday 6th July 9.30am – 2pm

Mercury Theatre, Colchester

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Sudbury Farmers Market is on Friday 28th June

Our monthly Farmers Market will be filling Market Hill on the last Friday of June so come and join us and fill up on well deserved hot stuffed bagels, pies, Essex sausages, Indian samosas, james & chutneys, local craft beers, cake, fudge, fresh baked bread and pastries plus plenty of fresh organic veg and a cup of fresh barista coffee!

We’ll be all set up from 9.30am down Market Hill and the market stays open until 2pm so it’s the perfect filling station with a wonderful line up of over 25 local artisan traders selling a whole range of products from the local area.

So it all starts on Market Hill, Sudbury on Friday 28th June from 9.30am.

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The Cornhill comes alive for the Ipswich Artisan Market on 30th June

The Cornhill welcomes back this popular artisan market on Sunday 30th June. This market always creates a real buzz in the historic centre of Ipswich as local artisan stalls will fill the area with sights and smells.

Since its inception in 2019 to galvanise the town centre and to celebrate the renewal of The Cornhill, the artisan market delivered by Suffolk Market Events in collaboration with Ipswich Borough Council continues to prove a popular date with residents and town centre visitors.

Now in its fifth year and originally set up as a farmers’ market, the event has evolved into a high-quality artisan market with up to 30 local traders offering a range of local produce, drink and street food as well as arts & crafts.

Justine Paul, owner of Suffolk Market Events; `Wow it feels a long time since we first came to the Cornhill with our banners and A boards back in 2019. Of course, since its start we had to adapt to Covid regulations as well as the challenges that all town centres have faced. However the market continues to be really popular and we love coming into the heart of the town to bring extra fun and vibrancy – there is something here for all the family and lots of delicious food to taste and special gifts to buy on the day’

There will be plenty of fresh street food to eat on the day including wood fired pizzas from Smokey Deez and New Orleans smoked meats Po’ Boys from the Nola Bayou Kitchen.

There is a great choice of pies from Hoskyn’s Deli & cheese from The Cheese & Pie Man, plus jams, pickles and chutneys from Bev’s Pantry, honey from Quinns Bees and freshly roasted nuts from Inspired Nuts!

There a fantastic mix of cakes stalls including vegan pastries from The Norwegian Bakers, delicious brownies from the Essex Bakery and a wonderful range of pastries, cakes and bakes from The Little Pig Bakery.

Wash it all down with some local gin from Meadow Oak Distillery plus a range of spirits from Stardust Spirits or even some Kombucha from Scoby’s Ferments

There will be local craft stalls including candles and diffusers from Hare Cottage, jewellery from Sage & Seasalt, home accessories from Maud & Vera, cards and prints from Robyn Graves Illustrations, handcrafted illustrations from the Squiggle Co, fresh flowers from Leanna Morris as well as kids clothes from Tuppence Street – plus bring your four legged friends as Boo Barking Bakery will have some special treats for them as well.

Up to thirty stalls will be filling the Cornhill so it’s a perfect way to stay local, buy local and enjoy the heart of the county town.

The Ipswich Artisan & Producers Market is on Sunday 30th June

Market runs form 10am – 3pm

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Our craft market returns to Clare in May

Here is a little taster of the gorgeous handmade treasures you’ll find at our Clare Craft Markets which returns on Saturday, May 11th. You’ll find a beautiful selection of over twenty stalls inside Clare Town Hall from 10am until 4pm including collages and cards from Artley Hare Designs, pressed flower art from Orange Hopper Arts, unique silver jewellery from Andrea Wright Designs, fused glass from Studio 50 Art, and upcyled furniture from The Vintage peony Store.

Our delicious Pop Up Cafe, run by Food by Jooley will be serving the very best light lunches and freshly baked buns and cakes and, as always, entry is totally free of charge and no ticket is required.

It’s the perfect day out with lots of beautiful handmade stalls in a really pretty setting so pop along this Saturday and enjoy a couple of hours immersing yourself in a world full of handmade loveliness!

Remember there is plenty of parking in Clare Country Park Car Park which is just a two minute walk away.

Entry is free of charge.

10am – 4pm

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Mauldons Brewery becomes a sponsor of Taste of East Anglia

Same great event with a new name and a brand new local sponsor!

Following the great success of the Taste of Sudbury last year, in its new home at Kentwell Hall in Long Melford. We are proud to unveil our new name Taste of East Anglia with plans are already well in place to ensure 2024 is even better.

`Supporting local producers and celebrating local food and drink has been the core focus of the festival for several years. It is important, and indicative of the success of the festival, that we have several local businesses supporting it and this year we are thrilled to announce that Mauldons Brewery will be one of main sponsors of the festival’ states Justine Paul who is part of the team at Suffolk Market Events that the runs the festival. `Mauldons is such a perfect fit for the Taste of East Anglia; they represent all the best values of our local food & drink sector which this festival will always want to showcase.’

Mauldons Brewery forms part of the Nedging Hall Estate, crafting award-winning real ales since 1795. Nedging Hall Estate is a family-owned country estate in Suffolk. The Estate comprises of The Bildeston Crown, Lindsey Rose, The Brewery Tap Sudbury and Nedging Hall.

Charlie Buckle of Nedging Hall Estate stated; Mauldons is Suffolk’s oldest brewery and we’re proud of its history and heritage in East Anglia. We are delighted to sponsor Taste of East Anglia and be part of an event that showcases the very best food and drink that the area has to offer.

The festival has always attracted all the family to attend. There is something for everyone this year. Over seventy stalls will be selling a wonderful selection of regional, artisan food and drink products as well as delicious Street Food, local Craft Ales and lager and plenty of fizz.

The popular main kitchen theatre will be running all day showcasing a range of Suffolk’s best chefs and bakers, there will be music from Bedford45 and free activities for children.

Tickets are just £6 for adults (18 years +)

Children go free (17 years and under)

10am – 5pm

15th June 2024

Dogs are welcome.

Tickets can be bought via the festival website – www.tasteofeastanglia.co.uk

FREE parking

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Wishing you all a very merry Christmas

and a happy New Year!

Many thanks for all your support over the year and we look forward to seeing you again in 2024.

Our first farmers markets in 2024 are:

Sudbury Farmers Market on Friday 26th January

Lavenham Farmers Market on Sunday 28th January

See you there!

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We’re back at The Cattle Sheds on Saturday!

We are back in The Cattle Sheds at Trinity Park on Saturday 9th December for our gorgeous Christmas Farmers Market and it is looking delicious! Over fifty producers and makers will be filling this fantastic venue including brewers, butchers, bakers, pie makers, gin distillers, sewers, artists and candle makers. We’ve even got top notch, handmade dog treats for your four legged friends and there’s no chance of us humans getting hungry with a choice of amazing street food. And, as if it couldn’t get any better – it’s totally free of charge to enter and to park. Happy days.

Watch out for more details on the who’s going to be there.

The Cattle Sheds, Trinity Park (Suffolk Show Ground)

Saturday 9th December

10am – 2pm

Free entry and parking.