Taste of Sudbury 2022 – tickets now released

The Taste of Sudbury Food & Drink Festival is a fantastic one day event celebrating the very best food & drink we have in this region!

Come along and enjoy over sixty amazing food and drink stalls all set outside in the gorgeous paddocks against the stunning back drop of Melford Hall.

The selection of stalls will be a feast for the senses and the Street Food on offer will have your mouth watering! We’ll also have a selections of bars selling local Craft Ales, Suffolk Lager and lots of fizz!

The Kitchen Theatre area will feature some of Suffolk’s very best chefs , bakers and butchers taking to the stage to create delicious dishes and show off amazing butchery skills – we’ll even let you taste their wonderful creations!

So come along and enjoy a day, relaxing in one of Suffolk’s most stunning settings and soaking up the smells, sights of tastes of our region’s very finest producers and chefs.

Entry is £5 for adults (over 18 years of age). Parking is free of charge.

Well behaved dogs, on a lead are very welcome.

Please note there will be a limited number of tickets available on the day and we would strongly suggest that you book your ticket in advance.

Click here to buy tickets


First markets in 2022

Never too early to put those dates in your diary! As you are coming out of your festive period – here are a couple of dates to lift the spirits in January.

Lavenham Farmers Market, our award winning market, starts the year on Sunday 23rd January at the Village Hall.

Next up is Sudbury Farmers Market on Friday 28th January with a great range of stalls running down Market Hill.

Can’t wait to see you there!


Happy Christmas and New Year to you all!

Well – what a year! but we’ve made it through with the wonderful support of all our traders and customers!

No doubt there will be some more challenges ahead in 2022 but I think we have shown that high quality local markets can bring much hope and joy to many communities and ensure they have access to good quality local food and drink.

Next year we continue with our well supported monthly farmers markets and look out for Colchester Farmers Market which is re-starting at the Mercury Theatre in February as well as our new artisan markets in Ipswich.

Plus a special mention and date in the diary for you – Taste of Sudbury Food & Drink Festival – Sat 18th June 2022 at Melford Hall.

Have a wonderful X-mas and new year and see you all in 2022


Don’t forget Sudbury & Lavenham Farmers Market are this week

We always schedule the final festive farmers market in Sudbury and Lavenham a week early so you can still get your festive supplies before the Christmas period starts.

This Friday our farmers market will be back n Sudbury running down Market Hill with over 25 local artisan stalls including local meats, cheeses, jams and honeys plus fresh vegetables. Plus local craft brewers Roughacre with their local ales and English Distillery with some festive tipples.

On Sunday we finish the year at Lavenham and we aim to finish on a high with over 30 stalls including all your favourite local artisan producers and several craft stalls to tempt you with some final festive gifts. Plenty of hot drinks and treats for the dogs so bring all the family.

This Friday 17th December – Sudbury Farmers Market, Market Hill. 9.30am-2pm

This Sunday 19th December – Lavenham Farmers Market, Lavenham Village Hall. 10am – 1.30pm


Final farmers market of the year in Bury this Sunday

We are back in Bury St Edmund’s this Sunday, December 12th, for the last Farmers Market in Bury until February! Come along and enjoy shopping with all your favourites from 10am until 3pm. Please note the council are running a market in town this Sunday so parking on the Buttermarket and Cornhill are closed.

Probably best to park in The Arc and walk down. The farmers market is in the usual location on The Traverse and will stretch from Croasdales Chemist to The Nutshell Pub. See you on Sunday. x


Festive Farmers Market this Saturday

Suffolk Farmers Market returns for the final time this year at the Cattlesheds, Trinity Park with a special festive theme – You’ll find an amazing selection of local producers and makers from 10am until 2pm on Saturday 11th December.

What to look out for?

Sweet treats including Essex Bakery and their delicious brownies, and traybakes and cakes from Alex’s Artisan Bakery plus the ever-popular Norwegian Bakers with their vegan swirls and pastries and Award-winning fudge from Yum Yum Tree with their huge range of flavours or something a little quirkier from Woodlands Bakery. Those with a big appetite or more mouths to feed may like whole cakes from Frosty & Ray or Clarkes Cakes!

Colletts Farm will be selling their local beef, lamb and dairy products, Greenacres will showcase their traditional cuts of pork and there is delicious charcuterie from Dingley Dell plus scrumptious pies from farmers market regular Compleat.

The Cheese and Pie man will be tempting customers with plenty of varieties of cheese, plus olive oil & olives from PG Oils, great local brand Stokes Sauces, local Suffolk honey from Lovelands Honey plus the East Coast Chilli Company will have some hot and even hotter chilli sauces to try out or Mad Mike’s chilli jams may tempt you too!

Fancy a tipple  – then there a fantastic range of small batch spirits from Sunrise Spirits, handcrafted gin from Matopos plus cider from the Big Bear Company & local craft ale from Old Felixstowe Brewery and Starwing Brewery plus Ipswich Town FC themed beers from Awaydays, canned  cocktails from Niche Cocktails and their range of natural wines from Saltpeter Wines.

Artisan producers Good to Go bring their range of granolas and the Fresh Salt Herb Company with their truly unique range of products plus Harvey & Co bring their very popular fresh sourdoughs and focaccia.

There must be a special mention for local vegan proprietors Hullabaloo who are bringing their special chai and dips as well as newcomers Pure Kombucha with their range of Kombuchas and Le Digestif with delicious homemade kimchi. Hill Farm Oils bring their local oils and mayos and Tuddys have their new range of beef jerky treats.

There are lots of crafters and makers. Painted pebbles from Pebble Hut ; original art and greeting cards from Philly Art plus block printed cards, wrapping paper and lampshades from Charlotte Harwood. Countryside Creations are bringing a range of chopping boards whilst Artipots have wire worked creature as well as bonsai trees plus Japanese kitchen knives from Kin Knives. For some well-earned, self-indulgent treats don’t miss unique clothing from F!ne Apparel, candles from The White Candle Company and Wildbury Company, goats milk soaps from Goat in a Soap, or cushions & accessories from Suffolk Style and fused glass from Little Lime Design Company.

If you want to spoil your four-legged friends, then Hollibels have it all for you! Plus bird food from Hi Biz, Christmas wreath and flowers from Countryside Flower or dried collections from Plants in Equilibrium

Plus there is plenty of onsite refreshment to keep your shopping habits fed – with  locally made bacon baps & burgers from BurgerJam, pizza from Bay Tree Pizza, plus really good coffee (hot and iced), tea and Hot Chocolate from the Coffee Station and Crumb & Brew to help you wash down the Churros from Tuk-In Cantina. Look out for Bagel or Biegel with their handmade bagels esp the Salt beef Reuben – they are a firm favourite at the monthly Ipswich Farmers Market plus delicious creamy ice cream and sorbets from Simply Ice Cream.

Suffolk Farmers Market at Trinity Park – the best of local Suffolk produce – a great festive market to stock up on lots of goodies for the Christmas period. This market is a superb showcase for all that is great about our local food & drink – enjoy safe and local shopping at it’s very best.

Saturday 11th December 2021

10am – 2pm

Suffolk Farmers’ Market at Trinity Park, Ipswich

Free Admission & Free Parking

Dogs very welcome


We’re back in Colchester on Friday!

We’re so excited to be bringing back our farmers market to Colchester!

After what seems an age (nearly 2 years due to Covid) we are finally ready to re-start the popular Colchester Farmers Market. As we say a fond farewell to our old home at the Arts Centre, we say a great big festive hello to our new home around the corner on the Piazza at The Mercury Theatre!

This Friday the fabulous piazza will be filled with up to 25 local artisan producers with fresh food and drink plus a few crafts stalls to tempt you.

Regulars to the market will be pleased to see Wigborough Meats back with their range of local produce as well as Lauriston Farm and their organic veg. Totham Bangers return with sausages and look out for Compleat and their homemade pies and local cheeses. Indigo brings her Japanese inspired jams and Beehouse Honey returns with local honey. There are chilli jams from Mad Mike and spices from the Suffolk Spice Company plus local orchard Daymens Hill have fresh juice and apples. Granola is delivered by Good to Go as is fresh breads from Tensheds Bakery as well as Essex produced kombucha from Pure Kombucha. There’s traybakes and cakes from Alex Artisan Bakery and brownies from the Essex Brownie Company and if that gives you a thirst we have craft cider from Big Bear, craft ale from Roughacre, natural wines from Saltpeter Wines and gin from Colchester based Matopos. Festive wreaths and flowers come from Countryside Flowers and candles from the White Candle Company and their is local art from Philly Art and bespoke jewellery from the Silver Spoon Jewellery.

All the excitement starts at 9.30am and runs till 1pm. There is is plenty to keep everyone full of festive spirit not to mention the cafe in the theatre who may treat us to a special farmers market breakfast?

Piazza at The Mercury Theatre

Friday 3rd December



Christmas tastes in Ipswich

It’s a very festive farmers market on The Cornhill in Ipswich this Sunday.

The town centre is twinkling with Christmas decorations and 25 farmers market stalls are going to add to the colour of the Cornhill plus we’ve got carol singers as well!

The festive spirit is lifted by Big Bear and their craft cider as well as some hot mulled cider or perhaps a craft beer might be more up your street from locals Old Felixstowe Brewery or chai from our friends in Ipswich based Hullabaloo or kombucha from Pure Kombucha.

There will be plenty of local artisan food as always with Alex Artisan Bakery, fudge from Yum Yum Tree plus breads and sourdoughs from Harvey & Co. Compleat will have their range of homemade pies and local cheeses plus Norwegian Bakers and their vegan pastries. Mena will have hot Indian street food or if you like something cooler try flavours and sorbets from Simply Ice Cream! The Jam Shed is back with jams and chutneys as it the East Coast Chilli Company with their hot sauces plus PG Oils with oils and olives.

Look out for Greenacres with their local pork or Gemma with her vegan burgers and donuts – everyone is catered for at our festive market this Sunday!

10am – 2pm on The Cornhill in the heart of Ipswich.


Shop & celebrate with us at Lavenham on Sunday

Perhaps winter is beginning to take a grip of the weather but there is plenty to warm the heart on Sunday at Lavenham Farmers Market.

As always we have nearly 40 artisan stalls to keep you stocked for the coming weeks as well as a few extra treats for the festive period. Plus we are being judged in the FRA Awards for the Best Farmers Market so its a big one!

Fresh meat and game is provided by Colletts Farm and Bay Tree Farm as well as fresh vegetables from Sunshine and Green. Fresh & Wild bring their fish from the Essex coast and sausages from Totham Bangers. If you need some extra seasoning or spices we have Suffolk Spice Company as well as the Fresh Herb Salt Company. Fresh bread, as always, is delivered by Tensheds Bakery as well as homemade pies and local cheeses from Compleat. There is local apple juice from Daymens Orchard or Kombucha from Pure Kombucha, sauerkraut and kimchi from Le Digestif plus granola from Good to Go. Oils and vinegars come from Hill Farm Oils and Yaffle House plus honey and jams from The Jam Shed and BeeHouse Honey. Those with a sweeter tooth should look out for Norwegian Bakers, Casey’s Cakes, Yum Yum Tree Fudge or chocolates from Tempered Peach. Wash it all down with cider from Brooks & Conquest, festive gins from English Distillery or craft ale from Rougacre Brewery or with some fresh hot coffee from the Coffee Station.

Don’t forget to bring your dogs as Hollibels always has a special treat for them!

Make it a day or just a morning in Lavenham this Sunday.


Don’t forget its Sudbury this Friday

Make sure you’ve updated your calendars as Sudbury Farmers Market is this Friday starting at the usual time of 9.30am

There’s a great line up of nearly 30 local artisan traders tempting you with a wonderful range of fresh produce. As always we have Mena and her popular Indian Street food plus we have fresh pizza from Pizza on the Green – in their new horsebox. Local meat from Wigborough Meats and local veg from The Essex Allotment plus jams & chutneys from The Jam Shed. Alex Artisan Bakery from Great Waldringfield treats us to his cakes and traybakes as does Sudbury resident Ai from Ingido with her Japanese inspired cakes. Compleat bring their range of homemade pies as well as regional cheeses and ever popular Tensheds Bakehouse has his usual range of fresh breads and sourdoughs. Chilli sauces come from the East Coast Chilli Company and there’s Hill Farm with oils and mayos. Norwegian Bakers are back with their vegan pastries as is The Suffolk Spice Company plus is it too early to talk about Christmas? Surely not, and there are great craft stalls with x-mas gifts including Comfy Be and Making by Mike.

See you on Market Hill this Friday!