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See you in Sudbury on Friday

Our gorgeous Farmers Market is back on Market Hill in Sudbury this Friday with a truly delicious line up of food and drink and a small number of very beautiful hand made non food stalls too. The market starts at 9.30am and runs until 2pm with stalls including fresh, locally grown veggies from Sunshine and Green, tasty samosas from Mena’s Indian Street Food, a wonderful range of locally reared meat and Sutton Hoo Chicken from Wigborough Meats freshly baked breads and sourdoughs from Tensheds Bakehouse, gorgeous gooey cakes from Alex’s Artisan Bakery and a stunning selection of vegan pastries from The Norwegian Bakers. The Jam Shed will be with us with jams and chutneys and you can grab your Friday Night tipple from Roughacre Brewery.

See you on Market Hill on Friday, from 9.30am.

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Lavenham Farmers Market back on Sunday!

Our very popular farmers market returns this month at our usual spot outside Lavenham Village Hall and on the adjoining field – the perfect spot on a sunny Sunday!

Special new trader Pizza Reggia arrives with delicious fresh pizza inspired by their hometown of Naples! Fresh sausages return from Totham Bangers as well as homemade pies and regional cheese by Compleat and Fresh & Wild bring fresh and smoked fish. There’s apple juice , cider and craft ales, something a little stronger from English Distillery plus a wonderful selection of herbs and spices from The Suffolk Spice Company. The Jam Shed has jams and chutneys, fresh flowers from Countryside Flowers and honey comes from Beehouse. Traybakes and scones are provided by Casey’s Cakes, brownies by The Essex Bakery and vegan pastries from The Norwegian Baker. Look out for our chocolate trader Wood Row Chocolates. Sunshine & Green has fresh veg from Cavendish and Sunday Charcuterie has a delicious range of cured meats. Plus we’re delighted to welcome back Woosters with their artisan breads and sourdoughs.

Look out for some wonderful bespoke jewellery from The Suffolk Silver Spoon Company, pottery from Blue Fusion plus candles and melts from the White Candle Company.

10am -1.30pm outside Lavenham Village Hall

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Taste of Sudbury – what a day!

Its been a long and sometimes frustrating wait but when it finally arrived we had a wonderful day.

Many thanks to all of you who attended – I hope you enjoyed the day as much as us – we received some amazing feedback!

The kitchen marquee was packed all day so we guess you all enjoyed the great line up of chefs, bakers and butchers and all our local artisan producers said they received great feedback from all the visitors.

Look out for all the pictures and updates on the Taste of Sudbury festival website coming next week

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There’s plenty to keep the kids happy at Taste of Sudbury – and they go free!

There’s something for all the family.

The festival has always attracted all the family to attend and there is something for everyone this Saturday. As well as all the street food and drinks (including those for kids) plus ice creams, we have also arranged for Hollow Trees to bring a little part of their farm trail so children will be encouraged to learn about local agriculture and meet some farm animals. Greenacres Farm are bringing their piglets as well!

Plus let those kids get their hands dirty with free pottery sessions with Kiln Cottage Pottery – there will be clay activities all day in their gazebo.

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Great chef demos at Taste of Sudbury

This festival is all about celebrating everything that is great about local food and drink and that applies to our kitchen demos as well.

On Saturday we have a wonderful mix of local chefs, bakers and butchers on the stage.

We kick off with Will & Simon Wooster – father and son team behind Woosters Bakery with tips on home baking. Head butcher at Hollow Trees Anthony Gellard will give us some great tips on preparing lamb whilst Greg Strolenberg, owner of Lavenham Butchers, will show us his skills in dealing with muntjac.

Look out for cooking demos from Jon Jackaman from Ice Kitchen who will also be compering the day, plus Alan Paton and his amazing pork dishes. Greig Young from Northgate gives us something sweeter whilst Sam Sturmer from The Brewers Arms in Rattlesden is showcasing lamb. Lee Cooper from The Bedford Lodge shows up his platinum jubilee salmon dish with hints of Gin & Tonic – wow!

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Back to Bury – this Sunday

Looking forward to seeing you at Bury St Edmunds where we will have excellent line up of local artisan producers.

As always we will have great street food including Bagel & Beigel and Burger Jam plus Mena’s samosas and Gemma’s TFI Vegan Burgers. Local veg is provided by Sunshine & Green, local meat from Colletts Farm and fish from The Norfolk Smokehouse. There’s plenty of honey options from Beehouse Honey and jams/chutneys from Karen’s Kitchen plus local favourites Woosters are there with their breads, sourdoughs and pastries. Local brewery Artefact bring their craft ales, Brooks & Conquest bring their ciders and we have craft gin from the Heart of Suffolk plus a range of options from The English Spirit Distillery.

This month Tarbins Bakes & Cakes return with a range of diary and gluten free plus our regular favourite Norwegian Bakery and their vegan pastries. Treat yourself with some indulgent sweet options with Yum Yum Tree Fudge or some brownies from Alex’s Artisan Bakery.

Plus look out for some local crafts including The White Candle Company and Goat in a Soap plus your four legged friends will be very well looked after by Sniffe & Likkit.

Sunday 12th June. 10am – 3pm

The Traverse

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Head to the beach at Felixstowe on Saturday

It’s great to be back on the Suffolk Coast this weekend as we bring our June Artisan and Producer Market to Beach Street at Mannings Amusements on the seafront.

We’ve got real treats from stalls like Alex Artisan Bakery with cakes and traybakes, brownies from the Essex Brownie Company plus new and for the first time – freshly baked sourdoughs and breads from Biddle Breads.

Look out for delicious homemade pies and regional cheeses from Compleat, jams and chutneys come from The Pickled Jar Company and Jar candi, olives and oils from PG Oils and Bagel & Beigel are bringing their range of hot or cold bagels. There’s plenty to drink with local craft beer from The Old Felixstowe Brewery, Brooks & Conquest bring their range of award-wining ciders plus spirits and liquors from Sunfire Spirits and The English Distillery.

There’s some great craft stalls including Suffolk Peace Creations, P& L Gems, Suffolk Style and pottery from Blue Fusion Pottery.

Don’t forget to bring your dogs as Sniffe & Likkit has some real treats for them as well!

It all kicks of at 10am till 3pm at Beach Street – see you there.

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Remember Colchester Farmers Market returns on Friday 10th June

We’re a week later than usual for a very good reason – the Platinum Jubilee.

So remember to put Friday 10th June in your diary and come down to the farmers market on the piazza outside the Mercury Theatre

The market will include fresh organic meat and vegetables from Lauriston Farm as well as an equally impressive range of meat from Wigborough Meats plus Totham Bangers with their local sausages and scotch eggs. BeeHouse Honey bring local honey and Karen’s Kitchen offers a range of jams and pickles. There will be vegan pastries from the Norwegian Bakers and spices/chilli rubs from the Colne Valley Spice Company plus freshly baked breads and sourdoughs from Tensheds Bakehouse.

Compleat will bring their popular home-made pies and selection of regional cheeses, and there is a great offer for those with a sweet tooth including Alex Artisan Bakery, Essex Brownie Company plus Temprd chocolates. Plus there are flowers from Countryside Flowers and local gin form Matopos.

Over 20 artisan producers will be ready to welcome you.

All starts at 10am on the piazza outside The Mercury Theatre

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Taste of Sudbury 2022 – Why Melford Hall

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

This year we have had to move the festival to Melford Hall – please click here to read the reasons why

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BBC Radio 4 comes to Suffolk

Listen to Justine and Jo Henderson, one of our long standing farmers market traders, as they are interviewed by BBC Radio 4 `On Your Farm’ to discuss traditional pig farming and the role of farmers markets in supporting the sustainability of local produce for local communities.

Click this link to here the full interview