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Fresh and local at Bury St Eds this Sunday

This Sunday we are back in Bury St Edmund’s with our gorgeous monthly farmers market. We have a few Guest Producers joining us and we are delighted to welcome back our fantastic new veggie grower, Sunshine and Green, owned by Greg who sows, grows, weeds, cuts, harvests and packs everything on his 4 acre patch in Cavendish. Come along and meet him on The Traverse this Sunday where his stall will be filled with his harvest, cut on Saturday night and Sunday morning. Produce will include Runner Beans, Tomatoes, Little Gem Lettuce, Courgettes, Carrots, Purple Cauliflowers, Broccoli, Peppers, Chilli’s, Chard and New Potatoes. The market starts at 10am til 3pm on The Traverse, IP33 1BJ. Dogs are very welcome.

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We’re coming to the beach on Saturday!

We have teamed up with Beach Street Felixstowe once again to run a summer artisan market on Saturday 31st July.

The markets will bring together a range of local food & artisan producers as well as some crafters to offer a great shopping experience for visitors to the coast.

Beach Street Felixstowe newly opened this year with a number of pop food outlets and shops will provide the perfect backdrop ensuring every visitor will have a great range of things to do see and buy!

Enjoy some home-made pies from ComplEat or their range of East Anglian cheese, traditional pork cuts & sausages from Greenacres and there will be some real baked treats from Alex Artisan Bakery, the Essex Brownie Company and fudge from Woodland Bakery. Look out for jams and chutney from Jar Candi,  vegan honey and microgreens from Applewood Acres as well as salted herbs from the Fresh Herb Company. If that all makes you thirsty there are local craft ales from local favourite Old Felixstowe Brewery as well as Starwing Brewery, craft cider from Brooks & Conquest or something a little stronger from Sunfire Spirits! Fresh herbs and plants come from Vegelicious, olives oils from PG Oils and plenty of ice cream for the beach from Simply Ice Cream

There’s plenty of artisan crafts including Suffolk Peace Creations, local yarns and wools from Teacup Yarns, linen pinnies from Pinnielove as well as artwork and cards from Philly Art.  Recycled metal Jewellery comes from Alba plus leather gifts from Potash and well as eco products from Ladybirdstiches, Kiely’s candles as well as handprinted bags, clothes and cars from Charlotte and colourful fused glassware by Racing Tabby

Justine Paul, founder of Suffolk Market Events, stated: ‘It’s great to be back at Beach Street – we had an amazing response to the first market back in May so we are hoping for sunshine and plenty of visitors again to enjoy our second market in Felixstowe’

All the markets are free, very dog friendly and run from 10am – 3pm.

ENTRY IS FREE OF CHARGE.

SATURDAY 31ST JULY

10AM – 3PM

AT BEACH ST, MANNINGS, SEA ROAD, FELIXSTOWE, IP11 2DN

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Ipswich Vegan Market is back – Sunday 18th July

The popular stalls with be back including Gemma Doodle Donuts and her vegan burgers plus plenty of pastries from The Norwegian Bakers who have gained a massive following at the market. Yum Yum Tree return with their vegan fudge as does the Fairy Godmother with her vegan prepared meals. Ipswich Vegan stalwarts Hullabaloo will be there with their sourdoughs, and Coriander Kitchen will provide some spice with their samosas and paneers. There are olives and baklavas from Fine Foods and a range of olive oils from PG Oils. As always there will be plenty of fresh street food available including  Samu Kitchen’s mezze boxes, vegan paella from ComplEat and delicious dishes Khushee Street Food Curries.

Bagel and Beigel return with their tasty bagels with vegan cream cheese and Vette’s Veggie Van is back with their range of special street food. To quench that thirst there is a wonderful selection of craft ales from Old Felixstowe Brewery, ciders from Big Bear and lager from Beekeeper Beer.

There will plenty of excellent craft stalls including soaps from Bloomin Soap, art from Philly Artists, hand woven cushions from Peak and Pine and cork products from Malex. Plus don’t forget to bring your dogs and treat them to Herbipaws!

Over 25 stalls will be showcasing their food and drink on the Cornhill so a perfect place to stay local, get outdoor and shop in the fresh air.

Ipswich Vegan Market

The Cornhill

Ipswich

10am – 3pm

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English Spirit at Lavenham Farmers Market hits the headlines!

It was great to read in this week’s Guardian that our regular traders at Lavenham Farmers Market – English Spirit – was recognised for one of their unique liqueurs!

Annalisa Barbieri, chocolate correspondent at The Guardian, was delighted to taste the Chocolate Clementine Liqueur at the farmers market last week. Read the article here

English Spirit will be back at the market in Lavenham on Sunday 25th July so hopefully there may be a few bottles left then!?

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Bury St Edmunds Farmers Market named one of the best in UK

The access to local and fresh food has come under severe focus during the pandemic and limited supplies due to Brexit. We’re delighted that a national newspaper has highlighted our farmers market in Bury as one of the leading markets in the country, noting the high quality and range of produce as well as the close provenance of much of the traders.

Take a look at the article by clicking here – although be advised there may be a paywall.

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Local firm sponsors Sudbury Farmers Market

Sudbury Farmers’ Market has just got a big boost from local solicitors Steed and Steed as they have agreed to sponsor the market for another 12 months. It is so important for any thriving farmers market to have support from residents and businesses alike. Steed and Steed Solicitors is a wonderful local business and their support of and association with the market is an incredible boost for us. It is great to partner with a local company that sees the value in the support of a community event such as Sudbury Farmers Market bringing local artisan producers in front of their local customers. Karen Goulding, partner at Steed & Steed commented ‘ It is a great honour to be part of something so local to Sudbury. Steed & Steed has been an integral part of the local community for many years and understand the importance of events such as the Farmer’s Market to keep our community spirit strong and our town thriving. We look forward to meeting everyone again at the market.‘ This Friday you will find Steed and Steed inside St Peter’s Cultural Venue so please do come along and feel free to get any information that you may need on a whole variety of services that are available from their Sudbury office.

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Spoiler Alert!

New local growers are coming to our markets in Bury St Edmunds and Sudbury.

We’re delighted to be welcoming new traders who are both growing local fresh vegetables ready for our markets this summer. It’s great to be able to showcase local producers and have fresh produce in place for our customers. Shopping in the fresh air and shopping local!

Watch this space for news!

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Huge Farmers Market comes to Trinity Park

This Sunday sees the return of our popular farmers market at the Suffolk Showground at Trinity Park, just outside Ipswich.

It is the perfect day out with the family – lots of artisan local food and drink, a great range of crafts and makers plus stalls for your four legged friends. When you get hungry there is a great range of street food as well as delicious ice cream to cool down with.

Parking and entry all free.

Don’t take our word for it – check out the latest article from Charlotte Smith-Jarvis at the East Anglian Daily Times – click here to read the article

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Picnic time?

We are back in Lavenham again this Sunday with 35 fantastic stallholders and we are spreading out into the field again. Plus we are finally allowed to enjoy seeing friends and family so please feel free to bring a picnic rug and spend a bit of time relaxing, enjoying some great food and not feeling like you have to shop and go….at long last. See you on Sunday from 10am ’til 1.30pm outside Lavenham Village Hall and on Glebe Field.Dogs are very welcome and parking is free of charge. Sunshine is on order but not sure if it’ll deliver!

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Felixstowe Radio features Artisan Market

Listen to Justine Paul discussing the new Artisan Market with DJ Rob Dunger which is coming to Felixstowe on Saturday 8th May

Click this link to listen: https://www.robdunger.co.uk/blog/felixstowe-artisan-producers-market-justine-paul/