Let’s get festive, let’s get local and be sure to find some joy!
The festive Suffolk Farmers Market returned to the Cattle Sheds, Trinity Park last Saturday 10th December.
Even bigger and better – this year the market stretched to over 60 local artisan traders, makers and crafters plus a wonderful selection of street food that kept everyone happy!
Plus new for this year there were Christmas trees!
Who was there?
Clark and Sons of Long Melford selling Suffolk beef, lamb, pork as well as fresh game plus farmers market favourites, Hoskyn’s Deli, will have their wonderful selection of homemade pies and range of regional cheeses as will The Cheese & Pie Man with their waxed cheeses and a few extra pasties thrown in! Vegan options come from Chestnut & Rose with their popular `cheese’ straws and sausage rolls.
Essex Bakery and their luxury brownies and Norwegian Bakers with their vegan swirls and pastries plus cakes from Baked by Humphries and delicious traybakes from Alex’s Artisan Bakery. Unique varieties of fudge come from Woodlands and look out for Woosters Bakery with breads, sourdough and pastries.
There is Pumpkin oils from Frinton Farm Partners plus olive oil from PG Oils, great products from local brand Stokes Sauces plus East Coast Chilli Company will have some hot and even hotter chilli sauces plus make sure you check local Ipswich based Choose Spice and their range of Sri Lankan sauces or Bonnie Yau’s oriental sauces. Jams and chutneys come from Country Cottage Preserves, Bev’s Pantry and Jar Candi, local honey from Lovelands, mushroom growing kits from MyShroom.com and try out Temprd Chocolate who come with a tasty range of chocolate bars.
Feeling thirsty? Then there a fantastic range of small batch gins and blackberry vodka from Sunrise Spirits, festive vodkas and rums from the English Distillery, canned cocktails from Niche Cocktails, gins from The Only Way is Gin & local craft ale from Old Felixstowe Brewery and the award-winning Artefact Brewery and new to the market this Christmas – Suffolk Village Ciders.
There are lots of crafters and makers; original art and greeting cards Suffolk Peace Creations and Pebble Art, jewellery from Seascape Jewellery; tableware from Country Creations and cushions from the Shrop Shop. For some well-earned, self-indulgent treats don’t miss soap from Guilt Free Soapery, skincare from Apothokelly, candles from Boho & Rose and The White Candle Company plus a range of natural dried flowers from Floral in Equilibrium, fused glass and home accessories from the Little Lime Design Company and ceramics from South View Farm.
Don’t forget to bring your four-legged friends as we have a special area with products and treats for them from Sniffe & Likkit and the Treat Box.
Hungry? There’s a brilliant range of street food to keep you going all day whilst you are wandering around the Cattle Sheds including locally made bacon baps & burgers from BurgerJam, wood fired pizza from Reggia Pizza, Indian street food from TikkaTonic, loaded fries and churros from Tuk Tuk Cantina and bagels from Bagel or Beigel plus really good coffee from the Coffee Station and Crumb & Brew.
Justine Paul, owner and founder of Suffolk Market Events stated: The Christmas Suffolk Farmers Market at Trinity Park is just a market full of joy. It is like a culmination of the year with all our favourite producers from all our markets in Suffolk under one roof at the Cattle Sheds. Feast on all the local produce as well some amazing local crafts and arts – it really sets off the Christmas spirit for me – I know Christmas has truly started when we have this market and I know how popular it has become – plus we’ve got Christmas trees this year for the first time which is just perfect!
Saturday 10th December 2022
10am – 2pm
Suffolk Farmers’ Market at Trinity Park, Ipswich
Free Admission & Free Parking
Dogs very welcome