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Our two farmers markets at the end of May

On Sunday 26th May 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

After that we have Sudbury Farmers Market on Friday 31st May 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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A trio of great markets to end the week

Choose one, two or all three markets and fill your shopping bags with local produce and artisan treats this weekend starting with Sudbury Farmers Market on Friday.

Over twenty five stalls will run down Market Hill in the centre of Sudbury including meats, bread, fresh organic veg plus new stalls with dog treats, coffee beans, small batch spirits and a refill stall. This popular friendly markets starts at 9.30am.

Then on Saturday we’re back on the Piazza outside the Mercury Theatre from 10am for the Colchester Farmers Market with up to thirty stalls – that’s no April Fool’s joke! Regular stalls including local organise meat and veg, fresh fish, jams and chilli sauces plus fresh bagels with fillings for those hungry shoppers.

Finally on Sunday we finish with a bang as our first Ipswich Artisan market of the year arrives on The Cornhill in the heart of Ipswich. Great artisan stalls plus a variety of street food to keep everyone happy.

Friday -Sudbury Farmers Market – 9.30am – 2pm

Saturday – Colchester Farmers Market – 9.30am – 2pm

Sunday – Ipswich Artisan & Producers Market – 10am – 3pm

All free and all showcasing the best of local produce

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What a Christmas Market we had at Trinity Park last Saturday

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

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Don’t miss the final Colchester Farmers Market on December 3rd!

We’re outside The Mercury Theatre on Saturday for the last time this year with over 25 stalls.

The market will continue to include organic meat and vegetables from Lauriston Farm as well as an equally impressive range of sausages from Totham Bangers and we have Dukes Seafood with their fresh fish and shellfish plus fresh meat from local farm Colletts. Lovelands bring local honey and Country Preserves offers a range of jams and there will be apples and apple juice from Daymens Orchard and spices/chilli rubs from the Colne Valley Spice Company plus fresh bread & sourdoughs from Tensheds Bakehouse. Feeling hungry? There’s also freshly made bagels from Beats & Bagels.

Hoskyn’s Deli 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 and Essex Bakery! Local craft ales comes from Roughacre Brewery, local gin from the Only Way is Gin and we’re delighted to welcome back Bromley Brook Vineyard with their delicious local wine and the Sticky Pickle Company with their range of festive pickles. There’s some lovely craft stalls including candles from Wellness with Millie, hand block-printed cards, bags and lampshade from Charlotte plus creams and lotions from Thistle & Rose.

Over 25 artisan producers will be ready to welcome you.

All starts at 9.30am on the piazza outside The Mercury Theatre

Saturday 3rd December

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Treats for the bank holiday weekend

A double bill of farmers markets this weekend is sure to you offer you something special as we look forward to more sunny days ahead.

On Friday we start on Market Hill in Sudbury with another farmers market packed with local and fresh produce. Totham Bangers or Wigborough Meats can offer you great options for a BBQ – perhaps with a special herb rub from Colne Valley Spice Company? As always we have wonderful street food from Mena’s Indian Banquet and Beats & Bagels. There’s sweet treats from Alex’s Artisan Bakery, Woodlands Fudge or vegan pastries from The Norwegian Bakers. There’s jams and chutneys from the Jam Shed and honey from BeeHouse plus fresh breads and sourdoughs from Tensheds Bakehouse. Say hello to our new trader The Wood Turners Hut and look out for candles from Potterswick and homecrafts from Barbara!

The fun continues on Sunday at Lavenham with over 30 stalls of fresh local artisan produce including Compleat with their home made pies and range of regional cheeses. Colletts Farm has wonderful local meat as well as fresh jersey milk and delicious milkshakes. Sunshine & Green bring organic veg from their farm in Cavendish and Good to Go bring their range of Suffolk granolas. Coriander Kitchen offers tasty Indian street food and we have ice cream as well from Simply Ice Cream. For those with a sweeter tooth we have Smithington’s Bakery with their brownies and Baked for the Road with cakes & bakes plus indulgent chocolate from Woodrow. There’s a new baker in town -Biddles Bread with plenty of sourdoughs as well as apples from Daymens Orchard, cider from Brooks & Conquest and local ales from Roughacre. Look out for our craft stalls including soaps and candles as well as jewellery and handmade homeware.

Sudbury Farmers Market – Friday 26th August. 9.30am-2pm

Lavenham Farmers market – Sunday 28th August. 10am – 2pm

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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

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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!

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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

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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

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The best local producers at Trinity Park this month

Suffolk Farmers Market returns for the second time this year at the Cattlesheds, Trinity Park in collaboration with the Suffolk Agricultural Association and Suffolk Market Events.

You’ll find an amazing selection of local producers and makers from 10am until 2pm on Saturday October 16th.

What to look out for?

Sweet treats including Essex Bakery and their delicious brownies, and traybakes and cakes from Alex 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.

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 brilliant to have artisan baker Harvey & Co attending the market for the first time.

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

The Cheese and Pie man will tempting customers with plenty of varieties of cheese, olive oi & olives from PG Oils, great local brand Stokes Sauces plus the East Coast Chilli Company will have some hot and even hotter chilli sauces to try out.

Fancy a tipple  – then there a great 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

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. We’ll have a wonderful range of wooden crafts and accessories from the back of Comfy East’s horse trailer and Countryside Creations are bringing a range of chopping boards whilst Antipots have wire worked creature as well as bonsai trees. For some well-earned, self-indulgent treats don’t miss soap from Goat in a Soap, candles from The White Candle Company and Wildbury Company, cushions from the Shrop Shop and watercolour cards from Amy, Made with Love.

If you want to spoil your four-legged friends, then Hollibels have it all for you! Plus bird food from Hi Biz, herbs & plants from Veggelicous and fresh flowers from Emma Felgate.

And if all that is making you hungry, there will be Vietnamese Street Food from Zaap Zaap, vegan wraps and mezze from Samu Kitchen and 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.

Suffolk Farmers Market at Trinity Park – Safe and socially distanced market with the best of local Suffolk produce – from pork to brownies and cheeses to gin, 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 16th October 2021

10am – 2pm

Suffolk Farmers’ Market at Trinity Park, Ipswich

Free Admission & Free Parking and Dogs very welcome