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The Cornhill comes alive for the Ipswich Artisan Market on 30th June

The Cornhill welcomes back this popular artisan market on Sunday 30th June. This market always creates a real buzz in the historic centre of Ipswich as local artisan stalls will fill the area with sights and smells.

Since its inception in 2019 to galvanise the town centre and to celebrate the renewal of The Cornhill, the artisan market delivered by Suffolk Market Events in collaboration with Ipswich Borough Council continues to prove a popular date with residents and town centre visitors.

Now in its fifth year and originally set up as a farmers’ market, the event has evolved into a high-quality artisan market with up to 30 local traders offering a range of local produce, drink and street food as well as arts & crafts.

Justine Paul, owner of Suffolk Market Events; `Wow it feels a long time since we first came to the Cornhill with our banners and A boards back in 2019. Of course, since its start we had to adapt to Covid regulations as well as the challenges that all town centres have faced. However the market continues to be really popular and we love coming into the heart of the town to bring extra fun and vibrancy – there is something here for all the family and lots of delicious food to taste and special gifts to buy on the day’

There will be plenty of fresh street food to eat on the day including wood fired pizzas from Smokey Deez and New Orleans smoked meats Po’ Boys from the Nola Bayou Kitchen.

There is a great choice of pies from Hoskyn’s Deli & cheese from The Cheese & Pie Man, plus jams, pickles and chutneys from Bev’s Pantry, honey from Quinns Bees and freshly roasted nuts from Inspired Nuts!

There a fantastic mix of cakes stalls including vegan pastries from The Norwegian Bakers, delicious brownies from the Essex Bakery and a wonderful range of pastries, cakes and bakes from The Little Pig Bakery.

Wash it all down with some local gin from Meadow Oak Distillery plus a range of spirits from Stardust Spirits or even some Kombucha from Scoby’s Ferments

There will be local craft stalls including candles and diffusers from Hare Cottage, jewellery from Sage & Seasalt, home accessories from Maud & Vera, cards and prints from Robyn Graves Illustrations, handcrafted illustrations from the Squiggle Co, fresh flowers from Leanna Morris as well as kids clothes from Tuppence Street – plus bring your four legged friends as Boo Barking Bakery will have some special treats for them as well.

Up to thirty stalls will be filling the Cornhill so it’s a perfect way to stay local, buy local and enjoy the heart of the county town.

The Ipswich Artisan & Producers Market is on Sunday 30th June

Market runs form 10am – 3pm

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Our Artisan Market returns to the heart of Ipswich this Sunday

This Sunday on the Cornhill – the town centre comes alive with the taste and smells of the second Ipswich Artisan & Producers Market

It’s going to be a busy day in Ipswich with not only our market but also Ipswich Music Day at Christchurch plus the Big Hoot Trail across the whole of the town.

There will be plenty of fresh street food to eat on the day including Indian street food from Tikkatonic or a range of steak baguettes, pork belly buns and lamb koftas from The Smokebox and great asian food from The Real Thai. There is a great choice of pies & cheese from Compleat and The Cheese & Pie Man, plus jams & chutneys from The Jam Shed, plus plenty of vegan pastries from The Norwegian Bakers plus cakes and bakes from Alex’s Artisan Bakery and delicious brownies from the Essex Bakery and wash it all down with some local ale from Artefact Brewery

Over twenty stalls will be filling the Cornhill so it’s a perfect way to stay local, get outdoors and shop in the fresh air in the heart of the county town.

The Ipswich Artisan & Producers Market is on Sunday July 3rd on The Cornhill.

Market runs form 10am – 3pm

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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.

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Two new artisan producers join the market this Sunday on The Cornhill.

The county town sees the return of its monthly farmers market on Sunday and there are two new exciting additions to this thriving market. So with the message that transport concerns may disrupt the supply chain, it is great to know that the great local fresh food will be readily available at the farmer’s market.

New Artisan baker Harvey & Co are joining the farmers market on the Cornhill, travelling down from their base up the road in Woodbridge. “I am passionate about bringing real naturally leavened breads to local people so being part of the farmers market makes perfect sense to me’ stated founder Harvey Allen.

Harvey & Co will be bringing a selection of white and brown sourdough, French style baguettes and more ‘traditional’ tin loaves. The Harvey & Co sourdough is made entirely from natural and organic ingredients sourced from the very best farmers and millers East Anglia has to offer. Grown in Halesworth and milled less than 6 miles at the Historic Woodbridge Tide Mill – Harvey’s choice of flour is all about supporting the local farming and baking industries – whilst never compromising the quality of the end product. One of the original `founding fathers’ of the farmers market, Poppies Care Farm is now focussing on their work at the farm but we are delighted that joining the market from this week is Alex Horne’s Essex Allotment which is a four-season market garden producing the highest quality produce through intensive, small-scale farming. `Alex’s aim is to make organic, local, sustainable produce readily available to everyone in his local area and we are absolutely delighted to be welcoming him to Ipswich’ stated Justine Paul founder of Suffolk Market Events which runs the farmers market. All the produce is organic and therefore totally free from any chemicals and pesticides and this Sunday you will find a great range of seasonal produce including courgettes, lettuces, tomatoes, carrots, chillis, green beans, beetroot, fresh herbs and much more

The Ipswich Farmers’ Market will be back on the Cornhill on Sunday 3rd October 2021 from 10am – 2pm

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Piglet Heaven!

Yesterday I spent the morning doing one of my favourite things and something that I barely get time to do these days. I spent a couple of hours visiting one of our fantastic producers on their farm and meeting their amazing pigs (and anyone who knows me, knows how much I love a piglet!)

Running a small business has so many huge benefits but as that business grows,and you spin more and more plates, you often find that the things you loved, which sit at the ❤ of your business, never get your time anymore. And so this morning was one of the best mornings I have had for ages. Greenacres Smallholding is owned and run by Jo Henderson. She started trading with Suffolk Market Events in 2018 when she first attended her first ever market at Sudbury Farmers Market. Her passion shone through from the moment I met her. Her determination to encourage people to return to eating good old fashioned cuts of pork, including the offal and trotters, has never waivered and her customer base has grown constantly as a result. Spending time meeting her gorgeous pigs was special.

Come and meet Jo this Sunday at Ipswich Farmers Market where she trades every month with us outside on The Cornhill, IP1 1DH. The market starts at 10am til 2pm and features over 20 of the very best local producers.

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Piglet Heaven!

Today I spent the morning doing one of my favourite things and something that I barely get time to do these days. I spent a couple of hours visiting one of our fantastic producers on their farm and meeting their amazing pigs (and anyone who knows me, knows how much I love a piglet!) Running a small business has so many huge benefits but as that business grows,and you spin more and more plates, you often find that the things you loved, which sit at the ❤ of your business, never get your time anymore. And so this morning was one of the best mornings I have had for ages. Greenacres Smallholding is owned and run by Jo Henderson. She started trading with Suffolk Market Events in 2018 when she first attended her first ever market at Sudbury Farmers Market. Her passion shone through from the moment I met her. Her determination to encourage people to return to eating good old fashioned cuts of pork, including the offal and trotters, has never waivered and her customer base has grown constantly as a result. Spending time meeting her gorgeous pigs was special.

Come and meet Jo at Ipswich Farmers Market where she trades every month with us (first Sunday) outside on The Cornhill, IP1 1DH. The market starts at 10am til 2pm and features over 20 of the very best local producers.

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Poppies Care Farm joins the Ipswich Farmers Market!

An Ipswich community care farm which provides skills and opportunities for people with learning difficulties has signed up to be part of the new monthly farmers market on the Cornhill.

Poppies Care Farm, established in 2014 by Liz Marley and husband Lee Smith are going to be using the market to sell their seasonal products which they hope will bring in extra revenue to invest in their community farm.

“Look out for Poppies Care Farm who are bringing fresh fruit and veg from the farm, eggs, honey plus farm-made preserves and other goodies! – it is incredibly exciting.”

says Liz Marley

Justine Paul, founder of Suffolk Market Events who are running the market stated:

“It is such a perfect story and such a perfect fit for our market in Ipswich – great locally produced food which is literally grown a couple of miles away and with such a fantastic culture of care and compassion at the farm – we are so pleased to be partnering with Poppies Care Farm.”

The Farmers’ Market will launch on the Cornhill on Sunday 7th April 2019 and run every first Sunday in the month from 10am – 2pm