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Lavenham Farmers Market on Sunday

What a gorgeous portrayal of Lavenham Farmers Market and a wonderful insight into the lives of Sophie and Tim at Colletts Farm and Greg at Sunshine and Green on BBC’s The Farmers Country Showdown

So very proud to see our award winning Farmers Market on national TV. Rescued from closure in 2008 and crowned Best Farmers Market in the UK in 2022 – what a journey!

See you on Sunday for the first market of the year and catch up now on BBC IPlayer , even if it’s just to remind yourself of what a gorgeous hot summer we all had!!

Lavenham Village Hall

10am – 1.30pm

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Lavenham Farmers Market back on Sunday

We look forward to welcoming you back to our award winning farmers market.

Over 35 local artisan stalls will be outside Lavenham Village Hall with a range of produce from the area. Sunshine & Green bring their organic vegetables and Colletts Farm with fresh local meat and milk. Popular regulars Hoskyn’s offer a wide range of homemade pies plus regional cheeses and Biddles Breads will bring their breads and pastries. There are jams and chutneys from The Jam Shed, honey from Beehouse plus Indian street food from Mena. Look out for sweet treats from Casey Cakes and the Essex Bakery plus vegan pastries and donuts from The Norwegian Bakers and Doodle Donuts.

Myshroom brings mushroom growing kits, spices and herbs from the Suffolk Spice Company, fruit vinegars from Yaffle House and Totham Bangers returns with fresh sausages and Scotch eggs.

Look out for Tuk In Cantina with pulled pork buns and loaded fries at their first visit to the market.

Refresh yourself with craft ale from Roughacre or something a little stronger from The English Distillery.

Plus there will be a lovely selection of arts and crafts inside the village hall including candles from the White Candle Company, soaps from Goat in a Soap, jewellery from Silver Spoon and pottery from Blue Cave.

Make a day of it in Lavenham – we start at 10am outside the Lavenham Village Hall. All welcome including dogs!

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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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Our award winning market returns on Sunday!

The Best Farmers Market in the UK is back in Lavenham this Sunday – the perfect way to spend Mothers’ Day (or any other Sunday!) and we can’t wait to show off the trophy to you all!
We have thirty five fantastic producers and makers joining us this month including Fresh & Wild Fish, Collett’s Farm & Dairy, Brooks & Conquest Cider, Good to Go Granola, Sunshine & Green Veggies, Sunday Charcuterie, Compleat Cheese and  Beehouse Honey plus we have brand new stalls from Xocolate by Louis Beckett and we are absolutely delighted to be joined by Wooster’s Bakery too!  
Our beautiful craft stalls will be inside the front room of the Village Hall for the last time before we all head back onto the field and don’t forget to bring your empties along and get refilled!

We’ll be there from 10am – 1.30pm

Lavenham Village Hall.

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It’s official – our Lavenham Farmers Market is the best in the UK!

Lavenham Farmers Market was named `The best farmers market in the UK’ at the 2022 National Farm Retail Awards held in Newcastle last night. Outstanding farm retailers and markets were crowned winners in a national award ceremony held to celebrate the very best in the business.

Winners were selected in the prestigious awards organized by the Farm Retail Association (FRA) which was formed in 1979 to support the industry.

The Farm Retail Awards (sponsored by specialist retailer COOK) are the only awards judged by fellow farm retailers and celebrate the best farm shops, farm cafés and restaurants, farmers’ markets and trade suppliers in the country. Finalists had been shortlisted from all corners of the country including Barnard Castle, Stroud and Moseley Farmers Market as well as Suffolk favourite Lavenham Farmers Market

The FRA commented: “ Judges stated that Lavenham’s Farmers Market was one of togetherness and pride.  They noted that the market offered a culture of working with each other, offering a strong and wide range of local foods which created an atmosphere their customers loved.  The interaction the stall holders showed to their customers was inspiring and clearly everyone visiting on the day loved it.

Justine Paul, founder of Suffolk Market Events, stated: Wow we are absolutely thrilled to have won this award. It means so much and makes all that hard work, in saving the market from closure back in 2008, so very worthwhile. It is also a recognition of the high quality of local artisan stalls we have at Lavenham Farmers Market which means that the local community as well as those who travel form further afield can be assured of buying good local product direct from the producer – which is at the heart of all our markets. To win against some of the largest farmers markets in the country like Stroud and Moseley is a huge achievement and we are committed to continuing to make Lavenham Farmers Market a real jewel in Suffolk’s foodie offering.’

Lavenham Farmers Market was down to just two or three stalls when Justine Paul stepped in to save something she clearly believed in and as a local Lavenham resident wanted to see thrive in her village. The market now hosts almost forty local artisan food and drink stalls and is held on the fourth Sunday of every month outside the Lavenham Village Hall.

On the back of successfully reviving Lavenham Farmers Market, Justine Paul went on to establish a business called Suffolk Market Events which now runs a number of very successful and award-winning markets throughout Suffolk including regular monthly farmers markets in Ipswich, Bury St Edmunds, Lavenham and Sudbury as well as relaunching Colchester Farmers Market in December after a long pause due to Covid. Suffolk Market Events has also been commissioned by a number of local authorities to help revive street markets in Suffolk and Essex.

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See you on Sunday at Lavenham

And we’re off – our first farmers market of 2022 and it is a lovely coincidence that it is at Lavenham, which is in the final of Best Farmers Market of the Year!

All your favourite traders are back including fresh bread from Tensheds Bakehouse, veg from Sunshine & Green, Casey’s Cakes, homemade pies and regional cheeses from Compleat, honey from Beehouse, jams from The Jam Shed, fudge from Yum Yum Tree, granola from Good to Go, brownies from the Essex Company, fresh game from Bay Tree Farm and sausages from Totham Bangers.

Fresh fish from Fresh & Wild returns and well as vegan pastries from the Norwegian Baker, herbed salts from the Fresh Herb Company and the wonderful scents of the Suffolk Spice Company. As always, we have local craft ales from Roughacre, cider from Brooks & Conquest, spirits from English Distillery and the Coffee Station will keep everyone warm and toasty with fresh coffee and hot chocolates!

There a number of local craft stalls located just inside the Village Hall including Bunting Mad, Elsie & Mim, PinnieLove, Whimsey Crafts and soaps from Goat in a Soap.

Cheer up – January isn’t that bad and we can certainly lift your spirits on Sunday at the farmers market.

Plenty of parking, dogs are very welcome and we start at 10am outside Lavenham Village Hall.

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Shop & celebrate with us at Lavenham on Sunday

Perhaps winter is beginning to take a grip of the weather but there is plenty to warm the heart on Sunday at Lavenham Farmers Market.

As always we have nearly 40 artisan stalls to keep you stocked for the coming weeks as well as a few extra treats for the festive period. Plus we are being judged in the FRA Awards for the Best Farmers Market so its a big one!

Fresh meat and game is provided by Colletts Farm and Bay Tree Farm as well as fresh vegetables from Sunshine and Green. Fresh & Wild bring their fish from the Essex coast and sausages from Totham Bangers. If you need some extra seasoning or spices we have Suffolk Spice Company as well as the Fresh Herb Salt Company. Fresh bread, as always, is delivered by Tensheds Bakery as well as homemade pies and local cheeses from Compleat. There is local apple juice from Daymens Orchard or Kombucha from Pure Kombucha, sauerkraut and kimchi from Le Digestif plus granola from Good to Go. Oils and vinegars come from Hill Farm Oils and Yaffle House plus honey and jams from The Jam Shed and BeeHouse Honey. Those with a sweeter tooth should look out for Norwegian Bakers, Casey’s Cakes, Yum Yum Tree Fudge or chocolates from Tempered Peach. Wash it all down with cider from Brooks & Conquest, festive gins from English Distillery or craft ale from Rougacre Brewery or with some fresh hot coffee from the Coffee Station.

Don’t forget to bring your dogs as Hollibels always has a special treat for them!

Make it a day or just a morning in Lavenham this Sunday.

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Lavenham – shortlisted for best farmers market in the UK!

Alex and I are super excited to announce that Lavenham Farmers Market is a Finalist in the Best Farmers Markets in the UK at the National Farm Retail Awards. Finalists have been shortlisted from all corners of the country with the other finalists being Barnard Castle, Stroud and Moseley Farmers Market and the winner will be announced in March.We are hugely proud of Lavenham Farmers Market and all that it stands for and to be shortlisted against some of the largest farmers markets in the country is a huge achievement in itself. Lavenham was the first market I took over 13 years ago and it has been wonderful to see it grow and develop so much since. Big big thank you to all our producers who work so hard with us to ensure this farmers market offers the very best to our wonderful customers who come out every month, whatever the weather, to be a part of this fantastic market. Judging takes place at our next market on Sunday 28th November so we hope we can count on lots of people coming out to support us! xx

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Lavenham Farmers Market named one of the best UK food markets by The Times

So proud to see our very own Lavenham Farmers Market featured in the Saturday Times on Saturday 21st August . Our ‘flagship’ Farmers Market has been recognised as one of the UK’s very best outdoor food markets with Skylark Produce and Dingley Dell Cured highlighted as producers. Super proud that after 13 years of running this market, it continues to go from strength to strength. Our next Farmers Market in Lavenham is on Sunday September 26th.

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Lavenham Farmers Market – bursting with local and fresh produce.

It will be a bumper market on Sunday 22nd August with nearly forty stalls at the monthly farmers market at the Village Hall. No doubt many people will be back to see their regular favourites including homemade pies from ComplEat as well as their range of local regional cheeses, plus Yum Yum Tree and their delicious fudges.

There’s fresh artisan bread from Tensheds, jams & chutneys from The Jam Shed, local pork from Greenacres and local beef from Skylark. Local honey is provided by the Beehouse and granola by Good to Go plus there’s fresh seasonal vegetables from Just Picked. Plants and cuttings are provided by Vegelicious and flowers from Countryside Flowers.

Sweat Treats come from Casey’s Cakes as well as delicious brownies from newcomers The Essex Brownie Company and indulgent chocolates from Salt & Sugar Art Chocolate.

Vegan Pastries from the Norwegian Bakers, Herbed salts from The Fresh Herb Company plus Dingley Dell provide a range of local charcuterie.

Hillside Farm are bringing their range of rapeseed oil and Yaffle House sell fruit vinegars plus there’s craft ales from Roughacre brewery or local ice cream from Simply Ice Cream.

There’s also a range of crafts including candles from Ruby Grace, homeware from Elsie and Mim and soaps from Ely soaps plus don’t miss out on local favourite PinnieLove and ceramics from Liz Mellen.

Don’t forget to bring the whole family included your four-legged companions who will especially like the dog treats from Hollibels!

See you there – Lavenham Village Hall

10am – 1.30pm

Dogs Welcome!