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Sudbury Farmers Market – back on Friday

Over 25 stalls will line up down Market Hill on Friday with a wonderful selection of great local food and drink.

All watched over by Thomas Gainsborough, we will see the return of Alex Horne’s local vegetables as well as favourites including Compleat’s homemade pies and regional cheeses, Wigborough Meats, gluten free cakes from Hopwell Bakery and more sweet options from Alex May Artisan Bakery. Tensheds brings traditional breads and sourdoughs plus jams and chutneys from The Jam Shed. Thirsty? then head for Craft ales from Roughacre Brewery and gin from Dalham Mill plus many many more.

See you on Friday from 9.30am till 2pm

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New trader at our new look Sudbury Farmers Market

DRUM ROLL PLEASE….EXCITING NEWS! We are super excited to be welcoming our brand new veggie stall to Sudbury Farmers Market starting this Friday, August 27th. The Essex Allotment, located just outside Chelmsford, is owned and run by Alex Horne and 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 Sudbury. All his produce is organic and therefore totally free from any chemicals and pesticides and this Friday you will find his stall which will be located outside on Market Hill, in the centre of town together with 22 other fantastic stallholders so please come along and show your support from 9.30am this Friday. Spread the word – tell your friends and family and please share this news….let’s make his first market unforgettable.

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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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Introducing Victoria Lea…

Suffolk Market Events are proud to introduce a new trader at their farmers’ markets, Victoria Lea, founder of The Lamb Charcuterie Company.

Victoria started her business in February 2017 having developed a love of Herdwick sheep during school trips to the Lake District. Having completed a degree in Equine Science at Writtle College, she bought a small herd of this hardy hill sheep breed dating back to the 12th century – they’re a dual purpose breed whose meat is highly sought after and high in omega 3 oils.

On the continent Charcuterie is made with lots of different meats, however Victoria’s company is unique in England as it only uses Herdwick meat. Currently the charcuterie is made by another company to Victoria’s recipes, although her aim is to make it at home herself. She still works full time for the NHS whilst also tending the sheep and her fledgling business with occasional help from  family.

Victoria says “the sheep are quite good and I do try to train them to a feed bucket, however as the flock is expanding and Herdwicks do tend to be a feisty breed, I am looking into getting a sheep dog to help!”

Her company is doing really well in such a short period of time and Victoria plans to grow the business by attending more market and food-related events, doing more wholesale to local farm shops, delis and restaurants and developing her website – www.thelambcharcuteriecompany.co.uk

You can find Victoria at our regular Sudbury Farmers’ Markets on the last Friday of the month in St Peter’s Church from 9.30am – 2pm and we hope she will attend more events in the New Year.

We wish her, and her feisty Herdwicks, the best of luck!