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Winners were honoured across 14 categories at the bigger than ever EADT Suffolk Food and Drink Awards 2017 at Wherstead Park.

A Stowmarket energy drinks company was among 15 local producers across East Anglia chosen from 75 to take part in a pitch to supermarket giant Morrisons this month.

A Suffolk brewery says it sees no evidence of export sales drying up following the Brexit vote, after securing new deals in Norway and in the Cayman Islands.

Pub and restaurant the Lavenham Greyhound has unveiled a new look after expanding its restaurant and refurbishing its dining area and kitchen.

Next Monday the annual EADT Suffolk Magazine Food and Drink Awards take place. We take a look at the sponsors and finalists for 2017.

A free range egg producer hit by restrictions imposed to stop the spread of bird flu welcomed a government decision to lift them this week.

A Suffolk-made sauce is set to accompany pub meals in the north-west of England.

East Anglian free range poultry farmers hit by restrictions imposed to try and stamp out bird flu in the UK have welcomed an announcement that they will be lifted this week.

Bird flu restrictions imposed to try to stamp out an outbreak of the H5N8 strain in England are set to be lifted on Thursday, April 13.

An East Anglian farmer has joined forces with a retail chain and university academics to promote his produce.

A Suffolk brewery is toasting a new deal with a major pub and restaurant group which will put its alcohol-free beer into around 750 outlets nationwide this month.

Richard Bainbridge of Benedicts Restaurant, Norwich, explains why the best coffee this year is chilled, and why we should all be using filtered water for our brew…

Charlotte Smith-Jarvis speaks to Neil of Hadleigh-based Gin Punch about how gin has risen from the ashes to become the UK’s best-loved spirit

English asparagus, grown in Suffolk, has gone on sale more than three weeks earlier than usual at Tesco stores.

An Essex family is celebrating 50 years of farming at the same site.

When Tricia was growing up, and into adulthood, she remembers vividly one particular contraption which became part of her daily duties.

A Stowmarket malt firm is celebrating after scooping an award from a major food firm.

A food marque promoting sustainable practices in agriculture is celebrating a further consolidation of its position across a range of sectors.

Farmers’ levy payers’ organisation AHDB Beef & Lamb has appointed a new halal sector manager to help it focus on the needs of the fast-growing sector.

The East of England Co-op pulled out all the stops in March as it celebrated 10 years of its highly successful Sourced Locally initiative, which has brought bigger markets to more than 100 of its local suppliers, and increased its sales year on year. Sarah Chambers was at its annual Producer of the Year awards.

The East of England Co-op is on the lookout for a new local tomato supplier after the site of an award-winning producer switched to growing a cannabis family crop for medicinal use, the retailer said at its awards event last night.

The East of England Co-op revealed plans at its awards event on Thursday night to create a “truly local food hub”, helping its local suppliers to distribute their produce further afield.

Beekeeper Michael Coe said he was “absolutely thrilled” after scooping the East of England Co-op’s coveted Producer of the Year title last night.

Seven of Suffolk’s best butchers

Friday, March 17, 2017

With National Butchers’ Week coming to a close at the weekend, we reveal some of Suffolk’s best and award-winning butchers

Great Tilkey Honey at Coggeshall scooped the East of England Co-op’s Producer of the Year 2017 title at its celebrated annual Supplier Supper tonight.

Charlotte Smith-Jarvis climbs aboard Mariners on Ipswich’s Waterfront for a touch of the high life - without the price tag.

A malt firm boss said he was “delighted” by all the positive comments he received about the ingredient from Women’s Institute (WI) members at an event in Suffolk.

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