Across Suffolk there are plenty of wonderful farm shops which sell the very best of local produce.

It's even more of a treat when those places make use of their wares to provide guests with hearty meals and sweet treats.

Here are just seven great farm shops with cafés that are awaiting your visit in 2023...

Fields Farm Shop and Café

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Where: Park Road, East Bergholt CO7 6XS

Tucked away in the idyllic countryside near Dedham Vale, this new farm shop and cafe has quickly made a name for itself thanks to its charming atmosphere and quality produce.

The Sunday roasts here are delightful and you won't find many better elsewhere in Suffolk.

La Hogue Farm Shop and Café

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Where: La Hogue Road, Chippenham CB7 5PZ

Out in west Suffolk and near the Cambridgeshire border, take a detour to La Hogue Farm Shop & Café for a hearty breakfast and some open air.

Once you've finished, be sure to visit the cake counter and take a slice away as you go - you won't regret it.

Willow Tree Farm Shop and Café

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Where: Lower Road, Glemsford, Sudbury CO10 7QU

Open Tuesday to Sunday, those out and about in the Sudbury area would be wise to stop off here.

Our food review labelled the experience here as "fantastic", with Willow Tree being a "lovely blend of the informal and upmarket".

Suffolk Food Hall

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Where: Ipswich IP9 2AB

Perhaps the largest farm shop and café you're likely to come across, Suffolk Food Hall is a day out by itself.

The recently refurbished restaurant serves up some delicious dishes and visitors will spend a lot of time browsing the shelves in the shop.

Alder Carr Farm

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Where: Alder Carr Farm, Ipswich IP6 8LX

The Courtyard Café at Alder Carr Farm is set within a converted traditional oak framed barn and serves breakfast, lunch, dinner and tea every day of the week.

The deli sells everything from freshly baked bread to cleaning products and pantry fillers.

Goslings Farm Shop, Garden Centre and Café

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Where: High Road, Felixstowe IP11 0RJ

After a morning spent at the seaside, why not pay a visit to Goslings to refuel?

The breakfast and lunch menus are loaded with local ingredients and throughout the year, you can even pick your own fruit and vegetables during your time there.

Friday Street

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Where: Friday Street, Saxmundham IP17 1JX

A foodie's paradise, Friday Street is the place to go in east Suffolk for fresh produce.

Another place that offers 'pick your own' fruit and veg, stop in at the kitchen to satisfy your appetite before getting hands-on in the field.