Hitting the farmers market to buy produce directly from our region's farmers can be a great place if you're looking to make your dinners more sustainable and locally sourced.

Suffolk has a long agricultural history which is still an important part of the local economy. 

Here are five of the best farmers markets in Suffolk according to you. 

1. Bury St Edmunds Farmers Market

Where: The Traverse, Bury St Edmunds, IP33 1BJ

When: Second Sunday of every month from 10am to 3pm

This market showcases a wide selection of local food and drink producers including homemade pies and regional honey. 

There are also a small number of street food stalls and handmade craft stalls. 

Entry to the market is free and dogs are also welcome at the market. 

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2. Lavenham Farmers Market

Where: Lavenham Village Hall, Lavenham, CO10 9QT

When: Fourth Sunday of every month from 10am to 1.30pm

Everything sold at the market comes from within a 30-mile radius of Lavenham with traders coming from Lavenham, Boxford, Sudbury and Ipswich.

The range of produce includes Suffolk pork, regional cheeses and other local produce. 

Entry to the market is free and parking in the village is also free all day. 

3. Sudbury Farmers Market 

Where: Market Hill, Sudbury, CO10 2EH

When: Last Friday of every month from 9.30am to 2pm

Sudbury Farmers Market is held entirely outdoors so make sure you wrap up warm in colder weather. 

It has over 25 stalls every month including The Norwegian Bakers and The Maldon Coffee Company. 

You can also buy crafts such as homemade candles and bird feeders. 

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4. Suffolk Farmers Market 

Where: Trinity Park, Ipswich, IP3 8UH

When: Saturday, December 9 from 10am to 2pm

A special festive feel to this market with around 60 producers and makers trading at stalls. 

Wooster's Bakery will be selling baked goods such as seedy loaves and East Coast Chilli Company will have some hot chilli sauces for you to try out. 

Four-legged friends can also be spoilt at The Treat Box. 

Entry and parking are free.

5. Wyken Vineyard Farmers Market

Where: Wyken Road, Bury St Edmunds, IP31 2DW

When: Every Saturday from 9am to 1pm

The Times called this "One of the top 10 Farmers' Markets in the country". 

It showcases stalls from local butchers, delicatessens and even chocolatiers. 

The weekly list of market stalls can be found on their Facebook page.