Get your Norwegian buns, award-winning pies and more at brand new foodie event in Ipswich this Saturday
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The first ever Suffolk Farmers’ Market at Trinity Park takes place on Saturday, October 13.
Around 50 of the region’s best independent food producers are lined up to tickle the tastebuds of visitors to Ipswich’s Trinity Park this weekend, as Suffolk Agricultural Association teams up with Suffolk Market Events and the East of England Co-op for a brand new event.
Being held on Saturday, October 13 between 10am and 4pm, the Suffolk Farmers’ Market is the first ever market of its kind to be hosted undercover on the grounds.
There’ll be the chance to try and buy everything from artisan cheeses, to wild boar salami, and to meet the people behind the products.
Local hand-crafted home accessories will also be featuring – including Elsie & Mim designer linens and Laura Jayne Fisk’s homewares.
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Entry to, and parking at the family-friendly market is free.
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Here are some of the stallholders you’ll find on the day.
Bushell’s Bakery: With a 130 heritage behind it, this bakery certainly knows its loaves. Using flour from a local miller, all the bread is naturally leavened and developed without loads of additives. The bakery has also been making an effort to decrease the amount of salt in its products. They make all the classics plus speciality breads like garlic and cheese stotties and East Anglian malted bread.
Stoke Farm Orchards: These guys supply the East of England Co-op with its Sourced Locally juices from its award-winning Appletree Hill brand. Made from fruit from the family orchards, varieties include the deliciously smoky Discovery and crisp, fresh Cox apple.
Woodbridge Tide Mill Trust: A beautiful local story. The restored working water mill produces the most wholesome, flavoursome wholemeal flour. At the market the team will be selling both ‘fine’ and ‘traditional’ varieties. Just the thing for a carrot cake.
The New England Boar Company: Working with Marsh Pig in Norfolk, the folk behind this wild boar business produce excellent salamis, chorizo and more from boar reared in woodlands near Haverhill.
Suffolk Smokehouse and Deli: If you like your food to make a big impact flavourwise, check out the range on this stall. Smoked in Kelsale-cum-Carlton, products include a savoury, moreish vintage cheddar smoked slowly for 12 hours over English oak, and an array of smoky pates.
Choose Spice: Take the pain out of your mid-week meals by picking up one of these pots of almost instant curry – now available in East of England Co-op stores. Simply fry the paste off, add your meat or vegetables and coconut milk and that’s it. The range include Goan, Sri Lankan and Rendang.
Truly Traceable: A multi-award-winning business that really doesn’t do anything by halves. Not only do they source and shoot their own game (supplemented only by game from local estates personally), but Lynn makes every single stock, every roll of pastry by hand in small batches. Michelin starred chef Galton Blackiston has said their pastry is some of the very best he’s ever had. The range includes new partridge and spiced apple sausage rolls, and venison and red wine pies.
Lavenham Brook Farm: Talk about diversification. To add value to their farm, the family not only produce Red Poll beef in Brent Eleigh, but press their own juice from rare English apples and craft their own wine too – a Suffolk Baccus and Suffolk Pinot Noir Rose.
The Norwegian Baker: Crafted from scratch by yes, a proper Norwegian baker, these are goodies that’ll fill you with hygge. From creamy custard-filled, sugar-dusted cardamom buns, to savoury swirls.