Aldeburgh: New Marybelle/Friday Street ice cream is a lesson in farming collaboration

A SUFFOLK take on the traditional Eton Mess dessert, first served by Eton College, has been launched by two farming enterprises.

Friday Street Farm near Aldeburgh in Suffolk and Marybelle Dairy at Rendham have joined forces to produce Friday’s Mess, an ice cream containing raspberries picked at Friday Street, meringue and milk from the Marybelle cows.

George Bradley, head of retail development at Friday Street said: “We are absolutely delighted to be launching such an exciting new product in time for the summer. Our relationship with Marybelle is longstanding and to be able to stock our own exclusive flavour using raspberries picked here is fantastic.”

He added: “Retail is going through a tough time at the moment and farm shops are constantly under threat from big multiple chains, but we hope that by working closely with our suppliers to make fantastic products, that our customers will continue to choose to shop with us,” he said.

Staff members are being offered a free tub of ice cream to celebrate the launch.

Marybelle’s customer relations manager Katherine Manning said: “Marybelle are thrilled to be launching a great new flavour with Friday Street, inspired by the delicious raspberries grown there on the farm. It’s a treat you won’t want to miss out on.’

Friday’s Mess will be available exclusively under Marybelle’s Suffolk Meadow brand. It is on sale in the farm shop and caf� restaurant.