Kersey: Pop-up farmers’ market is grist to the mill for Justine

Justine Paul, founder of Suffolk Market Events, who is responsible for the awarding winning farmers

Justine Paul, founder of Suffolk Market Events, who is responsible for the awarding winning farmers market in Lavenham and the re-launched farmers market in Sudbury, has created pop up shop at Kersey Mill, starting on Tuesday, October 22, and running until December 12 - Credit: Archant

The businesswoman behind an award-winning farmers’ market in Lavenham and a re-launched one in Sudbury is creating a pop-up autumn market for producers to showcase their food and drink.

Justine Paul, founder of Suffolk Market Events, will be running the markets at Kersey Mill near Hadleigh from October 22 to December 12 on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Producers will be selling fresh bread, fruit, eggs, chutneys and other foodstuffs, and offering free workshops, demonstrations and foraging walks.

Mrs Paul said: “This pop up shop in Kersey is an extension of a farmers market and gives customers a real chance to talk to local producers. Like all our successful markets, this is a great platform to showcase some of the finest small scale producers in Suffolk.”

Stallholders include Duncan Parry from Stour Valley Smokehouse who will be explaining how to prepare a Christmas Eve Smoked Platter using smoked meats, fish and cheese. Carl Shillingford, chef and owner of Seasonal Suffolk, will be leading a foraging walk around the area before preparing a wild mushroom terrines and hedgerow pestos. Jenny and Greg Strolenberg from Suffolk Venison Larder will describe how to prepare fresh pheasant and rabbit. Other highlights will include cooking demonstrations by Jess Noy, who has appeared on CBBC’s Incredible Edibles.

The new pop up shop will be selling some of the region’s best local produce including fresh bread from The Pump Street Bakery, Manor Farm Eggs, Boxford Fruit, the Blueberry Company and Mrs Bennetts Chutneys plus many, many more. There will also be a pop up tea shop serving good coffee and slabs of home made cake.