Creeting St Mary: Farm’s Strawberry Fayre summer sensation

Strawberry and Suffolk Punches at Alder Carr Farm

Strawberry and Suffolk Punches at Alder Carr Farm - Credit: Archant

Summer was in the air and on the palate as a Suffolk farm hosted some fruity festivities.

Creeting St Mary’s Alder Carr Farm celebrated the Great British strawberry and the great Suffolk Punch at the weekend.

The farm annually supports a charity at the Strawberry Fayre, and this year chose the Woodbridge-based Suffolk Horse Society.

Eleanor Sheldrake who organised the event along with her husband, Barry, said: “We usually support a local charity, and this year we thought who better than the Suffolk Horse Society, who are trying to preserve the oldest breed of heavy horse in Great Britain.

“The Suffolk Punch is critically endangered with fewer than 300 breeding horses in Britain today.”

As well as an appearance from Suffolk mare Whitton Daisy and her foal Whitton Heather, owned by Tom Walne and Sandy Hewett, the event also featured almost 50 stalls food, local crafts and fun activities like face painting.