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meet the producers at a Suffolk Farmers' Market

Suffolk is often affectionately known as the bread basket of Britain and it has rightly earned this title.  With a generally dry and sunny climate, the conditions are perfect for growing, giving producers a diverse range of fresh local produce, from bread to beer, corgettes to cider, jams to gin. As you follow the countryside through the seasons you will see an ever changing pallette of colours.  

Springing up throughout Suffolk are Farmers' markets and these take place regularly across the county.  They are a great way to meet the producers, sample and stock up on delicious food in the knowledge that it is fresh and has only travelled a few miles. 

Shoppers at Bury St Edmunds Farmers MarketShoppers at Bury St Edmunds Farmers' Market (c) Suffolk Market Events

Wyken Hall Farmers Market

The market at Wyken Vineyards nr Bury St Edmunds is a weekly affair and after you have visited once you'll be addicted.
 
Set in the grounds of Wyken Hall and award winning vineyard, the permanent undercover stalls, make it easy to browse a magnificent range of local produce, pies, cheeses, plants and so much more.

Regulars to the market are Wooster's Bakery with their range of artisan handmade breads, cakes and pastries. 

Also at Wyken Hall is the Leaping Hare restaurant, cafe and pizza wagon all alongside the country store housed in the American style barn which has a wonderful selection of pottery, woolens, clothes and books.

The farmers' market is open every Saturday from 9am til 1pm.

Wyken Farm Vineyard

Visit the weekly market at Wyken Vineyards. 

sudbury

The very popular Sudbury Farmers' Market in the heart of Suffolk attracts hundreds of shoppers into the town centre on the last Friday of every month, 9.30am-2pm.

A good suggestion would be to make a whole day of your visit to Sudbury and explore the town and surrounding villages.  If you enjoy walking there are some beautiful walks through the water meadows and in nearby Long Melford are the historic houses of Kentwell Hall and the National Trust's Melford Hall.

Delicious muffins at Sudbury Farmers' MarketDelicious muffins at Sudbury Farmers' Market (c) Suffolk Market Events.

bury st edmunds

The farmers' market in the historic town of Bury St Edmunds is held on the second Sunday of every month (apart from January when the market is closed) between 10am-3pm.

Head into The Traverse in the centre of Bury St Edmunds where you will find some of the region's very best local producers, delighting shoppers with freshly baked local bread, regional honey, homemade pies and savouries, delicious cakes and fudge, Suffolk pork and beef, fresh fruit and vegetables, vegan snacks, fresh and smoked fish and seafood, sauces and chutneys, craft ales, locally distilled gins and vodkas, local eggs and lots more. 

The market also has a few street food and craft stalls to browse around.

Stalls at Bury St Edmunds Farmers' MarketShoppers at Bury St Edmunds Farmers' Market in The Traverse (c) Suffolk Market Events.

Ipswich

On the first Sunday of every month from 10am to 2pm, the stalls for the Ipswich Farmers' Market are set up in the centre of this historic waterfront town.

On a visit to the market you will be able to stock up on an amazing range of meat, fish, vegetables, plants and much more.

Take a stroll through the town down to the waterfront or maybe pick up some food from the market and have a picnic in Christchurch park close to the centre of town. 

Ipswich Waterfront

When visiting the farmers' market make time for a visit to the waterfront.

woodbridge

Woodbridge is a picturesque town on the banks of the River Deben on the Suffolk Coast, and they have their farmers' market in the Woodbridge Community Hall
on Saturday mornings (generally the 2nd & 4th Saturday of every month), 9am - 12.30pm.

When in the town take time to see the iconic Woodbridge Tide Mill whilst taking a stroll along the river path.

image of Woodbridge Tide Mill at nightThe iconic Woodbridge Tide Mill
Suffolk Market Events organise many of the farmers' markets taking place in Suffolk, along with craft, food festivals and foraging events.  To see some of the events coming up visit www.suffolkmarketevents.co.uk

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