Christmas Market Announcement!

Christmas Market Announcement!

With Christmas just around the corner it’s the time of year when you’d be mad to skimp on the seasonal local produce and artisan goodies available at Beccles Farmers Market in December.

There will be markets on Saturday the 2nd and the 16th December with a special market for you to collect those last minute Christmas orders held on 23rd with reduced stallholders (mainly food only). The 16th December market will feature a special guest appearance from Hundred River Folk Band.

We’ve got a full house with lots of returning stallholders and some more new ones. Alongside the new Christmas and craft stalls with handmade wreaths, decorations and smellies, we will have Rob Rutterford with his unique pottery and Spinspired with their hand weaved wool products.

Dann’s milk and artisan ice-cream will be back and Hall farm will have some game meat alongside their coloured eggs, cream and raw milk, not to mention The Perfect Crumb with lactose free brownies and other brownies and flapjacks from Made with Love.

This market will feature 31 stalls which are all from within a 30-mile radius and are predominantly food and drink producers. Other stalls include locally reared Beef, Pork, Chicken, Lamb, Fresh Veg, Handmade Jams, Marmalades & Chutneys, freshly caught and traditionally smoked fish and cheese, wood turners & jewellery makers, hand-made Belgium chocolate truffles, pressed apple juice, free-range woodland eggs and various baked goods.

Yet again, one lucky supporter will be walking away with a £30 hamper of market prizes in our special 50p raffle (surplus profits will be used to support market promotion).

If you would like to pre-order anything for the 23rd then please do so at the next market or find and contact the relevant producer through www.becclesfarmersmarket.co.uk. For all other enquiries please call Margarett Hall on 01502 476240.

Farmers Market is back this Saturday – 18th Nov

Farmers Market is back this Saturday – 18th Nov
Battle of the Bangers Trophy
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Huge thanks to everyone that joined us last time for the annual Battle of the Bangers and congratulations to this year’s winner of the coveted ‘Best Bangers’ trophy…. Friends Farm!

This week’s market will feature (almost) the same range of delicious products.  Alongside the new Christmas spice stall we also have a new craft stall called ‘Butterlies’ with gorgeous hand-made goodies perfect for those Christmas gifts. Suffolk Goats Cheese and Suffolk Smokehouse who will back as well as the raw milk, butter, cream and local honey stall, The Perfect Crumb with lactose free brownies and other brownies and flapjacks from Made with Love.

This market will feature 31 stalls which are all from within a 30-mile radius and are predominantly food and drink producers. Other stalls include locally reared Beef, Pork, Chicken, Lamb, Fresh Veg, Handmade Jams, Marmalades & Chutneys, freshly caught and traditionally smoked fish and cheese, wood turners & jewellery makers, hand-made Belgium chocolate truffles, pressed apple juice, free-range woodland eggs and various baked goods.

Yet again, one lucky supporter will be walking away with a £30 hamper of market prizes in our special 50p raffle (surplus profits will be used to support market promotion).

Battle of the Bangers is back this Saturday!

Battle of the Bangers is back this Saturday!

To celebrate British Sausage Week (30th Oct – 5th Nov) this weekend stallholders at Beccles Farmers Market will be battling it out to win the annual battle of the bangers competition.

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Visitors will have the chance to try a selection of tasters and vote for their favourites. The winning sausage producer will receive the coveted ‘Best Banger’ trophy which is handcrafted by our resident woodturner.

Introducing this year’s contestants and sausage flavours:

  • Allards – Pork and Apple
  • Yew Tree – Chicken and Sage
  • Hundred River Farm – Beef and Horseradish
  • Friends Farm – Alburgh
  • Barnards – Merguez (Spicy Lamb)
  • Samphire – Classic Lincolnshire

There will also be seasonal pumpkin themed delights in the cooking demonstration starting at 10:30am, not to mention the usual BBQ and hot drinks that are available in the cafe area.

We’re a traditional farmers market with 30 local stallholders who all live within a 30-mile radius and are predominantly food and drink producers. Including the new ‘Perfect Crumb’ bakery with dairy and lactose-free cakes. The market will be open between 9am – 1pm and is held twice a month at Ellough Airfield, Beccles, NR34 7XD.

Yet again, one lucky supporter will be walking away with a £30 hamper of market prizes in our special 50p raffle (surplus profits will be used to support market promotion).

We are sorry to announce that Dan from Real English Fruit will not be attending the market with his apples until further notice – We will have a card to be signed this weekend to send him our best wishes.

We look forward to seeing you on Saturday – Taste buds at the ready!

(Market stallholders are subject to change but usually include a selection of; locally reared beef, pork, chicken, lamb, fresh veg, handmade jams, marmalades & chutneys, freshly caught and traditionally smoked fish and cheese, wood turners, carvers & jewellery makers, hand-made chocolate truffles, pressed apple juice, free-range woodland eggs and various baked goods… phew!)

 

Support your local Farmers Market this Saturday!

'Always plant trees so that the prevailing wind blows the autumn leaves next door'

Despite the predicted blustery winds we’re looking forward to seeing you this Saturday for our regular Beccles Famers Market. You’ll find a varied selection of delicious fresh local food and artisan products between 9am – 1pm.

We got all kinds of fresh seasonal veg and a special activity for your little ones where they can decorate apple cookies, as well as an apple-themed cooking demo.

Samphire will be back with her rare breed pork products, sausage rolls, pies and tiffiin. Made with Love will also be back with their textiles and crafty goods alongside all our usual stallholders. Lastly, we’ll have our regular raffle where you can win £30 worth of prizes for just 50p!

And if that’s still not enough we will have our usual selection of; Locally reared Beef, Pork, Chicken, Lamb, Fresh Veg, Handmade Jams, Marmalades & Chutneys, freshly caught and traditionally fish and cheese, wood turners, carvers & jewellery makers, hand-made Belgium chocolate truffles, pressed apple juice, free-range woodland eggs, various baked goods… phew!

We look forward to seeing you there – don’t forget to wrap up warm!

 

The Great British Apple Special – This Saturday!

The Great British Apple Special – This Saturday!

We’re back TOMORROW with 28 stalls of locally sourced produce and artisan delights. At this particular market, we’ll be celebrating the British Apple Season with special games for the kids alongside a variety of cooking demonstrations and tasters – not to mention the regular market hamper raffle.

Friends Farm locally reared pork will be back along with Yew Tree chicken and those legendary peppered kebab sticks (get in early to avoid disappointment)! Meanwhile, Margaret Bacon will be back with her own recipe book and Brenda Dormer with her delicious home-made cakes.

We’re delighted to welcome Danns Icecream and Helens Herbaceous plants. Not to mention a guest stall for the RSPB charity and Shuck Brewery who will be bringing a limited selection of home-made real and craft ales.

And if that’s not enough there will be over 20 other stalls of; Locally reared Beef, Lamb, Fresh Veg, Handmade Jams, Marmalades & Chutneys, freshly caught and traditionally smoked fish and cheese, wood turners, carvers & jewellery makers, hand-made Belgium chocolate truffles, pressed apple juice, free-range woodland eggs and various baked goods… phew!

Children will be making Apple Pizza’s and faces amongst other games and cooking demonstrations will include a Pan Apple Crumble, Apple leather and a classic Apple Sauce.

A BBQ with hot food and drink will be available all morning with ample parking and disabled access.

We’re all looking forward to seeing you TOMORROW from 9am – 1pm at Beccles Farmers Market, Ellough, Beccles NR34 7XD.

British Food Fortnight 23rd Sept – 8th Oct. We celebrate the best of local produce every fortnight from 9am – 1pm at Beccles Farmers Market and this week 16th September is no exception.

We welcome back Dan the apple man; we are delighted to have Dan Neuteboon bringing a fine selection of traditional English varieties of apples managing to cater for all your preferences, and there healthy too, as no pesticides are used in Dan’s orchards. once you have had a taste of these apples you can also buy fruit trees through(not just apples either)

Suffolk Fruit and Trees – The Fruit Tree Specialists

back this week also are

 with cheeses, fish pates, olives and vegetarian pate.

Blackbird Cottage Handcrafted Fine Foods; with Terrines and pates.

with Laxfield Choice & Little Drum

And if that’s not enough we will have our usual selection of; Locally reared Beef, Pork & rare breed pork, Lamb, Fresh Veg, Handmade Jams & Marmalade’s, freshly caught and traditionally smoked fish and cheese,  wood turners, carvers & jewelry makers, hand-made Belgium chocolate truffles & fudge, apples & pressed apple juice, free-range woodland eggs, bread, cakes and scones.

Sadly Yew Tree Chicken folks are way to busy at the moment and will not be at this market, they will see you all next market.

And don’t forget you can win yourself over £30 of market goodies through our regular market raffle.

Buying British: Why do it?


Choosing British means supporting British farmers whose work helps to keep the British countryside the way we want it to look: no sheep, or cows, or fruit, or vegetables – no countryside!

  • You will be supporting the economy – everyone from the farmer, to those who work in food processing and the retailers selling the food.
  • British food travels less far from farm to shop so has a lower carbon footprint than most imported foods.
  • Eating British fruits and vegetables in season is good for you. Foods in season contain the nutrients, minerals and trace elements that our bodies need at particular times of the year.
  • British meat is produced to some of the highest welfare standards in the world: no growth-promoting hormones are allowed and any antibiotics are administered only under veterinary direction.
  • Britain’s pig farmers operate by UK law to standards of welfare that are higher than those of nearly every other EU member state. Buying pork that is a ‘Product of the means there is a 70% chance that it comes from a farming system that would be illegal in Britain.
  • Britain’s beef and sheep industries are the envy of the world; breeding livestock and genetics from our native breeds are much sought after by farmers in other countries. Protect our great native livestock industry by buying the real thing, not an imported substitute.
  • Britain’s cattle passport system means that each animal can be uniquely traced to its dam (mother) and place of birth.
  • Meat carrying the British Red Tractor logo has been produced to a high set of standards covering every stage of the food chain from rearing to processing and can be traced back to the farm it came from.
  • British chicken is the safest chicken meat in Europe: 2% of British chickens have salmonella whereas 30% of European chickens have the disease.

information and facts from the Love British Food website.

Farmers Market TODAY – Sept 2nd

Farmers Market TODAY – Sept 2nd

Visit us this morning between 9am – 1pm! You’ll find the usual selection of delicious fresh local ingredients and quirky or crafty delights.

We’ve got a few new stallholders for you this week, we’re looking forward to being joined by; a new traditional cake stall, herbaceous plants grower, textile designer, and home-made pottery.

Poplar farm will be back for the first time this year with their freshly harvested seasonal Veg as well as the returning Friends Farm Pork and Shuck Brewery.

And if thats not enough we will even have our usual selection of; Locally reared Beef, Pork, Chicken, Lamb, Fresh Veg, Handmade Jams, Marmalades & Chutneys, freshly caught and traditionally fish and cheese, wood turners, carvers & jewellery makers, hand-made Belgium chocolate truffles, pressed apple juice, free-range woodland eggs, various baked goods and real ale… phew!

No raffle this week as we’re running an event elsewhere – Come back next time to try and win £30 worth of market shopping for 50p!

We look forward to seeing you there!