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!

Market TOMORROW from 10am

Come on down tomorrow from 10am for the usual selection of over 25 stalls of fresh, quality local products and artisan delights.

Delicious Suffolk Goats Cheese will be back alongside Mrs Bacon with her specialised tea-towels and cookery book as well as Spinspired with their gorgeous hand-spun & homemade wool products.

Alongside these we will have our usual selection of; Locally reared Beef, Pork, Chicken, Lamb, Raw Milk, Fresh Veg, Handmade Jams, Marmalades & Chutneys, freshly caught and traditionally fish and cheese, wood turners, carvers & jewellery makers, hand-made Belgium chocolate truffles, specialty fudge, pressed apple juice, free-range woodland eggs, various baked goods and real ale… phew!

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

We look forward to seeing you there!

Farmers Market this SAT 9am – 1pm

We’re open this Saturday – don’t worry if its raining as we’re all inside a massive hangar (Trust me the rain will sound cool alongside our guest musician Simon Tall)!

Join us from 9am onward to find a variety of tasty fresh produce and artisan delights; Everything from local beef, lamb or chicken to free-range eggs, pastries, handmade chocolate, raw milk, preserves and organic bottled ale, or even beautiful hand spun and knitted wool products … The list goes on! … Why not come along and see for yourselves!

You’ve got until Thurs night to pre-order online from the food assembly.

Our cooking demonstration and tasters will be back this week alongside the Market Raffle where one lucky visitor will win over £30 worth of delicious goodies and market gifts with a ticket that cost just 50p! Don’t forget the BBQ with local beef burgers, sausages and bacon and the hot drinks and cakes in the cafe area. Ample parking and toilets available.

You can view the full list of our stallholders here. Due to the nature of the farmers markets we often have vacancies, we’re currently recruiting a traditional CAKE STALL please help us spread the word.

We’re looking to recruit volunteers to help with the coordination and promotion of our farmers market – If you can offer some time or pro-bono support we would love to hear from you! Is there something we can help you with or trade? We’re looking for innovative ideas. Would you like to host a demonstration or activity at the farmers market? Are you interested in blogging about our great network of local producers? Are you a whizz with promoting events or writing press releases? Interested? Then email becclesfarmersmarket@gmail.com – we’re a friendly bunch with skills to share :).

Market this weekend – 1st July

Are you in a Hurry? Don’t want to miss out? – Until tomorrow (Thurs) night you can order a variety of your market shopping online through our Food Assembly! You can even order it through a phone app if you use iOS!

At Beccles Farmers Market this Saturday the British soft-fruit season is evidently in full-swing! From 9am – 1pm you’ll also find a range of fresh quality local produce that’s good for your health and for farmers and artisans int he local area.

The Morton’s are returning with their delicious locally grown strawberries (better known for the giant roadside strawberry nr Gillingham roundabout) as well as other soft fruits from Hillfield Nurseries – where you can also ‘Pick Your Own Fruit‘.

We have the pleasure of welcoming back Shuck Brewery who are embarking on a new venture making lovely real ale on a small scale. We’ll also have Calf and Foot dairy attending who produce un-pasteurised raw milk and chocolate milk which have well evidenced health benefits.

There will be no cooking demonstration this week but our regular raffle will be on! Check out all the lovely goodies a local family won last time with ticket no 730! 19553377_10213550877188922_893696712_n.jpg

Meet our ‘Producer of the Market’… Kingery Eggs

The Kingery Egg business was set up back in 1996 and they’ve been attending Beccles Farmers Market since the very first one back in 2000! It’s a real family business as Helen and John are often joined by helpers such as their grandchildren George and Charlie.

They’re based near Wrentham, Suffolk and primarily sell their eggs through the Sainsbury’s ‘Woodland Eggs’ range. At the market he most popular product is the scrumptious Extra-Large Eggs which cost 2.40 per Dozen. At the next market you’ll be able to taste some of their eggs for yourself as they will be used in the cooking demonstration.

The Great Get Together – 17th June

 This SATURDAY 9am – 1pm our market coincides with The Great Get Together, an event organised by the family of murdered MP Jo Cox. She said that in Britain we “have far more in common than that which divides us” and now, a year on from her death her family is asking all of us to forget our differences in a spirit of unity with 116k community events taking place across the UK. To celebrate we will be asking customers “What do you love about your local area/ community?” – Send us your answers in advance via Facebook or Twitter

WHAT’S ON AT THE MARKET – Sat 17th July.

We’re looking forward to getting our hands on delicious freshly picked local STRAWBERRIES from the Morton’s who are returning alongside our newest producers The Suffolk Goat Cheese Company and the textile artist Margaret Bacon.

20170401_094702-e1497546315145.jpgThe Calf at Foot Dairy will be attending with their Raw Milk and Suffolk Smokehouse will be back with a range of smoked delights, as well as Barky Bites with her homemade pet treats. Oh!…. and the beautiful owls will be back (which you can hold for a small fee) with Fritton Owl Sanctuary.

Psssst… This is the last market you can purchase fresh local asparagus – don’t miss out!!

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Congratulations to the winner of the last Raffle – Ticket No. 636! She won all these fresh market goodies with a 50p ticket —> Get your own tickets THIS SATURDAY at the Market to be in with a chance of winning!!

Meet our ‘Producer of the Market’… Blackbird Cottage!

 

Blackbird cottage have been attending our market since October last year. After becoming frustrated with a lack of quality Terrines available in the area they decided to start making their own – and they are truly delicious!

They use a combination of carefully sourced top quality local meats combined with flavour-enhancing ingredients such as red wine, pink peppercorns and juniper berries (no unnecessary ingredients such as egg, bread or preservatives)

Variations of their terrines include:

  • Wild duck with Montmorency cherries or cranberries steeped in Cinzano

  • Garlic and garden herbs with red wine

  • Chicken breast with roasted pistachios and pink peppercorns

  • Wood pigeon shot through with tipsy prunes (steeped in Cinzano)

  • Wild boar with pistachio

  • Game and red wine

  • Venison and red wine

They’ve just launched an Exclusive Black Truffle Chicken Liver Parfait and to celebrate being producer of the month we’ll be displaying some information on how terrines are made on their behalf with plenty of tasters available for you to try them for yourselves!

See you at the Old heliport, Ellough from 9am – 1pm this Saturday.

Upcoming Market Updates – Featuring Bespoke Bundles

Upcoming Market Updates – Featuring Bespoke Bundles

This weekends market on Sat 3rd has a host of new stallholders; Lucy’s cake stall, Joaquim the Artisan Pastry Chef, Shuck brewery with their local ale and Venison from Graham. Fritton Owl Sanctuary will also be back with their beautiful feathered friends and we’ll be continuing our new regular raffle where you can win £30 worth of market goodies for just 50p!

You’ve got till midnight on Wednesday to pre-book your market shopping from the Food Assembly including new seasonal locally sourced Asparagus.

We had great fun at Beccles Food & Drink Festival last Saturday. There was 70 stalls including our very own Blackbird Cottage, Cakes to Celebrate, Clinks Care Farm, Nanna Lee’s Pantry, Opa Hay’s Brewery, Sea Breeze Asparagus, Season’s Bounty, Suffolk Smokehouse, Waveney Valley Smokehouse and The Norfolk Truffle Company.

Meet our ‘Producer of the Market’…

Lisa from Bespoke Bundles has been attending Beccles Farmers Market for the last 10 years. She makes beautiful alternative ethical presents with an ethos of re-cycle & reuse. We love her organic, fair-trade and locally sourced products included home blended soaps that use natural ingredients from my garden and hedgerow, organic citrus fruits, pure essential oils blended with organic olive oil.

Her most popular products are Honey & Beeswax balm, lemongrass & loofah soap & hand tied cottage garden flowers when they’re in season.

To celebrate being producer of the market she’ll be introducing cottage garden confetti for weddings/celebrations & more hand tied cottage garden flowers (sourced from less than 2 miles away).

See you at the Old heliport, Ellough from 9am – 1pm this Saturday.