Celebrating British Lamb

Firstly a HUGE congratulations to Cally who won our Easter Raffle with ticket number 973! Thank you to everyone that took part – your profits are being donated to Fritton Owl Sanctuary.

Our next market will be next Saturday the 6th May! where we’re celebrating local British Lamb and Wool with demonstrations, information and recipes that highlight the delicious possibilities of lamb and versatility of the UK Wool industry.

We have a special cooking demo with some lovely lamb from our resident chef Graeme, tasters from our new ‘Producer of the Month’. Also look out for the gorgeous hand spun wool and knitted products from Spinspired who are joining us to celebrate.

Welcome to our brand new ‘Producer of the Market’ feature… 

To kick us off I’d like to introduce you to Joan from the wonderful D J Barnard’s who have been supplying our market with delicious lamb since the very beginning over 16 years ago!

Joan at the market

“we have very much enjoyed every market always look forward to it” – Joan

As fifth generation farmers, they pride themselves on producing some of the finest meats in Norfolk, having sold home reared meats to the public since 1997. They farm in Breckland, covering the villages of Rocklands, Shropham and Eccles. They are a small family run business, managing the farm, butchery and deliveries. This enables them to provide a bespoke service to customers who enjoy hearing how the animals are reared on the farm and speaking to a friendly face at the market.

Their lamb is from an extensively grazed flock of Suffolk ewes that gives a well conformed, lean, lamb perfect for your dinner table!

Some of their particularly popular products include Minted Lamb Meatballs that are covered in a mint glaze. You can pre-order these and many other tasty products from the market’s online food assembly (open til Thurs) or direct through their own website.

To celebrate being ‘Producer of the Market’ D J Barnard’s will have an information display with samples and tasters. If you visited this time last year you might have had the pleasure of already trying these, however unfortunately due to logistics this year we won’t be visited by any lambs as we have been in previous years.

Look out for George’s Gorgeous Garden who will be our next ‘Producer of the Market’

FYI **Soon we’ll be starting a regular raffle, giving you the chance to win delicious market goodies whilst raising money for much-needed market promotional material.

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