FARMERS MARKET – JUNE 16th 2018

FARMERS MARKET – JUNE 16th 2018

Tomorrow Beccles Farmers Market (at Ellough Airfield) will be open from 9am with over 25 stalls bringing you a vast selection of high quality local produce and tasty goods direct from farmers and artisans who all live within a 35mile radius!

We’re expecting stalls with everything from grass-fed local meats (pork, lamb, beef, chicken), through to seasonal fruit and veg, chocolate, apple juice, marmalades, pickles and chutneys and other artisan stallholders. (Oh – and don’t forget our cafe with BBQ and tasty cakes to tempt your tastebuds)

Along with our staple range of products, we’re delighted to welcome various new stalls such as TabbouleTal with her delicious middle eastern flavours and Simons Marmalades who will now be joining us at the second market of every month – to compliment Seasons Bounty who attends the market on the 1st Saturday of every month.

We will also be welcoming back  Good Glass Wicked Wicks with their handmade glass craft/candles and Sam from Edge Roasted Coffee who hand roasts his ethically sourced beans at his small shop near Ipswich.

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Photo courtesy of: Charlotte James Photography and Events

Lastly, we hope many of you made it down to support the producers at Beccles Food and Drink Festival 2018 a few weeks back! We (Margarett & Chloe) had a fantastic day helping out on the information stand and hope that locals might have been inspired to pop down and support their local producers all year round too!

We hope to see you tomorrow!

BRITISH BEEF WEEK – 21st April

BRITISH BEEF WEEK – 21st April

Tomorrow we are cooking up a storm for Great British Beef Week!

We have a variety of tasters, recipe sheets and even a cooking demonstration for you to explore. All this on top of a wide selection of local tasty treats brought to you direct from the farmers and artisans that produce, create or grow them.

“Our 100% grass-fed beef is produced on a small scale and hung for a minimum of 21 days, this produces more flavoursome and tender cuts of meat. Beccles Farmers Market is our exclusive outlet where you can purchase our beef – we hope to see you there!” – Margarett from Hundred River Beef

We’re open TOMORROW from 9am – 1pm with other stallholders including…

  • Kingeries – Free-range eggs *DOUBLE YOLKERS TOMORROW (limited time only)
  • DJ Barnard’s – Lamb
  • Beneath the Bark – Wood Turner/Carving
  • Bespoke Bundles – Home-made Soaps & Ethical gifts
  • Blackbird Cottage – Terrines
  • Bread Basket – Bakery
  • Clinks Care Farm – Vegetables
  • Melvyn & Marion – Fishmonger
  • Greenwoods – Apple Juice
  • Edge – Roasted coffee
  • Sue Reid – Belgian Chocolate
  • Rebecca Mayhew – Raw milk
  • Mr Allards – Pork
  • Nanna Lees Pantry – Pickles & Chutneys
  • Opa Hay Brewery – Ale
  • Samphire – Rare-breed Pork, Pies & Pastries
  • Norfolk Truffle Company – Truffles
  • Waveney Valley Smokehouse – Smoked fish & cheese
  • Yew Tree – Chicken
  • Suffolk Goats Cheese – Goats Cheese
  • Friends Farm – Pork
  • Poplar Farm – Fruit & Vegetables
  • Mary Naunton – Beaded jewellery

As usual there will also be a cafe area with hot drinks, cakes and a barbecue with Burgers and Sausages.

We have ample parking including disabled spaces as well as toilets but sorry no cash machines.

We look forward to seeing you Saturday!

Market this SATURDAY 3rd Feb

Market this SATURDAY 3rd Feb

This Saturday Beccles Farmers Market will be open from 9am – 1pm with a wide range of delicious local produce and craft – all grown or produced within a 30mile radius! Seasons Bounty Jam.jpg

Blackbird Cottage will be returning with their slow cooked and hand-crafted terrines. There will be gluten and lactose free baking as well as Seasons Bounty’s beautiful variety of marmalade’s. Our newest stallholder is Hannah who will be selling cheesecakes, tray bakes, fudge, brownies… and if that wasn’t indulgent enough there will even be hand-made Belgian Truffles!

Butterflies, Bespoke bundles, Willow Pheonix, Brenda Malloy’s and Beneath the Bark with have a selection of craft, hand-made cards and soap, willow baskets and hand-carved wooden ornaments and jewellery.

All of this on top of our usual selection of; Locally reared Beef, Pork, Chicken, Lamb, Raw Milk, Fresh Veg and apples, Chutneys, freshly caught and traditionally smoked fish and cheese, free-range woodland eggs, various baked goods and real ale… A whopping 26 stalls in total – phew!

Unfortunately, there will be no Greenwood’s apple juice or Fred Woods veg this time – but there will be the usual hot food, drinks and cake in the cafe and our raffle to win £30 worth of market shopping for just 50p!

We have ample parking including disabled spaces – but sorry no cash machines – arrive early to avoid disappointment as some producers have limited stock.

P.S. Thanks to everyone who joined us and supported the farmhouse breakfast at the last market!

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.

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!