Farmhouse Breakfast Special! – 20th Jan

Farmhouse Breakfast Special! – 20th Jan

As a thank you to all our loyal customers, everyone who spends £5 at the market this Saturday will qualify for a FREE farmhouse breakfast! – That’s right, you heard us… FREE! Not to mention the usual wide range of quality local products available that are sourced on your doorstep.

Despite having a slightly reduced number or stalls the vast majority of our regular food producers will be attending. We’ve got the usual locally reared Beef, Lamb and Pork as well as free-range eggs, raw milk, jams, honey, apples, apple juice, seasonal vegetables and goats cheese. Fresh fish will be available subject to weather conditions and whether they can get out to sea near Lowestoft. As well as the freshly baked bread, pastries and gluten free cakes – all products at our market are sourced direct from high-quality farms within a 30mile radius.

We will be open from 9am-1pm with hot food and drink available in the cafe and our usual 50p raffle where you can win a £30 hamper worth of local goodies. We have ample parking with accessible spaces for people with disabilities. FREE fry-up/breakfasts are offered once a year to celebrate British Farmhouse Breakfast Week. Any questions please contact us through our Facebook or Twitter – Do give us a cheeky follow/like whilst you’re there!

One last thing – we’re regularly looking for new stallholders and currently have vacancies for craft and home-made treats – pop us an email if you’d like to know more.

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Sorry – No Beccles Farmers Market this weekend!

PLEASE NOTE we will NOT be running Beccles Farmers Market this weekend as our stallholders will be enjoying some much needed rest and relaxation whilst recovering from the Christmas-mania. We would like to sincerely thank all of our supporters from 2017 and over the last 18 years – Apologies for the inconvenience and we look forward to seeing you again on SATURDAY 20th JAN when the market will be back with the full range of delicious local delights with over 30 stallholders, hot food & drinks, raffle and (all importantly) the usual friendly faces.

Happy new year!

 

Get your Christmas orders in for this Saturday!

Get your Christmas orders in for this Saturday!

24068166_1393154394143945_3539605979887184865_n.jpgWe have a special market for you this Saturday to bag your last minute Christmas meats, veg a few other scrummy or smelly goodies!! Whilst people will be bringing some stock to sell on the day we advise that you call and pre-order where possible to avoid disappointment!

Yew Tree Poultry with turkeys and chickens – 01379586485
D. Barnard with lamb – 01953497018
Greenwood with vegetables. apples, apple and pear juice – 07979676649
Samphire with rare breed pork, sausage rolls, pork pies etc – 01379674413
Hundred River Beef – fillet, sirloin, topside and more – 01502476240
Norfolk truffles with handmade Belgian truffle boxes – 01508550325
Fred Woods with vegetables and potatoes – 01986781256
No need to pre-order from the following stalls (unless you really want to )
Rob Rutterford with his unique pottery – 01986875159
Bespoke bundles with hand made soaps and bath treats – 01502710448
Nanna Lee with pickles and chutneys – No need to pre-order
Open from 9am until we’ve run out of stock!!

 

We wish all our customers and supporters a wonderful Christmas & look forward to seeing you again in the new year!

(please note there will be NO MARKET on Sat 6th Jan)

Christmas Market – SATURDAY 16th

Christmas Market – SATURDAY 16th
We’ve got a market of seasonal merriment kicking off with the local River Hundred Folk Band playing from 9am this Saturday.
Its the perfect time to restock the pantry and pre-order your traditionally reared Turkey at our final* (full) market of the year. With a whopping 36 stalls it will be your best chance to pick up those unique handmade gifts and Christmas treats.
As well as a variety of craft stalls, wood turners, and speciality soaps, we will have our normal food stalls, from meats (including game & venison) to fresh and smoked fish, terrines and parfait, vegetables, apples and juice. There’s also raw milk, free-range eggs and goats cheese, and don’t forget your local ales, lacto and gluten free baking, home-made jams and marmalade, pickles, chocolate brownies, flapjacks, Belgian truffles and fudge.
This market only we’ll also be joined by the Armstrong family, who’s daughter Izzy has learnt to weld to recycle old horseshoes into unique Christmas decorations. – A must see!
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 look forward to seeing you there!
*for special collection market next weekend on 23rd (Limited to mainly food stalls so pre-order to avoid disappointment)

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
Copyright: Archant 2017

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).

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.