Farmer markets firm organisers launches new Suffolk producers pop-up shop

Justine Paul of Suffolk Market Events
Justine Paul of Suffolk Market Events

Suffolk Market Events which runs farmers markets in Lavenham and Sudbury will hold an eight week series of pop up shops at Kersey Mill from Tuesday (22).

The free events will bring together Suffolk producers and offer workshops, demonstrations and foraging walks.

Justine Paul, founder of Suffolk Market Events said: “One of the most rewarding and enjoyable parts of going to a farmers market is the chance to meet the producer and learn all about them and their product.

“Likewise it is great for our producers to meet their local customers and have a platform to sell their amazing produce.

“This pop up shop in Kersey is an extension of a farmers market and gives customers a real chance to talk to local producers.

“Like all our successful markets, this is a great platform to showcase some of the finest, small scale producers in Suffolk.”

Amongst the producers participating is Duncan Parry from Stour Valley Smokehouse who will be showing how to prepare a Christmas Eve Smoked Platter using smoked meats, fish and cheese.

Carl Shillingford, chef and owner of Seasonal Suffolk, will be leading a foraging walk around the area before preparing a wild mushroom terrines and hedgerow pestos.

Jenny and Greg Strolenberg from Suffolk Venison Larder will be showing how to prepare fresh pheasant and rabbit.

Other highlights will include cooking demos from Jess Noy, The Gamekeepers’ Daughter, one of Suffolk’s bright young stars who has graced the screens of CBBC’s Incredible Edibles and won rosettes on the BBC hit series Food Glorious Food.

There will also be pastry workshops, Christmas pudding demos and wine tasting from Ickworth Vineyards.

The new pop up shop will be selling some of the region’s best local produce including fresh bread from The Pump Street Bakery, Manor Farm Eggs, Boxford Fruit, the Blueberry Company and Mrs Bennetts Chutneys.

And for those tired of tasting, there is also a Pop Up Tea shop serving good coffee and slabs of home made cake.

Spaces are limited – visit www.suffolkmarketevents.co.uk to book a space.