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Halesworth welcomes specialist food market celebrating local food culture

PUBLISHED: 08:57 28 September 2017 | UPDATED: 09:28 28 September 2017

Halesworth Food and Drink Market is taking place this weekend. Photo: Kate Button.

Halesworth Food and Drink Market is taking place this weekend. Photo: Kate Button.

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A specialist food market celebrating Suffolk and Norfolk’s thriving food culture is set to take place this weekend.

Halesworth Food and Drink Market is taking place this weekend. Photo: Kate Button. Halesworth Food and Drink Market is taking place this weekend. Photo: Kate Button.

Halesworth Food and Drink Market will be held tomorrow, September 30, in the town’s historic Market Place.

The free event, which takes place between 9.30am and 3pm, follows on from the successful spring garden and midsummer markets.

Kate Button, who organises the markets, said: “Suffolk and Norfolk is renowned for its thriving food culture and abound with unique independent food and drink producers.”

The market will showcase 27 of these producers – echoing times gone by when the Market Place was bustling with locally produced food.

Mrs Button said: “Whilst not as big as the Aldeburgh Food and Drink Festival, many of the producers will also have been to Snape the previous weekend and will be looking forward to greeting customers old and new.

“Lots is written about the ‘Slow Food’ and ‘Field to Fork’ movements and the market will embrace both of these by bringing together local producers who care about the food they produce and with quality, flavour and provenance being their benchmark.”

Mrs Button highlights Halesworth’s award-winning Truly Traceable venison and games pies, who will be appearing at the market, as the perfect example of both these movements.

She said: “Steve and Lynn Tricker’s ethos is if they don’t know where the ingredients have come from it doesn’t go in their pies.”

Likewise, Penny Bun Bake House, run by Suffolk artisan baker Johnny Spillings and his wife Bex, produces a wide range of delicious bread by carefully sourcing all the ingredients from local and organic suppliers.

A wide range of culinary delights will be available for visitors to enjoy.

Mrs Button said: “The market offers something for everybody from wild boar charcuterie to locally brewed ale, artisan bread and gluten free bakes to free range eggs and locally made ice cream and fudge.

“All unique truly traceable food bought directly to you by the producer.”

She added: “This event really aims to put the market firmly back in the market town of Halesworth.”

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