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We are back in Norwich this Saturday 13 April. We’ve lots of our lovely regulars plus Norfocopia joining us with their forgaed foods (and much more), Norton’s Dairy are back for a second month with their lovely cheeses and The Garden Farmer is back with his fantastic selection of fruit and vegetable plants for you create you own vegetable patch. So come along and (hopefully) welcome spring’s late arrival with some lovely Norfolk food and drink.

Place: The Forum, Norwich

Date: 13 April

Time: 9am to 3pm

Anna’s Fudge Handmade fudge
Brays Cottage Pork pies
Candi’s Chutney Chutneys
Castle Quail Quails and other eggs
Crush Foods Rapeseed oil, dressings, granola
Ethinic Fusion Indian food
Garden Farmer Vegetable and fruit plants
Jamaroc Spice mixes
Mijalu Chocolates Chocolates
Norfocopia Foraged foods and more
Nortons Dairy Cow’s milk cheese
Oak Tree Farm Pork, lamb
Panther Brewery Real ales and beers
Pye Baker Bread, pastries
Shadlow Hall Garden Flowering and garden plants
Woodberry Farm Fruit preserves

If one of your favourites is missing its probably be because they can’t make it this month. At the moment we are full with a waiting list of stalls, if you know someone who is interested in having a stall then they should get in touch via our contact page to be added to the waiting list. Next market: 11 May 2013

We’ve some more new stalls for you this month which means that we have TWENTY TWO stalls in total for you. It will be our biggest market so far and we’d love you to come and see what its all about and get some lovely Norfolk food and drink.

New this month are Castle Quail who will be bringing quail, duck and hens eggs and Jess and James of Our Kitchen Garden with their seasonal veg from Watton. Cley Smokehouse (smoked fish) and Jamaroc (spices and dips) are both with us again and Panther Brewery are back with craft beers. We’ve all our longstanding regulars too so lots of lovely food and drink to choose from.

12 Oct: and an extra stall in the shape of Ethnic Fusion with their lovely Indian dishes has just been added. So 23 of us in total!

Date: 13 October 2012

Time: 9am to 3pm

Where: outside The Forum, Norwich

Here’s a list of stallholders, with link to their websites so you can find out more about them:

Brays Cottage Pork pies
Castle Quail Quail, ducks and hens eggs
Cley Smokehouse Smoked fish and meats
Crush Foods Rapeseed oil, granola, dressings
Ethnic Fusion Fine Indian Cuisine
Fielding Cottage Goats cheese and milk
General Store Cake mixes
Honeysuckle Cakes Traditional cakes
Jamaroc Spice mixes and dips
Macarons + More Macarons, patisserie
Mijalu Chocolates Chocolates
Norfolk Cordial Cordials
Norfolk Deli Co Salami/Sausage
Norfolk Honey Company Honey
Oak Tree Farm Pork and lamb
Panther Brewery Craft Beers
Plan to Cook Ready meals and cookery school
Pye Baker Bread, pastries
Scrubby Oak Vinegars, pickles
Shadow Hall Garden Plants, border packs, garden design
The Fudge Stall Fudge !
Our Kitchen Garden Squashes, potatoes, autumn veg
Woodberry Farm Preserves, chutney, fruits

Next market: 10th November

If one of your favourites is missing its probably be because they can’t make it this month. If you know of a food producer who you think might like to join us then ask them to get in touch via our contact page. We’ve got some spaces available for produce we don’t have already.

It’s food festival time across Norfolk and Norwich and we have a great market for you with some lovely new stalls along with our regulars.

Date: 15 September 2012

Time: 9am to 3pm

Where: out side The Forum, Norwich

Here’s a list of stallholders, with link to their websites so you can find out more about them:

Brays Cottage Pork pies
Cley Smokehouse Smoked fish and meats
Crush Foods Rapeseed oil
Fielding Cottage Goats cheese, milk, eggs
Fudge Fudge!!
General Store Cake mixes
Macarons + More Macarons, patisserie
Mijalu Chocolates Chocolates
Norfolk Cordial Cordials
Norfolk Deli Co Salami/Sausage
Norfolk Honey Company Honey
Norwich at Market Food delivery scheme fro Norwich
Oak Tree Farm Pork, lamb
Pye Baker Bread, pastries
Jamoroc Spice mixes, dips
Scrubby Oak Vinegars, pickles
Woodberry Farm Preserves, chutney, fruits

If one of your favourites is missing its probably be because they can’t make it this month. If you know of a food producer who you think might like to join us then ask them to get in touch via our contact page. We’ve got some spaces available for produce we don’t have already.

Next market: 13th October

We are back in Norwich this coming Saturday, 21st July for our monthly market.

Here’s all the details of where, when and who will be there. Do come along and join us and buy some truly local food and drink.

Place: Millenium Plain, The Forum, Norwich

Date: 21 July 2012

Time: 9am to 3pm

Here’s a full list of who will be there to help you plan your shopping.

Brays Cottage

Pork (and other) pies

Crush Foods

Rapeseed oil, Dressings, Granola

Fielding Cottage

Goats cheese & milk, goats milk soap

First Thyme Herbals

Infant herbal drinks

Garden Farmer

Plants

Macarons & More

Macarons, patisserie, brownies

Norfolk Honey Company

Honey and honey products

Panther Brewery

Real Ales

Pye Baker

Bread, pastries

Scrubby Oak

Vinegars, pickles

Woodberry Farm

Preserves, chutney, fruits

If one of your favourites is missing its probably be because they can’t make it this month. If you know of a food producer who you think might like to join us then ask them to get in touch via our contact page. We’ve got some spaces available for produce we don’t have already.

Here’s the full list of stallholders for the market on 16 July, we hope you can make it along to join us.

Name Selling Website
Brays Cottage Pork pies and crackle www.perfectpie.co.uk
Northcote Brewery Beers www.northcotebrewery.co.uk
Macarons & More Macarons and cakes www.macaronsandmore.com
Pye Baker Bread, baked goods www.pyebaker.co.uk
Drove Orchards Pressed apple juices www.droveorchards.com
Woodberry Farm Fresh Soft Fruit and high fruit low sugar conserves www.woodberryfarm.co.uk
Fielding Cottage Goats cheeses, eggs www.fieldingcottage.co.uk
Crush Foods EV Cold presses rapeseed oil, salad dressings www.crush-foods.com
Cherry Leaf Coffee House Ice cream and fresh lemonade tricycle www.coffeehousenorwich.co.uk
EJ Vales Savoury tarts www.ejvales.co.uk
Oak Tree Farm Rare breed lamb and pork www.sheltonfarms.co.uk
LOVE Foods Raw and vegan treats http://livingfoodlovinglife.blogspot.com/
Juliette Patisserie Cakes, sweet tarts, pastries None at present
Norfolk Cordial Fruit cordials www.norfolkcordial.com
Poochs Homemade Dog Biscuits Luxury dog treats www.poochs.co.uk
Norwich Farmshare Farm cooperative, local vegetables www.norwichfarmshare.co.uk
Norwich Foodbank Local charity giving food to those in crisis www.norwichfoodbank.co.uk
Norfolk Saffron Saffron growers http://norfolksaffron.com/

Watch out for posters and flyers about the Spring Farmers Market popping around Norwich and the rest of the county. We’ve got a great list of producers joining us including:

Bray’s Cottage Pies

Tim Kinnaird Cakes

Northcote Brewery

Smokeshack BBQ

Scone’ology

Window Coffee

Follow us on Twitter and Facebook to find out who else is coming and keep up to date on news.

Held on the first Saturday of every month, North Creake, near Burnham Market, is the winner of the EDP 2010 best Farmer’s Market award. Alongside the small permanent shops at Creake Abbey, shoppers come to find amongst other produce, meat, vegetables, plants, olives, game, cakes, oils, beers and pies. With a great cafe too, visitors can find themselves happily spending several hours amongst the old barns in a beautiful rural setting.

Featuring:

Tim Kinnaird Cakes

Bray’s Cottage Pork Pies

Fearndale Norfolk Dapple Cheese

Drove Orchard Apples

Ian Wright Pork

Foxley Aberdeen Angus

Crush Oils

Narborough Lakes smoked fish

And many others.

9.30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Plenty of free parking

On Monday evening The Norfolk Diet got its first radio interview. Sarah Pettegree, the inspiration behind The Norfolk Diet chatted with Ian Collins on Talk Sport’s Late Show about what we are trying to achieve and the problems we’ve been having with Norwich City Council about improving the farmers market.

We are really thrilled that Ian at Talk Sport asked Sarah along and helped us get our ideas to a wider audience.

Click on the links below to hear the interview (apologies that the sound quality is a bit ropey):

Part 1

Part 2

And watch out for us letting you know about various upcoming food and drink events soon.

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The Norfolk Diet team has been working away behind the scenes on a few projects…..

One of these is trying to save and develop the Norwich Farmers Market.

Instead of individual stall holders paying their pitch fee direct to the city council the organiser has to pay on everyone else’s behalf and then recoup the money from each stall holder. This has meant they have regularly shouldered shortfalls if not all the pitches are taken.

The previous organiser decided to call it day after the last market and now Sarah Pettegree (of Brays Cottage Pork Pies) has stepped in on behalf of The Norfolk Diet to take over the running of the market from tomorrow.

There’s still some details to be worked out with the city council but from this week onwards we’ll be running the market and working to get new stall holders involved so that the market becomes a showcase for the wonderful food and drink Norfolk has to offer.



 

Sarah was quoted in today’s Evening New’s:

“I think it should be something more like other big cities have because we have such a good food life here in Norfolk. There are so many good, small, local producers. We’ve already got everything here, as I proved by eating just Norfolk food for the whole month of February.

“Ultimately I’d like to see as many stalls as there are producers in Norfolk. The whole of Gentlemans Walk could be alive with producers, like when the French market is here.

“It would be great to generate that much excitement in the city and let other people come and see how proud we are of our amazing county and its wonderful food. I’m sure the council is very sensible and as keen as I am to do good things for Norfolk and Norwich.”

We’d love you all to come along tomorrow and every other Sunday to support the market and try out some great Norfolk food and drink.

We’ll update you here as the market progresses and we hope to have some exciting new stall holders for you soon.

Photo’s courtesy of Sarah Pettegree and @Farctum

 



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