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Christmas Farmers' Market

Saturday 23 Dec 2017 9:30am

Part of Christmas

Our Christmas Farmers’ Market offers locally sourced fresh produce which concludes Snape Malting’s Christmas season of events on Saturday 23 December.

The market has a wonderful bustling atmosphere and provides easy access for people to buy high quality, local foods and treats for Christmas direct from Suffolk’s artisan producers located at a world class music venue. It provides the chance to talk to producers directly and find out about where they source their ingredients from and the passions for good food that drive their businesses.

Snape Maltings have brought together a Mini Food Festival of artisan food and drink at their renowned music venue on the banks of the Alde estuary. This Christmas market, like the Aldeburgh Food & Drink Festival, is famous for its friendliness and unsurpassed variety of high quality local products, many of which have been produced exclusively for the Christmas Market. At the Christmas Market  you will find a wonderful array of delicious food and drink which will make your Christmas truly special. There is something for everyone – even Christmas treats for your dog! As well as delicious food, there will be live music from the Owl and Wolves from 11am-1pm.

When you come to the Market, make sure to visit the Snape Maltings shops which are stocked with a fantastic array of food, toys, books, cards, clothing, homeware, crafts and antiques as well as everything for the music lover in the Concert Hall Shop. The shops are open on Saturday 23 December from 10-5.30 p.m. and on Sunday 24 December from 10-4 p.m.


"A visit to the famous Christmas Farmers Market at Snape is your chance to find the extra-special food and drink that will make your Christmas extra special too. The variety, quality and originality of the food and drink at the Market are a real tribute to our producers who have done so much to make Suffolk a food destination and whose products have been widely acclaimed in the media. And they have made Christmas shopping a pleasure to enjoy. So do be sure to join us at our wonderful Christmas Market."

Lady Caroline Cranbrook, President Aldeburgh Food & Drink Festival

Come and enjoy one of Suffolk’s finest food markets, a wonderful array of fresh produce and delicious artisan products all under one roof including:

Ailsa’s Fudge (Lowestoft). Homeade cream fudge, including goat butter and dairy free varieties.

B Chocolates (Sudbourne). Artisan chocolates made with French chocolate, Suffolk honey and Suffolk cream, including honey truffles and honey and sea salt caramels.

Barkers of Suffolk (Ipswich). They are bringing to the Market their hand-made Christmas treats for dogs, including canine Christmas biscuits and cupcakes, cheese & bacon muffins – and liver cake!

Betty & Miller (Crowfield). Handmade savoury and sweet pates.

Boyton Old School Farm & Kitchen. will be bringing their hand-raised pork pies, smoked salmon and caviar quail Scotch eggs, Christmas sausage rolls with fruit and spice and chilli cheese straws.

Bracey’s Bees (Framlingham). Honey, honeycomb and bees wax candles.

Cake Shop & Bakery (Woodbridge). 3rd generation artisan bakers. They will be bringing a selection of breads, mince pies, Christmas biscuits and other cakes with a Christmas ‘twist’ to them.

Dakin Delights (Ipswich). Delicious hand crafted chocolate including: mint crunch, mulberry, coffee & pecan, caramels, Christmas Pudding Chocolate Bites, stuffed dates, ginger energy balls and more. Vegan, Free-From, Raw & Paleo.

DJ Wines (Monk Soham). A boutique winery producing fruit wines and liqueurs. A wide variety will be on sale at the Market, including Damson Wine fortified with brandy, Bramble Whisky, Cherry Brandy and Sloe Gin (sweet or dry).

Fen Farm Dairy (Flixton). Raw milk, artisan cheese, butter and cream from Montbeliarde cows in the Waveney Valley. A special Christmas deal will be available at the Market.

Fire Station Coffee Roastery (Woodbridge). roast top artisan grade coffee from around the world in an original Victorian fire station.

Fishers Gin (Southwold). Suffolk distilled gin using forged rare English botanicals.

Great Glemham Bake.  Artisan savouries and cakes. Cranberry and chestnut sausage rolls, Parmesan and Stilton biscuits and Christmas tarts with mincemeat and almonds will be on sale at the Market.

Harlseton Cider Company (Harleston). Award-winning family of craft cider makers producing a range of great gifts including premium dessert cider, spicy infused vinegars and refreshing draught cider using 100% East Anglian apples.

High House Fruit Farm (Sudbourne). Home-grown Cox and Russet apples and Comice pears will be available at the Market, together with four different varieties of apple juice, and loganberry and raspberry jam.

Jake’s Bakes. Vegan bakes free from wheat, gluten and dairy. At the Market there will be Christmas puddings and cakes, mince pies, cherry and cranberry stollen, fig and ginger panforte – and much else – and all ‘free-from’.

Kenton Hall Estate (Kenton). They will be bringing their premium Longhorn beef to the Market. It is produced and butchered on their farm near Debenham and dry-aged for a minimum of 28 days. Large joints for Beef Wellington or Rib of Beef will be available but also their premium mince. Their renowned Longhorn beefburgers will be on sale from their Longhorn van at the Market.

Kin Knives. Family-run Suffolk business importing high quality bespoke Japanese kitchen knives.

Lady Whincups (Rendham). Seasonal and festive local flowers for your home at Christmas.

Lane Farm Suffolk Salami (Brundish). Family farming business creating wonderful salami, chorizo, dry cured bacon and pork products.

Low Farm Eggs (Huntingfield). A variety of free range eggs.

Macaron Bliss.  Gourmet, hand-made, French-style macarons, including two new Christmas flavours – gingerbread and cinnamon and orange spice. Christmas gift boxes will be available.

Munchy Seeds (Leiston). Delicious mixes of roasted, savoury and spicy seeds.

Newbourne Farm. Highest quality home-grown vegetables, salad and fruit.

Newlands Cheese Straws. Highest quality cheese straws using an old family recipe.

Red Chilli Kitchen. Suffolk-based food business producing authentic Vietnamese marinades, dressings and jams, including the special very versatile Miracle Dressing which a customer said ‘your dressing can turn any ordinarydish into something extraordinary’.

Salubrious Sauce Co. (Rendlesham). A Suffolk condiment producer offering delicious sauces with quirky branding.

St Jude’s (Waveney Valley). Cheese from Montbéliarde bred cows.

Stokes Sauces (Rendlesham). Great-tasting sauces and ketchups.

Suffolk Coffee Co (Peasenhall).  Boutique blends from freshly roasted coffee.

Suffolk Farmhouse Cheeses (Creeting St Mary). Hand-made cheeses made from cream provided by their Guernsey cows. Suffolk Gold, Suffolk Brie and Suffolk Blue will be on sale at the Market, together with their own rare breed pork, including chipolatas, sausages, bacon and gammon.

Suffolk Goat Cheese (Laxfield). Locally reared goats producing delicious creamy cheese.

Suffolk Smokehouse (Kelsale). Smoked and chilli-smoked produce.

Susi’s Kitchen (Woodbridge). She will be bringing her hand-made chocolate truffle tortes, Banoffee pies, Alde Mud Pies, Sticky Toffee Puddings, salted caramel Brownies, mince pies and gluten–free Yule Logs.

Sutton Hoo Free-Range & Organic Chicken. Oven-ready traditional breed of chicken slowly grown in a truly free-range environment.

Syms Pantry (Ipswich). We bring you fantastic bacon products in jars!

TabbouleTal (Yoxford). Middle eastern flavors. Zhug – tantalising Yemeni spicy blend and a kitchen staple. Home made hummus – more than just a dip. Pickle selection – delicious accompany to any meal.

The Lamb Charcuterie Company (Stoke by Clare). Producing home-reared Herdwick lamb charcuterie including salami and chorizo.

The New England Boar Company (Haverhill) UK-bred wild boar charcuterie and fresh products.

The Tiny Tipple Company (Lowestoft). Real fruit infused gin, vodka and whisky.

The Quince Tree (Aldeburgh). A range of homemade jams and chutneys.

Tosier Chocolates (Ipswich). New bean-to-bar chocolate made in small batches.

Truly Traceable Venison & Game Pies (Halesworth). Field-to-fork, home-made pies and sausage rolls, all available freshly-cooked and warm or frozen.  At the Market a limited edition of Venison Shank Pies made from muntjac deer will also be available.

Valley Farm Wineyards (Halesworth). Small and independent, a Suffolk idyll, growing 5 varieties of grape to make award-winning wines.

Wild Meat Company (Blaxhall).  Oven-ready pheasants, partridges, woodcock, duck, guinea fowl, venison, turkeys and geese. Only available at this Market will be game roulades, 2 or 3 bird roasts and various ballotines combining different birds, prepared for varying numbers (from one to 20 people). Gluten-free or pork-free also available.