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Suffolk farmers' markets

Kate W 08 February 2023

It's always fun to head to a pub or fancy restaurant during your holiday, but there's nothing quite like picking up fresh grub from local artisans and growers to cook up back at your holiday cottage. 

There are so many wonderful farmers' markets that take place around Suffolk, you may find it tricky to decide where to go for your food shops. Whether heading to the delightful riverside town of Beccles or the arts complex that is Snape Maltings, you'll find plenty of goodies - from cured meats to freshly-picks veggies - to choose from at these Suffolk farmers' markets. 

To help you plan your 'food safari', we’ve compiled a list of our favourite farmers' markets in Suffolk - check out our suggestions below or click the button below to begin browsing holiday cottages in Suffolk. 

Beccles Farmers' Market

Beccles Farmer’s Market

A charming market town set on the edge of The Broads National Park and hosts a farmers' market that has been running for over 20 years! With around 30 stallholders offering up goodies including chutneys, rare breed pork, cards and other crafts, locally brewed beer and honey products. 

When? First and third Saturday of each month, 9am-1pm

Where? Old Heliport, Beccles NR34 7XF

Find out more information on their website

Bury St Edmunds Farmers' Market 

Bury St Edmunds Farmers Market

Locally referred to as 'Bury', this bustling destination is a wonderful hub for the county and boasts a delightful farmers' market that's held right in the centre of town. Browse the stalls of some of the region's best producers at this excellent market - and for more to see and do while here, check out our guide full of things to do in Bury St Edmunds

When? Second Sunday of every month, 10am-3pm

Where? The Traverse, Bury St Edmunds IP33 1BJ 

Find out more information on their website

Halesworth Produce Market

Halesworth Produce Market

Halesworth is a quiet market town, set 10 miles south of coastal Southwold, and hosts a beautiful farmers' market in the Rifle Hall community centre offering a host of local produce and crafts, as well as refreshments to keep you fuelled as you shop. 

When? Every second Saturday of each month, 9am-1pm

Where? Rifle Hall, 47 London Rd, Halesworth IP19 8LR 

Find out more information on their website

Lavenham Farmers' Market

Lavenham Farmer’s Market

This beautiful village is lined with half-timbered medieval cottages and is an enchanting place to visit. Lavenham Farmers' Market takes place in the village hall. There are plenty of other lovely things to do in Lavenham when you've finished perusing the many local goods on offer at the stalls. 

When? Fourth Sunday of each month, 10am-1.30pm

Where? Lavenham Village Hall, Lavenham C010 9QT

Find out more information on their website

Snape Maltings Farmers' Market

Snape Maltings Farmer’s Market

Snape Maltings is an inspiring arts complex just north of the quiet village of Snape and is best known for its impressive concert hall. At the fantastic monthly farmers' market hosted here, you can expect artisan bakes, locally reared meats, and tasty juices too. 

When? First Saturday of each month with occasional variations, 9.30am-1pm - check website for exact dates

Where? Snape Maltings, Snape IP17 1SP

Find out more information on their website

Sudbury Farmers' Market

Sudbury Farmer’s Market

Sudbury Farmers' Market takes place outside on Market Hill, with the statue of Thomas Gainsborough overlooking the stallholders, making a great choice for spending time outdoors on a sunny day! Homemade pies, honey and beeswax goodies, and Indian-style snacks can all be found at this brilliant Suffolk farmers' market.

When? The last Friday of each month, 9.30am-2pm

Where? Market Hill, Sudbury CO10 2EH

Find out more information on their website

Wyken Vineyard Farmers' Market

Wyken Vineyard Farmer’s Market

Head to Wyken Vineyard Farmers' Market for fresh and artisan produce in an enchanting setting. Wyken Vineyard is home to well-cared-for gardens, a country store, a restaurant and, of course, a vineyard which offers tours. Look out for local butcheries, fishmongers, and cheese artisans at this rural farmers' market. 

When? Every Saturday, 9am-1pm

Where? Wyken Vineyards, Wyken Road, Bury St Edmunds IP31 2DW

Find out more information on their website

Plan a foodie break to Suffolk 

Book one of our wonderful Suffolk holiday cottages as your base while you explore these delightful farmers' markets. Whether you are staying near the beautiful waterways of Beccles or the scenic rural Wyken Vineyard estate, you can enjoy picking up quality produce to cook up back at your holiday let. 

Disclaimer: Whilst every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information at the time of writing, please ensure you check carefully before making any decisions based on the contents within this article.

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