Friday, 27 November 2009

Saturday 28th November

There are only 4 Saturdays left before Christmas.   I don't know where the last two months have gone (it's a sign of old age or so I'm told).

On December 12th we have the Leiston Bell Ringers coming to ring their bells!  Come and share in the Christmas spirit with us.

To tempt you this week we have :

Gammon/bacon steaks from Teresa at Snape Crown (next week Crag Farm Beef ). 
What do you get if you cross a pig and an axe? ..... Pork chops - the latest joke from my 10 year old son.

Potatoes, Onions, Shallots, Spinach, Chard, Pak Choi, Salad Leaves, Squash, Carrot, Beetroot, Turnips

Leek and Potato Soup, Carrot and Coriander Soup, Beef Crumble, Beef Lasagne, Cottage Pie, Quiche Lorraine, Sausage Rolls

Gingerbread, Lemon Cake, Fruit Cake, Mini Loaves(lemon, gingerbread, fruit), Victoria Sandwich, Ginger Buns, Crunchy Lemon Cakes, Butter Shortbread, Butter Flapjacks, Mince Pies, Coffee & Walnut Cake

Chris will be up early to make all his delicious bread

Mincemeat, Christmas Puddings, Pickles, Chutneys - all sorts of lovely Christmassy flavours.

This Christmas we are offering make-your-own hampers.  Choose a few items you would like to give as a present and for a small fee we can package them in a hamper and cover in cellophane, ready for you to give.  Talk to any of the producers for more information.

Festive bunting, Zipped purses (great for a small present in a Christmas card) - they hold money, make-up, travelling jewellery case - all sorts of uses

Wheat bags and Lavender bags - have you smelt them?  They're gorgeous. 

Slippers, socks, striped mittens, scarfs, hats - everything you need to keep warm now the colder weather is upon us - my car had the frost warning light on this evening.

Lovely little cardigans and jackets for little ones.

Lots on offer, we look forward to seeing you


Friday, 20 November 2009

Orford Country Market 21st November 2009

Hi Everyone

In addition to all our usual offerings you will find many  things for your Christmas celebrations including

Bacon and gammon 

Pheasants, partridge and game terrine
Turkey, sausagemeat, cocktail sausages,stuffing mix 
pigs in blankets, cranberry sauce, medlar jelly, Christmas puddings, homemade mincemeat and even a fresh wreath.

There will also be samples of party food which you will be able to order.

Hope to see you there. 

Friday, 13 November 2009

ORFORD COUNTRY MARKET 14th November 2009

The weather has changed to very wet today after some glorious days this week but we hope the sun will be shining tomorrow and look forward to seeing you all.

As usual we will be in the Town Hall from 9:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.


Teresa will bring her home reared lamb from the Crown at Snape.


As always an imaginative selection of cakes as well as the usual favourites.

Potatoes, onions, lettuce, salad leaves, pak choi, squash, tomatoes, beetroot, carrots, spinach, chard, radish.


Our fresh soups have been a great success and this week we will have Leek and Potato, Pumpkin, Roasted Butternut Squash and Carrot.   Where possible we use locally grown produce in the soups and as they are freshly made can be frozen.


The ever popular sourdough, plus white pan and brioche and of course baguettes.


Lasagne, hummus, cheese and olive scones, 

Sadly all the honey has gone for this year but there is always lots of  jams, marmalades, pickles and chutneys.


This is the week for the wool from the Gedgrave flock to be at the market, so come along and see what new things Tracy and Marilyn have been knitting.  I understand that the lace weight wool has arrived and they will be brining some along tomorrow.   Always lots to see.


We have some new jewellery on sale.   I haven't seen it yet so can't comment but I look forward to meeting another new member to the market.


I know it is early but we have mincemeat and puddings for sale.   They keep for many months so why not get them now so that is one less thing to worry about.   We have large, medium and small puddings and jars of mincemeat.   WARNING, once you try the homemade variety you will never buy commercially produced mincemeat ever again.   We use the finest ingredients and we take great care in the production.


We have a wide range of hand made items.   Knitted scarves, mittens, bags etc.  Patchwork quilts, cushion, and lovely small zipped bags.   There will be a couple of tote bags as well as lavender bags and wheatbags.  Dare I say, some lovely things for Christmas presents.


Why not stop for a tea or coffee and enjoy the atmosphere of the market.   It the weather doesn't improve it will be a good place to shelter for a while.

and don't forget, we are taking orders for Christmas food and gifts.   Why not order hampers for all your friends, family or staff.   We will fill them with items of your choice.

Have a great weekend.

Friday, 6 November 2009

Orford Country Market 7th November 2009

Hi Everyone,

We are really looking forward to seeing you all tomorrow.    We all want to let you know how much we appreciate your support.   The market is going from strength to strength and we are always on the lookout for new producers or new ideas about what YOU want.  Talk to one of us if you have any ideas.

but come along as this week we have.


Goats cheese, pear and walnut quiche

Lemon cakes, flapjacks, plain sponge
Coffee & Walnut cake/buns
Marmalade Cake
Iced buns
Rocky road
Apple Muffins
Walnut cake
Mocha cake/buns

and in preparation for Christmas....................
puddings made with brandy and stout and brandy mincemeat

 From the Crown at Snape...................sausages and pork


Various quiches 
Sausage and onion pies
Cottage pies
Beef lasagne

and to solve your "what shall we have for Saturday lunch"?

Carrot soup with garlic, cheesy croutons
Roasted (locally grown) butternut squash soup with toasted sunflower seeds perfect to go with Chris' wonderful ARTISAN BREADS..................but come early the bread goes fast.
or Leek and Potato soup or beef stew.

Don't forget your veg for the weekend....................there will be 
Potatoes including bakers, onions, tomatoes, lettuce, salad leaves, pak choi, mooli radish, beetroot, squash, chard and spinach.

Lots of preserves and pickles and of course a table full of locally handmade craft  items.

See you tomorrow