Thursday, 16 December 2010

Saturday 18th December

This week we are fortunate to be holding Orford Country Market on Saturday in St. Bartholomew's Church in Orford for the last market before Christmas. Not only is the church a wonderful space to present all the lovely Home Made ~ Home Grown ~ Hand Crafted products that our producers will be offering for sale this weekend but it also provides an opportunity to reflect on the story of Christmas stunningly displayed in the glass in the east window. Attributed to the firm of Clayton and Bell the Virgin and Child will be looking down on the happy faces of people enjoying mince pies and mulled wine from Maria and the sound of festive hand bells from the Leiston Bellringers. We will also have a background of Christmas Carols to get you all into the spirit of the season. 

Remember that you still have time to order produce for collection from Orford Town Hall on Thursday 23rd December but do join us at the last Saturday market this year when the goodies will include:

on the food tables

Meat: Fresh dressed Turkey at £7.50 per Kilo, Chipolatas, Sausagemeat, Pork Joints, Gammon Joints and definitely some Goat for the more adventurous. 
Savouries:  Beef Lasagnes ~ Cottage Pies ~ Quiches ~ Scotch Eggs ~ Game Pies ~ Pork Pies ~ Cheese and Olive Scones ~ Warming Carrot Soup 
Cakes and Sweet Things: Lots of  tasty goodies including: Sponges (plain or coffee & walnut) ~ Buns (plain or chocolate) ~ Cupcakes (coffee & walnut) ~ Apple Cakes ~ Rocky Road ~ Fruit Scones ~ Mince Pies ~ Iced and Decorated Xmas cakes ~ Sticky Toffee Puddings ~ Mincemeat and Christmas Puddings ~ Pear and Almond Flans ~ Fruit Loaves ~ Lemon curd ~ Lime curd

Locally produced delicious Honey Chocolate Truffles. These really are delicious and Fran will probably have samples for you to taste.

Whatever David has managed to coax, cajole, encourage, entice, influence, persuade, smooth-talk, sweet-talk  or wheedle into being ready for harvesting from his abundant smallholding.You can't ask for fresher produce.

and on the craft tables

A Fine Range of Christmas Goods including: Planted Baskets and Pots ~ Christmas Wreaths ~ Cushions ~ Therapeutic Lavender Bags ~ Luxuriously Soft Wool and Woollen Products ~ Jewellery ~ Mounted Prints and Photographs. Ideal last minute gifts right on your doorstep.

 We all look forward to seeing you 
St. Bartholomew's Church on Saturday 
would like to wish everyone 

Very Merry Christmas 
and a 
Happy and Healthy New Year  

Don't forget we will be back in the Town Hall 
on Saturday January 15th 2011

Friday, 10 December 2010

Saturday 11th December

Hello everyone Santa here

Jenny has stacks and stacks of pre Christmas things to do so I have volunteered to edit the blog this week. I hope that you have all been good girls and boys buying lots and lots of the lovely goodies at the Orford Country Market. My elves have been saved bags of time and effort this year by sourcing loads of their presents from the market in the Town Hall.

Just two more Saturdays to enjoy before the market breaks for Christmas so make sure that you order anything special for collection from the Town Hall on Thursday December 23rd. This week the market is in the Town Hall as usual but next week they are all looking forward to the short trip across the road to St. Bartholomew's Church which is a wonderful venue for the market and they hope to provide some jolly pre-Christmas cheer for everyone with a return appearance by the Leiston HandBell Ringers who entertained  so well at the market last year.

At the market this Saturday the goodies will include:

on the food tables

Meat: Fresh dressed Turkey, Sausages, Bacon, Gammon and probably some Goat for the more adventurous. (Rudolph and the team vetoed the venison this week)

Savouries: Beef Lasagnes ~ Cottage Pies ~ Quiches ~ Scotch Eggs ~ Game Pies ~ Pork Pies ~ Cheese and Olive Scones ~ Warming Carrot Soup (I hope there will be some carrots left for my reindeer on Christmas Night as Rudolph is very partial to David's Chantenay)

Cakes and Sweet Things: Lots of  tasty goodies including: Sponges (plain or coffee & walnut) ~ Buns (plain or chocolate) ~ Cupcakes (coffee & walnut) ~ Apple Cakes ~ Rocky Road ~ Fruit Scones ~ Mince Pies ~ Iced and Decorated Xmas cakes ~ Sticky Toffee Puddings ~ Mincemeat and Christmas Puddings ~ Pear and Almond Flans ~ Fruit Loaves ~ Lemon curd ~ Lime curd (Something from here would be nice when I come down your chimney)

Locally produced delicious Honey Chocolate Truffles (These would be perfect with the sherry (Oloroso preferably) by the fireplace on Christmas Night)

Vegetables: Whatever David has managed to dig, cut, pull, pick or prise from his abundant smallholding.

and on the craft tables

A Fine Range of Christmas Goods ~ Cushions ~ Therapeutic Lavender Bags ~ Luxuriously Soft Wool and Woollen Products ~ Jewellery ~ Mounted Prints and Photographs (Lots of these will be finding their way into people's stockings this Christmas)

Refreshments will be provided by Tracy so you might expect a sheep theme but no! Just some delicious caraway seed cake and tea or coffee.

Remember to reduce your carbon footprint and enjoy the Home Made, Home Grown and Hand Crafted products from your local Country Market.

Next year Orford Country Market is hoping for some exciting times with the Country Market organisation looking at raising the profile and improving the image of  all Country Markets nationwide. There has already been a lot of work  identifying what market customers would like to see on offer and also some early work on re-badging the corporate image and promoting indirect sales through retail outlets.
Orford Country Market may volunteer to act as a pilot for this relaunch so if you have any thoughts about how they could improve their service or product range please let them know. Either through the website or over a cup of something at the market.

That's it from me, I must get the sleigh to Laura's for its MOT but do remember to drop in to the market this week and next as they are all looking forward to seeing you. 

I may be back next week if Jenny hasn't finished her Christmas preparations but remember

Ho Ho Ho

Friday, 29 October 2010

Saturday 30th October

WwwwwwOooohhhh it's Halloween.

Come tomorrow to find out if we are trick or treating.

Our wizards and witches have been weaving spells and concocting all sorts for you to feast on including:

Sausages ~ Gammon

Beef Lasagne ~ Vegetable Lasagne ~ Cottage Pie ~ Traditional Raised Game Pie ~ Rasied Pork Pie ~ Sausage and Onion Pie ~ Cheese, tomato and onion quiche ~ Bacon and onion Quiche ~ Scotch Eggs ~ Vegetarian Bean Chilli ~ Traditional Chilli Con Carne ~ Chicken and Ham Pie ~ Carrot soup ~ Roasted butternut squash soup ~ Leek & potato soup

Coffee and Walnut cake and buns ~ Chocolate Cake and Buns ~ Vanilaa sponge with home made plum jam ~ Vanilla Cupcakes ~ Apple cake filled with fresh cream ~ Cheese & olive scones ~ Spicy fruit loaf ~ Pear and almond cake ~  Crunchy Top Lemon cake ~ Butter Shortbread

And from pudding corner: Sticky toffee pudding ~ Gingerbread pudding ~ Apple sponge pudding ~ Bread and butter pudding

Lime curd ~ Lemon Curd

Cushions ~ Tote bags ~ Lavender bags ~ Woolly goodies from Gedgrave

See you tomorrow

Friday, 24 September 2010

Saturday 25th September


Typical British weather, rain, rain, rain ... but at Orford Market there are lots of good things to make you smile. So come along and see what we have to offer this week.

There will be, amongst other delights:

An array of breads ~ Doughnuts ~ Lemon Butter Shortbreads ~ Butter shortbread ~ Crunchy Top Lemon Cake ~ Chocolate kisses ~ Cheese & olive scones ~ Fudge ~ Honey cake ~ Pear & almond flans ~ Sponges (plain/coffee & walnut) ~ Cupcakes (plain/coffee & walnut) ~ Elderflower crunch cakes ~ Cappucino cakes ~ Cherry & almond cake ~ Rocky road ~ Mocha cake ~ Parsnip and maple syrup cakes ~ Bramble cakes ~ Iced bakewell tarts ~ Frangipan tarts ~ Jam tarts ~ Lemon curd and blueberry tarts

Beef lasagnes ~ Cottage pies ~ Pork pies ~ Mini pork pies ~ Chicken and leek pies ~ Quiches (roast veg, bacon & onion, cheese & tomato) ~ Scotch eggs ~ Sausages

Lime curd ~ Plenty of preserves ... talking of preserves, when you have finished enjoying them, we can re-use the jars, so bring them back the next time you visit and that's one bit of recycling done.

Cushions ~ Tote bags ~ Lavender bags ~ Woolly wonders from the Geddgrave flock

See you tomorrow.

Friday, 17 September 2010

Saturday 18th September

Next week will see the equinox, which must mean that Christmas is getting closer. So my advise this week is .... beat the Christmas rush, buy lots of lovely gifts at the market, and order your mince pies soon.

This week we have ...

Gammon ~ Bacon

Beef and Vegetable Lasagnes ~ Cottage Pies ~ Fish Pies ~ Pork Pies ~ Quiches (including Chargrilled pepper, salmon and chive) ~ Scotch Eggs.

Lime Curd ~ Home grown figs in Vanilla and Star anise syrup.

White chocolate cups ~ Bakewell tarts ~ Mini jam tarts - made with home grown blackberry jam ~ Coffee and walnut cakes and buns ~ Victoria sponge with Passionfruit curd ~ Vanilla cupcakes ~ The Usual Bread and pastries ~ Crunchy top lemon cakes ~ Butter shortbread ~ Double chocolate cakes ~ Chocolate fudge cakes

Tracy's usual goodies ~ Cushions ~ Lavender bags ~ Tote bags

This week David will have the first of the celery crop for sale. This is very exciting. Much of the tasteless imported kind has a high peasticide residue. Don't forget the leaves can be eaten too !

We also begin the season of soups. Kicking off with Carrot and coriander.

This weeks recipe helps to make the most of the last of the season's waxy potatoes, 'Indian Summer Potatoes'. A gently spiced potatoe salad using coconut milk.



Friday, 10 September 2010

Saturday 11th September 2010

Hello everyone,

Pat found this very interesting website this week, it's basically a challenge to only eat food from within a range of 30 miles from your home for 30 days

You can be sure that everything sold at Orford Country Market is grown or produced well within 30 miles.

Food within 30 miles can be easily achieved in a village like Orford.  Staples at the village store, anything fishy or smoked from Richardson's, Pinney's or Brinkley's Fish Shed, as well as all the local, fresh produce from Orford Country Market.  Everything from bread, vegetables, fresh meat, cakes, pastries, preserves and eggs.  At the right time of year there's also honey from Gedgrave.  Slightly further afield (about a couple of miles) fruit juice from High House Farm.  And I'm bound to have missed someone out so my apologies.

To help start you off let me tempt you with .......

Sponges (Plain/chocolate/coffee and walnut) ~ Buns (Plain/chocolate/coffee and walnut) ~ Cherry and almond cakes ~ Bramble cakes ~ Jam tarts ~ Iced marmalade cakes ~ Chocolate brownies ~ Usual awesome selection of absolutely lovely fresh breads and pastry ~ Brownies & Blondies (sounds intriguing) ~ Cheese & olive scones ~ White choc fudge ~ Spicy fruit loaf  ~ Pear and almond cake ~ Cheese, courgette tomato muffins ~ Breakfast muffins ~ Honey cake ~ Orange Madeira cake ~ Crunchy top lemon cakes ~ Coconut & lime cake ~ Apple & walnut cake ~ Plum, lemon and almond cake ~ Butter shortbread ~ Double chocolate cake

Various quiches ~ Scotch eggs ~ Sausage & onion pies ~ Lasagnes (Beef/Vegetable) ~ Cottage pies ~ Black olive tapanade ~ Hummus

Leg of pork joints ~ Sausages ~ Gammon steaks

Wild plum jam ~ Lemon curd

From Marlene:
This weeks recipe is for using round courgettes ~ 'Courgette Wedges with Anchovy Mayonnaise'.

Summer squash tastes good sliced and fried.   Courgettes are best eaten raw or dry fried to combat the soft texture. They lighten up a plate sliced thinnly with a potatoe peeler and sprinkled with lemon zest. The combination of both green and yellow looks lovely.

Our french bean colours are also very seasonal now with the mix of pale yellow, mottled green and deep purple. Unfortunately the purple will turn green on cooking unless you fry or steam with the lid off the pan. If you are preparing a bean salad, plunging into cold water as soon as al dente will help. They look glorious on a bed of spinach and sprinkled with an oil based dressing !!

Also craft items from Tracy's woolly wonders ~ Cushions ~ Lavender bags
See you tomorrow

Friday, 3 September 2010

Saturday 4th September

Is it really September already?  The children have gone back to school and the mornings are definitely turning autumnal.

*********** PRODUCER NEWS ***************

At Orford Flower show last weekend, Ali, one of our talented cooks, won the Best Cookery Exhibit for her gingerbread and she has been busy making more for market tomorrow, so get there early or it will be gone.  In fact, I lost count of how many prizes Ali won for her cooking, she must have had a prize in each category.  Well done Ali, also to Roger and Pat who both won prizes at the Flower Show.

Tomorrow there will be amongst other things ....


Back by popular demand: Sausage rolls and cheese lattice

Ceese & olive scones ~ White choc fudge ~ Spicy fruit loaf ~ Orange Madeira cake ~ Pear and almond cake ~ Honey cake ~ Cheese, courgette & tomatoe muffins ~ Breakfast muffins ~ Crunchy top lemon cake ~ Double chocolate cake ~ Usual bread ~ Doughnuts ~ Gibassiers ~ Cannele’s ~ And a new and wonderful Canadian Butter tart.. butter, syrup eggs and raisins in a pastry shell (sounds good to me) ~ Butter shortbread ~ Apple and wlanut cake.

This week our recipe No 3 is 'Betroot and walnut dip'.  These recipes are proving very popular.

Winter squash are now arriving as are french beans.

This is a really interesting time of year for veg. We still have a flavour of summer with the last weeks of tomatoes and salad potatoes, but meanwhile the first sense of colder weather is in the air as winter squash begin to ripen, bigger whiter potatoes start to be dug out of the ground and beetroot and chard are swelling.

David and Marlene are often asked about the differences between summer and winter squash ~ here's their answer:
  • Summer squash are surprisingly easy to cook. Either boiled in a little water or baked whole in the oven for just twenty minutes, they are firm in texture with a creamy flavour. I even slice mine and fry for a few minutes as part of a cooked breakfast. They hold their shape well. If they are bought as larger squash, the skin will be tough and seeds will have formed in the centre. They are then a welcome addition to the tin of roasted veg and can be prepared into chunks before cooking with seeds removed.
  • Meanwhile, now we are later in the season, the grander winter squash start to appear. These take longer roasting and usually the seeds and skin are removed before cooking. The more unusual shapes are roasted whole or halved. This group have a different texture to the summer varieties. They are of more substance with a distinct range of flavours and varied sweetness.
  • Winter squash store for months, looks beautiful around the kitchen and can be used in dozens of recipes. From soup to curry to salads to pie they marry well with strong spices and flavours. Coriander, rocket and cumin to name a few.
Cushions ~ Lavender bags

See you tomorrow

Friday, 27 August 2010

Saturday 28th August

I hope you're enjoying the great British weather.   The bank holiday will soon be here, I think the rain is probably just rehearsing for Monday.  The next bank holiday will be Christmas, now that's a scary thought.

This week we have lots of goods including ...

Cheese & olive scones ~ Fudge ~Spicy fruit loaf ~ Orange Madeira cake ~ Pear and almond cake ~ Scones
Sponges (plain/coffee & walnut/chocolate) ~ Buns/cupcakes (plain/coffee & walnut/chocolate/carrot) ~ Carrot cake with cream cheese icing ~ Elderflower Crunch Cake ~ Lemon and Poppyseed loaf ~ Rocky Road ~ Cream Teas ~ Crunchy top lemon cake ~ Double chocolate cake ~ Butter shortbread

Black olive tapanade ~ Hummus ~ Cheese, courgette & tomato muffins ~ Breakfast muffins ~ Quiches ~ Scotch Eggs ~ Beef Lasagnes ~ Vegetable lasagnes ~ Cottage Pies ~ Sausage & Onion Pies ~ Fish pies ~ Onion & Goats Cheese Tarts

Lavender bags ~ Cushions

Gammon ~ Bacon

Breads ~ Pastry ~ Doughnuts

And don't forget the recipe this week (No 2) is free with a 1Kg bag of courgettes ~ 'Courgette Pie' ~ A filo pastry pie using courgettes and feta cheese. Great eaten hot or cold.

Lots to see and buy
See you tomorrow

Thursday, 19 August 2010

Saturday 21st August


This week we are holding the market in the beautiful St. Bartholomew's Church, opposite the Town Hall.

We have a new-look newsletter which includes a Recipe page at the top which will give you ideas on how to use all those wonderful vegetables and produce available at market.  Do you have a favourite way of preparing anything you buy at market, let me know and I can include it.  If you like (or don't like) the newsletter, please leave a comment, or if there's any information you wish to see, let me know and I'll try and include it.

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New this week 'Coleslaw Mix'.
A seasonal mix of root veg, cleaned and shredded ready to add mayonaise before serving.
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Bread ~ Pastries ~ Doughnuts


Cheese and olive scones ~ White chocolate fudge ~ Spicy fruit loaf ~ Orange Madeira cake ~ Pear and almond cake ~ Black olive tapanade ~ Hummus ~ Cheese, courgette and tomato muffins ~ Breakfast muffins ~ Sponges (plain, coffee & walnut) ~ Buns (plain, coffee & walnut) ~ Rocky Road ~ Cherry & Almond cakes ~ Elderflower crunch cake ~ Chocolate brownies ~ Lemon bars ~ Caramel shortbread ~ Cream teas ~ Crunchy Top Lemon Cakes ~ Butter shortbread ~ Butter flapjacks ~ Double chocolate cakes ~ Cheese straws ~ Chocolate fudge cake ~ Gingerbread

Coconut ice ~ Turkish delight ~ Fresh raspberry marshmallows

Various quiches ~ Scotch eggs ~ Lasagnes (Beef/Vegetable) ~ Cottage pies ~ Sausage & onion pies ~ Venison and steak pies

A wide selection of seasonal vegetables including Chard and Kale.  For all of you who buy chard, you will be offered a recipe sheet for 'Chard and nutmeg pasta' - sounds delicious to me.

Lavender bags ~ Cushions

See you Saturday

Friday, 13 August 2010

Saturday 14th August


NEWSFLASH  ..... there will also be

Lots of Pastry ~ Sourdough ~ Baguettes ~ Eccles ~ Gibassiers
Gammon ~ Sausages ~ Bacon


We will be open as usual between 9.30-12.30 with all our goodies waiting for you including ...

Crunchy top lemon cakes ~ Chocolate fudge cake ~ Chocolate fudge cupcakes ~ Coffee and walnut cakes ~ Coffee and walnut cupcakes ~ Butter shortbread ~ Butter flapjacks ~ Gingerbread ~ Ginger cookies (these are definitely for grown-ups) and lots, lots more .....

Cushions ~ Tea cosies ~ Lavender bags ~ More cushions ~ Wonderful wool from the Gedgrave Wensleydale flock


Did you know ... David is offereing a vegetable delivery service during the week, pop in and speak to him to find out more.

Jenny is offering a cushion making service ... do you have the fabrics but not the time?  Come and talk to Jenny who will be happy to make your cushions for you.

See you tomorrow

Please use the links below to forward this to anyone who may be interested in Orford Country Market produce.  Thank you

Friday, 6 August 2010

Saturday 7th August


Well, the summer holidays are well underway and the weather has been a little mixed over the last week.  Tomorrow is not forecast as particularly sunny, so come to the market and you will be welcomed with a smile.

We have lots on offer tomorrow including:
Fresh pork and sausages

Strawberry jam

Cakes and buns (plain/chocolate/coffee) ~ Elderflower crunch cake ~ Cherry and almond cake ~ Cream teas ~ Summer puddings ~ Cheese & olive scones ~ White choc fudge ~ Spicy fruit loaf  ~ Orange Madeira cake ~ Pear and almond cake ~ Black olive tapanade ~ Hummus ~ Cheese, courgette & tomato muffins ~ Breakfast muffins ~ Crunchy top lemon cakes (which have been described as 'a little taste of heaven') ~ Butter flapjacks ~ Butter shortbread ~ Coffee & walnut cake ~ Chocolate fudge cake ~ Double Chocolate cake

Beef lasagnes ~ Cottage pies ~ Quiches ~ Scotch eggs ~ Sausage and onion pies ~ Pork, sage and onion pies

Fresh bread, pastry and doughnuts .. hopefully jam and custard ones

Kale (be sure to ask Roger why Kale is a 'superfood')

Tracy's woolly wonders ~ Lavender bags ~ Cushions

Lots to see and buy ... make sure you bring a big bag.


Friday, 23 July 2010

Saturday 24th July


Join us tomorrow for more delicious breads, preserves, cakes, savouries, vegetables and craft.

All your favourites will be there including:
Pork joints ~ Sausages

Chocolate orange cookies ~ Scones ~ Sponges (coffee/plain/chocolate) ~ Buns (coffee/plain/chocolate) ~ Elderflower crunch cake ~ Cherry and almond cake ~ Fruit cake ~ Rocky road ~ Cream teas ~ Lemon curd

Beef lasagnes ~ Cottage pies ~ Quiches (various) ~ Scotch eggs ~ Pork, sage and onion pies ~ Steak and mushroom pies ~ Sausage and onion pies ~ Sausage rolls (very tasty)

See you then,


Friday, 16 July 2010

Saturday 17th July

Good evening everyone,

Well it will be short and sweet this week, because it's getting late and I have cakes to pack ... but

STOP PRESS *** tomorrow David will be launching a new vegetable delivery service, come in to find out all about it, but briefly
... We are offering a regular delivery of a basket of vegetables to the value of £8 for those living in the Five Parishes.  There will be a £15 refundable deposit for the basket at Start-up and deliveries will be on a Wednesday during a time slot chosen by you. 

Goat (not kidding!) ~ Bacon

Flapjacks ~ Sausage rolls ~ Cheese lattice ~ Lemon drizzle cakes ~ Coffee and walnut cakes ~ Gooseberry and cherry raggedy pie ~ Butter shortbread ~ Cream teas ~ Elderflower crunch cake ~ Summer pudding (made using all locally grown berries) ~ Scones ~ Chocolate orange cookies

Beef lasagne ~ Cottage pie ~ Sausage and onion pie ~ Pork apple and sage pie ~ Pasta with tomato and courgette sauce

Cushions ~ Lavender bags ~ Tea cosies ~ Oven gloves

Cabbages ~ Summer kale ~ Honey

See you tomorrow


Friday, 9 July 2010

Saturday 10th July

Yippee ... England are in the World Cup final this Sunday evening ... but 'I thought it's Spain and Holland' I hear you say ... well it is, but the referee and one of his assistants are English, so that's good enough for me. 

Enough of that, tomorrow is going to be another lovely hot Saturday, I hope Chris has his air-con on while baking all those lovely loaves in the morning.  He's bringing his usual sourdough, croissants and this week DOUGHNUTS! So get there early, they go like hot-cakes.

Teresa will have sausages and bacon, can you hear and smell those sausages sizzling on the barbecues?

There will also be ....
Crunchy Top Lemon Cakes ~ Coffee and walnut cakes ~ Chocolate cakes ~ Scones ~ Sausage rolls ~ Cheese lattice ~ Sponge cake ~ Lemon dizzle cakes ~ Flapjacks ~ Buns ~ Butter shortbread ~ Gooseberry and redcurrant tarts

Fresh fruit ~ Honey

All the usual and wonderful crafts.

See you tomorrow


Did you know ... Maria, our talented artist, is helping to restore the Sudbourne Hatchments. Follow her progress on Twitter @goldenroad1

Friday, 2 July 2010

Saturday 3rd July


Here I am, Friday evening, England are out of the cup and Andy Murray is now Scottish instead of British.  Andy Murray put in a good performance but was up against one of the best.   On the bright side, how about all this lovely weather we've been having?  Our first BBQ this evening, hopefully many more to come, and I'll finish the evening with a drink outside.  But then again, I am English so my next thought is 'we badly need some rain'.  

In a couple of weeks time it is Jazz at the Pavillion.   We are offering a hamper service for this event, so come along to market, choose what you would like and we will deliver it to The Pavillion on Jazz day (please see the poster at the end of this post).

To tempt you at market this week we have:

Bread and pastries, unfortunately no doughnuts this week

Beef Lasagnes ~ Cottage pies ~ Quiches ~ Scotch eggs

Crunchy Top Lemon Cakes ~ Coffee and Walnut cakes ~ Shortbread ~ Chocolate fudge cake ~ Double chocolate cakes ~ Gooseberry tart ~ and much more
Cushions ~ Lavender bags ~ Hand-dye wool and goodies
See you tomorrow

Friday, 25 June 2010

Saturday 26th June

Well goodness knows how, but England have made it through the group stage of the World Cup.  It's a shame we can't rely on their form being consistent, at least when you come to market you know that our food and produce is consistent .....
  • freshly picked seasonal vegetables and fruit (picked Saturday mornings)
  • freshly prepared savouries (made within 24 hours and kept chilled until market, and kept on cold trays in market to keep them fresh)
  • freshly prepared cakes, breads and pastries, none of which have been frozen previously, which of course means if you only fancy half a cake, you can freeze the other half for later
  • jams, chutneys, marmalades, pickles ... all using fresh fruit or vegetables
All our cooks hold the Food Hygiene certificate, and all our cooks use free-range eggs from their own chickens.  All our packaging is food standard to ensure that the food is in the freshest possible condition when it's sold.  And it's local, our furthest producer lives in Iken, which is only 5 miles away, so you know that when we say it's local we mean it's local!

So to tempt you today we have:

Cheese & olive scones ~ Fudge ~ Apple crumble cake ~ Spicy fruit loaf ~ Orange almond cake ~ Orange Madeira cake ~ Pear and almond cake ~ Sponges (plain/chocolate/coffee & walnut) ~ Cupcakes (plain/Coffee & walnut) ~ Scones ~ Cream teas ~ Cherry & almond cakes ~ Chocolate cake

Beef lasagnes ~ Cottages pies ~ Various quiches

Salad Leaves ~ Lettuce ~ Broad Beans ~ Calabrese ~ Spring Greens ~ Carrots ~ Radishes ~ Garlic ~ Peas ~ Potatoes ~ Pak Choi

Sausages and pork joints
Cushions ~ lavender bags ~ Jewellery ~ Tracy's wonderful wool

See you tomorrow


Friday, 18 June 2010

Saturday 19th June


We are in the Town Hall again this week, 9.30am start.

Lots to choose from this week:

Chris will be up early to make:
Baguettes ~ Sourdough loaves ~ Croissants ~ Brioche (which makes the best Bread & Butter pudding) ~ lots of different pastries

Teresa will be bringing:
Bacon ~ Gammon

Freshly harvested early Saturday morning from David will be:
Salad Leaves ~ Lettuce ~ Spring Greens ~ Calabrese ~ Carrots

Pat has been busy making:
Cheese & Olive Scones ~ White Chocolate Fudge ~ Apple Crumble Cake ~ Spicy Fruit Loaf  ~ Orange Almond Cake ~ Orange Madeira Cake ~ Pear & Almond Tart

Aswell as:
Cushions ~ Bags ~ Lavender bags

And lots more besides

See you tomorrow

Friday, 11 June 2010

Saturday 12th June

Kick-off this week at 9.30am in the Town Hall.

In case you haven't heard, tomorrow evening England play the USA in the World Cup.  Lots of us will be sitting in front of the telly, either gleefully optimistic, in utter despair at our team, or watching reluctantly.  England should do well, the team has the potential, let's hope it all comes together for them.

Whatever type of supporter you are, when the football's on the telly, and you're feeling a little peckish ... we have the perfect solution.

Lots of ready-made meals like lasagne and quiches, so you don't need to spend any unnecessary time in the kitchen.  Lots of lovely desserts and cakes.  Or if you're really short on time, toast and marmalade - we sell both.

For you to choose from this week:

Lasagnes (Beef or vegetable) ~ Cottage pies ~ Quiches (Asparagus and parmesan ~ Cheese and tomato ~ Roast veg ~ Smoked salmon and chive) ~ Sausage and onion pies ~ Sausage rolls ~ Cheese lattice ~ Pasties

Cheese Straws ~ Chocolate cake ~ Rhubarb and ginger sponge cake ~ Pear and ginger sponge cake ~ Gingerbread ~ Soda bread ~ Cheesey soda bread ~ Sponges (coffee/walnut and plain) ~ Cupcakes (plain/coffee & walnut) ~ Apple cakes ~ Rocky road ~ Fruit scones ~ Cream teas ~ Fruit cake ~ Lemon drizzle cake ~ Gluten free cakes ~ Butter shortbread ~ Crunchy top lemon cakes ~ Double chocolate cakes ~ Flapjacks ~ Speciality breads ~ doughnuts

Lunches of parsley ~ Eggs

Raspberry jam ~ Spiced pepper chutney ~ Lemon curd ~ Lime curd

Tracy's woolly wonders ~ Cushions ~ Lavender bags ~ Tea cosies to keep your tea warm (or beer cold!) ~ Hand-crafted jewellery

And lots more,

On Sunday, the first Wacky Races since the Pram Race of the late 1980's, will be held between the King's Head and the Jolly Sailor in aid of charity incl. Help for Hero's.  Come and join in the fun, but make sure you're not on the road, I'm not sure how many training sessions the kart drivers have taken!  The flag goes down at 12.00 noon.

See you all tomorrow


Friday, 4 June 2010

Orford Country Market 5th June 2010

We are back in the Town Hall this week and look forward to seeing you all.   Not sure if we are in the main hall or the small hall at the back but we will make it obvious where we are.

All your usual favourites will be there including bread from Chris and lots and lots of cakes and savouries but come early as things do run out.  BTW if you let us know in advance we can put things aside  for you or you can place an order with any of the country market members.   

Tracy will be there with her lovely wool and  there will be heaps of lovely  hand knitted items.   Look out also for other handmade items cushions, bags etc.   Marie's photographs are beautiful and a popular choice with locals and visitors alike.   Again if you want something in a different size etc.  just ask.   

After visiting the market don't forget to visit the Flower Festival and Art Show in St Bartholomew's church.

So we look forward to seeing you tomorrow.

Admission FREE, refreshments available.

Have a great weekend

Friday, 28 May 2010

Orford Country Market 29th May 2010 at St. Bartholomew's Church

Hello everyone,

We look forward to seeing you in St. Bartholomew's Church again this week as the Town Hall Windows Restoration is not yet complete. The internal redecoration of the Town Hall looks very bright and clean but we have decided not to go back until the boarding is removed from the windows and we have natural daylight. We will keep you updated and will be offering free refreshments when we do return to the Town Hall.

Our fresh meat this week is LAMB from Snape

From the baker we have Bread, Doughnuts and Pastries. Come early they go FAST.

From Sudbourne: Salad Leaves ~ Lettuce ~ Radishes ~ Mange Tout ~ Spring Greens Spinach and possibly some Carrots ALL FRESHLY PICKED

Savouries include: 
Lasagnes (Beef or Vegetable) Cottage pies Steak and Kidney pies Sausage and onion pies Quiches - Asparagus and Parmesan, Smoked Salmon and chive, Cheese and tomato and Roast Veg Mozzarella, Tomato and Basil open tarts ~ Cheese and Olive Scones ~ Hummus

Cakes include:Coffee and Walnut Sponges and Buns Plain Sponges and Buns Cherry and Almond Cakes and Buns Apple Cakes Rocky Road  ~ White Chocolate Fudge ~ Spicy Fruit Loaf ~ Breakfast Muffins ~ Rhubarb Compote ~ Pear and Almond cake ~ Mincemeat Cake ~ Orange Madeira Cake  

Art and crafts include: Cushions ~ Lavender Bags ~ Tote Bags ~ Locally Produced Wool and Woollen Goods ~ Jewellery ~ Paintings ~ Photographs ~ Soft Toys




And much, much more but remember when it's gone it's gone so the earlier you shop the better the choice!

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See you tomorrow


Friday, 14 May 2010

Saturday 15th May

Hello everyone,

This should be the last week in the New Room, next week, all being well, we will be in the Main Hall ... look out for special festivities!

This week we have ...
Pork sausages ~ Cutlets ~ Pork joints

Sponges ~ Marmalade loaves ~ Buns ~ Cupcakes ~ Plum cakes ~ Chocolate brownies ~ Rocky road ~ Fruit and cheese scones ~ Lemon sponge puddings, made with homemade lemon curd ~ Fudge ~ Cheese & olive scones ~ Spicy fruit loaf ~ Breakfast muffins ~ Rhubarb compote ~ Pear & almond cake ~ Crunchy top lemon cakes ~ Butter flapjacks ~ Butter shortbread ~ Chocolate fudge slices ~ Coffee & walnut cupple cakes and Cupcakes

Beef or vegetable lasagnes ~ Cottage pies ~ Moussaka ~ A variety of quiches ~ Carrot soup

Wonderful preserves including Lemon curd.

Rhubarb (great for crumbles)

Cushions ~ Lavender bags ~ Tote bags ~ Tea cosies ~ Oven gloves

And much more ...

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See you tomorrow

Friday, 7 May 2010

Saturday 8th May

Hello everyone,

Don't get HUNG up on what to do on Saturday morning ... come to market, we have a LIBERAL choice of goods ...

Fresh beef steak (braising and feather) and beef mince

From our GREEN fingered gardeners ... rhubarb

Chris's breads and pastries

Our talented cooks have been LABOURing away:
Gingerbread ~ Oaty rhubarb crumble ~ Coffee & walnut cakes and buns ~ Iced marmalade loaves and buns ~ Chocolate sponge and buns ~ Rocky road ~ Honey & almond cake ~ Cherry & almond cake ~ Cappuchino cakes ~ Sticky ginger cake ~ Biscotti ~ Fruit scones ~ Clotted cream fudge ~ Cheese & olive scones ~ Spicy fruit loaf ~ Breakfast muffins ~ Rhubarb compote ~ Pear & almond cake ~ Raison scones

Cheese scones ~ Beef lasagnes ~ Cottage pies ~ Quiches ~Scotch eggs

Cushions ~ Bags ~ Lavender bags ~ Hand-crafted jewellery

On the refreshment table:  'Cream teas' to eat in or take away

Don't be CONSERVATIVE in your preserve choice ... try
Lemon curd ~ Rhubarb & ginger jam

Come along and help the local economy.

N.B. All parties welcome.

See you tomorrow

PS Butley Bluebell woods are open this weekend, 12-6pm.  A beautiful walk through ancient woodland, in aid of Marie Curie.

Thursday, 29 April 2010

Saturday 1st May

This week the market is being held in Orford Church.  We have lots to tempt you ...

Juliana will be back with her beautiful flowers

Bread, pastry and maybe doughnuts from Chris

Roger's rhurbarb

Teresa's gammon and bacon

From our talented cooks:
Sausage rolls ~ Gluten-free fruit cakes ~ Buns ~ Cheese lattice ~ Lemon cakes ~ Chocolate cake ~
Chocolate, coffee or plain sponges ~ Rocky road ~ Lasagnes (beef and vegetable) ~ Cottage pies ~ Quiches ~ Pork pies

Wonderful craft from our artistic crafters

Free-range eggs

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And finally, apologies for not sending a newsletter last week.

See you Saturday

Friday, 16 April 2010

Saturday 17th April

Hello there,

Lots and lots this week.

Chris is back with his bread, also pastry and doughnuts... maybe that diet will have to be put off for another week.

Also .....
Fresh lamb from Teresa

Delightful edibles.....
Butter Flapjacks ~ Crunchy Top Lemon Cakes (they have been described as 'A little taste of heaven') ~ Butter Shortbread ~ Sausage rolls ~ Gluten free cakes ~ Sponge cakes ~ Lemon drizzle cake ~ Flapjacks ~ Cheese & olive scones ~ Spicy fruit loaf ~ Rhubarb and ginger compote ~ Pear & Almond cake ~ Clotted cream fudge ~ Savoury muffins ~ Breakfast muffins ~ Buns ~ Honey cakes ~ Rocky road ~ Parsnip and maple syrup cakes ~ Almond and Orange cakes

Various quiches ~ Scotch eggs ~ Cottage pies ~ Pork and Egg Pies ~ Lemon Curd

A wonderful array of crafts including ....
Cushions ~ Tote bags ~ Lavender bags ~ Jewellery ~ Hand-dyed wool and knits

Freshly cut ...
Local rhubarb ~ Salad leaves ~ Pak Choi

See you tomorrow

Friday, 9 April 2010

Saturday 10th April

Remember this ?

Tomorrow sees the return of Chris and his bread ... don't be late, they sell fast.

Along with the bread we have lots of other tasty delights including:

Sausage rolls ~ Sponge cake ~ Buns ~ Flapjacks ~ Lemon cake ~ Fruitcake ~ Gluten free cakes ~ Cheese & olive scones  ~ French onion soup ~ Winter veg soup  ~ Teabread  ~ Focaccia plain ~ Focaccia rosemary ~ Focaccia rosemary & onion ~ Onion tarts ~ Fudge ~ Rhubarb tarts

Rhubarb ~ Salad Leaves ~ Pak choi

Tracy's hand-dyed wool and knitted goods

Pork sausages ~ Chops

Don't forget, we open at 9.30am, and not a moment before, and we look forward to seeing you.


Friday, 2 April 2010

Saturday 3rd April

Happy Easter,

Another full market tomorrow including ...

Salad leaves ~ Free range eggs ~ Preserves ~ Jams ~ Chutneys ~ Pickles ~ Fresh lamb

Hot cross buns ~ Gingerbread ~ Cheese Straws ~ Sausage rolls ~ Flap jacks ~ Buns ~ Sponge cakes ~ Gluten free chocolate cakes ~ Chocolate cakes ~ Simnel cake ~ Chocolate eggs

There will be Hot X Buns for refreshments, as well as the toast and marmalade. 

Hand-made jewellery ~ Wonderful woollies ~ Cushions ~ Tea-cosies ~ Hand-knits ~ Paintings of local scenes

Lots to look at, lots to buy
See you tomorrow

Friday, 26 March 2010

Saturday 27th March

Hello again,

It's the week before Easter, so don't forget if you would like anything put aside or a special order for next Saturday, speak to any of the producers tomorrow who will be happy to take an order.

Another full market this week including ...

On the meat stall:
Pork sausages, chops, joints

On the savouries:
Carrot soup ~ Winter vegetable soup

On the cakes:
Cheese & olive scones ~ Spicy Fruit Loaf ~ Foccacia ~ Farmhouse fruit cake ~ Hot Cross Buns ~ Sausage rolls ~ Flapjacks ~ Buns ~ Gluten free fruit cakes

On the craft stall:
Cushions ~ Lavender bags ~ Candle cups ~ Tote bags ~ Tracy's woolly wonders ~ Jewellery

Not forgetting:
Salad Leaves ~ Fresh free-range eggs ~ Jams ~ Marmalades ~ Chutneys ~ Pickles

See you tomorrow

Friday, 19 March 2010

Saturday 20th March

Hello and welcome to another edition of the Orford Country Market newsletter.

I think Spring has finally sprung this week, the temperatures have risen a little, and it's been sunny and dry nearly all week.

There will be bunches of daffodils tomorrow and the first spring salad leaves to buy.

Along with lots of other goodies including:
Carrot soup ~ Beef lasagnes ~ Cheese topped cottage pies ~ Cauliflower cheese ~ Quiches ~ Sausage and onion pies ~ Scotch eggs ~ Ratatouille

Cheese and olive scones ~ Sponges ~ Buns ~ Mini easter egg cakes ~ Apple cakes ~ Mocha cakes ~ Chocolate cupcakes ~ Chocolate brownies ~ Chocolate cookies ~ Oat and raisin cookies ~ Egg custard tarts ~ Gingerbread ~ Lemon Cake ~ Cheese Straws ~ Cheese and Sun-dried Tomato Cheese Scones ~ Hot X buns

Cushions ~ Candle cups ~ Lavender bags ~ Tote bags ~ Gedgrave flock woollies

Also Lemon curd ~ Lemon and lime marmalade

Easter is just a couple of weeks away.  If you wish to place an order for anything, please let us know, phone numbers are on the right-hand side of the newsletter, or speak to one of the producers at market.  We will be happy to fulfill any orders.


Friday, 12 March 2010

Saturday 13th March

Hello and welcome to another edition of the Orford Country Market newsletter.

To tempt you this week we have ...
Lemon cakes  ~ Coffee & walnut cakes ~ Flapjacks ~ Chocolate cakes ~  Sponges ~ Iced buns ~ Rocky road ~ Cherry and almond cakes ~ Suffolk rusks ~ Simnel cakes ~ Bakewell tarts

Quiches ~ Beef/Vegetable lasagnes ~ Fish pies ~ Sausage and onion pies ~ Scotch eggs ~ Cottage pies ~ Ratatouille

Bacon and Gammon from Teresa

New this week ...... Planted bulb baskets ~ Cut flower baskets and bouquets

Hand-crafted jewellery ~ Cushions ~ Knitted goods ~ Tracy's woolly wonders and more

Don't forget that we have lots of tasty refreshments including toast and marmalade.

As you all know, it's Mother's Day on Sunday and where better to buy a last minute gift or a lovely cake for Sunday tea than at Orford Country Market.

See you tomorrow,

Friday, 5 March 2010

Saturday 6th March 2010

Hello everyone,

What's in store this week ...

Soups to warm the cockles of your heart, including Mushroom ~ Broc & Stilton ~ Leek & Potato ~ Carrot ~ Spiced carrot and lentil soup ~ Root vegetable soup

Cakes to tempt you ...
Sponges (plain, coffee/walnut, chocolate) ~ Buns ~ Mini easter egg cakes ~ Mocha cakes ~ Banana and walnut cake ~ Rocky road ~ Mixed berry scones ~ Lemon cakes ~ Flapjacks ~ Sausage rolls ~ Fruit cakes ~ Spicy fruit loaf ~ Hummus fudge ~ Spring onion breads ~ Foccacia ~ Cheese & olive scones ~ Glazed Fruit Mince Scrolls

If you're early they're may be a few salad leaves
Beef lasagnes ~ Various quiches ~ Scotch eggs ~ Cottage pies ~ Sausage and onion pies.

New on the preserves this week ~ Lemon curd.

Lots of amber jewellery this week aswell as Tracy's woolly wonders ~ Cushions ~ Candle cups ~ Lavender bags

And fresh lamb on the meat stall. 

I have to apologise to all those who came looking for joints last week and found meat joints. 
Sorry but meat joints are the only sort we sell.

See you tomorrow

Friday, 26 February 2010

Saturday 27th February

This week is British Pie Week and the pies we have to tempt you are:
Sausage & onion pies ~ Pork pies ~ Apple pies

Also tomorrow there will be:
Sponges (plain/coffee & walnut) ~ Iced buns ~ Mini easter egg cakes ~ Apple cakes ~ Iced marmalade cakes ~ Lemon & blueberry cakes ~ Carrot cake ~ Parsnip and walnut cake ~ Gluten free buns and fruit cakes ~ Flap jacks ~ Sausage rolls ~ Treacle tarts ~ Cheese scones

Lasagnes (Beef/Vegetable) ~ Shepherds Pie ~ Variety of quiches ~ Scotch eggs ~ Sausage & onion pies ~ Brocilli & Stilton soup ~ Carrot & coriander soup ~ Leek & Potato soup ~ Mushroom soup

Celebrating British Pie week - a selection of sweet and savoury pies available hot or cold inc apple, rhubarb, cherry ~ Selection of cupcakes ~ Toast & marmalade

Fresh meat:
Pork chops  ~ Sausages  ~ Joints

New on the preserves:
Grapefruit and ginger marmalde which is delicious on toast on these cold winter mornings.

And how about a cushion for Mother's Day:

And all of Tracy's woolly wonders from her prize-winning Gedgrave flock.

See you tomorrow

Friday, 19 February 2010

Saturday 20th February 2010

Hello everyone,

HOLD THE FRONT PAGE ... or at least the microphone ... tomorrow Radio Suffolk will be popping in to record a piece for their show. 

Due to popular demand, we will have Pancakes again this week ~ lemon and sugar, maple syrup, chocolate sauce .... mmmm .... mmmm .... mmmm .... come and try them, they're delicious.  See further down for more yummy refreshments.

How about a lovely piece of Suffolk Lamb for Sunday lunch?   And for desert .... bakewell tarts or apple crumble tarts.

Other tasty savouries this week:
Beef Lasagnes ~ Vegetable Lasagnes ~ Cottage Pies ~ Salmon and leek pie ~ Goats cheese and walnut quiche ~ Quiche lorraine ~ Cheese and tomato quiches ~ Tomato chilli and spinach pasta sauce ~ Scotch eggs ~ Sausage rolls

From the cake table you're spoilt for choice ....
Cheese scones ~ Flap jacks ~ Cupcakes (vanilla, chocolate, parsnip and maple syrup, blueberry and lemon) ~ Sponges (coffee/walnut, chocolate, plain) ~ Cherry and Almond cake ~ Parsnip and maple syrup cake ~ Lemon and blueberry cake ~ Rocky Road ~ Blueberry muffins ~ Crunchy lemon cakes ~ Butter shortbread ~ Coffee & walnut cupple cakes (just the right size for sharing with someone special) ~ Tea Cakes ~ Gingerbread ~ Marble cake 

Lots of varieties of marmalades, chutneys, jams and some summer fruit jam to look forward to the warmer weather

As well as pancakes on the refreshments table:
Lots of assorted cupcakes (vanilla, chocolate, parsnip and maple syrup, blueberry and lemon, coffee & walnut)  ~ Toast and marmalade ~ Sausage rolls

Tracy's wonderful woollies will be there, jewellery, hand-made knits, vintage tea cosies, cushions, quilts ...

Mother's Day is coming up ... is there anything from the market you'd like to order?

This week, two producers have fulfilled an order for a chocolate birthday cake for 45 people.  Come and talk to us if you need anything special.

Due to work starting on the Town Hall windows, next week the market will move down to the New Room, it will still be Business As Usual, 9.30 - 12.30.

See you tomorrow

Thursday, 11 February 2010

Saturday 13th February

Happy Valentine's Day,

This weekend is a double celebration ... Valentine's Day and Shrove Tuesday.

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As well as toast, butter and preserves for breakfast, Michelle will be cooking pancakes with a variety of fillings including chocolate and maple syrup.

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There will be :
Carrot Cakes and cupcakes ~ Sticky gingerbread pudding ~ Sticky toffee pudding  ~ Cherry and almond biscotti ~ Sponges ~ Buns ~ Rocky Road ~ Lemon Cakes ~ Flapjacks ~ Gluten free cakes

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As well as:
Quiches ~ Scotch eggs ~ Lasagnes ~ Cottage pies ~ Sausage rolls ~ Sausages (including Cumberland and Cheese and Spring Onion) ~ Bacon ~ Gammon steaks

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Woolly woollens and wools from the Gedgrave flock and hand-crafted jewellery from Sudbourne

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This weeks Valentine special! - Heart-shaped knitted cushions for the one you love and heart-shaped lavendar bags.

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Did you know .....
All the vegetables David uses in his soup are home-grown.  Last week's varieties were Carrot & Coriander, Squash & Cumin, Leek & Potato, Broccili & Stilton and prices range from £1.80 - £2.30 for a 520ml (approx 1 pint) pot.  Last week Broccili & Stilton was the most popular variety ... which one will you try? 

Now, in true Valentine Style

with love to you for Valentine's Day

Thursday, 4 February 2010

Saturday 6th February

Hello everyone,

Don't worry about breakfast on Saturdays, after Farmhouse Breakfast Week last week, we will be offering Toast with Butter and Preserve of the Day just £1 for 2 slices, what better way to start the day.

Next Saturday 13th we will be celebrating Valentine's Day

We will be having lots of special events this year to celebrate holidays and food weeks ... keep watching this space ...

There will lots of goodies this week including .......

On the fresh meat stall:
Fresh lamb from Snape Crown

On the savoury stall:
Lasagnes ~ Cottage Pies ~ Chilli Con Carne ~ Tomato, Chilli and Spinach pasta sauce ~ A selection of Quiches ~ Soups in 4 different flavours

On the cake stall:
Carrot cakes ~ Ginger cakes ~ Date and Walnut cake ~ Suffolk Rusks ~ Sponges ~ Iced buns ~ Sausage rolls and gluten-free cakes

Beautiful jewellery hand-made in Sudbourne and lots of woolly delights from the prize-winning Gedgrave flock.

And, lots and lots and lots of preserves.

We look forward to seeing you


Look out for this special poster around the village

Friday, 29 January 2010

Saturday 30th January - Great British Breakfast Week

This Saturday we are celebrating the Great British Breakfast Week.

Teresa will be making bacon and sausage rolls, just follow the smell of bacon ..........
also honey and banana breakfast loaf (by the slice) for breakfast.

There will also be Seville Orange Marmalade, Raspberry Jam, Grapefruit and Lemon Marmalade,
raspberry and rhubarb jam, and gooseberry jam

as well as  ...a selection of cupcakes - carrot with cream cheese topping, marshmallow, ginger, also cheese and fruit scones, bread and fruit pies and teabread loaves.

And all of Tracy's woolly goodies

Vegetables including jerusalem artichokes (good for soup) and eggs.

We look forward to seeing you for breakfast tomorrow.


Friday, 22 January 2010

Saturday 23rd January

Hello everyone,

Although we are a smaller market for the next week or so, we still have lots of goods on offer.

David will be bringing soup, just right for a warming lunch, or maybe one of Judith's lasagnes.

Lots of cakes for afternoon tea or lunch boxes, and plenty of preserves for your toast and sandwiches.

There will also be wonderful crafts to cast your eye over.

Don't forget, if you would like to order something to be picked-up on Saturdays, then phone either Judith 01394 450231, Jenny 01394 459490 or Ali 01394 450877.


Wednesday, 13 January 2010

Orford Country Market 16th January 2010


After a very busy and successful December we will be back in the Town Hall on Saturday with a selection of cakes, savouries, jams and preserves.   Also, David will be bringing along his soup.

There will also be hand made crafts including woolly items made from the gorgeous wool of the Gedgrave Flock. Just what we need in these severe conditions. 

Why not call in and see what there is on offer and stop for a while to enjoy a cup of tea or coffee.

We should be up to full strength again by February and thank you all for your continuing support.