East Anglia is full of fantastic food producers and suppliers. We’ve picked some of our favourites along with a round-up of farm shops in the region so you can create a fabulous festive spread.
Nibbles and starters…
Fairfields Farm Crisps
Third-generation farmers who grow potatoes and hand cook their crisps on their family farm in the Colne Valley in Essex.
A family-run business nestled in the Chilterns, near Berkhamsted in Hertfordshire offering artisan cured meats.
Lambton & Jackson Smoked Salmon
Award-winning salmon, smoked by hand in small batches in their smokehouse on the rural edge of Maldon in Essex.
The main event…
Morton’s Family Farm Turkey
Award-winning free-range Norfolk Bronze turkeys slowly and ethically reared on their family farm in North Norfolk.
Powters Chefs’ Pig Sausagemeat
Newmarket-based, fifth-generation butchers and farmers producing quality sausagemeat from free-range, high-welfare local farms.
Tiptree Wild Cranberry Sauce
Established in 1885, Tiptree Preserves are still made in small batches using traditional, copper-bottomed pans in Tiptree, Essex.
LillyPuds Luxury Christmas Pudding
A naturally sweet Christmas pudding with over 50% fruit made in Bury St Edmunds. Gluten-free and vegan puddings are also available.
Giovanni’s Downtown Gelato
A family-run business making traditional Italian gelato, sorbetti and frozen yogurt fresh to order in Bedfordshire.
Two Magpies Bakery Yule Log
Handmade by skilled chefs from quality ingredients. Order online and collect from one of their bakery cafés in Norfolk and Suffolk.
Giffords Hall Classic Cuvee 2018
Made using the traditional Champagne method and grapes on a family-owned vineyard on an ancient glacial riverbed near Bury St Edmunds.
Breckland Orchard Posh Pop
Cambridgeshire family business supplying gently carbonated soft drinks with no artificial colours or flavours to farm shops and cafés.
Mindful Mixology Cocktails
Hand-crafted cocktails, with significantly less or zero sugar, made in North Norfolk using products from local companies.
Willow Tree Gin
Premium gin handcrafted in small batches using a unique combination of botanicals, including freshly picked herbs from their family farm in Bedfordshire.
Beer made from the finest East Anglian malted barley combined with exciting hops to create a lager and IPA with complex flavours.
An alcohol-free, low-calorie craft beer with all the flavour of full-strength beer brewed and bottled in Hertfordshire.
Head to your local farm shop for all you need for your festive feast:
- Radmore Farm Shop
8-10 Victoria Avenue, Cambridge CB4 1EH
- Wheatacre Farm Pantry
Wheatacre, Beccles, Suffolk NR34 0AS
- Calcott Hall
Ongar Road, Brentwood, Essex CM15 9HS
- Johnsons of Old Hurst
Church Farm, Old Hurst, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire PE28 3AF
- Cammas Hall Farm
Needham Green, Hatfield Broad Oak, Hertfordshire CM22 7JT
- Blackwells Farm Shop
Herons Farm, Colne Road, Coggeshall, Colchester, Essex CO6 1TQ
- Back to the Garden Farm Shop
Letheringsett, Holt, Norfolk NR25 7JJ
- Franklins of Thorncote
Trumpetons Farm, Sandy, Bedfordshire SG19 1PU
Visit eastlife.co.uk for more farm shops in East Anglia