Suffolk Produce

Sampling great Suffolk Produce

If you enjoy sampling local food and drink on your holiday then check out some of the great Suffolk Produce that we source for you at our holiday cottages.

Breakfast Basket with Suffolk ProduceEver since the inception of Woodfarm Barns in 2009, I’ve been searching out the best Suffolk Produce to offer to our guests.

We provide a tasty breakfast basket with each break and have some really tasty local goodies in there to set you up on your first morning here in our lovely county.

Our local breakfast basket suppliers include:

Fruits of Suffolk

Suffolk Produce from Fruits of SuffolkThe little jars of Jam & Marmalade are made in the village by Fruits of Suffolk to give you a little taster of their wares.

All of their products are made from as much locally grown fruit as possible, in the traditional way, stirred by hand in small batches, bringing out the flavour of the fruit. I know this as I’ve been in there to see it happening. The smell is amazing!

Some fruits are not native to Suffolk, such as the oranges for the marmalade but pretty much all of their ingredients are local. And the best bit is, there are no artificial preservatives or colourings. We keep a small supply of their jars and gift sets here for guests to buy (at cost) but you can find them in loads of local delis and shops.

Check out their website for their full range.

Palfrey & Hall

Suffolk Produce from Palfrey & HallOur bacon is provided by Shaun Palfrey and Deaglan Hall; local artisan butchers, whose products are widely available in local independent outlets, all from locally reared stock.

I first met Deaglan Hall when he came to one of our Pop Up Restaurant events and along with his business partner Sean Palfrey, they have an artisan butchery business based about 5 miles away from Woodfarm, on the Kenton Hall estate.

Provenance is extremely important to the guys and as local craft butchers they pride themselves in knowing the provenance of all of their meat and may even be able to pinpoint the field it was raised in!

They have their unit on the estate just outside Debenham, just four miles away, and are opening a shop in Debenham during 2017.

Mill Green Farm

Suffolk Produce from Mill Green FarmOur eggs come from Free-Range hens, roaming just two miles away at Mill Green Farm in Stonham Aspal.

You can find them on the Debenham road and they always have these fabulous eggs available to purchase. You can say thanks to the hens too! They are planning the opening of their farm shop as I write this.

They don’t have a website at the time of writing this but click on the link above to check out our Blog Post about them and see some pics of their happy hens roaming free.

Aside from our breakfast basket we spend time finding the very best Suffolk Produce for you to pick up and treat yourselves whilst you are staying here. Our other produce comes from a variety of sources locally and we encourage you to try out the superb range of local farm shops and delis to get some real tastes of Suffolk Produce. These ones are all within ten mins of Woodfarm Barns:

Alder Carr Farm, Creeting St Mary

Swiss Farm, Henley

Mr Allards, Stowupland

Coddenham Food Store

You’ll find so much amazing food in these places, as well as the wonderful range of Suffolk drinks available from Adnams, Aspalls, Greene King, Calvors, James White and Shawsgate to name but a few. This is another Blog entirely!

Suffolk Produce from the Earsham Street DeliOne of the most popular purchases by our guests is Suffolk Cheese and we thoroughly recommend a trip to Bungay for some sightseeing, as well as an excuse to pop in to the Earsham Street Deli, who’ve been supplying the fabulous cheese courses for our Pop Up Restaurant Events.

If you have a minute, we’d appreciate your thoughts on the provenance and importance to you of sampling local goodies when you go away so please feel free to drop me a line to let me know how important is it to you to find local produce.

Do you search for great local produce when you’re away? What sort of things do you look for? Are you happy to pay more for these treats when you’re on holiday? Any other thoughts?

If this has whetted your appetite then why not head to our Availability Page and get your diary out?

Reasons to Stay at Woodfarm, Suffolk

We happen to think what we have on offer is pretty bloomin' good. However, we thought you might like a bunch of reasons to stay, other than we think you should!

beach huts
all accommodation

Brilliant beaches! Suffolk has an incredible Heritage Coast, with great beaches, all in easy reach of us.

dog paw print
all accommodation

Dogs stay FREE, and we don't just tolerate them, we welcome them! We've built our reputation on this, and we're proud of it!

at the barns

Pawesome, fully-enclosed two acre Pooch Paddock for your Dogs to go bonkers and make new friends in.

dog biscuit
all accommodation

Free Doggy treats, Dog bowls, and Dog towels. Our furry friends even get Woodfarm branded poop bag holders!

all accommodation

Visit England Gold Awards coming out of our ears, as well as their coveted ROSE Award for Service Excellence.

thumbs up
all accommodation

Well in excess of 1,000 Five Star Tripadvisor, Facebook & Google Reviews. Over 25% of our guests come back!

hot tubs
all accommodation

Private Hot tubs with seven of our eight Barns and Cottages. The ultimate in relaxation, just because you're worth it.

all accommodation

Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Yes, plural. Two AONB's on our doorstep! Suffolk Coast & Heaths, and Dedham Vale.

river walks
on the barges

Stunning river walks directly from your gangplank on either Barge! Wildlife and breathtaking scenery in abundance.

Fetch the latest news!

Beating up the competition

Thought for the day…

It’s started already. As I type this in July 2024, it looks as though the next boxing match on the agenda is Trump versus Harris, my thoughts turn once again to the way that it …

Do you do Gift Vouchers?

Do you do Gift Vouchers?

This blog post introduces you to a video that I shot to answer the common question of “Do you do Gift Vouchers?”. It’s part of our series of ‘You Ask, We Answer’ videos and blogs. …

Do you have a brochure?

Do you have a brochure?

This blog post introduces you to a video that I shot to answer the common question of “Do you have a brochure?”. It’s part of our series of ‘You Ask, We Answer’ videos and blogs. …

Join our newsletter for £50 OFF your first break!

Please provide a valid email address.
* indicates required