Last Updated on March 9, 2023
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.
Ever 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:
The 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.
Our 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.
Our 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!
One 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?