Spring Fest celebrates the bounty from Norfolk County Council farm estate

Spring Farmers Market at County Hall.

Spring Farmers Market at County Hall. Picture: ANTONY KELLY

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A spring farmers market including displays of livestock, horses and fresh produce was held outside County Hall to show off the bounty from the council’s County Farms estate.

Spring Farmers Market at County Hall.
Picture: ANTONY KELLYSpring Farmers Market at County Hall. Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Spring Fest was run for the second time at Norfolk County Council’s offices on Martineau Lane, allowing staff and visitors to show their support for the authority’s farm tenants, and to sample the county’s seasonal produce.

There were pigs and cattle from the county farms and a Suffolk Punch horse from Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse museum, as well as stalls selling fresh meats, vegetables, eggs, and fruit juices – and a tractor from nearby machinery dealer Ben Burgess.

The Norse catering team from County Hall also supported the event with a barbecue, cooking meat and accompaniments supplied by the farm tenants.

Business support coordinator Amanda Soanes said: “This is a great opportunity for our staff and visitors to support our local farm tenants and enjoy the opportunity to purchase fresh seasonal produce and a diverse range of other products.”

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