Discover Norfolk’s artisan producers this weekend

It's time to get out and about in Norfolk to discover the county's many artisan food and drink producers. Whether you're looking for a cheese maker in Wells, a chilli grower in Great Hockham, or a Battle of the Bangers-winning sausage producer in Swafield, there will be something for you, says reporter Victoria Leggett.

The Produced in Norfolk 'Taste the View' weekend is your chance to visit genuine Norfolk artisan producers and find out how, why and what goes into the production of our area's top-quality foodstuffs.

It is the third year the event, which includes businesses from right across the county, has taken place as part of the EDP Adnams Norfolk Food and Drink Festival, in association with Norfolk County Council.

Once again, the offering is varied and includes tasters, a farm tour, milking demonstrations and a host of discounts on PIN produce.

As well as a chance to try their food and drink, organiser Jane Miller, managing director of Produced in Norfolk, says her members will be keen to talk to visitors about what they do.


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She says: 'Our producers are all genuine artisans, and this needs passion, hard work and commitment, and going the extra mile.

'While I doubt trade secrets will be revealed, asking a few questions will reveal the fascinating story behind the product, which will lead to an increased appreciation and under-standing and, hopefully, new customers further down the line.'

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Producers taking part include this year's Battle of the Bangers winner Tavern Tasty Meat, based at Swafield near North Walsham.

Roger Human will be offering tasters of the Old English sausage which proved so popular with shoppers in Norwich earlier this month.

Also keen to get involved is Mrs Temples Cheese, at Wells, which will run a tour of the dairy farm that produces its milk, and Lakenham Creamery in Norwich, which will have free tasters for customers visiting its Trafalgar Street site.

Discounts of 10pc will also be available on a selection of PIN products at some venues using the vouchers in today's EDP.

Aldis and Sons

Church Farm, Framingham Earl, Norwich, NR14 7PE

01508 492293

10pc off Aldis and Sons home-grown vegetables and lamb, while stocks last, with EDP voucher.

Tomorrow, 9am to 4pm, and Sunday, 10am and 1pm.

The Holkham Gift Shop

Holkham Hall, Wells-next-the-Sea, NR23 1AB.

01328 710227

10pc off all products by Ebenezer Cottage.

Tomorrow and Sunday 10am to 5pm.

Pies, Puds and Tarts

Unit 6, Great Walsingham Barns, Hindringham Road, Great Walsingham, NR22 6DR

01328 822255

Home-made biscuit with every hot drink.

Tomorrow and Sunday, 10am to 5pm.

Norfolk Heatwave

Kelling Heath Holiday Park Produce Market, Sandy Hill Lane, Holt, NR25 7HW

www.norfolkheatwave.com

Tasters and 10pc off Norfolk Heatwave produce at the Kelling producers' market with EDP voucher.

Sunday only, 10am to 2pm.

Mrs Temples Cheese

Copys Green Farm, Wighton, Wells, NR23 1NY

01328 820224

Tour of the dairy farm that produces milk for Mrs Temples Cheeses.

Sunday only, 11am and 2pm.

Mid Norfolk Smokehouse

Jubilee Hall Farm, Cranworth, near Hingham, IP25 7SH

01362 820702

Taster of mid Norfolk's smoked kiln roast salmon.

Tomorrow only, 9am to 4pm.

Lakenham Creamery

2 Trafalgar Street, Norwich, NR1 3HN

01603 620970

Tasters of the ice cream, including the jubilee year new flavour – apple and blackcurrant.

Tomorrow only, 10am to 2pm.

Ronaldo Ices

Billy's Sweet Shop, 14 The High Street, Sheringham, NR26 8JR

01603 633127

Try a taster of some of the 60 ice creams made by Ronaldos.

Tomorrow and Sunday, 10am to 4pm.

HFG Farmshops

North Walsham Road, Beeston St Andrew, Norwich, NR12 7BY

01603 424608

10pc off selected Produced In Norfolk members' artisan produce with the EDP voucher.

Tomorrow 9am to 5pm and Sunday 10am to 4pm

Denver Mills

Sluice Road, Denver, PE38 0EG

01366 384009 / enquiries@denvermill.plus.com

www.denvermill.co.uk

Tasters and 10pc off all foods made by members of Produced in Norfolk with the EDP voucher.

Tomorrow and Sunday, 11am to 4pm.

J&D Papworth Farms

16 Miller's Walk, Fakenham, NR21 9AP

01328 855039

or

34A Market Place, Swaffham

01760 724753

or

33 Market Place, North Walsham

01692 403 059

or

46 Station Road, Sheringham, NR26 8RG

01263 823189

Tasters of sausages and other homemade goods.

Tomorrow only, 9am to 2pm

Norfolk Finest Foods

Wroxham Barns, Tunstead Road, Hoveton, NR12 8QU

01379 643713 / 01603 783762

Tasters of over 35 pickles and chutneys.

Tomorrow only, 10am to 4pm.

Philli Chillies

Lavenders, Harling Road, Great Hockham, IP24 1NT.

01953 498517

Tasters of chilli-based sauces, chutneys, relishes, oils and vinegars.

Tomorrow only, 1pm to 6pm.

The Real Ale Shop

Branthill Farm, Wells, NR23 1SB

01328 710810

Tasters of Norfolk ales, including Produced in Norfolk members' brews.

Tomorrow, 10am to 6pm, and Sunday noon to 4pm.

Tavern Tasty Meats

The Farm Shop, The Street, Swafield, near North Walsham, NR28 0RQ

01692 405444

Tasters of the Battle of the Bangers award-winning sausage, Old English.

Tomorrow only, 9.30am to 12.30pm.

16 Bircham Windmill Cheese

Bircham Windmill, Great Bircham, near King's Lynn, PE31 6SJ

01485 578393

Tasters ewes milk cheese as well as 10pc off the cheese price with the EDP voucher. Milking of the sheep at 2pm.

Tomorrow and Sunday, 10am to 5pm.

Silver Fox Chocolates / Foodbizz Cookery School

Home Farm, Thetford Road, Riddlesworth, IP22 2TD

01953 681842

Cookery school and chocolate room tour, free cup of tea and cooking demonstrations at 11am and 2pm.

Tomorrow and Sunday, 10.30am to 3pm.

Algy's Norfolk Popcorn

Bintree Farm Shop, Bintree, Dereham, NR20 5NE

01362 683893

Tasters of Algy's famous Norfolk popcorn.

Tomorrow only, 10am to 5pm.

Yare Valley Oils

A J Ward, 2 High Bungay Road, Loddon, NR14 6JT

01508 538206

Tasters and 10pc off using the EDP voucher.

Tomorrow only, 7am to 1pm.

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