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
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.
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
Home-made biscuit with every hot drink.
Tomorrow and Sunday, 10am to 5pm.
Kelling Heath Holiday Park Produce Market, Sandy Hill Lane, Holt, NR25 7HW
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
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
Taster of mid Norfolk's smoked kiln roast salmon.
Tomorrow only, 9am to 4pm.
2 Trafalgar Street, Norwich, NR1 3HN
Tasters of the ice cream, including the jubilee year new flavour – apple and blackcurrant.
Tomorrow only, 10am to 2pm.
Billy's Sweet Shop, 14 The High Street, Sheringham, NR26 8JR
Try a taster of some of the 60 ice creams made by Ronaldos.
Tomorrow and Sunday, 10am to 4pm.
North Walsham Road, Beeston St Andrew, Norwich, NR12 7BY
10pc off selected Produced In Norfolk members' artisan produce with the EDP voucher.
Tomorrow 9am to 5pm and Sunday 10am to 4pm
Sluice Road, Denver, PE38 0EG
01366 384009 / email@example.com
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
34A Market Place, Swaffham
33 Market Place, North Walsham
01692 403 059
46 Station Road, Sheringham, NR26 8RG
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.
Lavenders, Harling Road, Great Hockham, IP24 1NT.
Tasters of chilli-based sauces, chutneys, relishes, oils and vinegars.
Tomorrow only, 1pm to 6pm.
The Real Ale Shop
Branthill Farm, Wells, NR23 1SB
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
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
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
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
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
Tasters and 10pc off using the EDP voucher.
Tomorrow only, 7am to 1pm.