Farmers’ market makes a welcome return to Norwich

Some of the best of the county's food was on offer this weekend when a farmers' market made a return to the city.

Norwich Farmers' Market, a fortnightly market in Gentleman's Walk, was forced to close last summer after organisers said rental fees left them out of pocket.

The market, however, made a return to the city on Saturday outside The Forum after The Norfolk Diet, a group of food enthusiasts, decided to take the project on.

Producers on the day included Bray's Cottage Pork Pies, The Window Coffee, Northcote Brewery, Scone'ology and the English Coleslaw Company.

Sarah Pettegree, of Bray's Cottage Pork Pies and one of the organisers, said: 'It's been fabulous. We've been busy since 9am and people are loving it.

'We sold out of pies by 12pm and had brought lots with us. It's a great space here outside The Forum and people really seem to appreciate the fact that we're here.'

The Norfolk Diet was set up after Ms Pettegree stuck to a diet of food only produced in Norfolk for a month last year.

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Now, there is a group of Norfolk producers who go under the name of The Norfolk Diet who aim to highlight and promote locally-grown food and drink.

For more information about the team and to find out when the next Norwich Farmers' Market will take place, go to www.thenorfolkdiet.co.uk, join their Facebook page The Norfolk Diet or follow them on Twitter @thenorfolkdiet.

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