Farmers put their sausages to the test

Traditional ingredients and culinary twists fought for supremacy at a Battle of the Farmers' Bangers competition.

Eight farm food companies from across Norfolk and north Suffolk pitched their specially-made sausages to shoppers at the Beccles Farmers Market on Saturday in a bid to find the favourite farmers' banger.

Yew Tree Poultry's sizzling chicken and sage sausages, made by Philip and Debbie Hunter of Fressingfield, were declared the winners after more than 450 votes were cast and the couple were presented with a wooden sausage trophy.

Market organiser Liz Hall said: 'It was a really good market and very busy. The sausages were all brilliant and most of them had been eaten within the first two hours.'

As well as taste-testing the sausages which featured flavours from traditional pork to wild mushroom and venison and beef and horseradish, shoppers were show how to make their own with demonstrations by Ian Whitehead of Lane Farm Country Foods.

The traditional farmers market, which started in 2000, was a finalist in the EDP Food Awards for the Best Farmers Market in 2007, 2008 and 2010. It takes place from 9am to 1pm on the first and third Saturday of each month, with a special Christmas market on December 23, at Ellough Airfield, just outside Beccles.

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