Department store to celebrate local produce for Norfolk Day
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As Norfolk Day approaches dozens of community events have been organised around the county. This week we focus on a pop-up local food and drink stall.
Bread, beer, cured meats, coffee and gin will be just some of the locally-produced food and drink on offer on a special Norfolk Day pop-up stall.
The team behind the popular Porkstock food festival will be hosting a one-day only stall in a Norwich shopping centre on Friday, July 27.
Between 9am and 7pm more than 20 food and drink producers from across the county will set-up shop for the Porkstock Pop-Up in House of Fraser at intu Chapelfield.
Pippa Lain-Smith, part of the Porkstock organising team, said: 'This is a fantastic opportunity for local businesses and producers to promote and sell their delicious products alongside the fantastic range of national brands at House of Fraser.
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'House of Fraser is committed to supporting the local community and working with local businesses.
'And as Porkstock already has a great family of food producers, it made perfect sense to bring the two together for Norfolk Day.'
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On July 27 the Porkstock producers will be interspersed with well-known House of Fraser brands to create a mini Norfolk food hall experience alongside men and women's fashion, beauty and homewares.
John Higginbottom, House of Fraser store manager, said: 'House of Fraser is proud to be part of the Norfolk retail community and by working together with independent local businesses we can all benefit; creating an exciting retail mix and best of all, an experience that customers will enjoy.'
Shoppers will be able to enjoy Norfolk products across two floors of the department store including drinks from a pop-up bar operated by Vanvino, where from midday shoppers can enjoy a local gin and tonic or beer.
'Everywhere you turn, there'll be something delicious to try and buy from Norfolk,' Mr Higginbottom added.
Porkstock festival takes place on October 13 at the Norfolk Showground and will raise money for Nelson's Journey, a charity which supports bereaved children and families in the county.
To find out more about Porkstock festival visit www.porkstock.co.uk?Send in details of Norfolk Day events, including times and contact details, to firstname.lastname@example.org, tweet @norfolk or message the Norfolk Day Facebook page.
Norfolk Day shop
An online shop has been launched selling Norfolk Day marketing material which event organisers can display on the day.
The shop is selling a four-pack of flags, four-pack of A3 posters and 20 balloons at £4, while 5m of bunting is £7.50.
Celebration packs containing all of the above are available for £15.
Norfolk Day takes place on Friday, July 27 and is intended as a day of fun in which individuals, community groups and businesses are encouraged to get involved by hosting or participating in events.
The initiative was launched by the EDP and Norwich Evening News in partnership with BBC Radio Norfolk and has the backing of business and community organisations who are planning events for the day.
Details of events will be revealed in the newspaper, online and via social media.
To order Norfolk Day materials, visit the Norfolk Day shop.
Estimated delivery time for the items is 28 days.