First-ever Sustainable Products and Produce Market to take place on Sunday

Vegan foods and drink and sustainably sourced products and produce will be on sale at a special market event in West Suffolk this coming weekend.

The first Sustainable Products and Produce Market is to take place on Sunday, June 26, from 10am to 3pm, in the Cornhill, Bury St Edmunds.

The event, organised by West Suffolk Council will feature over 20 stalls including:

Baskerville’s restaurant selling vegan food and drinks;

Casa restaurant serving vegetarian and vegan Mediterranean dishes;

Fairy Godmother Vegan Meals selling vegan ready meals;

Doodle Do-nuts and TFI Vegan – vegan burgers and doughnuts;

Brookes and Conquest – artisan cyder and apple cyder vinegar;

Dalham Gin using home grown ingredients including Juniper, Elderberry and rhubarb; and

Iced Vegan selling vegan celebration and wedding cakes as well as cupcakes

Sunshine and Green selling locally grown salad crops.

Alongside the food and drink, Sew Bee It Haberdashery will be demonstrating “make do and mend” simple sewing tasks, the Still Good Food project in Bury St Edmunds will be helping people reduce their food waste and save money, while there will also be soaps and other household accessories on sale.

The Suffolk Wildlife Trust will be selling peat free plants grown by volunteers and promoting their charity, while the RSPB Suffolk will be promoting local nature reserves and West Suffolk Hive will be advising on what residents can do to be more environmentally friendly.

Savannah Village handmade African goods helps women in rural Zimbabwe toward financial independence and will have goods on sale while Rough Stuff Oak will be selling chopping boards made by prisoners to help teach them new life skills and earn a wage. The social enterprise tries wherever possible to use reclaimed wood and other sustainably sourced timber.

Susan Glossop, cabinet member for Growth at West Suffolk Council, said: “We are really looking forward to this new event. Every trader and stallholder will be able to tell you more about how their products are sustainably sourced and are helping the planet. We had brilliant feedback from our recent Markers Market and our market events, alongside, our regular Wednesday and Saturday street market, Moyse’s Hall Museum, The Apex and The Abbey Gardens are just some of the ways that West Suffolk Council is working to encourage people into the town centre to support its continuing recovery.”

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