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We've been keeping our ears and eyes open and have found out that some of our listed producers will be at a variety of events this week and over the August Bank Holiday…
What: Felbrigg Hall Honey Fair
A celebration of the sweet stuff and the insects that produce it! Various stands with products made using honey and wax and beekeeping items. Information for those interested in bees and displays of beekeeping equipment.
Who: Bray's Cottage Pork Pies have been busy making some limited edition honey and mustard pork pies especially for the event – well worth a try.
Info: Felbrigg Hall
Bray's Cottage Pork Pies
What: Monmouthshire Show
Over 150 years celebrating the best in farming, rural interests and country living in Monmouthshire and the border counties.
Where: Monmouthshire, Wales
Who: Breckland Orchard will be travelling the breadth of the country to bring a variety of 'Posh Pops'. From real lemonade to delightful dandelion & burdock – ideal thirst quenchers.
Info: Monmouth Show
What: Malham Show
Held in the heart of beautiful Malhamdale in the Yorkshire Dales, under the shadow of Malham Cove this traditional agricultural and family country show has been taking place for over 100 years.
Come to The Malham Show Farmers Market which includes many local food suppliers and producers from the Yorkshire Dales.
Where: Yorkshire Dales
Who: Paganum Produce – pick up some beautiful traditional breed beef, pork or lamb and don't forget to take home a Yorkshire Chorizo.
Info: Malham Show
The Malham Show Farmers Market
What: Capsicana Tasting Event
Held in The Natural Kitchen a deli and cafe, some dishes will be prepared using gourmet chillies for you to try and hopefully inspire you to get creating your own meals using them.
Where: The Natural Kitchen, Marylebone, London
Who: Capsicana Chilli Co – If you like what you try, then do buy some chilli products to take home and have a go at cooking something up yourself. Capsicana's website has all the recipes.
Info: The Natural Kitchen
Capsicana Chilli Co
What: Voewood Festival
Described as the literary garden-party of the year, this festival is set in the grounds of the magnificent Arts & crafts style Voewood House. Entertainment carries on through the evening with live music from top names.
Who: Samphire will be selling fine festival sustenance in the form of pork pies and their famous sausage rolls.
Info: The Voewood Festival
What: Hedingham Castle Joust with Food & Craft Market
An echo of sounds of the past, the Knights of Royal England show their worth to the mighty medieval lord. Wander the streets of food and crafts traders and buy some medieval style goods to take home.
Who: Alder Tree will be on hand to help you cool down with a delicious fruit ice.
Info: Hedingham Castle
When: 28th – 29th August
What: Benington Lordship Chilli Festival
Started in 2006 the Chilli Festival is a very popular family event attracting thousands of visitors over two days, offering a chance to buy Chilli plants, products and sample foods from around the world. Stalls are set up in the sheltered courtyard and Rose Garden where many different dishes are cooked fresh. A wide range of refreshments is provided to help you cool down, including cold beers and ice creams.
The garden is open as normal so after sampling the produce visitors can relax in the grounds.
Where: Near Stevenage, Hertfordshire
Who: Capsicana Chilli Co will be cooking up some wonderful adobo sauce to try. Edible Ornamentals will be selling their Bedfordshire-grown chillies and plants as well as a variety of chilli sauces and relishes.
Who Else: Don't quote us, but a little bird told us that none other than The Hairy Bikers will be there for a chilli eating competition.
Info: Benington Lordship Chilli Festival
Capsicana Chilli Co
When: Monday 29th August
What: The Aylsham Show
The Aylsham Show is a traditional one-day agricultural show and, with an average attendance in the region of 16,000, is the largest one-day agricultural show in East Anglia. The parkland setting of Blickling Park, a National Trust Estate, is one of the most beautiful sites in the Country with fine views over the lake and towards the Hall.
Where: Blickling Park, Norfolk
Who: Samphire will be selling rare breed pork goods produced on their Norfolk smallholding. Bray's Cottage Pork Pies will be selling... er... pork pies!
Info: The Aylsham Show
Bray's Cottage Pork Pies