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On the 1st Saturday of each month (excluding January) Creake Abbey hosts its award winning market. 50+ stall holders come with fresh local produce including meat, fresh vegetables, fruit and flowers in season, cheeses, cakes, tartes (savoury and sweet), pies, fudge, artisan breads, pickles, rapeseed oil, vinegars, preserves, local ales, juices and plants plus much more.  A number of exceptional pre-prepared dishes are on sale all made with local ingredients (and some exotic spices!).

Recently recognised by Diana Henry in The Daily Telegraph as one of “Britain’s 20 finest Farmers’ Markets”, come and see the huge range of food available with direct access to the producers themselves.

Held in two, newly roofed old Norfolk barns and outside by the picturesque pond with music and cookery theatre demonstrations at varying times throughout the year. Each event bursts with character and life. Support for farmers and local food is of paramount importance – please come along and sample all that we have on offer.

The market opens at 9.30am and closes at 1pm.  The shops, hair salon and framer at Creake Abbey are open from 10am to 4pm (to 5pm from Easter to October).

In the Main Barn – Ethnic Fusion Indian Cooking (orders can be placed in advance by calling Madhu on 01362 638449), Bread Source (artisan sour dough breads and morning goods), The Old Fashioned Pudding Company, Bonallack Home Cooked, Martin’s Farm (fresh poultry and more), Jimmy Denny’s Alburgh Lamb, Bray’s Cottage Pork Pies, Ian Wright pork, The English Spirit Company, Truly Rural (fudge), Hands-on-Preserves, Naked Greenz, Panther Brewery, Blackbird Cottage Terrines and Marsh Pig Charcuterie.

In the East Barn – Sandringham Fruit Farm, Rhubarb and Custard (puddings), Pye Bakery, Great Walsingham Barns pies puds and tarts, Chocolates by John, Time for Tea cakes, Naked Greenz, Nelson and Norfolk Tea, Ollards Foods and Norton’s Dairy.

In the Tin Barn – Good Taste (Provencal delicacies), Grey Seal Coffee, So Sweet, Candi’s Chutney, Eastgate Larder, Rita Holland Sheepskins and accessories, The Fruit Pig Company (award winning pork) and Leigh’s Bees.

Outside – The Pink Partridge Cake Company, Acropolis Foods, Lincolnshire Poacher Cheeses, Barkie Bakes, Bakeshack, Simply Cookit, Woodfruits, Taste Collectiv, Rosie’s Catering, Clockhouse Stables, Greenstuff Vegan Food, My Secret Kitchen, Gemima’s Garden, Essence Foods, Jelly Cottage Plants, Esser’s of Wisbech, Fen Farm Venison, Thistlefield Soups, Manor Farm vegetables and flowers, Willie Weston’s Fish, Floppy Chicken, Algy’s Popcorn with Crush Foods, Sarah’s Kitchen (gluten free), Belle Bantams UK, Vale Farm Eggs,  Home Cooked 4 You, Bon Bakery, St Elvan’s Mead, Norfolk Thai Food, Nelson & Norfolk Tea Company,  birdseed from Bintree Farm Shop with some seasonal vegetables and natural bird feeders plus Stephen Brown of Old Coach House Fruit will join us periodically with fresh berries and jam made on the farm.  Don’t miss Norfolk Sharp (www.norfolksharp.com) for all your knife and secateur sharpening needs – drop off your blades and have them sorted while you shop.