On the 1st Saturday of each month (excluding January) Creake Abbey hosts its award winning market. 50+ stall holders come with fresh local meat including rare breed pork, grass-fed Aberdeen Angus beef, chickens reared with no antibiotics, 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. A number of exceptional pre-prepared dishes are on sale all made with local ingredients (and some exotic spices!).
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 at Creake Abbey are open from 10am to 4pm (to 5pm from Easter to October). The hair salon and framer are open Tuesday to Saturday 10am to 4pm or by appointment.
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), Foxley Wood Aberdeen Angus, Jimmy Denny’s Alburgh Lamb, Crush Foods (rapeseed oil and products), Bray’s Cottage Pork Pies, Ian Wright pork, Foxley Wood (pedigree Angus beef), The English Spirit Company, Laura’s Scrumptious Cakes, The Pie Kitchen, Truly Rural (fudge), Hands-on-Preserves and The English Canape Company (orders can be placed in advance by emailing Hannah on firstname.lastname@example.org.
In the East Barn – Sandringham Fruit Farm, Rhubarb and Custard (puddings), Pye Bakery, Great Walsingham Barns pies puds and tarts, Amber Chocolates, Time for Tea cakes, Naked Greenz, Panther Brewery, Ollards Farm Foods and Norton’s Dairy.
In the Tin Barn – Good Taste (Provencal delicacies), Coffee Magic, Candi’s Chutneys, Ollies Pet Paw-tisserie, Rita Holland Sheepskins and accessories, The Fruit Pig Company (award winning pork) Leigh’s Bees, and Marsh Pig Charcuterie (also award winning).
Outside – Jelly Cottage Plants, Esser’s of Wisbech, Fen Farm Venison, Mr Kew’s Pies, J&D Papworth Butchers, Thistlefield Soups, Manor Farm vegetables and flowers, Calf at Foot Dairy, Fielding Cottage Goat’s Cheese, Castle Quail, Willie Weston’s Fish, Floppy Chicken, Algy’s Popcorn, Sarah’s Kitchen (gluten free), Home Cooked 4 You, Bon Bakery, St Elvan’s Mead, Norfolk Thai Food, Nelson & Norfolk Tea Company, Gaia’s Kitchen, Love (vegan desserts & cakes), Miripiri, Fen Flowers, 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 secateurs sharpening needs and the One Stop Nature Shop (www.onestopnature.co.uk) for binoculars and other optical equipment enabling you to see more in beautiful north Norfolk.