I’ve spent a lot of time this week putting together a list of foodie events and regular markets with a food focus that take place in Norfolk, Suffolk and Essex – it’s amazing how much is going on all the time, and it’s so easy to miss out. The aim is to compile a listing that is easy to use to help to increase awareness of events and markets in the region and encourage more people to use them.
We’re doing a lot of work on the website behind the scenes, so the events calendar will be a big part of the new look site. In the meantime, I thought the Essex Festival of Food and Drink (@EssexFoodfest) was worth a quick mention – partly because it’s being held just down the road from us at Cressing Temple Barns, and partly because there’s just over a week to go until this year’s Festival. It’s being held over the weekend of 20/21 July, and the line up this year is going to be fantastic – it’s going to be hard to decide which day to go on, so there’s a danger that we might go on both! A full list of exhibitors is available on the Festival’s website and there’s a special guest appearance on Saturday by Paul Hollywood (@