The rural nature of north Norfolk is famous throughout the country and with so much diverse and wonderful local produce it makes it an ideal place to hold workshops and events to showcase local producers and farmers.
With much of the county taken up with intensive industrial farming which includes large amounts of land being given over to crops such as sugar beet and rape seed it is uplifting to find so many small local producers making a wide range of fantastic produce and others keeping alive local traditions used in making food, some of which almost died out in the 1970's and 80's.
there are a large variety of wonderful food produced in Norfolk, including a large variety of cheeses, fresh meat, smoked and cured meats, fruit, vegetables, jams and honeys,
North Norfolk also has a beautiful and wild coastline, the coast with its sandy beaches and large expanses of mud flats stretches from Kings Lynn in the west round to Cromer in the east, and because of the large fishing industry in this area, fish and shellfish have also played a large role in the diet of the local population over the centuries.
Slow food Norwich has been in touch with many of the local artisan food producers and also with local village halls and community centres to organise events throughout the north Norfolk area where producers can take part in special events to promote their produce to local and visitors to the area.
We have several of these events planned for the autumn and winter period including talks and workshops in several of the larger villages including Docking, Ringstead, Holme,Wells next the Sea and Burnham Market.
The first of these events will actually be in the city of Norwich on the 1st and 2nd November and the first in the north Norfolk villages will be a joint Slow Food Norwich and Slow Food produce from Italy on Thursday 11th December.
In the city of Norwich we are currently planning to co operate with small food and drink businesses in that city to hold artisan markets and workshops in November and December of 2014 and possibly in Kings Lynn in the early spring of 2015.
Further news and details of these events, workshops and markets will be found on this blog and also on our Twitter and Facebook pages over the coming weeks and months.