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Gathering in town square

The spring ‘What’s Tasty’ seasonal food market returns to Woodbridge’s Market Hill on Saturday 30th May, from 9.30am until 3.30pm, with its usual mix of street food, fresh local produce – and some from farther afield – as well as cooking demonstrations on an open grill by talented local chefs.

Stallholders already confirmed include; Friday Street Farm Shop, Simpers of Suffolk, Stokes Sauces, Red Chilli Kitchen, Casa de l’Oli and Tikkatonic. This small sample of attending businesses gives visitors locally grown asparagus and strawberries, seafood from the River Deben, locally made condiments, cooking sauces, oils and authentic Indian Street food.
Chefs Ugur Vata from The Galley and Luke Bailey from The Crown Woodbridge will be demonstrating how to cooked a variety of local food on the Roadii barbeque. Visitors can watch, ask questions and taste the spoils of the demo in this uniquely relaxed setting.

The What’s Tasty markets take place twice a year in Spring and Autumn. They are organised by Choose Woodbridge as part of a calendar of free community events they put on each year in Woodbridge.

Chris Harrold, Chairman of Choose Woodbridge, said, “The producers love the chance to meet and talk to the customers and vice versa. We are keen to see more visitors becoming familiar with the Market Hill – it’s a great spot and you’d be surprised how many people think Woodbridge starts and ends with the Thoroughfare. We need to show off all our assets: the River, the high street and Market Hill. This event brings together local produce from the river and nearby fields, local businesses and local people. It’s a great celebration of Woodbridge and all it represents.”

Jonathan Simper, Owner of Simpers of Suffolk, added, “We’re very keen to see more of this type of event. For people to be able to taste and try the various local foods is a great way to demonstrate the quality and flavour of the produce on our doorstep. The hospitality businesses in Woodbridge are very supportive of local producers and have some very talented chefs. It’s great to see everyone getting together to encourage people to enjoy the delicious food grown and created in the area.”

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