We were up bright and early last Saturday to make our way to Wyken Vineyards Farmers’ Market. It takes just under an hour to get there from Cambridge but it’s well worth the visit.
The market is on every Saturday between 9am-1pm and is filled with makers, bakers and producers all within a beautiful setting. I recommend trying the wild salmon from John, the Langham honey and the sourdough bread.
If you’re lucky you you’ll find yourself walking around the stunning private gardens. The gardens were filled with colourful flowers, some which I’d never seen before. There were chickens and peacocks knocking about but I didn’t want to disturb them just for a photo opportunity.
I recommend wearing appropriate shoes (wellies or Converse) and walking out into the countryside to nosey at the vineyards. You can get up close to the cows and sheep and even venture towards the llamas. It’s such a relaxing place to visit, especially if you’re a fan of countryside life.
There’s a cute little coffee shop by the market where you can get a really good cappuccino. They also have cookies and pastries and I hear that they do a mean hot chocolate – made from real chocolate. If you fancy something a little more than there’s also a restaurant which is always very popular. We haven’t tried it out but you can find the menu on their website.
Don’t forget to browse the shop. It’s a big barn with a high roof and exposed beams. Inside you’ll find interesting books, clothes, homeware and their own wine.
Do you have a favourite famers’ market near your home?
Opening times: 9am – 1pm
Location: Wyken Road, Stanton, Bury St Edmunds IP31 2DW