Ipswich Country Market
10 15 am and 11 30 am
We look forward to seeing you at
Rushmere Village Hall
Humber Doucy Lane,
Free entry – all welcome
We are a co-operative market selling genuinely
home produced foods, plants and crafts.
Our update section –
This is where we will notify you if we ever have to
cancel the market or to inform you of special
activities we will be having, such as taster days….
so keep an eye on the website.
September marks “BRITISH FOOD
FORTNIGHT” in our calendar, from 23rd
September to 8th October.
We sell local food from local producers and
we’re on hand to tell you what’s in all of our
recipes. The garden flowers, plants and
produce on offer are picked fresh from our
Alexia Robinson, organiser of British Food
Fortnight says “Today’s customer wants
value when they are shopping or eating
out and value is no longer just about price.
Increasingly people want tasty, fresh,
healthy, seasonal, local and regionally
distinct foods with visible tracability
back to the producer – all distinctive
qualities of British food.”
This is what we offer, so why not pop
along and “love British food”? You can also
love British craft too and find a large,
varied range of locally handmade items,
including sewing, knitting, beadwork and
a selection of handmade cards.
We follow our motto – cook – craft -grow.
We sell an array of food. Why not try our
sausage rolls and pork pies served with one
of our many home made chutneys? We also
have quiche, cheese straws, pizzas and scones.
Our freshly baked bread could be topped with
our homemade jam or local honey and we
have a large variety of cakes, individual or
loaf types to finish off with. What a really
wonderful picnic these would make……
Our crafters also offer variety. If the sun
keeps on shining you may need some
protection with a sun hat, available in all sizes
from kids to adults. You might also need a
beaded cover for your glass to stop flies
spoiling your drink. We have other practical
items from aprons to peg bags, along with gift
items like beaded jewellery too. We offer
unique handmade cards and gift bags and
boxes. Don’t forget – we are happy to take
your personal and individual orders.
Each week our gardeners have flowers and
freshly picked vegetables. Soft fruits are now
available and some are being turned into new
season jam by our cooks. These are all free of
You may also be interested to know that we
sell local free range eggs from hens, ducks
and bantams and you can order these along
with many other items, to collect in the weeks
ahead to suit you.
Ipswich Country Market is 33 years young this
May and two of our members have been baking
right from the start! Originally, we were called
a Women’s Institute market and our skills are
based on those traditions and high standards.
Imagine how good our produce is with all that
We are part of a wider network of about 300
Country Markets across England, Wales and the
Channel Islands which have been selling
homemade baked goods, preserves, garden
grown fruit and vegetables, plants and
handmade crafts for more than 90 years!
We are more than happy to tell you what’s in
our food; in fact, we are proud to do so! You
can ask us what’s in our recipes, whether you
want to check for food allergens or know how
something is made.
We pride ourselves on personal service. So
remember, we can make cakes for any special
occasion – come and have a chat with us.
Your market needs you…..
Our logo says “Cook, craft, grow”.
Our customers appreciate home made and
home grown items and we would welcome new
members to fulfil this need. If you would like to
join our team, please get in touch.
Call in and make yourself known – we look
forward to meeting you.
All items can be ordered in advance so that you
never need to be disappointed or without your
Gluten free products are available. These are
proving very popular, so come and buy some.
You can order gluten free products too.
The Ipswich Country Market was established 33 years ago.
It is the ideal place to buy freshly made home baked sweet and
Throughout the year there is a range of cakes, buns and
biscuits along with breads, pies and an assortment of
There are seasonal items of baking available too.
We also have a wide variety of jams, marmalades,
chutneys, pickles and honey.
We now offer a range of gluten-free
products. Come and meet the producer and find out more.
Reduce your food miles –
all of our food is freshly made locally and contains no
All our producers who cook for the Country Market
have food safety training and our hygiene standards
are second to none.
We offer fruit and vegetables in season,
along with plants and flowers.
There is always a wide selection of beautiful
hand made crafts, ranging from jewellery to knitwear,
modern fashion bags to hand made greetings cards –
you will always be able to find a special gift.
Why not take advantage of our hamper service?
Just tell us what you would like and we will make up
a hamper to your specific requirements,
making this the ideal gift for family and friends.
Each week you can place an order to reserve your choice
of products for collection at the following week’s
Enjoy a friendly drink and chat.
We serve teas, coffees, soft drinks and cakes
during the market so you have the chance
to chat to the producers as well as friends old and new.
On the first Thursday of each month we have bacon rolls
on sale too. New items keep appearing from the kitchen.
Be the first to try what come next……..
Did you know that you can host a Country Market
at your event? If you are organising an event,
why not invite us to come along and set up
a Country Market for your visitors.
We look forward to seeing you and your friends one Thursday
Ipswich Country Market is one of ten Country Markets
in East Suffolk and is part of the Country Market network
covering England, Wales and the Channel Islands.
There are over 450 local markets forming a nationwide
co-operative enterprise, providing a retail outlet for
marketeers to sell their high quality, homemade food
and other products.