Food fair at old workhouse

The May Day Food Fair at Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse offers a chance to cut the food miles and buy quality foods from specialist Norfolk producers.In the courtyard, Norfolk food and drink producers will be selling everything from venison to saltmarsh beef, Norfolk cheeses, home made cakes, preserves and locally produced wines and beers.

The May Day Food Fair at Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse offers a chance to cut the food miles and buy quality foods from specialist Norfolk producers.

In the courtyard, Norfolk food and drink producers will be selling everything from venison to saltmarsh beef, Norfolk cheeses, home made cakes, preserves and locally produced wines and beers.

Visitors can see what's cooking in the farmhouse where traditional local recipes will be prepared on the range including Norfolk shortcake, Norfolk dumplings, Norfolk treacle tart and Nelson's slice.

There's a chance to understand more about the Victorian workhouse through dramatic re-enactments in the Board Room revealing what daily life was like. The gruel, so familiar to residents, can be sampled in the Gruel Kitchen from 11am - 1pm and 1.30pm - 3.30pm.


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Children can take part in drop in Art Attack sessions with an opportunity to get creative and use craft materials to make food and livestock.

And when it's time for a break, the Mardler's Rest Café is offering a rare breeds sausage barbecue and there's afternoon tea and cakes from the Bakehouse at Sheringham too.

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For more information, call 01362 860563.

Opening Times: Monday - Sunday 10am - 5pm

Admission: Adults £7.90, Concessions £6.70, Children (4-16) £5.60, under 4s free. Discounts for families and groups.

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