When it comes to local food producers, we are spoilt for choice here on The Suffolk Coast. So, as summer gets into full swing, don your apron, fire up the coals and make your barbecue one your friends and family will talk about for weeks to come.
No barbecue is complete without a sizzling sausage and juicy burger, and you would be hard pressed to find meat as delicious than that from Kenton Hall's Farm Shop. Their herd produces 100% Longhorn Beef; known for it's marbled quality without excess external fat, it's tender and fantastic in flavour!
Their Oxford and Sandy Black sausage flavours include Lincolnshire, chipolatas, and pork and apple - the perfect banger for your hot coals!
Make your burger extra special and top it with bacon from Emmett's Stores, the pork comes from nearby Blythburgh Free Range Pork and it's dry cured using natural sea salt and spices. Whilst at the shop in Peasenhall, you can also grab a few extras including olives, cheese, breads and their world-famous ham.
For your burger and hot dog buns, a visit to The Cake Shop Bakery in Woodbridge is a must! Winners at the 'World Bread awards' their delicious baked goods include rolls, sourdough loaves, ciabattas and baguettes.
Barbecues don’t have to just be a meat feast. Why not treat your guests to some delicious smoked fish and oysters from Pinneys of Orford. Growing their own oysters at Butley Creek since the 1950s, Pinney's store also sells a wide range of freshly caught fish, plus crab cakes, potted crabs and angels on horseback, plus a range of pickles, chutneys, oils and jellies to accompany your meal.
Top your quarter pounder with a slice or finish your meal with a mouth-watering cheese-board, courtesy of Lawson's Delicatessen in Aldeburgh. You will be spoilt for choice at the cheese counter and whilst there you can pick up a basketful of crackers, honeys, figs and nuts.
And don't forget your salad! Stop by the Farm Cafe and Shop in Marlesford or Giddens & Thompson Greengrocers in Bungay for locally grown fruit and veg, and treat yourselves to a dessert or tub of ice cream from Suffolk Food Hall in Wherstead!