An Oddball Guide to Suffolk #1

OK, I realise I am starting a lot of new blog features recently… Blame it on my ADD, baby (or, you know, the fact that MY MSC IS OVER. Did I mention that?)

This one is pretty close to my heart though. Since moving to Suffolk, I admittedly have not fully embraced everything it has to offer, but I am determined to debunk the myth that “there’s nothing to do in the country”. Honestly, pfft.

So every now and then, I will post updates of upcoming weird and wonderful local events, hidden gems, things I’ve found and loved, that sort of thing. Most of them will be those local to me (i.e. Suffolk Coastal district) but if you live in Suffolk (UK, not VA, my lovely American readers – sorry!) and you know of an awesome THING happening near you, please let me know in the comments so I can share on my next update!

So to start you off:

Jimmy’s Farm – Farmer’s Market & Wellbeing Event

I love farmer’s markets. And I love good mental health. Oh look! This Saturday 4th October, from 9:30am Jimmy’s Farm (just outside of Ipswich) are running a free family event, as part of Suffolk Health & Wellbeing month. Park up, browse the stalls, enjoy the music, meet the cute animals. Did I mention that Jimmy’s Farm is pretty awesome?

Woodbridge Shuck

Seafood lovers rejoice! THE SHUCK IS COMING! For three whole days, that’s 3rd-5th October, the lovely riverside town of Woodbridge will be a slave to the most delicious of water-dwelling molluscs (and oysters, but I don’t like them at. all.) There are WAY too many events to list in full here – find more info at !

Foxburrow Farm – Apple Day

Ok, I confess, I’ve never been to Foxburrow Farm. Which is terrible really, because they are just down the road from me (I pass the turn off on my way to work!) and the name is AWESOME and they always have great sounding events on. I used to work with a guy who volunteered there, too. So are you made about apples? Apple eating, apple juice, apple sauce… AND THERE WILL BE BEE KEEPING ADVICE! OMG I must go (I really love bees).

It’s on Sunday 12th October, from 12noon-4pm and entry is only £3 (£2 for kiddies!)


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