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18 June 2013

Samphire Smallholding Open Day – Sunday 7th July 2013

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Back again and always one of our favourites on the events calendar is the Samphire Smallholding Open Day.
Artisan Food Trail members, Karen and Jeff Nethercott will be opening their gates in sunny south Norfolk for a day of food, crafts, music and farm animals on Sunday 7th July 2013.

Gathered in the front garden (there's plenty of room) will be number of local producers selling everything from preserves to beer. One of the preserve makers will be Peachey's Preserves, another food trail member. It's a great opportunity to chat with them about what they do and hopefully stock up on their lovely hand crafted products. And of course Samphire will have a stall selling their fine rare breed pork pies and sausages plus more besides.

Photos: © childsdesign

The owners of the crafts stalls will also be making on the day, giving you the opportunity to watch them at work and also to talk to them.

To get those toes tapping (or dance if you like!) music will be played by
Rum Kelter who'll be performing a set of lively traditional folk tunes.

As usual, tours of the smallholding will be conducted throughout the day
so you can get closer to the animals – there's pigs, sheep, chickens and geese – learn a some more about the different breeds and where your food comes from.

To keep you sustained and refreshed there will be food and drink, straw bales to sit on, tables and chairs laid out under the trees and tours around the smallholding.

 New for this year  Butchery Workshop
This is your chance to spend a couple of hours picking up some knowledge all about pork. It will be a very much hands-on opportunity and afterwards participants will be able to buy some of the pork at a much reduced rate.
The workshop is bookable online on the Samphire website here

 UPDATE!  Appearance by author Tom Cox
Tom lives locally and writes very funny books, Karen Nethercott adores his cat books which describe his relationship with his many and varied feline friends Under the Paw and Talk to The Tail are his two best sellers and Tom will be reading from them at the Open Day. Hopefully there will be books to buy but if you already have one then bring it along for him to sign.

The Open Day will take place from 11am until 4pm
on Sunday 7th July 2013
at Sycamore Farm,
Pristow Green Lane,
NR16 1PU

To give you an idea of what to expect, have a look at Karen's Pinterest board here

For more information about Samphire and location please visit their page on The Artisan Food Trail here

Where is the event?

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