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Tony’s Discount Stall

tonys-discountTony’s Discount stall is a longstanding popular destination for market shoppers, whether it be looking for bargain priced foods for everyday use or reduced boxes of chocolates for Christmas. You can always hear Tony calling out his wares from his stall just outside HSBC bank.

Where are you from?
Norwich.

How long have you been at Fakenham Market?
About 38 years.

What are your opening times here?
7.30am – 2pm.

What other markets do you attend?
Diss, Aylsham, Bury St Edmunds, North Walsham, and Wymondham.

What led you to running this stall?
I started when I was 18 – 20 years old and had always wanted to do this. It’s a hard job but I love it.

What do you like about coming to Fakenham Market?
The people are lovely. Personally I think it could do with more free parking – it would help the market.

What do you sell ?
All kinds of food products – cake, nuts, pasta, cheese, biscuits, coffee, meat and more.

Interview by Dawn Wakefield

Norfolk’s Pie Man

norfolks-pie-manBridget and Anthony run the Norfolk’s Pie Man stall under brightly coloured awning in the centre of the Market Place. I spoke to Bridget to find out more.

Where are you from?
I’ve been in Norfolk all my life.

How long have you been at Fakenham Market?
About 8 years.

What are your opening times here?
8am – 2pm.

What other markets do you attend?
Watton and Sheringham ( Wednesday & Saturday).

What led you to running this stall?
We have both always been in food retail related occupations and we started this family business 10 years ago.

What do you like about coming to Fakenham Market?
I love it. The traders are really friendly and helpful, and the regulars and tourists are all really friendly. We have a good selection of customers with a lot of local support.

What are your best selling items?
Pasties, large pies, cakes (including Victoria sponge and Coffee and Walnut), flapjacks and ready meals.

Interview by Dawn Wakefield

Jean’s Home Bakery

jeans-home-bakeryJean Seppings runs her popular stall Jean’s Home Bakery in the Upper Market. Due to the building works her stall is currently to be found just outside the entrance to Barclays Bank.

Where are you from?
I have lived here in Fakenham for 36 years since marrying a local man.

How long have you been at Fakenham Market?
About 8 years, but I have been in business since 1991.

What are your opening times here?
8am – 12.30pm

What other markets do you attend?
No other actual markets, but I regularly have a stall at Fakenham Races and I also supply pastries to the Bistro.

What led you to running this stall?
I used to run Q’s in Quaker Lane which was then known as Fakenham Wine Bar for many years, but I then wanted to give up working evenings and weekends. I like working for myself and having time off to play golf!

What do you like about coming to Fakenham Market?
It’s full of character and it’s buzzing. I love seeing all the local people that I know. You can’t beat it!
What do you sell ? Homemade cakes and pastries including carrot cake, sausage rolls, scones, pasties and pies and gluten-free items.

Interview by Dawn Wakefield

Flour and Bean

flour-and-beanBob, Ellis and Alissa , full of youthful enthusiasm, run the Flour and Bean bread stall in the market area just outside Boots.

Where are you from?
We run shops in Fakenham, Dereham, Kings Lynn, Aylsham and several other towns in Norfolk and Suffolk.

How long have you been at Fakenham Market?
About one year.

What are your opening times here?
7.30am until sold out which is usually about 2pm.

What other markets do you attend?
Dereham.

What led you to running this stall?
It’s a family business – Bob and Alissa and their parents David and Lorraine. David started as a baker at age 16 and 25 years ago bought a bakery in Norfolk, and the company has developed from there. We have taken on a market stall in addition to our shop to showcase what we do.

What do you like about coming to Fakenham Market?
It’s just got a good buzz!

What are your best selling items?
All kinds of bread: including granary loaves and rolls, honey and spelt, sourdough, ciabatta, rye and walnut, as well as croissants and cakes. We aim to use fine quality East Anglian ingredients as much as possible.

Interview by Dawn Wakefield

Fakenham Country Markets

countrymarketFakenham Country Markets stall is run by a co-operative of 20 members. Market manager Gillian, secretary Debbie, Lesley and Esther are all regulars behind the counter. The stall is on the right hand side as you enter the market area from Bridge Street. Their home- made produce is always popular, so best to get there early for the most choice.

Where are you from?
Fakenham and local villages.

How long have you been at Fakenham Market?
In recent years we became known as Country Markets but before that, this was a W.I stall which had been running a very long time. The wooden hut we trade from was built in 1973, but we are not sure exactly how long the stall has been here before then.

What are your opening times here?
About 8am – 1pm with earlier closing in bad weather. We are closed in January.

What led you to running this stall?
We are all people who enjoy cooking, baking, handicrafts, or gardening and love sharing what we make.

What do you like about coming to Fakenham Market?
The community spirit and sociability. We get involved in catering for local events, such as the Duck Race, Active Fakenham launch and the Fakenham 50 cycle ride, and the horticultural show. We always welcome new producers to come and join us. Just come along one Thursday and we can tell you all about it.

What do you sell?
Cakes, savouries, knitted items and handicrafts, jams, honey, chutney, fresh eggs, seasonal flowers , plants and vegetables all from our own kitchens and gardens.

Interview by Dawn Wakefield