Eco fair showcases best of local produce

Sudbury Eco Fair in St Peters Church ANL-150111-183309009

Sudbury Eco Fair in St Peters Church ANL-150111-183309009

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Transition Sudbury hosted the annual Eco Fair at St Peter’s in Sudbury on Saturday, with members of the public invited to find out more about local initiatives designed to help them reduce their impact on the environment.

As well as information and advice from groups like Suffolk Climate Change Partnership, there were stalls encouraging people to join local groups.

Sudbury Eco Fair in St Peters Church''Pictured: Greg Strolenberg from Lavenham Butchers with some local meats ANL-150111-183506009

Sudbury Eco Fair in St Peters Church''Pictured: Greg Strolenberg from Lavenham Butchers with some local meats ANL-150111-183506009

Local producers with eco credentials were also there to showcase their goods, including local preserves and honey, soaps and local crafts.

Westover Woodlands, who carry out sustainable management of local woodlands, were showing how to use traditional tools and techniques to produce rustic products including fencing, walking sticks and furniture.

Top chef Carl Shillingford demonstrated cooking with foraged ingredients, The Jam Shed demonstrated how to cook hawthorn jelly and Beehouse Honey showed how to make beeswax candles.

Jane Hatton from Transition Sudbury said: “We hope people have gone away with lots of ideas about how our community works together and how to live more sustainably and celebrate all the local organisations, local produce, local skills and the difference it makes to the environment to shop locally.

“It has been a great success, with lots of positive feedback.”