South Suffolk food show for MPs a hit

James Cartlidge MP centre, with The Rt Hon Elizabeth Truss MP, Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, and Jon Gay, the head chef at Jimmy's Farm.' 'Jimmy's Farm supplied a constant stream on delicious beef and horseradish canap?s, freshly produced in situ, their Christmas sausages and giant pork scratchings with apple sauce. ANL-151125-120458001

James Cartlidge MP centre, with The Rt Hon Elizabeth Truss MP, Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, and Jon Gay, the head chef at Jimmy's Farm.' 'Jimmy's Farm supplied a constant stream on delicious beef and horseradish canap?s, freshly produced in situ, their Christmas sausages and giant pork scratchings with apple sauce. ANL-151125-120458001

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A food show displaying the best of South Suffolk has been hailed by its organiser, South Suffolk MP James Cartlidge.

Deciding to host the event after promising to support local businesses in his election campaign, Mr Cartlidge spoke of his delight afterwards.

Gavin Bowie of Hadleigh Maid with James Cartlidge MP (centre) and Liz Truss MP.' 'Hadleigh Maid provided lots of different chocolates including truffles, bars and their special Christmas walnut whips. ANL-151125-120509001

Gavin Bowie of Hadleigh Maid with James Cartlidge MP (centre) and Liz Truss MP.' 'Hadleigh Maid provided lots of different chocolates including truffles, bars and their special Christmas walnut whips. ANL-151125-120509001

“The event was a huge success and the producers had the chance to discuss their products and businesses with the Secretary of State for the Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.

“I was absolutely delighted that so many MPs, councillors and staff came to sample the delights of the constituency.

“It presented a superb opportunity to highlight the fantastic producers of South Suffolk on the national stage.”

Giffords Hall Vineyard's stall was very popular with MPs at the South Suffolk Food Show at Parliament. ANL-151125-120447001

Giffords Hall Vineyard's stall was very popular with MPs at the South Suffolk Food Show at Parliament. ANL-151125-120447001