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A foodies' feast at this year's FolkEast

PUBLISHED: 16:46 28 July 2014 | UPDATED: 16:46 28 July 2014

The decorated tree in the grounds of Glemham Hall for the upcoming FolkEast festival. L-R: John Marshall-Potter, Becky Marshall-Potter, Donna Stockley (events manager) and Philip Hope-Cobbold.

The decorated tree in the grounds of Glemham Hall for the upcoming FolkEast festival. L-R: John Marshall-Potter, Becky Marshall-Potter, Donna Stockley (events manager) and Philip Hope-Cobbold.

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From August 15-17 Glemham Hall hosts the third FolkEast Festival bringing together local music, food and drink.

This year the festival will incorporate The Imagined Suffolk Food Village, conceived by David Grimwood, owner of The Froize, Chillesford.

David loves folk music, but was disenchanted with festival food. He took the model of the band, Imagined Village, individual musicians who get together to perform gigs, to create something similar with food for FolkEast.

“It will be like a street of shops,” he said. “You’ll start the day at 7am with bacon rolls, made using Suffolk bacon in Pump Street rolls, and then you’ll have people like Vernon (Blackmore) with his duck truck and Nick (Atfield)with his fish hut.

“There will be a Village Co-operative shop too, designed for people who make products like fresh apple juice.”

Producers include Artisan Smokehouse, Suffolk Coffee Company, Pump Street Bakery, Marybelle Dairy, The Fish Hut and The Duck Truck. Major Phillip Cobbold-Hope, of Glemham Hall, has also worked alongside Bartram’s Brewery to produce a special beer for the event, FolkEast Festival Ale.

As well as all food and drink being locally sourced, the plates will be from sustainable materials and bio glasses will be used.

For ticket information go to www.folkeast.co.uk and to keep up to date with what’s happening in the food village, follow the group on Twitter @TISFV.

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