More fantastic food-based fundraising!
You may have read my earlier post about the innovative ‘Walk with a fork’ fundraiser at Helmingham Hall for the amazing East Anglian charity, The Ormiston Family Trust. Well, we enjoyed it so much, we signed up for the Norfolk event at Sennowe Park on October 5th. More than 400 people took part, the weather was fantastic and showcased the stunning 8 mile woodland route around Sennowe Park perfectly.
As before, we were treated to some amazing tapas-sized portions of food and drink treats as we made our way around the park, courtesy of the local producers below.
Grey Seal Coffee provided our delicious morning coffee. They are small batch coffee roastery based in Glandford, producing ethically sourced and freshly roasted coffee and they also run a gorgeous café, the Art Café. Blue Welly Farm also treated us to one of their tasty breakfast sausages. Based in a little village called Skeyton in Norfolk, they raise rare breed Gloucester Old Spot pigs, pedigree Lleyn Sheep and free range chickens. It was made even tastier with a dash of Jubberwacky Preserves chutney (they also make beautiful homemade jams, chutneys, tapenade, mustards & lemon curd).
After another couple of miles, we were offered a generous tasting of Cley Smokehouse goodies – they’ve been producing freshly smoked fish, shellfish, cured meats, and delicious home-made patés for over 30 years. We also had samples of chorizo and salami from Suffolk Salami and flavoursome rolled ham stuffed with carrot chutney courtesy of The Fruit Pig Company from Wisbech. The tasty dressings were supplied by Crush Foods, Norfolk artisan producers of cold pressed rapeseed oil, infused oils and dressings. I bought a 3 bottle gift pack to take home and can’t wait to use them.
After a few more miles, we tucked into delightful little bamboo trays of elegant vegetables dreamed up by the talented Eric Snaith, Head Chef at Titchwell Manor and his team. I was lucky enough to go Titchwell Manor a couple of years ago and have their tasting menu which was sublime! Hog roasts rolls from family butchers Arthur Howell made for a welcome lunch and I shouldn’t forget that we had delicious drinks served throughout the route courtesy of Norfolk Cordials, Aspall and Woodfordes Norfolk Ales. Once we’d given back our walkers ID bracelets to make sure we all got back safe and sound, we finished off with a welcome cup of tea with baby scones and jam supplied by Lady Jay’s Preserves. Fantastic!
So, if you like walking, love local food and want to help to raise money for a wonderful charity like The Ormiston Family Trust, why not sign up to the next ‘Walk with a fork’ at beautiful Layer Marney in Essex on Sunday November 2nd? You can register for tickets here. Wrap up warm!
What a perfect day – think the Cley Smokehouse platter might have been my favourite foodie moment (love seafood) but all the treats were delicious. Thank you to all the producers for supporting.
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