Hunstanton deli launches new awards and showcase events

Rosie Kacary, co-owner of The Norfolk Deli in Hunstanton.
Rosie Kacary, co-owner of The Norfolk Deli in Hunstanton.

The award-winning Norfolk Deli in Hunstanton is launching North Norfolk’s first marmalade making awards.

This will be part of Norfolk Deli’s new series of events called Showcase Saturdays, which start on February 25, and take place on the second and fourth Saturday of each month.

“It’s the season for Seville oranges and we know that there are many talented amateur marmalade makers,” said Rosie Kacary, co-owner of the deli in Greevegate.

When champion marmalade maker Ali Barwick, of Seasons Bounty, agreed to attend the Norfolk Deli’s second Showcase Saturday on March 11, it seemed the perfect opportunity for people to show off their marmalade making skills.

“Seville Orange season is a one of the highlights at this time of year, and we wanted to show that making marmalade is not that hard. It’s so much more satisfying to eat, when you make your own,” said Mark Kacary, the deli’s managing director.

Anyone who wants to enter the competition should deliver their homemade marmalade to The Norfolk Deli by Friday, March 10, and include name and contact details.

The awards will be judged by Ali and Rosie on the Showcase Saturday, March 11, and the winner will be announced via Twitter and Facebook in the afternoon of that day.

During the deli’s twice-monthly Showcase Saturdays, customers will have the chance to meet the producers behind the products.

Said Mark: “We wanted to showcase real people behind the locally made products we sell and give customers the opportunity to meet the people behind the products. The Deli supports more than 30 local Norfolk producers, many of whom people will have seen at farmers’ markets across the county. We are delighted by the level of support and enthusiasm shown for this initiative.”