Continental flavours transform Fakenham market

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Fakenham will come alive this weekend as the tastes, smells and products of Continental Europe transform the Market Square into more of a bustling centre than ever before.

The Traditional European Food and Craft Fair will see traders building on the success of their earlier visits as they bring a range of new and different produce to the town both today and tomorrow.

Market organiser Olivier Simonin said: “We have new market traders from France, Belgium, Italy, Spain, Holland, Poland and many more countries who will be wearing traditional costumes and selling high quality products including Brittany biscuits, olives, Italian nougat, delectable cheeses, sausages, tartiflette, charcuterie, fresh bread, and croissants!

“This year, we have some new exciting stalls including German salami, Finnish crafts, Peruvian handicrafts, Italian macaroons and Paris handbags.”

As well as all of these delectable tasty goods, shoppers will also be able to choose from a wide range of products including handbags and leather items, Marseille soaps, lavender, children’s toys and pashminas.

Mr Simonin added: “Most of the products on sale will come from each stallholder’s region, where they are produced by small organisations such as family businesses, farms or small factories using traditional methods, maintaining a high standard of quality.

“All of the traders will also wear their traditional local costumes from 100 years ago, as well as decorating their stall to represent the region of the country they come from. The market will therefore provide you with a true flavour of the continent.”

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