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Lavenham Farmers' Market is pick of the county's crop

PUBLISHED: 11:17 10 February 2015 | UPDATED: 11:17 10 February 2015

Justine Paul, who runs Lavenham Farmers Market

Justine Paul, who runs Lavenham Farmers Market

A farmers' market in west Suffolk has been voted the best in the county in the first stages of a national food and farming awards scheme.

Lavenham Farmers’ Market, which was taken over and revitalised by local woman Justine Paul in 2008, will now proceed to the regional finals of the BBC Radio 4 Food and Farming Awards. For the Suffolk round, Lavenham triumphed over seven other popular markets, including Framlingham, Bury and Snape. Mrs Paul said: “The judges were very complimentary about the market, which was brought back from the brink of closure to become the thriving success that we see today. The judges said people who nominated it commented on the quality of the producers and the fact that they are all from within the local area. It is a thrill that Lavenham will now represent the county at regional level.”

The final winners will be announced in April.

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