The Technology Centre enjoyed its annual foray into the community and world of the local food businesses by helping co-ordinate, provide admin for and supporting the Framlingham SausageFest. About more than just sausages, this event puts East Anglia and its businesses on the map in many ways.

Framlingham was all a-sizzle in the sunshine last Saturday when around 5,000 visitors from all over the UK and even from Tennessee in the US spent the whole day wandering around our wonderful town or taking the complimentary limo rides to arrive at our sausage tasting venues in style.

The SausageFest competition certainly didn’t take long to heat up. 12 producers cooked hundreds of sausages non-stop, all battling for the title of ‘Best Banger’, sharing tasty samples with food connoisseurs young and old throughout the day.

Many thanks to all the local producers who took part and congratulations to the winners in each category who were:

Overall most highly scored sausage:

1st place : Hall Farm – Framlingham’s resident butcher.
2nd place: Rushall Farm Shop
3rd place: Tile Kiln Barn with Sarel Sausages

Most original recipe :

1st place : Hall Farm – Framlingham’s resident butcher.
2nd place: Lane Farm
3rd place: Rushall Farm Shop

‘Best Buy’ :

1st place : Hall Farm – Framlingham’s resident butcher.
2nd place: Creaseys of Peasenhall
3rd place: Rushall Farm Shop

The Hall Farm team declared themselves to be ‘ Truly delighted’ by the triple win, going on to share how their brand new breakfast sausage which includes marmalade, took them many hours of experimenting to perfect.

Next year’s festival date is set for 11th October 2014. Competition is already hotting up out there with ambitions to take the prestigious titles from Hall Farm in the future.

Sincere thanks to everyone – including F ramlingham Business Association members – who pulled out all the stops to make this event happen.