When we opened on a cold January morning in 2014 it was with a clear idea of what we wanted to be. Opening a delicatessen in a foodie county like Norfolk from day one we nailed our colours to the mast by opening The Norfolk Deli. A real delicatessen created to support and promote the best that Norfolk has to offer.
The use of the word Deli has come to mean diffferent things to different people/businesses but to us a delicatessen is never anything other than a business which fpcusses and specialises in food & drink products made by small artisan producers. This is the ethos of a delicatessen, to support the small producer to offer products unavailable in supermarkets. It is not a cafe with a shelf of olive oil neither is it a general store filled with trinkets and gifts.
A Real Deli isn't a health food shop. It's where you discover something new. It's a place which stocks items not found in a supermarket.
As a couple we work hard to make our delicatessen more than a standard deli, which is probably why within a year of opeing even The Observer Newspaper described us as a Deli which offered "The best of Norfolk & Beyond"
The awards we have won since opening suggests to us that the vision we had when we opened the shop is a vision shared.
Norfolk's Online Farmers Market.
In February 2017 we launched "Showcase Saturdays". Twice a month one or more of our local Norfolk producers would join us to showcase their products. They are always popular, as they resembled a mini farmer's market. Let's face it everybody loves a good farmer's market. This gave our customers a chance to meet the producer, sample their products and then take some home.
Over the last few years, we noticed the growth in the number of Farmer's Markets held. Such is the popularity that it's impossible for producers to attend them all. It's not always possible to guarantee customers that they can restock the following month. We also appreciate that many visitors to farmer's markets are visitors to Norfolk. Where do you go to restock on a particular Norfolk jam, chutney or mustard if you live in London and beyond?
For this reason, we've launched Norfolk's Online Farmer's Market. Take a stroll through the largest online range of Norfolk products. Stop by The Norfolk Cheese Shop, pair some Norfolk cheese with some Norfolk Ales, or wines. Put everything into a single basket and take advantage of having to pay only one delivery charge. Or spend over £100 and have your products sent to you anywhere in the UK for free.
Come and Visit Norfolk, visit the farmer's markets, try some of our great produce. Once you're home you can then visit the Online Farmers Market and restock on your favourites. Try some products you didn't try. Why not buy one of our Hampers? Choose between pre-configured hampers or create a bespoke hamper online.
A visit to the Norfolk's Online Farmer's Market allows you to share your new love of Norfolk produce with your friends, colleagues and clients.