The Eden area is well known for high quality produce due to its rural connections giving ready access to freshly farmed ingredients.
Cranstons buy fresh beef pork and lamb from trusted farmers and local auction marts to make amongst other things their best selling range of cumberland sausages and offer them for sale at Cafe Oswald. Likewise the Allinsons at Low Howgill Farm offer locally sourced produce and have recently opened a new outlet in Appleby. The famous visitor attraction at Rheged also provides an opportunity to sample many Eden based products including Appleby Cheese.
On a larger scale The Lakes Free Range Egg Company is a family owned business producing and packing free range and organic free range eggs serving such famous names as the fast food giants McDonalds and is industry leading in its approach to animal welfare and environmental provenance.
The drinks sector in Eden boasts Cumbria’s only commercial vineyard and winery, High Cup Wines at Alston. There are over 38 micro breweries in Cumbria including Eden Brewery, Tirril Brewery and Appleby Brewery in Eden.
Alongside the smaller high quality producers are large companies supplying national networks from their well situated production bases in Eden. Three of the largest in Eden are Greggs and Domino’s who both have Penrith based factories and the Aqua Pura bottled water brand which is part of the Princes group.
If you are new start up in the Food and Drink sector you will need to register your food premises.
Visit Eden to find out places to eat to taste great local produce. As a centre for excellent produce and an unbeatable location for a supply hub, why not bring your business to Eden?
Eden’s strong agricultural heritage means we have a waiting list of potential suppliers and the infrastructure links make us very accessible for distribution to our supermarket clients. It’s a gem of a place to live and work David Brass, Owner of The Lakes Free Range Egg Company