Eden, Cumbria, The Lake District – A natural choice for business

Calling all food producers

21 March 2017

Do you have a food business within 50 miles of Penrith? Eden District Council is seeking traders to support the monthly Penrith Farmers Market.

Eden's colourful farmers markets are helping to revive that tradition, by providing quality local produce, sold by the people in the know - the farmers, growers, bakers and makers themselves.
Penrith Farmers' Market is held on the third Tuesday of each month from March to December from 9.30am to 2.30pm.


Penrith farmers market offers a tempting array of local specialities, seasonal produce and distinctive crafts, all within the heart of town. The attractive colourful stalls entice the discerning shopper, keen to buy fresh local food, while learning where it came from and how it was grown or made. The stallholders, a number of whom are award-winning producers, are also keen to offer a wealth of food know-how and recipes for their produce.


With its individual specialist shops, varied eating places and ample parking nearby, a visit to the historic market town of Penrith is well worth adding to your shopping list.


Regular traders at Penrith Farmer's market

Annette’s Hand Made Chocolates
With a reputation for quality, Annette creates unique handcrafted chocolates in a wide variety of flavours and styles. Perfect for gifts, or for just curling up with on the sofa, Annette’s is a most for any sweet toothed chocolate lover. Visit Annette's Lakeland Kitchen website.

Deer n Dexter
Offering a wide range of venison and beef products from their own herds of Red deer and Dexter cattle. Known for their strong flavour both Dexter cattle and Red deer provide a great tastier alternative to more traditional meat. Available in a vast variety of cuts and products from their extremely popular Venison Burgers (a must for any barbeque) to the shoulder of Dexter beef, a great centrepiece for the Sunday roast, Deer N Dexter provides for all the meat eater’s culinary needs. Visit Deer N Dexter website.

Fiends Fell
A family run business based in Cumbria, specializing in home baked gluten and wheat free products. 'Gluten and wheat free doesn't have to mean taste free!'

Helen’s Herbs
Offering a wide variety of fresh herbs Helen’s Herbs create a market place Mecca for the budding chef or kitchen enthusiast. With each herb offering a flavour infusion waiting to be added to your dishes. The range and quality will not disappoint. Visit Helen's Herbs website.

Low Howgill Meats
Farming on the Pennines in the Eden Valley, Low Howgill pride themselves on delivering the best of traditional meats (beef, pork and lamb) to the people of Penrith. The beef is aged in the farm’s own cold room for a minimum of 21 days to give a succulent meat with superb flavour. It is then expertly cut and packaged to your requirements. Low Howgill also farms the native Cumbrian Swaledale sheep and has a commitment to improving the environment, having planted over 3000 trees. Their most popular line is their distinctive spicy Westmorland Sausage, but equally delicious is the Traditional Cumberland, Breakfast and Honey Roast Sausage, and a range of cooked meats and pies. Visit Low Howgill Meats website.

Secret Garden Fine Meats
The Secret Garden is a 'field to fork' meat company. Farming extensively, using rare breeds and traditional farming methods to produce outstanding meat. They work on the ethos that happy animals produce better meat so all their livestock are free to roam the paddocks to their hearts content. They are known for their famous 99% pork Brewers Droop Sausages which have garnered outstanding reviews from artisan food critics. Visit Secret Garden Fine Meats Facebook page.

Turks Head
The Turks Head is well established as one of the top producers of Cumbrian home-made chutneys, jams and other preserves, free of artificial sweeteners and any artificial additives all made in a farmhouse kitchen. They also produce seasonal items including Christmas mincemeat, puddings, and hedgerow products when in season.

For further information visit https://goo.gl/dMHtFv or :
Contact: Economic Development Support Officer
Email: markets@eden.gov.uk
Telephone: 01768 212150
Address: Eden District Council, Mansion House, Penrith, Cumbria. CA11 7YG