Farmers' markets in Eden
For centuries, farmers made the trek into a town or village to sell their produce at market. The lively markets provided essential food supplies and were an important focus for the local community.
Today, 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.
Brough Farmers' Market
Brough Farmers' Market is held on the third Saturday of every month from approximately 9am to 2pm. More information can be found on Brough Farmers' Market website.
Orton Farmers' Market
Orton Farmers' Market is held on the second Saturday of every month from approximately 9am to 2pm. More information can be found on Orton Farmers' Market website.
Penrith Farmers' Market
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.
Apply for a stall at Penrith Farmers Market
Stallholders must complete the following forms and read the Rules of the Market and the Farmers Market Policy.
Regular traders at Penrith Farmer's market
Annette’s Handmade 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 must 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.
A family run business based in Cumbria, specialising in home baked gluten and wheat free products. 'Gluten and wheat free doesn't have to mean taste free!'
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.
J & J Graham
Established in 1793, J & J Graham have a long history of delivering the finest deli products to the people of Penrith. From their base in Market Square they sell a wide range of cheeses (up to 120 varieties) including many award winning Eden and Cumbrian cheeses, preserved baked goods and other deli products. On market days you will find them outside their store selling a range of their finest products, including delicious handmade breads, scones and pies. Visit J & J Graham website.
Low Howgill butchers & deli
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 3,000 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 butchers and deli 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.
The Moody Baker
An ethical bakery based in Alston, the Moody Baker pride themselves on using locally sourced, organic, and Fairtrade ingredients. The products offer many delights for the vegetarian shopper, such as delicious quiches and award winning nut loaves. All alongside a carefully selected range of meat products, including the renowned Wolf pie made with Allendale Brewery’s famous Wolf Ale. Visit The Moody Baker website.
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.