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
Visit Brough Farmers' Market website for details of the market held on the third Saturday of every month from approximately 9am to 2pm.
Orton Farmers' Market
Visit Orton Farmers' Market website for details of the market held on the second Saturday of every month from approximately 9am to 2pm.
Shap Farmers' Market
Shap Farmers’ and Makers’ Market takes place on the fourth Saturday of the month from March to November and the third Saturday of the month in December. The market is held centrally in Shap village and is based at two sites in close proximity to one another – Shap Memorial Hall and The Old Courthouse. SAT NAV: CA10 3NL
Stainton Farmers' Market
Visit Stainton Farmers' Market Facebook page for details of the market held on the third Saturday of every month from approximately 9.30am to 12.30pm.
Penrith Farmers' Market
Held on the third Tuesday of every 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 the town. The attractive colourful stalls entice the discerning shopper, keen to buy fresh local food, while learning where it came from, was made, or grown. The stallholders, a number of whom are award-winning producers, are also keen to offer a wealth of food knowledge 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.