Carlisle Farmers’ MarketIn Carlisle, you find the farmers’ market in front of the Old Town Hall in the Green Market (that’s the open square with Costa at one end and Boots at the other, CA3 8JE for the satnav) from 09:30 till 15:00 on the first Saturday of the month.
Dates for Carlisle Farmers’ Market
- 1st June
- 6th July
- 3rd August
- 7th September
- 5th October
- 2nd November
- 7th December.
Sustainable CarlisleIf you love free stuff, you’ll love Sustainable Carlisle’s Free Stall every month. Browse the bric a brac on offer, all free. Tell us if you find something that you’ve always wanted.
Brampton Farmer’s MarketBrampton’s is outside the Moot Hall in the centre of Brampton (CA3 8JE) from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm at the same time on the last Saturday of the month. Find out more about Sustainable Brampton at www.sustainablebrampton.org When in Brampton, must see include Moot Hall, in Market Square, a grade II* listed building and hosts the Tourist Information office, and Lowther Used Furniture.
Dates for Brampton Farmer’s Market
- 29th June
- 27th July
- 31st August
- 28th September
- 26th October
- 30th November
- 21st December.
More about Brampton and Carlisle Farmers’ MarketUsually, you’ll find up to 25 stalls selling hot food, meat, fish, veg, bread, cheese, jams – and handicrafts, too, for that souvenir. All the produce satisfies strict local Trading Standards and must come from no more than 50 miles away – truly local.
Look out for our three recommendations:
Hallsford Farm Produce from Helen and Andrew TomkinsWe particularly like their Shorthorn beef and Llanwenog (a rare Welsh breed) lamb merguez sausages – and fabulous scotch eggs. The Hallsford herds are largely grass-fed in open fields, so the meat has great traditional flavour and succulence. Check out their website hallsfordfarmproduce.co.uk for more information and for mail order. You can also call them on 01228 577329.
Mr Vikki’s Chilli Pickle – Adam MarksAward-winning pickles and chillis, from the beautiful Lake District. Choose between jams, hot sauces, curry sauces, picked chillis such as scotch bonnet, sriracha for example. The freshest of ingredients and carefully selected chillies give the fabulous taste that wins the awards. Serve them with your curries for a distinctive authentic and spicy flavour. Find out more on their website www.mrvikkis.co.uk
Stonehouse SmokeryLee Scrimgeour started a smokery a couple of years ago in the village of Moorhouse, a mile from the Tranquil Otter – you’ll have passed it on your way from Carlisle. They have a small-holding in Wigton where they raise free-range pigs to produce the bacon and sausages that they smoke in Moorhouse. Fantastic flavour. Find out more from their facebook page www.facebook.com/stonehousesmokery.co.uk
To round off, here are some of the other local Farmers’ Market regulars
- Cake District – Carlisle
- Cows and Co – Carlisle
- Stonehouse Smokery – Carlisle
- Craving Curries Brampton and Carlisle
- Saucy Desserts – Brampton & Carlisle
- The Little Bakery – Brampton & Carlisle
- Zen Baker – Brampton and Carlisle
- Cumberland Mustard – Brampton
- Helen’s Herbs – Brampton