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Flipping great local food at Orton

The March Orton Farmer’s Market (8 March) is carrying on a Pancake theme from Shrove Tuesday (4 March) and features a wide range of ideas...
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Weddings with a Local Flavour

For Lovers of Local Food   Apparently December is the most common month for marriage proposals, an engagement ring beats pretty much any...
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Celebrate Valentine's with Local Food

    Valentine’s Day is just around the corner but the good news this year for late table bookers is that Valentine’s lasts...
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Cumbria Organics 15th AGM

The Real Cost of Cheap Food Cumbria Organics, a dedicated band of organic producers in the area is holding its 15th Annual...
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Rogan Meets Romance in Cozy Cartmel

They say that the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach. Well, this could actually be true of both sexes, if I’m anything...
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Cafe West

Café West in Whitehaven is a social enterprise that was set up to offer training and employment to young people with learning difficulties…and it is...
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Ford Park Ulverston Coach House Local Food Café and Kitchen...

Ford Park is owned by Ford Park Community Group; a registered charity formed in the late 90's to save this valuable green space which was...
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Spotlight on Cartmel

Cartmel – A Mini Culinary Mecca

I’ve been making visits to this historic and beautifully picturesque...

Rogan Meets Romance in Cozy Cartmel

They say that the way to a man’s heart is...
Featured Producer

Lucky me! A rare trip out to Askerton Castle Estate

  Askerton Castle Estate, an organic farm specialising in hardy native breeds in the beautiful wild countryside near Hadrian’s Wall in North East Cumbria.
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Mr Vikki's Chilli House

Stepping into the Mr Vikki’s shop at High Heskett, Carlisle...on a rainy, cold Lake District day was like stepping into another, much warmer world. Every...
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Wild and Fruitful

Wild about preserves Jane Maggs has been making beautiful, homemade preserves from her home in Wigton Cumbria for over a decade now.  ...
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West Coast Fish

The 'plaice' for responsibly caught fish! Mark Walley is a fisherman, lived his life on boats and fishing is obviously in his blood. His...
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Kirklinton Hall Home to Slow Food, Knights, Gamblers and Faeries!

Magical! Even in the coldest of weather, with a nip in the air, hats, gloves and wellies on, Kirklinton Hall and Garden is a magical...
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Swanson House Seasonal Local Bespoke Dishes Cooked with You in...

Fancy a fantastic locally sourced seasonal meal in an historic former eighteenth century coaching inn in the Cumbrian market town of Brough?
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Willowford Farm - a great way to experience local food...

Willowford Farm is a 100 acre organic farm which holds a unique position on one of the best remaining sections of Hadrian’s Wall.
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Eva's Organics - Turning Over a New Leaf!

Nothing beats a beautiful fresh salad in summer or a stew full of rich root veggies in the winter!
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Vista Veg Locally Grown Vegetables in the Eden Valley

Vista Veg is a successful community scheme delivering fresh locally grown vegetables in the Eden Valley where they also work with schools and families on...
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Featured Foodie Destination

Foodie treats at Staveley Mill Yard….

  Staveley Mill was built on this site almost 200 years ago and it provided the cotton mills of Lancashire with a supply of...
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Our Featured Blogger - Jenny and the Cumbria Food Blog

Loving food and knowing how extremely lucky she is to live in Cumbria, home to so much fantastic food, Jenny felt that it seemed fitting to create a blog dedicated to it all!

Local Cumbrian Food Heros Praised in Gazette’s Limited Edition Magazine

If you haven’t done so already then it would be very worthwhile finding a copy or checking out the digital version of The Westmorland Gazette’s Limited Edition Spring 2014 publication....

Super Sandswiches Honoured Next Month

My love of pies is equal to my love of sandwiches, although gosh, in fact I’d go so far as to say, sandwiches are above pies but only by a...

Brrrrr, Keep Warm This Weekend with a Beef & Sneck...

Snow, brrrr, sleet, brrrr, rain, brrrr, wind, brrrr…..so here’s a recipe to keep you warm this weekend… Beef & Sneck Lifter Casserole I love shin of beef but any braising...

Barrow Chef makes Roux Scholarship Regional Finals

The Roux Scholarship regional finals will be taking place on Thursday 20th March with simultaneous finals in Birmingham and London. The finalists have been announced and the number of finalists...

British Pie Week is Here All Week!

It’s one of my favourite “awareness” weeks, possibly even my favourite this week, British Pie Week 3rd – 9th March. Yes, possibly I should also get out more but hey!...

Tea for Two and Two for Tea Now at Langdale

A little bit of afternoon tea news for you. Cumbria has a new afternoon tea destination in the form of Hobson’s Bar at the Langdale Hotel. Hobson’s is Langdale’s Kurt...
Grow your own with...

Tessa Patterson is the 'Thrifty Cook'. Here she shares some hints and tips on growing your own food.

Rosemary! How To Grow It and How To Use It!

Rosemary (rosmarinus officinalis) is one of the most beautiful and...

Supermarket Shopping – Be Wise!

Falling supermarket profits are in the news again today and...

Mint! How To Grow It and How To Use It!

Mint (Mentha) is one of the easiest herbs to grow,...

Grow Your Own – On A Shoestring!

Seed companies have recently reported that sales of vegetable seeds...