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Lake District Farmers Market Shops

Those who are not old enough may not know what real, raw farm-grown potatoes or carrots actually taste like.  With today's food production process, the focus is to raise crops which have a huge yield – even if their taste is not anything like the home grown variants.

This is where Lake District farmer's markets come in.  When you visit any of the Lake District farmer's markets, you can rest assured that the produce that you will buy are all home-grown, farm-grown, fresh – and they taste what real crop is supposed to taste like. 

 

What is the Difference between the Products from the Supermarket from the Ones Available at Lake District Farmer's Markets?
 

You might ask, but what exactly is the difference between the products sold in the supermarket from those which are sold at Lake District farmer's markets? 
 

The certified sellers who participate in Lake District farmer's markets get their badge from the National Farmer's Retail & Markets Association. 

There are three conditions that need to be met in order to get this badge and be a certified Lake District farmer's markets seller. First, the items which will be sold by the participants in the Lake District farmer's markets should be made within the local area.
 

The second condition is that the Lake District farmer's markets participant should have no middleman. So, whoever sells you those dozen free-range eggs should have grown it himself.

Finally, in order to participate in Lake District farmer's markets – the label on your products should be exactly what it says.
 

As you can see, being a Lake District farmer's markets participant means that you will be able to produce and sell products which are locally grown.
 

 


A List of Towns with Lake District Farmer's Markets
 

So what are you waiting for? Better make a list of the towns with Lake District farmer's markets so that you can soak in the local culture and have a taste of the finest produce within the area:


  • Brampton – opens during the last Saturday of the month.
  • Brough– opens during the 3rd Saturday of the month.
  • Cockermouth– opens during 1st Friday of the month.
  • Carlisle – opens during the last Saturday of the month.
  • Egremont – opens during the 1st Saturday and the 3rd Friday of the month.
  • Greenhead – opens during the 2nd Sunday of the month.
  • High Bentham – opens during the 1st Saturday of the month.
  • Keswick– opens every Thursdays.
  • Kendal– opens during the last Friday of the month.
  • Milnthorpe – opens during the 2nd Friday of the month.
  • Orton– opens during the 2nd Saturday of the month.
  • Pooley Bridge – opens during the last Saturday of the month.
  • Penrith – opens during the 3rd Tuesday of the month.
  • Sedbergh – opens during Wednesdays, from April to October.
  • Ulverston – opens during the 3rd Saturday of the month.
  • Whitehaven – opens during the 1st Saturday of the month.
 

These schedules were taken from TheCumbriaDirectory.com.  Now that you have an idea where the Lake District farmer's markets are located, you can take the time to visit one and sample the delights that they have to offer.