"The very best foodie day out in Cumbria"
every 2nd Saturday of every month
Saturday 13 August
At Orton Farmers Market over 35 local farmers, growers, producers & artisan craftsmen offer a tremendous variety of high quality and speciality local produce and crafts
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Welcome to Orton in Cumbria
Orton Farmers Market in Cumbria is held in the centre of Orton village - a tranquil, attractive (and award winning) village that nestles in the heart of Eden.
Orton Farmers' Market is held on the 2nd Saturday of every month! Yay!
7.12.15 - A difficult weekend
in Cumbria and thoughts and best wishes go out to everyone affected by
the flooding and devastation.
Orton was just about OK - although you'd have struggled to get into the
village on Saturday - but some of our regular stallholders and
producers were not so lucky and anyone with stock to sell at an event
this weekend probably still has it in a freezer.
this week is looking OK for avoiding a repeat so please support local
producers as much as you can - whether at our Christmas Market this
coming Saturday or anywhere else. Pulling together and buying local is
even more important than usual. Thanks.
next market: Saturday 13 August 9am-2pm
For further information on Orton Farmers’ Market, please contact:
- Leanne Duerden, Market Coordinator – 07969 335598
- Sally Seed, Stoneleigh Communications, Orton - 01539 624732
Orton Farmers’ Limited was set up as a community enterprise company and has been operating as an accredited monthly Farmers’ Market in Orton since 2001, winning the National Farmers’ Market of the Year Award in 2005. The Market happens on the second Saturday of every month and can include up to 40 different stallholders, all of them coming from within a 50 mile radius of Orton and many of them from the immediate community, including local farmers. See www.ortonfarmers.co.uk for details.
Whatever the weather Orton Farmers’ Market is held on the second Saturday of every month.
"the best foodie day out in Cumbria”
Accredited by FARMA
Orton village won the Cumbria Countryside Award in 2003 and was named Cumbria's Village of the Year in 2004 Not bad for a village of 261 folk!
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To find us:
Despite its remote location, Orton is easy to get to. It is only 2 miles off the M6 motorway (junction 38). 17 miles north of Kendal and only 40 minutes leisurely drive from Ullswater or Derwentwater in the heart of the Lake District.
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Why support farmers' markets?
Supporting local farmers helps sustain local communities...
Other benefits are:
Self-help for local & small farmers
Adds to local food economy
Makes local foods available
Reduces environmental impacts
Creates rural/urban links
Creates town/city centre regeneration
Other retailers/food outlets benefit
Awareness of farming, seasonality
Fresher, locally grown foods available
Social - improves community spirit
Adds to tourism
Can be self-sustaining
Links with many climate change objectives