"The very best foodie day out in Cumbria"
every 2nd Saturday of every month
Saturday 8 June
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 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!
DISCOVER MORE OF ORTON
ACCOMODATION IN THE AREA
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.
Orton Farmers' Market
is held on the 2nd Saturday of every month
next market: 8 June 9.30am-2pm
Make a day of a Market visit
Orton Farmers’ Market opens at 9.30am and runs until 2pm on Saturday 9 March. Refreshments are available throughout the day in the Market Hall, at All Saints’ Church and also at Kennedy’s Chocolates café and The George Hotel and there is also a fundraising Cake Stall in church in aid of Friends of Orton School.
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
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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