"The very best foodie day out in Cumbria"
every 2nd Saturday of every month
Saturday 8 March
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
next market: 8 March 9.30am-2pm
The March Orton Farmer’s Market (8 March) is carrying on a Pancake theme from Shrove Tuesday (4 March) and featuring a wide range of ideas for pancake fillings, savoury and sweet, with ingredients taken from the stallholders around the Market.
“My favourite will always be lemon juice and sugar,” says Market Co-ordinator, Leanne Duerden, “but that’s a bit difficult with a Market limit of 50 miles from Orton for the produce on sale. Mind you, we’ll have lemon curd made by Country Flavour over at Kirkby Stephen and I am in touch with SilverSpoon sugar to see if they source any of their UK-grown sugar beet from this area.”
Other businesses contributing ingredients to the pancakes include Winter Tarn with organic butter and David Knipe (Knipey) with eggs. Other contributions to the savoury fillings include Stoneyhead and Kitridding bacon, Leagram’s cheese, Pimlotts onions and Knipey’s chicken. The sweet selection includes Country Flavour strawberry jam, butterscotch sauce made with Winter Tarn butter, BlueBell Organic rhubarb for a compôte and plum and cinnamon or damson cheeses from Elliott’s. And for those who need added zing there will also be chilli dipping sauce for the savoury pancakes and local business, Kennedy’s, providing chocolate for drizzling too.
“I’ll have a stall set up and be making pancakes throughout the morning,” says Leanne, “and shoppers will have a chance to try the different fillings and toppings and then buy the produce to make their own combinations at home.”
There are rumours of stallholders having a pancake “cook-flip-race-eat” competition at 1pm! David Knipe is heading up this activity, we’re just wondering if he can get John Noble, of Stoneyhead Pork to participate?! Hmmm, we’ll see! Worth a watch....
Full details of the Orton Farmers’ Markets for 2014 are online at www.ortonfarmers.co.uk and the Market is open from 9.30am to 2pm with refreshments in the Market Hall, up at Church (with a secondhand book stall and bric a brac), at Silver Yard Café Deli, in the George hotel and at Kennedy’s Fine Chocolates.
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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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