As well as the local provenance of our food, drink and craft at Orton Farmer’s Market it’s all from within 50 miles and often much closer – there’s also a strong seasonal element. Shoppers are very conscious of the freshness, flavour and the changing seasons.
We also have lots of links into the local community and it feels as if the whole village is taking part, from the coffee morning and book sale up at church to the local cafes and businesses promoting market Saturday and the village school fundraising too. Visitors appreciate that atmosphere and, combined with local walks and scenery – Orton lies at the foot of Orton Scar, which is one of the few remaining limestone plateaux in the country, and the Howgill Fells – a distinctive cluster of hills that marks the boundary between the Lake District and the Yorkshire Dales – it’s a real foodie day out.
At Orton Farmers’ Market over 30 local farmers, growers, producers & artisan craftsmen offer a tremendous variety of high quality and speciality local produce and crafts.
Orton Farmers Market is a member of FARMA and we operate within their guidelines. The market is certified (by annual inspection) with FARMA credentials and run strictly in accordance with the farmers’ market principles. Orton Farmers’ Market is a third of the Eden Farmers Market Network.
Orton Farmers’ Market defines local as 50 miles from the market.
The majority of producers attending Orton Farmers Market will come from within this area.
All of the produce on offer will have been grown, raised, caught or processed (using local ingredients) by the producer.
The producer or someone involved in production will be present at the stall and able to answer questions about the produce on offer, e.g. methods of production.