Food producers

Not far off its 25th birthday, English Lakes Ice Cream has become one of the most recognisable food names in Cumbria, winner of three Great Taste Awards in 2019, the first time it had entered the ‘food industry Oscars’.

Winner of numerous Great Taste Awards and prizes at the Dalemain World Marmalade Awards, Claire’s Handmade is a familiar and favoured producer of preserves, chutneys, relishes and other condiments.

This is one of the big names of Cumbrian producers, makers of more than 120 different relishes, pickles and preserves which between them have won over 60 Great Taste Awards from the Guild of Fine Food. 

This year (2020) is the 30th anniversary of this great Cumbrian food name, Cartmel Sticky Toffee Pudding sent and sold to people right across the UK and the rest of the world. Sticky ginger, sticky chocolate, sticky banana, Christmas pudding, sticky figgy pudding and sticky toffee apple crumble are part of the family as well.

More food producers based in this area include Grasmere Gingerbread.

More food producers based in this area include More? The Artisan Bakery, Staff of Life (bakery), Lovingly Artisan (bakery), Peace and Loaf Bakehouse, Grange Bakery, Fat Flour Bakery, Ginger Bakers (cakes and bakes), Friendly Food and Drink (jams, chutneys etc), Sillfield Farm (meat), Cartmel Valley Game Supplies and Romney’s Kendal Mint Cake.

More food producers based in this area include Cumberland Mustard, Country Fare (bakery cakes, online), Traybakes (cakes and traybakes). Silver and Green (olives), Bells of Lazonby (bakery), Mr Vikki (Indian fusion pickle producer), Country Flavour (jams, jellies, marmalade etc), Appleby Creamery (cheese), Whin Yeats Dairy (cheese), Tailored Goat Company. Cartmell Farm Foods (damson ketchup) and The Magnificent Marshmallow Company. Vista Veg (vegetable box scheme) in the Penrith/Eden area.

More food producers based in this area include Wild and Fruitful (jams, chutneys, marmalades, jellies), Thornby Moor Dairy (cheese), Birdoswald organic cheese, Saunders Chocolates, Askerton Castle Estate (organic meat), Hallsford Farm (lamb and beef producer), Lakeland Mues (toasted muesli). Eva’s Organics (fruit and vegetable box scheme) in the Carlisle area.

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