Food producers

‘Mixing generosity, fairness and adventure to create the perfect cakes for cafes, shops and you’. That’s the ethos of Ginger Bakers whose range of cakes, tarts, loaf cakes and traybakes are made with ‘heaps of love’ at Ginger HQ just outside Kendal.

Founded some years ago but built on a long heritage of cheese making in the town, Appleby Creamery produces a range of over a dozen distinctive cheeses, a number of them winning awards around the country over the last few years. 

‘If you’re looking for delicious handmade chocolates for a gift or as a luxury treat, then you’ve found the right website’. That’s the invitation from Saunders Chocolates, artisan chocolate producers in Cumbria since 2003. 

Unfiregettable. That’s probably the feeling of many thousands of people who’ve savoured Mr Vikki’s range of pickles, sauces, jams, mustards and chutneys since Adam Marks set up the business in 2005.

With nearly 30 years in the business, Lakes Ice Cream has become one of the most recognised food brands in Cumbria, winner of six Great Taste Awards.  

Five brands under its umbrella. More than 70 Great Taste Awards to its name for jams, marmalades, pickles, mustards, drinks and sauces. And shops in Windermere, Keswick, Carlisle, Bowness and further afield. Lakeland Artisan has certainly come a long way since its launch - as Friendly Food and Drink - in 2006.

2020 saw 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. 

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. 

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.

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