Sedbergh Market in the lake district

Farmer’s Markets in the Lake District

10 September 2018 Local area

An overview of the best Farmer's markets in the Lake Districts where you can purchase local produce.

What is a farmer’s market?

Where you can directly purchase the goods, often from the producers themselves, which have been planted and grown in the local area by the producers. A farmer’s market aims to promote buying of local goods, therefore reducing the food miles that are often very high when buying from a supermarket and supporting local farmers in the agricultural industry.

What can you buy from a farmer’s market?

Locally sourced and produced fruit and vegetables, cheeses, breads, eggs, cakes, and puddings. Locally brewed beers, spirits, ales and fruit juices.

What is a supermarket?

A cooperate widespread store which stocks a variety of household and perishable goods from wholesalers to customers. Produce is bought in vast quantities and sold cheaply to make a significant profit for the business. The increasing number of supermarkets and retail parks being built is contributing to the rising pollution through transportation of goods and floor space that a supermarket takes up.

Why is buying from a farmer’s market different to buying from a supermarket?

  • Food is both grown and sold locally in a farmer’s markets, therefore we’re reducing the distance food has to be travelled before it is bought and preventing the production of pollution of lorry’s and vans have on the environment
  • At a farmer’s market you will often be buying from the producer themselves who have nurtured their crop and are able to inform you about where food has come from, how it has been grown and educate on their lifestyle
  • Through the communication between the buyer and seller your increasing social interaction between members of the community
  • By buying from local farmers and agricultural sellers you are helping them to remain self-reliant and maintain their agricultural lifestyle which is often threatened by the increasing number of widespread supermarkets which draw people away from buying locally because of convenience and accessibility

Where are the farmer’s markets in the Lake District taking place in 2023?


July August September October



Kendal – last Friday of the month

Friday 28th Friday 25th Friday 29th Friday 27th Friday 24th

Ulveston – 3rd Saturday of the month

Saturday 15th Saturday 19th Saturday 16th Saturday 21st Saturday 18th

Milnthorpe – 2nd Friday of the month

Friday 14th Friday 12th Friday 8th Friday 13th Friday 10th

Keswick – 2nd Thursday of the month

Thursday 13th Thursday 10th Thursday 14th Thursday 12th Thursday 9th

Cockermouth – 1st Saturday of the month

Saturday 2nd Saturday 5th Saturday 2nd Saturday 7th Saturday 4th
Sedburgh – every Wednesday  

Wednesday 5th, 12th, 16th, 23rd, 30th


Wednesday 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th

Wednesday 6th,

13th, 20th, 27th

Wednesday  4th,

11th, 18th, 25th

Wednesday 1st,

8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th


Penrith – 3rd Tuesday of every month

Tuesday 18th Tuesday 15th Tuesday 19th Tuesday 17th Tuesday 21st

Brampton – last Saturday of every month

Saturday 29th Saturday 26th Saturday 30th Saturday 28th Saturday 25th

Not able to get to a farmer’s market? What local produce can you purchase at Park Cliffe?

If you have had breakfast in our restaurant you’ve already indirectly supported local farmers. Our fresh meat is purchased locally from McClures in Windemere and you can buy the sausages and bacon to cook yourselves from our shop. The eggs we sell in our shop are also local and free range.

Penningtons from Kendal produce our tea, coffee and hot chocolate for us and if you’re enjoying a barista coffee in our bar you might like a yummy cake locally made in Keswick from Cakes from the Lakes to accompany it.

To go with your tea or coffee , we sell local Romneys biscuits in our shop which are a favourite to dunk in your tea and we also stock a variety of their traditional sweets. Romneys, are also based in the local town of Kendal and produce the famous Kendal mint cake which is very popular amongst both walkers, and non-walkers alike! The mint cake is available in our shop and is even made now with option of being covered in chocolate – yum!

In warmer months you might fancy an ice cold beer and we’re pleased to tell you that you can buy delicious Bowness Brewing Company beer lager and beer on park.  It’s available in bottle from our shop and on cask in the bar.  Our luxury Lakes ice creams and sorbets will also cool you down in hot weather, we stock their individual tubs and 1 litre family tubs in a variety of flavours to suit all ice cream lovers!  Pure indulgence!

Breakfast is sorted with our range of local jams from Keswick’s Wild and Fruitful and if you’re planning a BBQ you can buy a range of Hawkshead relish all from our on convenient on park shop.