A roadmap to our food and drink

Heading towards a post lockdown world we have just tidied our food map.

During the first lockdown we added what the various food and drink businesses were doing to support our community.

It is staggering to see that at least 100 businesses modified the way they traded.

We all owe these guys a huge vote of thanks.

In the early days they stepped into the unknown and provided us with some normality.  Then for a whole year they have continued to adapt their businesses.

As the new normal settles in we are sure they will continue to offer wonderful food and drink to us.

Treat yourself and your area.  hunt one of these folk down and buy some of their wonderful products.

If you are a producer and want us to update your details just give us a shout.

In no particular order here’s a taste of what some of these folk did, check them out via our map

Patersons Fresh Fruit and veg DELIVERED FRUIT AND VEG IN SW SCOTLAND SEE WEBSITE
Tony Harrison’s Butchers Butchers in Cockermouth with a variety of locally made food available
Food Glorious Food OPEN 10:30 -3 FOR SHOPPPING OR COLLECTIONS SEE FACEBOOK
Cartmel Food Shed DELIVERED READY MEALS
Simply Fresh Gosforth DELIVERIES AND OPEN STORE SEE FACEBOOK
Paolo’s Fish and Chips DELIVERIES OF FISH AND CHIPS AND SO MUCH MORED
Julians Veg OPEN FOR FRUIT AND VEG
Dutch Uncle TAKEAWAY OR COLLECTION MEALS SEE FACEBOOK
Farm and Fell ONLINE SHOP AND WEEKLY SPECIAL SEE WEBSITE OR FACEBOOK
Romano Pizzeria PIZZAS & TIRAMISU FOR COLLECTION SEE FACEBOOK
The Good Sister SEE FACEBOOK DELIVER CAKES IN CARLISLE
Bake House Born and Bread DRIVE THROUGH ORDERS ALSO DO HANDMADE ICECREAM COMPANY STOCK SEE WEBSITE
Mawbray Cheese DELIVERED CHEESE ACROSS WEST CUMBRIA SEE WEBSITE & FACEBOOK
Another Weigh WORKING WITH THE CHOPPING BLOCK PENRITH
Star Fruits HOME DELIVERIES SEE WEBSITE
Chopping Block ORDER FOR COLLECTON SEE WEBSITE
Pie Demand PHONE ORDERS SEE FACEBOOK FOR CARLISLE DELIVERY & COLECTION
Cartmel Cheeses ONLINE ORDER SHHIPPED ON WEDNESDAY DELIVERED THURS-FRIDAY
McClures ORDER & COLLECT GROCERIES FROM HUBS AT FLOKBURGH KENDAL ULVERSTON & BROUGHTON
Craving Curries ONLINE SPICE KITS ORDERS SEE WEBSITE
Tony Harrison HOME DELIVERY MEAT EGGS MILK BUTTER EGGS SEE WEBSITE
Fishers Free Range Eggs DELIVER EGGS AND FRUIT AND VEG SEE FACEBOOK
Brysons of Keswick & Appleby Bakery HOME DELIVERY SEE WEBSITE & FACEBOOK
Windemere Wine ORDER WINE ONLINE FREE DELIVERY IN WINDEMERE AREA
Boxed Fresh DELIVERED FRUIT & VEG ACROSS CUMBRIA
JMP Foodservices HOME DELIVERY SERVICE SEE WEBSITE & FACEBOOK
Bells Fishmongers HOME DELIVERY AND SHOP OPEN SEE FACEBOOK AND WEBSITE
Kirby Lonsdale Brewery DELIVER BEER AND COFFEE 20 MILES AROUND KIRBY LONSDALE
Lakeland Artisan June 2020 Windermere shop open Thursday to Satndartisan.co.uk/ #supportlocalbusinesses #lakelandartisan #discount , PHYSICAL SHOPS CURRENTLY CLOSED.
Hawkshead Brewery ONLINE SHOP OPEN https://www.hawksheadbrewery.co.uk/brewery-shop.c.aspx AND BEER HALL OPEN AS TAKEAWAY
Eden Valley Meat company SEE FACEBOOK PAGE ORDERS CAN BE COLLECTED FROM FARM
Y-tea AVAILABLE ONLINE https://butlerslarder.co.uk/
Pappys Texas Barbeque AVAILABLE ONLINE SEE FACEBOOK PAGE
Penningtons Spirits & Liqueuers AVAILABLE INSTORES ACROSS CUMBRIA & FREE DELIVERY IN KENDAL AREA SEE FACEBOOK PAGE
Farrers AVAILABLE ONLINE SEE WEBPAGE
Grange Bakery OPEN TAKING ORDERS BETWEEN 8 & 12 SEE FACEBOOK
Lovingly Artisan OPEN AND AVAILABLE AT PLUMGARTHS CHECK FACEBOOK PAGE
Plumgarths Farm Shop FARMSHOP OPEN CHECK FACEBOOK
The Pie Mill AVAILABLE AT TEBAY SERVICES
Low Sizergh Barn page 4 OPEN FOR PHONE ORDERS CHECK FACEBOOK
Heritage Meats ONLINE OPEN CHECK WEBSITE
Ethical Dairy AVAILABLE ONLINE CHECK WEBSITE AND FACEBOOK
Huttons Chocolates AVAILABLE ONLINE SEE WEBSITE AND FACEBOOK
Low Howgill Butchers & deli OPEN AND HOME DELIVERIES CHECK FACEBOOK AND WEBPAGE
Cakes from the Lakes ONLINE ORDERS SEE WEBSITE
If I knew you were coming AVAILABLE VIA AMAZON SEE WEBPAGE
Annettes Baking in a Box OFFERING RECIPES ONLINE SEE FACEBOOK PAGE
Stonehouse Smokery AVAILABLE ONLINE CHECK WEBSITE AND FACEBOOK
Fell Brewery ONLINE SOON CHECK FACEBOOK TWITTER AND WEBSITE
The Coffee Kitchen bakery EMAIL YOUR ORDER IN SEE WEBSITE AND FACEBOOK
Evas Organics DELIVERING ORGANIC FRUIT & VEG BOXES NOW AT CAPACITY SEE FACEBOOK & WEBSITE
Solway Spirits AVAILABLE ONLINE SEE WEBSITE ALSO PRODUCING SOME HAND SANITISER FOR FRONT LINE WORKERS
Helens Herbs DELIVERING CHECK WEBSITE AND FACEBOOK
Lakeland Artisan AVAILABLE ONLINE SEE WEBSITE AND FACEBOOK
Riverbank Catering CHECK THEIR FACEBOOK FOR UPDATES
Peace & Love Bakehouse CHECK THEIR FACEBOOK
Lake District Biltong ONLINE SHOP OPEN CHECK WEBSITE AND FACEBOOK
The Chocolate Cottage ONLINE SHOP OPEN CHECK WEBSITE AND FACEBOOK
Ivy Cottage Bakery AVAILABLE IN UPPER EDEN SEE WEBSITE
Caterite Catering CLICK AND COLLECT SEE WEBSITE
Lakes Speciality Foods HOME DELIVERIES SEE WEBSITE AND FACEBOOK
Mansergh Hall Farm Hog Roast PIGS AVAILABLE FOR BUTCHERS CHECK FACEBOOK
Masala Bazaar AVAILABLE ONLINE SEE WEBSITE AND FACEBOOK
Laings of Harker DELIVERY OR COLLECTION SEE FACEBOOK
Creative Seafoods LOCAL DELIVERIES SEE FACEBOOK
Furness Fish Poultry & Game Supplies HOME DELIVERIES SEE TWITTER AND WEBSITE
Pioneer Food services OPEN  AT ROSEHILL CARLISLE MON-SAT SEE WEBSITE
Thornby Moor Dairy COLLECT OR GET CHEESES DELIVERED SEE FACEBOOK
Bruce and Lukes DELIVERY OF DONUTS IN CARLISLE SEE FACEBOOK
Keswick Brewery Company BEER DELIVERY SEE FACEBOOK ALSO SELLING ‘THIRST AID’ TO RAISE MONEY FOR LOCAL FOOD BANKS
Deer and Dexter MEAT DELIVERIES SEE WEBSITE OR FACEBOOK
Pioneer CLICK AND COLLECT AVAILABLE FROM ROSEHILL STORE AND STORE OPEN SEE FACEBOOK
Grasmere Gingerbread ONLINE ORDERS ACCEPTED AND POSTED

 

 


COVID wars episode IV a new hope

COVID wars the beginning

In a market a long time ago (2019) a small group of independents gathered to fight the global food empires.  Driven by a dream of two jedi’s of the food world from the planets Hawkshead Relish and Ginger Bakers. They looked to spread the force of food made with passion.

Our jedi’s passed their plan to a small group of rebels from the planets Thomas Jardine & Co and the Family Business Network.  We were fortunate enough to get support from the mighty Cartmell Shepherd and Enterprise Answers.  With the support of Cartmells and Enterprise a small rebel fleet was established

The rebel alliance

Our drive to support the rebels comes from watching our two sons.  Both were fighting as independents in different sectors.  Our eldest runs the Guild a safe base for freelancers and managers not tied to a corporate desk.  Whilst our youngest takes his fight to the food empire with his partner in crime on the good ship Bruce and Luke’s.

Rebels from across the market all had similar tales to tell. They were gathering on an alliance planet called the Farmshop & Deli Show.  Our small fleet was joined by ships from Kin Vodka, Tray Bakes, Pennington’s Liqueurs, Lakeland Artisan and Farrer’s.  The alliance flew under the This is Cumbria banner. The banner was developed by We are Eclectic and printed by Printing Plus and was to be proudly flown on the planet Farmshop & Deli.

The movement hadn’t finished yet.  the generosity of Cartmells and Enterprise and uniforms from Liberty Workware meant we could launch a new millennium ship that housed new freedom fighters like Shed1Gin, ML3, Molly Rose, The Toffee Shop and the Pie Mill joined us on our crusade.

The need for a new hope

The first gathering at the planet of Farmshop & Deli was a huge success.  The alliance grew in confidence and new fighters from Cakes from the Lakes, Eden Valley Meat Company, Hawkshead Brewery and Vies Jamaican Rum Cakes joined us for a return trip to the planet Farmshop and Deli in 2020.

Then a dark force not seen for a millennium appeared just off our planet.  The COVID death star threatened both the rebel alliance and the empire itself.  So for the good of our galaxy the fleets had to disperse and locked down in their own planets until the time came when we could re-emerge and complete our mission.

Planning for the future after the death star

In this dark time none of the rebels have stood still.  Some have focused on homing their jedi skills. Others have continued to supply their homelands with brilliant food and drink.  Soon we will have a plan to deal with the death star.  We still have to compete with the empire.

The gradual ending of lock down means we can continue our fight to bring food and drink made with passion to our homelands. Maybe what we have learned is that movements work best with rebels with a cause .

The credits will soon role on this episode and we will be ready for the next one.  Slightly older and slightly wiser.

May the force be with us.