Freelance writer and poet from London; if you would like to read my poetry, please check out my book, 'Poems on the Page', available from goo.gl/Ta4oAX.
Published January 24th 2014
Good Value Village Food
Cartmel Cheeses sells at the market.
There is no denying that the quality and taste of locally grown fresh food is far superior to mass market products on the supermarket shelves. There is also a sense of satisfaction you get from helping British farmers and producers. Not to mention that browsing stalls is far more fun than throwing things into a trolley from the shelf.
A market has a much more sensory experience. You get to talk to the producers, smell freshly baked bread, and sometime get to sample before buying. When I go to a food market, I can't wait till dinner time.
If you love food markets as much as I do, then it is time to mark several dates in your diary. On the third Friday of every month, Cartmel Food Market will be held at Unsworth Yard. The court yard is next to the village brewery, and acts as the veranda to Cartmel Cheeses & Bakehouse. The company started up in 2010, and was in response to the lack of focussed cheese shops in the north west. He felt that many retailers sell cheeses based on price and well known brands, forgetting about the quality. Cartmel Cheeses is all about taste. They sell about fifty artisan varieties that change according to season. Examples include Mrs Kirkhams Lancashire (who will also be at the market), Applebys Cheshire, Doddington, Innes Ash, and Hawes Wensleydale.
Sillfield Farm from Kendal, who They rear wild boar, rare breeds of pigs and sheep. Some specialities include wild boar spicy chipolatas with rusk, Scottish red deer, Lakeland pork sausage, dry cured baco bacon, streaky bacon, wild boar pancetta, and prime wild boar cuts.