Live local. Buy local. Love local! Cockermouth food market is to be relaunched by Cumbrian Food Direct!
Here at Winder Hall Country House we’re excited that Cumbrian Food Direct are taking over the local food market in Cockermouth. A real shot in the arm to keeping the market tradition going strong on the first Saturday of each month, and a great opportunity for local suppliers to promote and sell their Cumbrian produce. We’ll be there – will you?
You may not realise that we have our own fabulous Saddleback pigs on Nick’s smallholding just down the road. We often provide hog roasts for outside catering and wedding celebrations at Winder Hall, and it will be great fun to have a stall at the market selling burgers or hog roast through the year. We can’t wait to be part of another local initiative to promote the wide range of fabulous food in this county. No unidentified horsemeat here!
On a serious note, in these strange times of mass produced food and uncertain provenance, the drive for excellent, reasonably priced, trackable food just gets stronger. The recent “horsegate” scandal only adds fuel to the fire and passion for homegrown produce. Cumbrian Food Direct, who source from local suppliers wherever possible, have taken the proverbial bull by the horns, and in addition to their excellent online shopping service, have committed to taking over the food market to ensure its continued presence. They are really putting their money where their mouth is.
They are working closely with Allerdale Borough Council, Riversmeet Community Cooperative, Cockermouth Chamber of Trade, Cockermouth School and other key organisations and businesses such as ours, to support and revive the market.
So if you are interested in a stall, contact Kerry on 01900 818028 for a market stall in Market place or Rik Cross on 01900 825791 for an indoor table. At £15 and £10 respectively along with promotion from CFD and associates, it has to be a great opportunity to show off your fabulous wares. And if you are not a supplier – well come along and see us all – taste and buy the tip top food on offer! With organisations such as Cumbrian Food Direct, Taste Cumbria and Foodlink Northwest encouraging pride in local sourcing and supply, access to reasonably priced, delicious local food gets easier every day.