Food Heroes & Pop-Ups

Silver and Green

Dan and Rachel took their love of both food and the Med and set up Silver and Green back in 2007. As producers, importers and wholesalers they bring all things snacky and Meditteranean, from olives to artichokes, to shops and delis across Cumbria and beyond.

Kin Vodka

Judith Wren launched her toffee vodka company four years ago after trying the tipple on a ski holiday in the Alps. Her own recipe saw her win Producer of the Year award at the Cumbria Life Food and Drink Awards in 2016. Check out the website for some great cocktail ideas.  

Bakehouse Born and Bread

This quaint Greenodd village bakery just won bronze at the World Bread Awards for their country sourdough. So come for that, but once you've tried it, move on to the exemplary sourdough pizzas, the delectable afternoon tea and the imaginative doughnuts. There's nothing edible and bready that these guys won't turn their floury hands to.     

Grants Smokehouse

In 1985 Symon Grant began smoking salmon in a small fishing town bordering Scotland, Maryport, in Cumbria. Since then the company has gone from strength to strength, garnering praise and avid fans across the retail and restaurant industries.  

Shed 1 Gin

In just over a year this quirky local gin company has made a name for itself as one of the most exciting new prospects in the magical world of boozy juniper. Creating small batch gin out of a shed boasting names like Cuckold's Revenge and Giggle in the Ginnel, there's nothing not to love here for gin enthusiasts.

Lakeland Mues

This toasted artisan muesli was born out of an oh-so-Cumbrian desire to eat a hearty breakfast before hitting the hills. Friends Timothy Cottingham and Luke Christian would toast batches of muesli in their mothers' kitchens before taking their business to Keswick Market and now beyond. Look out for their bags of goodness in delis and hotel breakfast tables across the UK.           

Peace and Loaf Bakehouse 

This small family-run bakery in Barrow market thinks big and aims high. Last year both their Black Sesame Sourdough and Sea Salted Caramel Chocolate Brownie won Great Taste Awards and they bagged the Cumbria Life Specialist Food Retailer crown. Watch out 2018, these bread barons are coming for you. 

The Lake District Cheese Company

This Lake District co-operative is proudly Cumbrian and focussed on supporting local farms and farmers. Each of their range of cheeses is produced using local milk and traditional recipes.      

Thornby Moor Dairy

Carolyn and Leonie Fairbairn have been making artisan cheeses since 1979 from their Thornby Moor Dairy at the heart of the Solway Plain. All of their cheeses are made by hand and to original recipes using single herd, raw milk. This is cheese making in its purest form. 


Appleby Creamery

Appleby Creamery's new Head Cheesemaker Tom Jackson won't struggle for inspiration in Appleby-in-Westmorland, which boasts a history of cheese making recorded over five centuries. A cheese dream team, with a collective over 80 years’ experience produce fourteen varieties of delicious handmade cheeses.