Who are the producers and growers?
We grow over 50 varieties of fruit and vegetables including a wide range of salads all year round in polytunnels at Low Luckens farm near Hethersgill, as well as apples, pears, plums and cherries in our 600-tree orchard at Gosling Sike, Houghton. All our produce is certified organically grown by the Soil Association.Eva’s organics is also a member of Hadrian Organics Cooperative
Tarn Road Nurseries
We are a small Nursery / Garden Centre in Brampton. To supply local people, we have recently turned over nearly 3 acres to growing a range of field vegetables, including potatoes, carrots, onions, beans, parsnips, brassicas and courgettes.
We are a small family business, based just outside Longtown, producing tomatoes and strawberries in season. There’s nothing to beat the taste of strawberries and tomatoes picked when truly ripe and in season.
Willowford is an organic 100-acre farm near Gilsland, Hadrians Wall runs through the farm. It carries a flock of 80 ewes producing organic lamb for sale. Willowford is also a member of the Hadrian Organics cooperative.
The Croft is an organic farm of 105 acres, 40 in the village of Houghton just north of Carlisle, the remainder at Armathwaite beside the river Eden.
The organic Pedigree Longhorn cattle raised at The Croft live out all year, in the winter feeding on grass, hay and silage. Geese are raised for the Christmas market. The Croft is also a member of the Hadrian Organics Cooperative.
We have a small herd of Saddleback pigs, who have access to woodland and orchard on our farm at Kirklinton. This traditional breed provide a great tasting pork as a result of their ability to grub and range freely.
Varnycrooks organic Farm is at Bothel near Cockermouth. They supply organic lamb and seasonal vegetables to our cooperative.
Brampton’s Old Brewery opened in 1785 and produced real ale for nearly 200 years. In 2006 Fiona Deal established a new Geltsdale Brewery that brews a range of beers, using traditional methods, in a unit of the Old Brewery.
Our seven beers and one lager are all named after prominent local landmarks.
Wild and Fruitful
We produce high quality jams, chutneys, marmalades, fruit cheeses, jellies, oils and vinegars, made by hand from local ingredients in Wigton.
Our ideology has been to always use local ingredients. Some are grown in the producer’s garden with the rest coming from private gardens and orchards of local farmers and growers.
Run by the Hughes family they keep Aberdeen Angus cross cattle which give a good conformation combined with a more traditional marbled beef. The farm is certified to Organic Standards but the meat from Silverlea is not butchered in an Organically certified butchery and so is not labelled as Organic. They help supply beef into the FFC scheme.
Crags Country Bakery
Established for 2 years by Ron Garrigle and his family this bakery makes great bread, as well as cakes and chocolates. Situated on Botchergate it can’t get much more local!
They pride themselves on their bread being chemical free.
James Walton, Dalston
James Walton grows a wide range of high quality vegetables at field scale on 35 acres at Dalston. He is the fourth generation of vegetable growers on this site.
Ian James, Penrith
Ian James runs a wholesale fruit and vegetable business in Penrith and sources from local suppliers whenever he can. We work with Ian to fill any gaps in supply from the producers we work directly with and it helps to maintain the deliveries whilst local growers expand to match our needs.
Slack House Farm, Gilsland. – Birdoswald Cheese
Eric and Dianne Horn run Slack House Farm just north of Hadrians wall in Cumbria and a roman road from nearby Birdoswald crosses the fields. The farm has a herd of 30 pedigree Ayrshire dairy cows. Their milk is used to make Slack House Farm’s wonderful Ayrshire cheese which is produced in the on-farm dairy.
The Rooted Pig
We are a new pig business in north Cumbria, Emma has just finished an organic apprenticeship and John has worked on his family farm for many years. We raise Tamworth pigs and some Pietrain crosses to produce the best pork and bacon. The welfare of our animals is one of the most important factors in producing great tasting meat. Our pigs live outdoors where they have space to roam and graze. They are diggers and love to find treats to supplement their diet of crushed barley produced on the farm and at Houghton get vegetable rejects from Eva’s Organics. At Armathwaite they get a bit of milk from our dairy herd when they have been good! They have huts to sleep in on a cold night, bedded with straw , where they sleep in a big piggy pile
Cumberland Honey Mustard
Cumberland Mustard, produced in Alston since 1983, the work and joy of Geoff Cole and Marilyn Avens.
All hand made in small batches to give the freshest taste and greatest care to quality.
All our products are suitable for Hamper firms and we do own label and own recipe service.
Our raspberry vinegar is made with Eden Valley raspberries and is delicious used as a marinade or for vinaigrettes, the ruby fruit is captured in cider vinegar.