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 Buy local

Buying locally produced food or crafts is a great way to help the North Pennines prosper.   

There's lots of local products and produce to choose from ... moorland lamb, speciality sausages, dry cured bacon, candles, mustard, game, cheeses, organic soups, jams, jellies, chutneys, speciality breads, bespoke furniture, chopping boards... the list is practically endless!

Love Food - North Pennine Dales

Love Food - North Pennine Dales is an exciting local food project covering a large part of  the North Pennines AONB. The North Pennines AONB Partnership is delighted to be working alongside Teesdale Marketing Ltd, South Durham Enterprise Agency, UTASS, Durham County Council and many other organisations and businesses within the Love Food project. The project centres on supporting rural producers and food-related business and celebrates local food across our area including supplier directories, events and activities.

Farmers' markets

There are many farmers’ markets to visit across the North Pennines; from Brampton in Cumbria, to Hexham in Northumberland and Stanhope in County Durham.

Art, crafts and the landscape

The landscapes of the North Pennines have a rich association with artists and writers - past, present and future. You'll also find a wealth of craft workers - pottery, textiles, candles, wood and metal work to name a few - in and around the AONB.

Market days

The following settlements have local markets:

  • Monday: Kirkby Stephen, Stanhope (April-October)
  • Tuesday: Hexham, Penrith
  • Wednesday: Barnard Castle, Brampton
  • Thursday: Haltwhistle
  • Saturday: Appleby
Buying local produce at Hexham Farmers' Market 
Stall at Middleton-in-Teesdale Farmers' Market
Stall at Penrith Farmers' Market