Forty Farms Fair

Saturday 18 November 2023

10am-3pm | Free entry

With Kendal Farmers Market at Rheged.

Back by popular demand, our Christmas Farmers Market returns, with stalls full of local produce, crafts and gift ideas ready for the festive season ahead. 

Shop over 35 stands and meet the local producers who have hand crafted them.

There are free talks throughout the day in the Lecture theatre and a chance to win a special hamper. All hamper proceeds will go to the Growing Well.

If you plan to stay longer than 3 hours, please register your number plate with a colleague from the café or deli to avoid a car parking charge.

Talks schedule:

11.00am – Surviving Adversity | Join Lisa owner of Ginger Bakers and hear her journey of turning an idea into a business. Free entry

12.00pm Hedgerow Baking | Our local British Bake-off star, Abbi Lawson from Tebay will talk about her baking experience, her favourite foraged and locally grown ingredients and share some of her favourite moments from appearing on the Great British Bake Off. Abbi works with Home Grown Here, one of the food exhibitors at the Fair. Free entry

1.00pm  – Cheese, Gelato & Weddings – Making a Family Dairy Farm Sustainable | Jen Lee shares her 10 year journey including creating Cumbria’s first Organic and 100% pasture fed dairy herd to producing Torpenhow Cheese and Three Hills Gelato. Free entry

2.00pm – In Conversation with Michelin starred chef Ryan Blackburn| Ryan looks at some of the ingredients available in Cumbria, the people who produce them with some top tips on how to use them in your home kitchen. Free entry

3.00pm – The Farmer’s Wife | A Memoir with Recipes. Join Helen who will share stories from her new book ‘The Farmers Wife’ from motherhood, food and love to finding her place in our modern world. £5 per ticket – book online at here.

4.00pm – Book Signing of The Farmer’s Wife with Helen Rebanks in Outdoors (just next to the foyer).

“True, unflinching, powerful, lyrical” Kate Mosse
“Wonderful, inviting, wholesome” Observer
“Enchanting, funny,fearless … a luminously beautiful memoir” Spectator.

Exhibitors List

Outdoor Stands

Blackhorse Flowers
Deer and Dexter
Eden Yard
Fell Dog
Ginger Bakers
Gourmet Mushrooms
Haverigg Enterprise
Heartwood Poultry
Home Grown Here
Humble Bumble
Legendary Sauce Co
Lovingly Artisan
Mansergh Hall
Neaum Kitchen
Penningtons Spirits & Liqueurs
Piperhole Goat Farm
Provino Wines
Rennisons, Cannerheugh
Sillfield Farm
Susans Farm
Sweet Treats by Martin Frickle
The Torpenhow Cheese Company
Turks Head
Woodland Trust

Indoor Stands

Wools of Cumbria Carpets
Dodgson Wood
Inspired by Lakeland
Ullswater Felt Art
Fell Pony Heritage Trust
the Herdwick Experience
The RSPB at Haweswater
Oubas Knitwear
Piper Hole Goat Farm
Laura’s Loom
The Speckled Hen
Growing Well | visit for a chance to win a free hamper filled with local produce.