Welcome to Cumbria Organics

We are a network of people who are interested in organic production in and around Cumbria: farmers, growers, processors, retailers and consumers. We have around 40 members and are involved in various aspects of education, promotion and organic production.

Below you can find information about our producers, where they are, what they produce or offer, and how you can get in touch with them.

Please look at the news page for our latest news, events or articles we’ve written or shared.

You can contact individual suppliers through their profile page below, or for general enquiries please use the form on the contact page.

If you are looking for a particular product, producer, location or service / facility (e.g. education), try using the search form at the bottom of the page.

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Askerton Castle Estate

Askerton is a SA organic livestock farm specialising in native hardy breeds in the wild countryside near Hadrian’s Wall in North East Cumbria. Much of the farm is in Higher Level Stewardship and is an area of outstanding beauty. Visitors are always welcome. Animal health and welfare is paramount as is wildlife conservation and a…

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Growing Well

Growing Well is an community focused organic growing and training business. Located at Low Sizergh Farm just outside Kendal in South Cumbria. We grow a wide range of seasonal vegetable and salad crops on our ten acre site. This is sold to local people through our Cropshare Scheme and to local food outlets including Low…

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Hawkrigg

Hawkrigg Farm is located in the Lune Valley three miles from Kirkby Lonsdale and nine miles from Kendal. The farm is registered organic with the Soil Association. Two brothers farm Hawkrigg Kevin & Gareth Cowin and their partners. We produce organic milk, lamb and beef. Forty cross bred cows are milked twice a day in…

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Winter Tarn

At Winter Tarn we produce organic milk from pedigree Holstein Friesians and raise veal calves under organic and ethical standards. We are also keen supporters of British cheesemakers and stock over 50 varieties of British cheeses that are sold through local farmers’ markets and directly from the farm. We supply many unusual varieties, including speciality…

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The Croft

The Croft is a small organic farm in the village of Houghton (north of Carlisle) with an additional 28 hectares beside the river Eden near Armathwaite. A pedigree herd of traditional Longhorn cattle and a small flock of Mule ewes producing cross-bred Suffolk lambs are raised on organic principles. Lamb and beef are sold direct…

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Low Luckens Organic Resource Centre

Low Luckens Organic Resource Centre is a non-profit making organisation which aims to promote sustainability in farming, food, countryside conservation, waste management, renewable energy and water use. We are dedicated to raising awareness of the food we eat, and how food production impacts on wildlife, the environment and our health. The Centre works in partnership…

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Backsbottom Farm – Resource Centre

Backsbottom Farmland is rich in wild flower meadows, upland bog and ancient woodlands creating habitats rich in wildlife and used for grazing Lleyn sheep. We have developed a forest garden and orchards containing over 200 varieties of hardy apples and plums. The fruit and fruit trees are available to buy from the farm, with the…

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Red bank Farm – Accommodation

Our family-run organic farm and campsite on the shores of Morecambe Bay enjoys stunning views over the estuary with magnificient sunsets. The shoreline is a designated RSPB reserve, noted for its wealth of shorebirds. Our sheep graze on the adjacent saltmarshes and we also have a small herd of diary cows that feed on organic…

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Slack House Farm

Slack House Farm is the home of the Birdoswald Cheese Dairy, a shop, cafe and visitor’s centre in the Scypen (shippen). It is a 45 ha organic dairy farm where the Daisylee herd of pedigree Ayshire cows produce milk from clover and herb-rich pastures. This quality fresh milk is used to make Birdoswald, a hand-crafted,…

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Strickley

We are a family dairy farm, with a herd of Dairy Shorthorns. We usuallly have organic stock to sell and welcome enquiries and the chance to talk about our cows. We are able to welcome school parties, who can experience the dairy farm and also take advantage of our woodland and pond. Visits are planned…

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Eva’s Organics

We grow organic fruit and vegetables in Cumbria all year round. Our latest venture is a new organic orchard at Houghton near Carlisle with over 600 fruit trees including apples, pears, plums and cherries. In our polytunnels at Low Luckens farm near Hethersgill we grow over thirty varieties of vegetables including leafy salads, tomatoes, cucumbers,…

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Appleby Creamery Ltd

Hand made artisan cheese We produce Eden Valley Organic Brie and Eden Smokies that are sold throughout the Lake District and Cumbria under the Appleby Creamery label, we also produce Keverigg, Withnail Blue and Doctor Fosters for Winter Tarn Cheeses and a mature cheddar called South Lakes Organic Cheddar for South Lakes Organic Milk at…

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Little Salkeld Watermill

We’re specialist traditional millers of organic and biodynamic stoneground flours and cereals. We offer one of the best organic, vegetarian eating places in Cumbria, using the freshest and most local organic ingredients. We have a great reputation for the quality and variety of our breads. We support Slow Food in Cumbria and the Sustain Real…

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Low Stanger Farm and Market Garden

Low Stanger is a small (54 acre) lowland farm. We grow certified organic vegetables and fruit, which we sell through our box scheme and also at the farm gate. We have extensive apple orchards, which include more than eighty varieties. We also have a small herd of traditional breed cattle, and several conservation sites, including…

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South Lakes Organic Milk Ltd

Here at South Lakes Organic Milk we run a small family business (mum, dad and sons) and pride ourselves on the quality of our farming, service and products. South Lakes Organic Milk was setup in April 2001 with the aim to promote local and organic produce within our area. Frank believed that the processes used…

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