Perhaps the most famous Derbyshire food is the Bakewell Pudding and you can taste
the real thing, in Bakewell, where specialist shops export them all over the world.
But that is by no means Derbyshire's and the Peak District's only contribution to the nation's waistlines. Ashbourne gingerbread - traditionally made in the shape of a man - comes from the charming market town at the gateway to Dovedale, and Wakes Cakes were
made to celebrate village festivals.
Hartington was famed for its cheeses, not least the blue veined Stilton - permitted to be made only in a very small area and though the factory has now closed, you can still visit the cheese shop to find out about its salty-creamy attraction, along with Buxton Blue, perhaps atop another speciality the floppy, pancake sized Derbyshire or Staffordshire oatcake.
Farm shops, farmers' markets and country markets are the best places for locally grown, carefully tended produce, such as bacon, sausages and ham,beef, chicken, lamb, vegetables,
cheeses, eggs, honey and preserves.
For those with pure drinking habits Buxton, Ashbourne and Britannia
(from Wildboarclough) are world renown for their mineral '
water. These are taken from crystal clear springs that
bubble up through the natural stone filter from miles underground. Buxton Mineral water is now the water of choice at Wimbledon though if visit the town take a bottle to fill up at St Annes Well. A growing number of micro breweries are scattered around the region, where high quality ales are produced by small teams of committed people.
Suppliers of Meat and fish
Moss Valley Fine Meats - We produce pork, bacon, ham and sausages in our own butchery from pigs bred and reared on our farm in the beautiful Moss Valley in North East Derbyshire. The family has lived and farmed here for a hundred years in farm buildings dating from the 9th, 14th and 16th centuries. Winners of National sausage week 2008 and Bakewell Show winners in 2009 for sausages and dry cure bacon. See website at www.mossvalleyfinemeats.co.uk
The Farmhouse Pantry at Dronfield -
The only UK stockists of Peak District Water Buffalo.
The Farmhouse Pantry has an exciting range of locally produced meats including; Peak District Water Buffalo (only stockists in the UK), beef, pork, lamb, poultry and a wide range of home produced and home sourced meat helping to sustain the local farmers and to provide you with the best quality meat possible.
For the more unusual taste, why not try Wild Boar, Kangaroo, Partridge, Venison and many more.
Derbyshire Smokery at Flagg Nr Pomeroy
Aromatic and fragant smoked goodies, duck, locally sourced chicken along with turkey, trout, salmon, mackerel and other fish available; prepared with care into a range of hot and cold smoked products. Tel: 01298 83595
Castlegate Farm Shop at Stoney Middleton
Farm Shop supplied with high quality products from our own farm with
home produced beef, steaks, joints, lamb, cooked meats, pies, pasties, bread, sausage, and prize winning black pudding. Tel: 01433 630400 or visit
in Stoney Middleton, on the corner of the main street and High Street, opposite the Moon Inn, opening hours: Mon 9-12.30, Tues to Fri 8.30-1.00, 2.00-5.00, Sat 8.30- 12.30
Derbyshire Dales Organics at Bradley
Organic pork, lamb, poultry, turkeys, eggs and related produce. Available at Chatsworth Farm Shop or Tel: 01335 370356
Dovedale Traditional Beef at Longnor
Fine quality naturally reared beef. Traditional and rare breeds. Animals reared on extensive methods. All cuts of fresh beef supplied properly hung for traditional flavour. Also ready prepared Beef meals and pies available- simply heat and eat. Products available at Bakewell farmers market, last Sat in month. Original Farmers Market Shop, Bakewell, local village shops, B&Bs and self catering Cottages or tel: 01298 83370
Lamaload Lamb at Rainow
Farm producing half and whole lambs from land bordering Lamaload Reservoir. Tel: 01625 574878
Lower Hurst Farm at Hartington
An award winning farm situated on the banks of the River Dove specialising in organic beef from its own herd of pedigree Hereford cattle. A full range of organic steaks, joints, steak & kidney puddings including their award winning Steak & Cider Pie
See http://www.lowerhurstfarm.co.uk or Tel: 01298 84900
Manifold Valley Organic Produce at Reapsmoor
Organic lamb with a disctinctive sweet flavour from the clover and herb rich meadows of this family run farm in the Manifold Valley.
Organic mutton and beef available soon, frozen packs to order. Available at Buxton farmers market and Buxton food fairs throughout the year or Tel: 01298 84408
New House Farm at Chapel en le Frith
Beef, lamb, pork, sausage, eggs and sheeps milk produced on a small traditionally run farm. Available at the farm gate or delivered locally. Tel: 01663 750647
Suppliers of Confectionery
Suppliers of Dairy products
Suppliers of Fruit & Veg, herbs and preserves
Suppliers of drinks
Markets, Farmers Markets, Farm shops and other shops
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