Calling all Cumbrian Food Producers:

Are you a Butcher, a Baker or a Candle Stick Maker?

"The Makers Meet Up” Planned for Tebay Services

The award winning team behind Tebay Services Farmshop & Kitchen is planning an open day at its sister site, the Rheged Centre, Penrith, to appeal to small & medium sized artisan producers making exceptional food, drink and craft in Cumbria and the Lake District on Wednesday the 10th July.

The unique "drop in” sessions require no appointment as producers are invited to bring their products and meet a buyer for a face to face chat, receiving valuable feedback form the team.

Westmorland’s original motorway service area grew out of the family farm in Tebay, Cumbria when the M6 was built through their land in 1972. The services now offer an accessible national "shop window” for regional food. They work with over 130 local producers, within 30 miles—but are looking to develop and extend their supplier base with new and innovative products. The event extends to craft, homewares and giftware as well as food.

Julie Mills, Commercial Director says, "Fresh local and artisan products are at the heart of Tebay Services, no franchises just our own farm shops & kitchens. We pride ourselves on selling and making proper food that reflects the region as a whole. We work tirelessly to find small exceptional producers to take pride of place in our Farmshops and Kitchens, always starting locally.”

"We want Tebay Services to act as a springboard for new businesses. Maybe you’re a brilliant home baker and want to start up a business, a farmer who would like to sell their stock direct rather than via a wholesaler. We’re looking for exceptional products made with care and integrity.”

The unique ‘drop-in’ sessions require no appointment but producers are invited to bring their products and meet a buyer for a face to face chat, receiving valuable feedback form the team.

Drop in for a slice of cake and a cuppa, sessions 9am-12pm or 1pm-5pm on Wednesday 10 July. No need to RSVP, simply turn up on the day.

Please note the event is being held at Rheged, Penrith, CA11 0DQ, NOT at Tebay Services.

No need to RSVP, simply turn up on the day.

Should suppliers have any questions or queries on the day contactmarketing@westmorlandfamily.com

Notes to editor:

Westmorland’s original motorway service area grew out of the family farm in Tebay, Cumbria when the M6 was built through their land in 1972. 46 years later everything they do still reflects those beginnings. Westmorland now span the country’s motorway network with Tebay Services on the M6 in Cumbria, Cairn Lodge Services on the M74 in Scotland, just south of Glasgow and Gloucester Services on the M5 which was opened by HRH The Prince of Wales in 2015.

Westmorland currently employs 1,100 colleagues and welcomes over 10 million visitors a year.

In their kitchens Westmorland make their own food, as you would make at home. They work tirelessly to find small exceptional producers to take pride of place in their Farm shops, always starting locally. Much of the beef and lamb served at Tebay Services Farm shop & Kitchen is reared on the family farm in Cumbria. As farmers themselves they work with the best in class, including a network of trusted producers in Gloucestershire to stock the Butchery counters at Gloucester Services.

Above all Westmorland believe that when you pass through one of their motorway service areas, you feel like you’ve arrived somewherenot anywhere; that you catch a glimpse of the place they are so proud to be part of - their environment, their produce and all the people they are lucky enough to work with.

At Gloucester Services they work with over 130 local producers, within 30 miles

At Tebay Services they work with over 70 local producers, within 30 miles

At Cairn Lodge Services they work with over 50 small Scottish producers

 

For further information or images contact:

Jennifer Middleton at Lemon Zest on jennifer@lemonzestpr.co.uk or ring 01757 268283 or 07708 155501