01 Nov Local produce
Producers of excellent and award-winning cheese, ice-cream, yogurt, biscuits and more! A good range of their produced in stocked in the Good Life shop in Wooler, and they also run Wooler Milk Bar for excellent ice creams, milk shakes and cooked food.
Trotters have been family bakers since 1969, producing award winning baked goods for wholesale and retail with a local shop on Wooler High Street.
The Great Northumberland Bread Co
Baked in a wood-fired oven, which is fuelled using residual slabwood from the Ford and Etal Estate, this bread contains no artificial additives, flavours, flour improvers or preservatives. They also make popular spiced teacakes and other goodies.
Available from Farm to Freeze on South Road (A697) in Wooler
LOCAL JAMS AND CHUTNIES
Willow Cottage Preserves
Handmade, seasonal jams, marmalade and chutnies using home grown or sourced locally ingredients whenever possible, with nothing artificial. Available locally, including from Good Life Shop, Wooler.
Valley Cottage Preserves
Homemade preserves and cakes from the Breamish Valley. Available from Valley Cottage Café
The Proof of the Pudding
Available many outlets including the Good Life Shop
Hadrian Border Brewery
A selection of regular, locally inspired beers, including Secret Kingdom and Farne Island, plus a monthly special. Often features in local pubs while bottles can be ordered for delivery via northumbriangifts.co.uk or bought from Cornhill Village Shop (20 min drive away).
One of the early wave of the revival of “real” beer, Wylam have been brewing “proper beer for proper people” since 2000.
This blend was first created in the early 1900s to appeal to seafaring Northumbrians, and the company remains based in Alnwick blending rums from Guyana and Jamaica.
Just about still local, if a little to the south, is this gin utilising three different processes for juniper and as recommended in The Daily Telegraph. Available from Fortnum and Mason.
LOCALLY SOURCED MEAT
Alan and Derrick take pride in their locally sourced produce, with home cured bacon, rare breed sausages and Dexter beef from just 10 miles away.
Farm to Freeze
Glendale Lamb, soured primarily from Bill Moor at Nesbit Farm, Wooler, and pheasants, rabbits and deer fresh from the local Lilburn Estates.
These are just some of the highlights of the food being produced and grown in Glendale and beyond in north Northumberland. We’d welcome comments and suggestions on others to add to the list or – more importantly perhaps – sink our teeth into!