Forest of Bowland Food
The Forest of Bowland has a reputation for fine food and local produce, so seek out some local producers and try it yourself? Use the directory to find the food you’re looking for and visit the suppliers and retailers. There are also several farmers’ markets around Bowland where you can meet the producers and try and buy their food.
As the Forest of Bowland is a sheep and cattle farming area, you’ll find delicious local lamb and beef, as well as pork and even wild boar. The area also offers classic and modern varieties of Lancashire cheese, milk and ice cream and supports several organic farms and market gardens.
Growing with Grace
Suppliers of Fresh Seasonal Organic Food
Growing With Grace provides local communities with fresh, locally grown organic foods and sell directly from the farm shop at the nursery at Clapham.
Call in to the farm shop for freshly picked organically grown vegetables, organic fruit, bread, milk, eggs and cheese, and a full range of packaged organic foods.
It’s open Tuesday to Saturday from 9am to 5pm, Sunday 10:00 – 4pm in the summer and is closed on Monday.
The Courtyard Dairy
The Courtyard Dairy is a unique, specialist cheese-shop and cheese-maturer, owned and operated by Andy and Kathy Swinscoe.
There’s a museum telling the history and story of farmhouse cheese, a popular café serving cheese-based dishes and a cheese production room at their new premises in Giggleswick, with plenty of free parking.
The shop has become a renowned destination, where regulars and visitors enjoy the chance to sample and purchase some of the finest cheese in Europe, whilst benefiting from comprehensive and entertaining cheese knowledge.
Bakery at Ye Old Naked Man, Settle
Buy the most delicious freshly baked bread, savoury and sweet bakery goods at the Ye Old Naked Man bakery shop in Settle town centre.
This wonderful family-run bakery, cafe and sandwich shop produces high quality food on-site. Find everything from soft white rolls, crusty loaves and bread, pies and sausage rolls to their legendary vanilla slices and strawberry tarts.
Ye Old Naked Man (just known as the Naked Man locally) is open seven days a week from 9am.
Settle Brewing Company
Founded in December 2012, award winning Settle Brewery is a thriving brewery in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales.
They brew every day using their yeast, local water, the finest English Malts and leaf hops from around the world to produce their Settle brewery and Nine Standards Craft Ale ranges. The brewery is located in the sidings next to Settle Railway Station on the famous and picturesque Settle to Carlisle line.
Try their ales at the Craven Arms, Giggleswick and at the Crowtrees Inn at Bowland Fell Park, Tosside.
The Blue Pig Company
The Blue Pig Company, established in 2004 at Mearbeck and Holly Dene Farms in the Yorkshire Dales, specialises in Dry Cured and Oak Smoked Bacons and Gammon as well as 75% lean pork Sausages and Black Pudding. Their pigs are Outdoor Reared, Glocester Old Spot and Saddleback breeds from Mearbeck and local Yorkshire farms.
Andrew’s family have farmed at Mearbeck for over 150 years and his brother Anthony is continuing the tradition. Mearbeck farm is comparatively small at 100 acres and is stocked with Sheep, Native Shorthorn Cattle as well as pigs. The pigs are kept outside so they can dig and forage with shelter provided by pig arcs and field barns.