Our Producers

Our producers all come from within a 50 mile radius of Hexham which means that we get stallholders from Northumberland, County Durham, Cumbria, Newcastle and Gateshead and even from North Yorkshire. All our producers sign up to our rules which are periodically reviewed and updated.

Our producers are passionate about what they do. They all know their products and would be very happy to talk to you about them.  Our farmers can tell you about their farms and their stock and on occasion some might not be able to come to the market, or arrive a bit late, because they are lambing or calving.  Because we are a producer market, you can be sure that the products you buy will be fresh and from a source you can trust.

We allow new producers to try the market as a guest for a number of markets. If they decide that they’d like to come on a regular basis, they make a formal application.  Hexham Markets Market Ltd. then organises an inspection visit to their premises so that we have an understanding of where and how they work. It also gives us an opportunity to look at their records and see the production processes (where possible).

Askerton Castle Estate Organic Meats

http://askertoncastle.co.uk

Askerton Castle Estate is a 1458 acre organic livestock farm situated a few miles north of Hadrian’s Wall in Cumbria. The farm has been certified fully organic since September 2004 and is run by Jane Eden and Chris Evans. All of our meat is born and bred on our farm, giving our customers complete assurance […]

Bluebell Organics

http://www.bluebellorganics.co.uk

Bluebell Organics is a family run business based at a walled garden on the outskirts of Richmond, North Yorkshire. They grow a wide range of vegetable crops and look after their orchard of over 70 fruit trees and work in partnership with Newfield Organics, another registered organic farm, who grow the bulkier crops like potatoes, […]

Bread & Roses

http://www.breadandroses.co.uk

Andy Smith of Bread and Roses is an artisan baker based in Alnwick in Northumberland. He specialises in the production of artisan breads, in particular, authentic naturally-leavened and sourdough breads. Bread and Roses are committed to using local ingredients where possible, as well as organic, and they make our standard brown loaf using Gilchesters’ wonderful […]

Bywell Smokery

Bernard Lynch of Bywell Smokery now has the smoke house in Wark in the North Tyne Valley.  He produces a great range of smoked foods, including salmon and kippers. He also smokes products from other producers at the market so bacon from Ravensworth Grange Farm  beomes smoked bacon on Bywell’s stall. A trained chef, Bernard […]

Chain Bridge Honey Farm

http://www.chainbridgehoney.com

Chain Bridge Honey Farm is a flourishing family business, started by beekeeper William Selby Robson in 1948. In 1962, his son, ‘Willie’, took up beekeeping with the aim of expanding his father’s enterprise, not only by increasing the number of hives, but also the diversity of products. The honey house was gradually extended to include […]

Cumberland Mustard

http://www.cumberlandmustard.com/

Cumberland Mustard has been produced in Alston in Cumbria by Geoff and Matri since 1983. All products are hand-made in small batches and the regional speciality honey mustard is available in 8 varieties.  They also produce vinegars and other condiments.