Meat, poultry, smoked meats and fish - Producers type

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).

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 […]

Hallsford Farm

www.hallsfordfarmproduce.co.uk

Hallsford Farm is near carlisle in Cumbria.  Andrew and Helen Tomkins supply top quality Shorthorn beef, Llanwenog lamb and pork from traditional breeds suited to their environment. The production is not forced and as a result the product has real flavour. Hallsford beef is hung for a minimum of three weeks and  the lamb for […]

MiddleMay Lamb

http://www.middlemay.co.uk/

MiddleMay lambs are home-bred and naturally reared on Carron Craighead’s farm near Ponteland in Northumberland. MiddleMay Lamb comes from a cross breed of Clun Forest Leicester female which are then crossed with Hampshire tup, a traditional British sheep. The lambs stay with their mothers and are milk-fed for at least 5 months, living outdoors grazing […]

Ravensworth Grange Farm

http://ravensworthgrangefarm.co.uk/

Ann and Hugh Gray from Ravensworth Farm in the edge of Gateshead are producers of high-quality pork from their rare breed Middle White pigs. Middle Whites are docile friendly pigs that produce the most fantastic tasting pork with amazing crackling.  Ravensworth Grange supplies some of the best restaurants in the North East region, like The […]

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 […]