Wyre is fortunate to boast two farmers markets; Thornton and Great Eccleston. You will meet an abundance of local characters on hand to offer advice on cooking your wild boar or which cheese works best in a cheese and onion pie.
Thornton Farmers Market takes place on the second Saturday of the month (except Jan) from 9am – 1pm. You’ll find seasonal, local and regional produce on sale from friendly stall holders.
Great Eccleston Farmers Market takes place on the third Wednesday of the month from 9am – 1pm. It runs in conjunction with the weekly street market.
The Cheese Shop at Dewlay in Garstang is a dedicated cheese shop with a gallery and viewing platform and attracts visitors not just from the immediate area but also from further afield. It’s open to individuals and groups alike and makes an ideal day trip for anyone looking for something a little different to do. For groups of 15 and over, a guided tour option – lasting over an hour and including refreshments – is available, while individuals and smaller groups are welcome anytime to see the cheese making at their leisure. Log onto their website to find out more: www.dewlay.com
Barton Grange Farm Shop at Barton Grange Garden Centre, Brock is a food buyer’s paradise. With an individually sourced range of local produce alongside speciality foods from the UK and beyond, their award-winning Farm Shop has turned shopping for food into one of life’s great pleasures. The butchery is run by Preston-based ‘Honeywells Meats’ who source their meat from local livestock and whose freshly made sausages are legendary! The mouth-watering bakery features their own cakes and puddings, baked right here on site, as well as a range from the locally renowned ‘Lathams of Broughton’. They have a full selection of fruit and vegetables, sourced from local growers wherever possible. You’ll also find beers brewed in the region, locally sourced mineral waters and a wide selection of pickles and preserves from local producers. Log onto their website to find out more: www.bartongrange.com