Westmorland Country Markets comprises individual markets situated in Arnside, Kirkby Lonsdale and Ulverston
The roots of country markets go back nearly 100 years when the W.I.became involved in setting up co-operatives to sell surplus produce from soldiers returning from WW1. Over the years markets have evolved and are now a separate entity from the W.I. and operate under legislation of the Industrial and Provident Societies Act.
Country Markets provide a retail outlet for high quality homemade produce and an opportunity for people to benefit from their skills, be it as bakers, preserve makers, crafters or gardeners. Local food for local people and promotion of regional foods and crafts is the main focus of country markets.
The creation of a friendly atmosphere where both producers and customers are valued for their loyalty is important, and, that all have confidence in the produce for sale.
Westmorland Market Society is the umbrella for markets at Arnside, Kirkby Lonsdale and Ulverston.