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Low Sizergh Barn

Business Address: Low Sizergh Barn, Sizergh, Kendal, LA8 8AE

Country: England,

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About Low Sizergh Barn

Low Sizergh Barn is a farm shop, tea room, farm trail and working farm in Kendal, near Cumbria

Discover every day staples and foodie finds in our 17th century barn farm shop, explore our craft and gift galleries, watch our cows being milked whilst sampling treats from our tearoom menu, or join us for a farm trail through beautiful countryside.

However you choose to enjoy Low Sizergh Barn you will always receive a warm Cumbrian welcome and have the chance to share in our passion for farming, food and the countryside. The perfect venue for a family day trip, doing the grocery shopping the local way, or indulging in afternoon tea we are open throughout the year.

We have Top Farm Shop accolades from the Times and Telegraph and we're thrilled to welcome so many customers who endorse the principle of shopping locally. Step through our farm shop doors and explore shelves full of local specialities and seasonal foods direct from farmers, growers, makers and producers.  

What could be better than knowing exactly where your food has come from, that it has been grown or produced with passion, and that it is going to taste good - really good? We're open daily - farm shop, 9am - 5.30pm and tea room, 9am - 5pm 

Five members of the family run the businesses at Low Sizergh Farm. Mum Marjorie and daughter Alison can be found running the farm shop, gift and craft galleries and tearoom, whilst son Richard runs the farm with his wife Judith. Dad John jokes that he’s now the farm boy sent to run all the errands. More than 50 local people are employed.We farm with the future in mind, looking after the soil, the landscape and wildlife whilst being part of a vibrant rural economy.

Our main crop is the grass that the cows eat all year round which helps them produce milk that we sell to a local dairy and to other a cheese and ice cream maker.More than 40 businesses and providers of services within a 50 mile radius support the day to day running of the farm. Our farm shop is a market place for over 80 local suppliers, from big names (locally anyway!) to local growers who trade their surplus crops at harvest time.

We are proud to have the social enterprise Growing Well on site; their organic vegetables and salads are available through a crop share scheme, in the farm shop and in the tea room, where mixed leaves make up the most deliciously fresh salad.

We are aware of the bigger picture in which we run our businesses, and that helps us adapt as we cope with everything from the vagaries of the Cumbrian weather to increasing food prices and future food security.

We share ideas and information with local and national networks of farmer, food and farming organisations.Being tenant farmers across generations we are aware that the farm has been here since the 13th century (when it provided food for the castle across the fields) and that it will be here long after we are gone.

We run the farm and farm shop businesses as well as we can for today and for the future.