Find a list of Durham's local producers and farm shops where you can pick up a taste of Durham to take home with you.
Durham has a long history of producing quality local produce. In the 18th Century Durham City was the birthplace of English mustard, first ground at a mill in Saddler Street, and the county is still home to a mouth-watering array of local produce and innovative producers. You will find award-winning cheeses, artisan bakers, brewers, meats, fish, vegetables, jams, chutneys and more.
From Cotherstone Cheese to the Barney Banger, and from Teesdale Lamb to fish from our reservoirs - all the right ingredients to enjoy a real taste of the county.
Head to the Durham Dales for the chance to ‘eat the view’. Hill farming is still very much part of rural life in this stunning landscape, and the patchwork of fields and moorland is home to some of the county’s resident livestock, including Swaledale and Teeswater lamb and Shorthorn cattle, which has evolved in the county over the last two centuries.
Regular farmers markets take place across the county showcasing food and drink from an abundance of local producers, many in historic and scenic settings, whilst Durham’s farm shops are the perfect place to pick up tempting homemade treats.
Did you know that England’s oldest agricultural show was first held in Wolsingham in the Durham Dales in 1763? A great family foodie day out, the county’s agricultural shows also include Stanhope, Wolsingham, Eggleston and Bowes.