Cranstons this week announced the opening date for their brand new Food Hall at Orton Grange Farm. The Food Hall, which will stock Cranstons renowned ranges of fresh Cumbrian meats, cooked meats and pies along with produce from 30 Cumbrian suppliers, will open its doors to the public on 19th November in time to service the Christmas rush.
Richard Martin of Orton Grange said, ‘We are delighted to announce a pre-Christmas opening - the whole project team has worked incredibly hard on the build since the foundations were marked out back in February. We have been inundated with enquiries asking when we open, so it is wonderful to have a confirmed date. The timing couldn’t be better, as visitors will be able to come and enjoy the new Food Hall’s Christmas ranges along with our existing gift shop and Café.’
Customers at the new Food Hall can look forward to a large selection of fresh fruit and vegetables, a 6 metre counter showcasing Cranstons famous sausage, locally-farmed beef, pork, lamb and dry cured bacon, and a 7 metre delicatessen counter stocking cheeses, cooked meats, pies and salads.
These ranges will be complemented by over 50 wines, ales from 3 local breweries and a whole host of tasty local produce including chocolates, jams, chutneys, puddings, cakes and ice cream. Mr Vikki’s, Bryson’s, Claire’s handmade, Saunders Chocolates and Country Puddings are just a handful of Cumbrian suppliers who will feature at the store.
Philip Cranston said, ‘Customers love the extended ranges we offer at our Cumbrian Food Hall in Penrith and the convenience of the out of town situation and free parking, so we are really excited to offer the same service in North Cumbria.
'We have lots of “foodie” treats planned for the busy opening period, with local chef demonstrations and “Meet the Producer” taster days every Friday and Saturday prior to Christmas. We welcome everyone to come and have a good look around.’
The extension to the existing Orton Grange farm shop has been part-funded by the Rural Development Programme for England (RDPE) Solway, Border & Eden LEADER Programme for which Defra is the Managing Authority, part-funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development: Europe investing in rural areas.