Stepping inside its an Aladdin's cave of Lake District delights:
Plumgarths are butchers so they have plenty of choices for meat lovers (when I went in the sausage counter had been cleared for the night so just this fridge to be photographed):
The meat has such a good reputation that our local Asda now stocks it in large quantities as part of their drive to support local suppliers. The manager Paul supplied me with a pound of their award winning Cumberland sausages for me to try out with the children. These are slightly less seasoned than the traditional whirl so more likely to appeal to children.
I baked them in the oven yesterday morning so that we all had some for breakfast. My 6 year old son thought they were yummy though big sister wasn't so keen - shame I ended up with an extra one! I like the peppery taste and they were very succulent. There were plenty left over to put back in the fridge for later. In the evening I had a couple cold with an onion chutney (not a local one I'm afraid but I can recommend Friendly Food and Drink from Staveley for their chutneys!).
Do have local shops and businesses that make you smile to visit and to use their products?