Humble Connections

Local is best!

This might be a big claim, but at Humble Bumble we truly believe that by supporting small scale local businesses you can have a real and significant impact on both our local communities and the environment as a whole.

shopping locally you reduce air miles and the carbon footprint of the items you buying

Shopping locally you can have a conversation with the producer to find out the story of the item are buying, how was it produced, what is the ethos of the company,

Shopping locally you make help sustain the vision, the love and the sustainability of a local individuals dream. You are showing them that you personally think that their vision and approach is right, you are enabling them to reinvest in what they believe in and help it grow from strength to strength. You are helping someone fulfil a dream and that’s not a bad thing to do!

Below is a list of local businesses we work with at Kendal Farmers Market or other local communities that we are involved with. We believe in these companies and hope that you will consider having a look at what they do and supporting them to grow and to dream.

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Black Horse Farm Flowers – organically home grown and dried flowers, ideal to brighten any home

Burneside Brass – Burneside (Kendal) based brass band supporting community music and providing confidence building and performance opportunities to young people of Cumbria

Events by Shop small local market events promoting small, local companies and creatives. Giving a voice to new and exciting traders.

Evolve Yoga Burneside based yoga for all ages and levels of experience

Fell Dog – high quality dog leads, collars, harnesses and accessories. Long lasting, well made and perfect for time in the fells.

Ginger Bakers fantastic cakes and treats from Lisa and her award winning team at Plumgarths near Kendal

Green Living Austwick / Green Living Austwick Facebook a fantastic store promoting the joys of Green Living!

Kendal Farmers Market taking place on the last Friday of every month in central Kendal,  wonderful collection of local businesses

Kimberley Elizabeth Jewellery Wonderful locally crafted high quality jewellery

Lorna Singleton Spelk Basketry–  Lorna is one of the UK’s last remaining ‘swillers’, a specialist in weaving baskets using coppiced oak. Using simple hand tools and techniques from generations past, she creates baskets based on the traditional patterns from the South Cumbrian region as well as patterns found on my travels in Europe.

Lovingly Artisan award winning bakers of the most incredible breads.

My Gourmet Mushrooms Kendal grown and sold, amazing mushrooms and home growing kits

Natural living cumbria – a great resource of local sustainable businesses

Naturally local Cumbria  – an online market of all things sustainably Cumbrian

Natures Gems Wildlife Tours – bespoke and group tours enabling people to understand and appreciate the beauty of the Cumbrian landscape

Northern Pasta Company Indulge in PROPER PASTA PERFECTION and discover how deliciously comforting, nutty and light, British Spelt Pasta can be.  Crafted using our signature blend of the finest British flours you can devour yours with just a drizzle of olive oil or go all out with the richest ragù.

The Northern Dye House fantastically colourful and vibrant clothing to suit every taste

Oldfield Design Company local designers creating wonderful original and unique products

Pete Bland Sports – Not related to herbs or Humble Bumble directly, this is just a great business with a wonderful ethos and supportive, positive approach to the world.

Provino Wine beautiful Italian wines made from grapes grown in Alberto’s family vineyard and bringing Italian sunshine to the heart of Cumbria

Rebel Gelato – Rebel Gelato combines delicious artisan flavours and a carbon neutral approach with the stunning back drop of the Lake District. Oh, and they’re  100% plant based too. Ice cream in summer, hot fruit crumble and ice cream in winter, so creative and so tasty!

Sweet treats by Martin luxurious and indulgent cakes which are well worth the calories!

Thornby Moor Dairy– Run by Carolyn and Leonie Fairbairn, Thorn-by Moor Dairy is located at the heart of the Solway Plain, looking out over the Northern Fells of the Lake District. They have always taken a practical approach – reading recipes, a lot of trial and plenty of error, common sense and perseverance has resulted in the development of their unique range of cheeses.

Torpenhow Cheese Company – Award-winning cheese and butter, made by hand in a farmhouse dairy using fresh organic milk from a single herd, pasture fed cows at Park House Farm, Cumbria.