Written by Sophia and Sam, Owners of Herbivores Organics Greengrocers.
Herbivores Organic Greengrocers is a weekly organic fruit and vegetable stall at Kendal Market every Saturday and Kendal Farmers Market on the last Friday of every month.
We founded Herbivores in May of 2021 in response to the environmentally compromised decision we would often face when buying organic produce from the supermarket. The produce was often sourced from distant countries and usually came packaged in single use plastic. We decided to take matters into our own hands and set up a market stall that only offered organic fruit and veg, sold in sustainable plastic free packaging, and sourced as locally as possible. We are very fortunate to have a growing number of encouraging regular customers who have been extremely supportive!
One of our primary suppliers is Growing Well, who have an organic farm just outside of Kendal (a tiny carbon footprint!). They are not only an organic farm, but also a mental health charity, so it is great we are able to support their cause through our partnership.
Both our local customers and visitors love to know where their food comes from. The fact it’s grown organically only around the corner and for an amazing cause is a triple whammy of goodness! Our fruit and vegetables are of course, seasonal. So, our customers can look forward to a weekly surprise of new produce and the unusual varieties, colours and shapes it might come in. One day prior to our stall we post a list of the produce we have available that week on our Facebook page (@HerbivoresOrganicGreengrocers). So please check out our feed if you’d like to get an idea of what you can expect!
At Herbivores Organic Greengrocers we are very proud to be able to offer the people of Kendal locally sourced organic produce and contribute in our own small way to a happier and healthier community. You can find us at Kendal market every Saturday (8am-4pm) and Kendal Farmers Market (9am-3pm) on the last Friday of the month. We look forward to seeing you there!