A new farm shop in Kendal is set to open in time for May bank holiday.

A Day's Walk Farm Shop aims to open its doors on Friday, May 24.

It brings the fresh produce from the small farms, fells, villages, and valleys of the English Lake District to the heart of South Lakeland.

The shop is found in Spinning Jennies on Finkle Street in Kendal.

The Westmorland Gazette:

This new venture is a dream come to life for owners Colin and Emma Sneath, who are dedicated to sustainability and local enterprise.

Their ambition is to champion local produce and create a hub of activity for both tourists and residents alike.

Mr Sneath, a man with a corporate background in food and drink marketing, suggests that although he works harder than ever, he is as content as "a hedgehog in a pile of leaves."

His partner, also from a corporate background in sales and training, added: "People are often surprised when we say that our shops are the only 100 percent local produce shops in Cumbria, but the reality is that the present-day Farm Shop model increasingly relies on products sourced from further afield, sat alongside local items."

The Westmorland Gazette:

In their Kendal farm shop, customers can buy iconic favourites and discover products that are often only available from remote locations.

Colin Sneath does the shopping once per week, driving one van on one round trip, in order to be kinder to the roads and improve air quality.

Witherslack Orchards, Woodalls of Waberthwaite, Lakeland Mues, and Love Ewe Dairy are just some of the local suppliers.

Each supplier contributes their high quality, locally produced items – such as apples, traditionally cured hams and sausages, handmade muesli and fresh dairy products.

They say it makes A Day’s Walk a true representation of Cumbria's food-based offerings.

The Westmorland Gazette:

However more is to be added to the shopping experience at Spinning Jennies.

Among new features will include the launch of more retail and hospitality experiences, a champagne bar and the greatly anticipated Kaizen Eatery.

The tradesmen making these additions are all local craftsmen, further emphasising the pursuit of a greener global economy and a positive future for high streets in town centres.