A farmers' market has launched a monthly Food School to unite producers, food enthusiasts and visitors.

Starting from Friday, July 12, and recurring on the second Friday of every month, Kendal Farmers Market's Food School will serve as an educational hub that celebrates ingredients from the region and fosters community ties.

Visitors can learn how to prepare fresh ingredients, as stallholders and producers share their expert tips and skills.

They will also have the opportunity to hear more about the individuals behind the food, and listen to their food journeys, challenges and triumphs.

The demonstrations scheduled for the first day include Heartwood Free Range Poultry's David Knipe at 11am, who will give insights into chicken preparation.

At noon, Graham Kirkham from Mrs Kirkham’s Cheese will share his knowledge and offer samples.

Aidan Monks from Lovingly Artisan Bakery will shed light on gut health and the magic of sourdough at 1pm.

The Food School's organisers say that buying regional produce reduces carbon emissions and supports sustainable practices, strengthening the regional economy and creating jobs.

Catherine Connor, chair of Kendal Farmers Market, said: “Local, fresh ingredients aren’t just about taste—they’re about supporting communities, respecting the environment, and celebrating the beauty of food.

"Come and join us at Kendal Farmers Market Food School, and discover why every bite tells a story, and every connection nourishes both body and mind.’’

You can find more details about Kendal Farmers Market and the Food School at: https://kendalfarmersmarket.co.uk