Smoked fish & meats – time to place your Christmas order

Posted on Nov 30, 2017 in News
Smoked fish & meats – time to place your Christmas order

Delicious smoked salmon and other fine quality smoked fish, meats and pates from Inverawe. A family owned traditional oak smokery based in Argyll, Scotland. View the price list.


Get Creative with Cumberland Honey Mustard

Posted on Nov 25, 2017 in News, Recipes
Get Creative with Cumberland Honey Mustard

Cumberland Honey Mustards have been lovingly produced in Alston by Geoff Cole and Marilyn Avens since 1983, and they are immensely popular here and much further afield too. There are visitors who call into our shop each year specially to replenish their supplies. Alston Wholefoods stocks the full range Cumberland Mustards (8 flavours), plus sauces, […]


Give a Hamper for Christmas

Posted on Nov 25, 2017 in News
Give a Hamper for Christmas

Giving a hamper is a double delight. You have the pleasure of browsing our well-stocked shop and the recipient enjoys what you have chosen for them. We stock hundreds of foods, some of which you wont find outside a big city, and some things you can’t (or shouldn’t) eat, such as sox, soaps and candles. […]


Lübecker Marzipan is Here!

Posted on Nov 20, 2017 in News
Lübecker Marzipan is Here!

Each year, in the run up to Christmas, we buy in a wonderfully huge and heavy solid block of glorious Lübecker marzipan. Which means that you can buy just the amount that you need. This sweetmeat is excellent value at 99p per 100g. Lübecker marzipan is made in the Hanseatic City of Lübeck and the […]


Be happy this Christmas by shopping locally and ethically

Posted on Nov 19, 2017 in News
Be happy this Christmas by shopping locally and ethically

Where we decide to do our Christmas shopping will have an impact on our economy, our community, our environment and even how we feel. By purchasing from ethical businesses, we can satisfy our shopping needs, with the assurance that the people who made what we buy were treated fairly and that any negative environmental impact […]


Scaffolding!

Posted on Oct 21, 2017 in News
Scaffolding!

The shop is covered in scaffolding for necessary conservation work. Don’t be deterred we are open 7 days a week as usual. Drop in and cheer us up! Press Release Alston Moor Partnership’s Townscape Heritage Scheme are pleased to announce the commencement of repair and reinstatement works at Alston Wholefoods Shop, supported by a £1.3 million […]


Excellent Value Turmeric

Posted on Apr 25, 2017 in News
Excellent Value Turmeric

Lots of people have been coming in to the shop to buy turmeric recently. When we read this article the BBC news magazine, we understoood why: Bold health claims have been made for the power of turmeric. Is there anything in them, asks Michael Mosley. For more about tumeric and ideas of how to add […]


Sunday Times Endorsement

Posted on Apr 2, 2017 in News
<em>Sunday Times</em> Endorsement

In a glowing endorsement for Alston as a place to live and visit in The Sunday Times singled out Alston Wholefoods for praise: Alston Wholefoods is a fantastic grocer and deli Many thanks to Dymond Guides for bringing this to our attention. #Alston #Cumbria named as best place to live in the #NorthWest in today’s @thesundaytimes. […]


New Postcard for Alston Wholefoods

Posted on Apr 2, 2017 in News
New Postcard for Alston Wholefoods

LOOK! Our new Postcard for the shop! If you’d like some to distribute, let us know and we’ll get them to you. Or drop in to collect some. pic.twitter.com/aqXVC6r5Ft — Alston Wholefoods (@AlstonWholefood) March 29, 2017 On the back of our new A6 postcard we feature our wonderful local cheeses and a summary of what […]


Simnel Cake for Easter: Recipe

Posted on Apr 1, 2017 in News, Recipes
Simnel Cake for Easter: Recipe

Simnel cake is traditionally eaten at Easter. It is a light fruit cake with the added bonus of a layer of cooked marzipan in the middle that gives it a lovely moist chewy texture. This recipe is based on Elizabeth Ayrton’s in her Penguin Handbook, The Cookery of England. All the ingredients are available from […]