What is Kombucha?

Posted on Aug 19, 2018 in News
What is Kombucha?

One of our customers, Alix Martin, spotted bottles of Left Field Kombucha in our chiller cabinet and decided to gave it a try. She was so impressed with the complexity of the flavour and how good it made her feel, that she took a trip to the Scottish Borders to find out more about it […]

UPDATE: 25th May: Front Street is now open to through traffic

Posted on Apr 8, 2018 in News
UPDATE: 25th May: Front Street is now open to through traffic

Come and enjoy the tranquillity of a beautiful historic town without traffic! Roadworks mean that there is no through road, but you can access Front Street and park your car in the town centre.

Simnel Cake for Easter: Recipe

Posted on Mar 20, 2018 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 […]

#SNOW2018: We are open

Posted on Mar 1, 2018 in News
#SNOW2018: We are open

Thanks to the sterling work of our Co-op members, Tommy Sheriff and Claire Driver, who live in the heart of Alston, we have been able to keep the shop open as usual during this spell of extreme weather. All the roads out of Alston are currently impassable. As visitors to the shop will know we […]

Spiced Pears with Ginger Wine

Posted on Jan 3, 2018 in News, Recipes
Spiced Pears with Ginger Wine

A wonderfully rich and warmly spiced dish of pears poached in ginger wine. Definitely hygge food. Apart from the pears we sell everything you need, including Rochester’s Ginger Wine (non-alcoholic), lemons and all the spices, even saffron. Serve with vanilla ice cream or cream – or both!   Recipe tried, tasted and approved by Holly, […]

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 […]