Lake District Farmers

About lake district farmers

“To produce a sustainable future for fell farming in Cumbria.”

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Lake District Farmers (LDF) was founded in 2009 by the late Ray Armstrong to facilitate a quality-driven and sustainable supply chain for family run fell farms in The Lake District.

Since Ray’s sad passing in 2013, co-founder Dan Austin took on the LDF mantle to create a long and lasting legacy to Ray. Dan spent much of his childhood on his Grandfather’s farm situated on the south-west corner of the Lakeland fells. Growing up with livestock around him enabled him to develop a deep understanding of how Cumbrian fell farms operate, with their animals wandering freely in the fields and on the hills. And it is that understanding, and the intimacy he has shared with the livestock, that has enabled him to cultivate strong and lasting bonds with the farmers that now supply LDF.

Fast forward to 2020 and LDF is now working with over 50 Cumbrian farms. With a strong team, Dan is able to continue to nurture the relationships he has established with the LDF farmers and their animals. These relationships have been, and still are, crucial in enabling Dan to ensure that LDF has become synonymous with producing some of the best quality, breed-specific meat available.

With quality being the LDF byword, it has been crucial to scale up the business slowly so that the core elements of the LDF ethos are not lost. This has been key in enabling the company to develop a customer portfolio that includes some of the UK’s best chefs, restaurants and hotels.

Now, LDF have launched a range of superb hampers for you to enjoy at home, available online.


Made to order hampers stocked with the finest local produce.



Telephone: 01229 588299