Swaledale Woollens: Hand knitted sweaters
Swaledale Woollens is a place where your average knitted sweater or cardigan costs quite a bit more than at Poundstretcher. To justify this, you get little tags on each garment, telling you who actually knitted it and what yarn she used! It could say something like "Mrs Robinson of Richmond knitted this of murano wool" for instance. Not that all the wool is local - a lot of it came from Wales - but it is often made locally and wherever it comes from, it is of good quality. They also sell flat hats and some other things and are very proud to have been visited by Prince Charles once :)))
What to buy: A flat hat is very Yorkshire of course.
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THE PANTRY: YORKSHIRE PRODUCTS
Stocked with a tempting selection of Yorkshire produce and products, THE PANTRY is open daily except on Christmas Day.
Humble Pie: Pies and cakes
This delightful shop in Askrigg sells homemade pies, cakes and other goodies as well as beautiful crockery, quality coffees and teas. All fresh!
What to pay: Big lemon birthday cake for about 9 GBP
J.W. Cockett & Son: Butcher in Hawes
I cooked a big Indonesian meal for my Yorkshire friends in their house. So I needed a visit to the butcher's.
What to buy: I bought some fine chicken, pork chops and Yorkshire bacon.
J.W. Cockett & Son: The best fruit cake
The butcher is also a baker. Who makes the best fruitcake in the area. I always invest in a big one to take home.
What to buy: Well, the fruit cake!
What to pay: 5,83 GBP per kilo.