Allums are specialists in cooked meats, pies and sausages, which are now available online:

Jonathan Allum writes:

The business was started in 1945 by Albert Allum, in Wakefield Market, and has been in the family for three generations.

Meat was rationed to Albert and he was the first to sell heifers (female cattle). He went for quality not quantity.

If he had sold bulls (male cattle), it would have enabled him to sell more meat. The concept of quality not quantity was born.

I run the business from our two modern shop premises, ensuring fresh produce for our online butchers.

Product quality is of the utmost importance and to achieve this we engage in solid working practices and solid relationships with our suppliers who produce the type of meat we demand.

Consistent standards are important in the sourcing and manufacturing of our meat as this helps achieve customer satisfaction.

All carcasses are hand prepared on the premises, by our knowledgeable skilled staff, to ensure the product is of the very best quality and taste.

This month's Spotlight is on...

Thistlemist was born on October 1st 2010. Jo ‘Soup Witch’ Cameron is responsible for all of the recipes, the cooking, creating and the taste sensations that are about to be unleashed on your taste buds.Brett......well he comes in handy for all the heavy lifting!

A word from Jo: ‘After being well known for my quality soups at the restaurants I have worked in, it was clear to me that ‘soup’ was the future for my business. I do however have a larger range of products which include - cooking sauces, salad dressings, pesto’s and much more!’

Soup Witch: ‘ I was named the ‘soup witch’ by my good friend Gael from Creative Calverley. She claimed that my potions were so addictive - that they could only be the work of magic! I now wear this name with pride.’

The product: Made with the freshest ingredients and with no use of artificial colours or preservatives - what you see is what you get.

The flavours: ‘I like to think outside the box and work with combinations you wouldn’t necessarily put together yourself. My Fire & Fuel soup is an example of how fab and funky my range can be - with its deep purple colour and its arrangement of flavours.’

Dietary requirements: At Thistlemist Farm we cater for all kinds of dietary needs, including:

  • Gluten free
  • Vegetarian
  • Dairy free
  • Vegan
  • Low fat

If your specific dietary requirement isn’t listed - just ask!  We would love to help.

September 2017

Stall news:  We welcome back this month Mario with his ‘Olianas’ stall of Italian foods and Richard’s ‘Tricky Dickies' toffee puddings and brownies; and for the first time with us: Little Badger Cider Company with fruit ciders and traditional scrumpy
Entertainment:   this month live music from guitarist and vocalist Richard Stirland
Community StallHorsforth Evening Classes will be publicising their range of activities

Little Badger Cider Company

Based outside of Holmfirth they produce a wide range of fruit ciders as well as traditional scrumpy

Our next Market will be:


Unfortunately, due to the Government's current "stay at home" guidance, we've decided to cancel our March 2021 market.

We expect that the next market will take place on 3 April.

2021 Market dates

No market:
in January
6 March:
The following dates may also be subject to cancellation:
3 April
1 May
5 June
3 July
7 August
4 September
2 October
6 November
4 December

Guest Stalls


Community Stall


We're very sorry to have to announce that we've decided to cancel our March market. Under the current lockdown rules we could have legally operated but felt that it was more in keeping with the Stay At Home guidance to remain closed in March.

We hope to be open again in April but will provide an update nearer the time. In the meantime please do support our wonderful stallholders if you possible can: delivery and online options.