2016
April
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    Artisan liqueur business bottles a taste of summer to create a new flavoured gin

    A North Yorkshire artisan spirit company has added to its award winning range of fruit liqueurs and whisky with the launch of a new flavoured gin. Ripon based The Little Red Berry Company has built on the success of its 2015 sell out Elderflower & Cucumber flavoured Gin with the addition of a Lemon and...


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    April 28, 2016 at 3:29 pm
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    HECK goes Veggie

    A North Yorkshire based sausage company are straying from their traditional pork-based roots by adding a meat-free line to their award winning range. HECK, run by the Keeble family in Bedale, was set up four years ago to produce the highest quality sausages and burgers using quality farm-assured meat.  Their latest venture, a range of...


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    April 28, 2016 at 3:28 pm
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    Proudfoot Group awarded ‘Community Champion’ title

    Scarborough-based independent retailer The Proudfoot Group have been awarded the title of ‘Making a Difference Locally Community Champion’ for their commitment to the local community. Every month Nisa’s charity recognises one retailer who has participated in the initiative, who has made a real difference to their local community. The local supermarket chain was awarded the...


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    April 28, 2016 at 3:24 pm
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    Now it’s the Foodies’ Tour de Yorkshire

    A York based food-trail company are stepping up a gear ready for next weekend’s Tour de Yorkshire. Founder of the Yorkshire Food Finder Sue Nelson has devised menus for a series of special pop-up dinners featuring produce reared, grown or created on or near the route of the international cycle race. Dinners are regularly held...


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    April 28, 2016 at 3:21 pm
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    Yorkshire bakery creates posh pie to mark Queen’s 90th

    THE Queen’s 90th birthday has been marked with pomp, pageantry and…. a posh pie from one Yorkshire family bakery. Doncaster-based The Topping Pie Company baked a special ‘Queen’s Pie’ for Her Majesty The Queen this week, which was delivered to the Royal Chef at Windsor Castle on Wednesday, ahead of the monarch’s actual birthday on...


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    April 28, 2016 at 3:17 pm
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    Shipley dessert company sees sweet sales success

    SHIPLEY-based bakery and patissiers, Just Desserts, is enjoying sweet success with more than 30 per cent sales growth in the last year.  This growth has led the bakery to expand into a third 1,800 sq ft unit, increasing the footprint of the business by 50 per cent. The handmade desserts specialist has seen sales increase...


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    April 28, 2016 at 3:14 pm
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    Tenth Tipple Joins the Sloemotion Shelf

    Malton based producer, Sloemotion are marking their tenth year in business this month with the launch of the tenth product in their hedgerow-liqueur based range. The new Damson Vodka, which will be available from 25th April, is delightfully fruity, with a clean, crisp aftertaste and perfect as a night cap or a digestif. The locally...


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    April 28, 2016 at 3:06 pm
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    Barrow load of fun for the big race

    Selby based farm shop Bert’s Barrow are to celebrate the Tour De Yorkshire in style at the end of the month with a fantastic on farm event! To celebrate the popular cycling race passing through their home village of Hillam, owners Charlotte and Jason Thompson will be holding an event the evening before on Friday...


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    April 28, 2016 at 3:00 pm
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    Asparagus Green spears bigger deal at mining museum

    A West Yorkshire based catering company have rounded off a successful first year in business by taking over the sales and events for a major tourist attraction in the county. Asparagus Green Catering based in Wakefield, have been providing the catering facilities at the National Coal Mining Museum for England for the past 12 months. ...


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    April 28, 2016 at 2:45 pm
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    Alan O’Kane Appointed as Head Chef

    The award winning Black Swan Hotel in Helmsley have announced the appointment of new Head Chef. Alan O’Kane, who spent his early career initially at The Savoy in London, and later at The Capital brings a wealth of culinary experience and passion to the role as well as a number of awards to his name....


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    April 28, 2016 at 2:43 pm
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    Thixendale couple celebrates shortlist success

    The husband and wife team behind Thixendale business, Yorkshire Rapeseed Oil are celebrating after being shortlisted for a prestigious Award. Hosted by Family Business Place, the Red Ribbon awards are the UK’s only national awards that recognise the achievements of family-run companies of all sizes and across all sectors. Yorkshire Rapeseed Oil has been shortlisted...


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    April 28, 2016 at 2:33 pm
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    Pickering Farm Shop on the Fast Track to Success

    A North York Moors farm shop is celebrating after being shortlisted for two prestigious business awards. Cedarbarn Farm Shop & Cafe’s run by Mandy and Karl Avison near Pickering have also been chosen from hundreds of entrants to be named Regional Finalist in the ‘Best of British’ category in the Red Ribbon Awards, while daughter...


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    April 28, 2016 at 2:29 pm
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    Yorkshire serves up world’s first climate change coffee

    A North Yorkshire based ethically sourced coffee company are to launch their new coffee at the BBC’s Good Food Show in Harrogate next week. Source Climate Change Coffee is the first coffee business in the UK with its own carbon credit number, providing 100% traceability to the communities where the coffee is produced.  Grown in...


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    April 28, 2016 at 2:27 pm
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    THE TOPPING PIE COMPANY LAUNCHES NEW DELI TO GO MAGGIE’S RANGE

    Yorkshire family-run bakery, The Topping Pie Company, is set to launch a ‘deli to go’ range under its new Maggie’s sub brand at this year’s Farm Shop & Deli Show (18-20 April), NEC, Birmingham, aimed at independent, speciality retailers from forecourt to farm shop. The new range named after Maggie Topping whose family recipes and...


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    April 16, 2016 at 1:56 pm
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    New season treats from Rosebud Preserves

    NEW SEASON products from award-winning Rosebud Preserves this March are its Marmalades and Rhubarb Jams. Rosebud Preserves has been making its jams, marmalades, chutneys and jellies at Masham, North Yorkshire, since 1989. The company was started by Elspeth Biltoft and her founding principles, to source local produce whenever possible; to cook traditional recipes; and practice...


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    April 8, 2016 at 2:47 pm
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    Ever wonder where your food comes from? 

    A group of East Yorkshire pea farmers are to feature on a new Channel 4 series highlighting the process of getting our food from field to fork. Yorkshire Peas, a co-operative of over 40 Yorkshire farmers will feature on Channel 4’s flagship food programme, The Food Chain on Monday 18th April. The new series aims...


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    April 8, 2016 at 2:46 pm
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    Yorebridge House Hotel Strikes Gold as Best Small Hotel in the UK at the 2016 Visit England Awards

      Yorebridge House Hotel, owned by Dave and Charlotte Reilly, is in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales, have had an outstanding year, winning awards galore, as well as recently gaining 3 AA Rosettes. And they have now been awarded Gold as the Best Small Hotel in the UK, in the much coveted Visit England...


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    April 8, 2016 at 2:36 pm
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    Enjoy the best of Yorkshire Beef at Lockwood’s Steak Festival

    From the 8th to 18th April, Lockwood’s chefs invite you to their two-week long Steak Festival showcasing some of the best cuts from the extensive range of Farmison & Co’s rare breed selection. Bring a gathering of friends or family and enjoy the best cuts of delicious air-dried steaks at Lockwood’s restaurant on 83 North...


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    April 8, 2016 at 2:14 pm
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    Breadmaking Courses Are On The Rise

    A Wolds based organic bakery are offering delegates the chance to learn traditional baking skills from the experts. Run by the Sellers family, Side Oven Bakery, based at Carr House Farm in Foston on the Wolds has been with the family for five generations Bakery founder Caroline Sellers started out by running the occasional workshop...


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    April 1, 2016 at 12:44 pm
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    The Shibden Mill Inn takes Bronze at VisitEngland Awards for Excellence

    A West Yorkshire Inn is celebrating after winning a Bronze Award in the Pub of the Year category at the prestigious VisitEngland Awards. The Shibden Mill Inn received the accolade– which recognises excellence across the industry, at a ceremony held during English Tourism Week in which 16 winners including Best Tourism Experience, Best Visitor Attraction...


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    April 1, 2016 at 12:42 pm