2016
September
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    Spring to Life: Unique new gin made from ‘mystical river’

    A Wolds based drinks producer have harnessed the mineral water flowing up from ancient springs beneath their estate to create two distinctive – and very local – new gins. Multi award-winning Raisthorpe Manor are using the special waters of the ‘Gypsey Race’ to create the company’s first Raisthorpe Distilled Dry Gin and Raisthorpe Oak-Aged Dry...


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    September 30, 2016 at 2:33 pm
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    Icelandic Super-Yoghurt to be stocked at Booths stores

    The first farm in Britain to make an Icelandic-style super yoghurt, has won a contract to stock 16 Booths stores across the North of England. Hesper Farm, near Malham in the Yorkshire Dales, started producing skyr last year and has been increasing its stockists ever since. Booths are the first supermarket chain to stock to...


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    September 29, 2016 at 1:39 pm
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    Crossing The Black Cat’s Path Brings Good Luck for SNAP Recipebox

    North Yorkshire based SNAP Recipebox have announced an exciting new partnership to help grow their popular online business. SNAP, who produce seasonal recipe boxes using locally sourced ingredients have teamed up with talented Yorkshire chef Liam Root, owner of The Black Cat Bistro in Holmfirth, to bring their expanding customers base even more delicious recipes....


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    September 24, 2016 at 10:21 am
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    Luxury pudding firm shortlisted for national food award

    An award-winning baking business is celebrating after securing a place on the shortlist in the national final of delicious. magazine’s inaugural Produce Awards. Burtree Puddings, based near Darlington beat off some tough competition to make it through to the finals with its Sticky Toffee Pudding and Sticky Toffee Sauce. The family-run company is one of...


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    September 23, 2016 at 1:08 pm
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    Yorkshire Wagyu pies awarded two gold stars at prestigious food awards

    The team at Tibthorpe based Yorkshire Wagyu Company is celebrating after one of its gourmet pies won two stars in the Guild of Fine Food’s 2016 Great Taste Awards.   The Yorkshire Wagyu Company’s Subtly Spiced Mince Wagyu Pie was one of only 828 products out of 10,000 entries to be awarded the coveted two...


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    September 22, 2016 at 10:55 am
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    Thixendale business reaches the final of prestigious magazine food awards

    The team at Yorkshire Rapeseed Oil’s lifestyle brand, Charlie and Ivy’s are celebrating after one of their award winning products has reached the final of the inaugural delicious. magazine awards. The company has been selected to represent the North East Region in the national final in the From the Earth (Artisan) Category that rewards products...


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    September 22, 2016 at 10:52 am
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    Ripon artisan liqueur business wins a second Great Taste award 

    A North Yorkshire artisan spirit company is celebrating after its Strawberry Vodka Liqueur was awarded a prestigious gold star at the Guild of Fine Food’s Great Taste Awards.  Ripon based The Little Red Berry Company has built on the success of its 2015 Great Taste star for Blackcurrant Vodka Liqueur with a second coveted star...


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    September 22, 2016 at 10:51 am
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    Great Newsome Brewery is among the Great Taste winners of 2016

    Great Taste, the world’s most coveted blind-tasted food awards, which celebrates the very best in food and drink, has announced the Great Taste stars of 2016. Out of 10,000 products to be judged, Great Newsome Brewery was awarded a 3-star & 1-star Great Taste award for its Liquorice Lads Stout and Little Jem’s Hodgsons IPA...


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    September 22, 2016 at 10:46 am
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    Shipley’s Just Desserts among Great Taste winners of 2016

    Great Taste, the world’s most coveted blind-tasted food awards, which celebrates the very best in food and drink, has announced the Great Taste stars of 2016. Out of 10,000 products to be judged, Shipley based bakery, Just Desserts was awarded a 2-star Great Taste Award for its individual Pear and Almond Franzipan tart and 1-star...


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    September 22, 2016 at 10:44 am
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    Beer maker to brew up a storm with inaugural festival

    Wold Top Brewery is to host its first ever beer festival when it opens its gates for a two-day event next month. The idea of a Wold Top beer festival has long been discussed amongst the brewery team of 18, but the date for the Big Sky Beer Festival has been fixed for October 7...


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    September 22, 2016 at 10:23 am
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    A decade of ‘Life on the Hedge’

    There’s a definite buzz in the hedgerows surrounding one North Yorkshire drinks producer as they celebrate 10 years in businesses. Sloemotion, who produce a range of liqueurs, chocolates and preserves using hedgerow fruit, began almost by accident at Manor Farm, near Malton, after trained ecologist Jonathan Curtoys deciding to introduce conservation methods aimed at encouraging...


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    September 17, 2016 at 2:41 pm
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    Drewton’s shares tips on championing food producers

    Drewton’s Farm Shop’s commitment to championing local food producers has come to the attention of the Caribbean island of Saint Lucia as a result of a recently-formed partnership between the British-Caribbean Chamber of Commerce and the Saint Lucia Trade Promotion Agency (TEPA). Proprietor Katie Taylor and general manager Hellen Dimmock have been working closely with...


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    September 17, 2016 at 2:28 pm
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    Lockwoods’ restaurant features in a brand new guide of the North East’s flourishing independent food scene

    A new guide of the best of North Yorkshire’s independent restaurants and food & drink producers was launched this week, giving the region’s food lovers a fantastic coffee table book of all the great places to eat and drink, along with recipes from each place mentioned. The North Yorkshire Cook Book boasts the very best...


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    September 7, 2016 at 10:31 am
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    Brewery, meat specialists and oil producers in the running to be named best in East Yorkshire

    Four businesses from the area will be going head to head with other food and drink producers at this year’s East Yorkshire Local Food Network and Beverley Food Festival Awards. Hunmanby’s Wold Top Brewery, Thixendale-based Yorkshire Rapeseed Oil, and Driffield businesses T.Soanes & Son and The Yorkshire Wagyu Company beat off competition from over 120...


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    September 5, 2016 at 10:39 am
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    Wagyu make national awards shortlist

    National food and drink awards name East Yorkshire Wagyu producers on shortlist The Yorkshire Wagyu Company has been announced as one of only four businesses to have reached the finals in the Regional Growth category of the Food and Drink Federation (FDF) Awards 2016. The specialist beef business, based near Driffield, proved it can compete...


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    September 3, 2016 at 2:14 pm
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    Daleside Launch New Beer

    Following on from the success of their G & P Gin Infused Ale earlier in the summer, a North Yorkshire based brewery are set to launched their latest quirky tipple onto the market. Lemongrass Thai.P.A. created by the team at Daleside Brewery in Harrogate is a refreshing 4.0% pale ale with zesty citrus notes and...


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    September 3, 2016 at 2:10 pm
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    National food and drink awards name East Yorkshire Wagyu producers on shortlist

    The Yorkshire Wagyu Company has been announced as one of only four businesses to have reached the finals in the Regional Growth category of the Food and Drink Federation (FDF) Awards 2016. The specialist beef business, based near Driffield, proved it can compete with other big players in the food industry, including global sweet maker...


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    September 3, 2016 at 11:49 am