An enterprising husband and wife team from Kirkbymoorside have launched an online delicatessen to deliver locally sourced produce to the region.
Launched in September by Jamie and Ros Randall, Cook’s Larder offer a local delivery service of Yorkshire-made meats, cheeses, fruit, veg and baked goods celebrating the best of regional farmers and suppliers and offering a safe and sustainable alternative to supermarket shopping.
After returning to Yorkshire from 12 years of living in Sydney the couple were hugely impressed and inspired by the diverse range of food and drink available on their doorstep from local producers and growers and so the idea behind Cook’s Larder was born.
Jamie and Ros’ mission is to showcase Yorkshire’s best farmers, butchers, bakers, growers, spice makers, and much more and they are currently working with over 20 suppliers including the St Quintin’s Creamery, Courtyard Dairy, Johnson’s Eggs and Wass Farm.
Director Ros Randall said: “We were really excited to see the breadth and diversity of food in the local area and witness the emerging food movement first-hand when we came back.
“COVID and its subsequent restrictions led us to launch our own online deli, to promote the best of Yorkshire farmers and artisans and really focus on local and seasonal produce and getting it directly to the customer by providing an alternative to the supermarket.”
“We’re committed to sourcing local foods, reducing packaging and keeping our carbon footprint down by using Yorkshire suppliers. All orders over £30 come with free delivery to selected postcodes, and there’s no minimum order,” continues co-founder Jamie.
Working with both established and up-and-coming suppliers, Cook’s Larder deliver orders six days a week, Monday to Saturday. Orders can be placed online in as little as three days in advance, helping the team to deliver only the freshest ingredients.
The team are currently delivering to the York, Ryedale, Scarborough, Thirsk and Harrogate areas with a Click and Collect service also available, offering 15-minute collection slots.
Ros concludes: “With the ongoing COVID restrictions, we hope to promote Yorkshire food without the hassle of leaving the house. We have big plans for the future, including food fairs in 2021, and hope to one day deliver Yorkshire produce nationally.”
For more information on Cooks Larder and to place an order online visit www.cookslarder.co.uk.