North Yorkshire business win regional Food Entrepreneur Award

Two Yorkshire artisan producers are celebrating after winning an award which recognises their collaboration on a unique product.

Thixendale based Yorkshire Rapeseed Oil won the Best Partnership category in the second annual Garbutt and Elliott Food Entrepreneur Awards for their work with East Yorkshire based Staal Smokehouse to produce a smoked rapeseed oil. 

Founder, Adam Palmer who was delighted to win the award said: “We’re passionate about collaborating with local producers and are delighted to have won this high profile accolade that recognises Yorkshire’s food and drink entrepreneurs.”

The awards are organised by York and Leeds-based accountancy firm Garbutt and Elliott and recognise the best among the county’s food and drink producers and retailers. The awards dinner took place at the Castle Museum, York earlier this month and the category included some stiff competition from fellow Yorkshire businesses from Birds on the Loose, York Gin and York Cocoa House.

Yorkshire Rapeseed Oil was established in 2008 by Adam and Jennie Palmer on their farm in the heart of the Yorkshire Wolds.  They now produce a range of oils, dressings and mayonnaise based on their award-winning rapeseed oil that is produced exclusively from home. Their Yorkshire Wolds grown rape is pressed, blended, bottled and labelled on the family farm.