Support Yorkshire’s artisan producers this Christmas

With Christmas preparations well underway and thoughts of food and gifts high on the agenda, a Leeds based entrepreneur has combined these festive needs with the opportunity to showcase and support small Yorkshire businesses.

Richard McWhinnie a business graduate with a passion for all things food and Yorkshire launched Yorkshire’s Finest Foods, an independent online retailer in 2014 committed to providing the public with a taste of the regions very best artisan produce and as an alternative to the supermarkets for festive fayre.

The business has grown steadily and now offers a selection of Yorkshire hampers, bursting with a range of local food and drink favourite making them the perfect gift for the food lover in your life!

Richard said; “Eating quality food throughout the year is important to food lovers like myself, but the Christmas period is where people can really branch out and buy different foods they wouldn’t usually consider.  Yorkshire offers some of the best produce in the UK and our hampers are a great way of bringing the tastes of Yorkshire to the rest of the country and showcasing the hard work and passion producers put into their products.

Cheese Hamper - WickerThe hampers which as filled with festive favourites are great gifts for anyone who loves food and have something to suit every taste with selections of cheeses, chutneys, crackers and oils amongst others products to tempt taste buds.

“We’re passionate about supporting local producers in the region and while everyone loves good food over the festive period, many of us flock to the supermarkets to stock up on festive favourites such as mince pies and condiments rather than looking at more locally based and delicious options.

Each of our hampers has been carefully created and include some real hidden gems to ensure the products complement each other and offer a true taste of the Yorkshire food industry.  Many of the products in the hampers can’t be found on the high street and in areas outside of the region so the hampers really are a great way of promoting local producers and their products and ensure they receive a fair rate of pay.”

Yorkshire’s Finest Food’s Christmas Gifts are available to purchase online at and all gifts come with free delivery across the UK Mainland.