Thixendale business celebrates success in national farm food competition

North Yorkshire business celebrates success in national farm food competition
Just weeks after being awarded a ‘Commendation for Excellence’ in the Small Business category at the prestigious Red Ribbon Awards for family businesses, a Thixendale producer of Rapeseed Oil has won a national farm produce award.

Yorkshire Rapeseed Oil’s new Oak Smoked Oil, a collaboration with East Yorkshire business, Staal Smokehouse, won the Cooking Oil category in the coveted Farm Produce Awards 2014.

The GBF Farm Produce Awards are the Great British Food magazine’s first ever food awards and are designed to showcase the skilled, passionate, and often unsung, artisans behind Britain’s finest speciality food and drink.

Commenting on the awards, Yorkshire Rapeseed Oil’s Jennie Palmer said: “We’re clearly enjoying a lucky streak! We faced tough competition from Mr Hugh’s Rapeseed Oil and the Gourmet Spice Company’s Garlic & Rosemary Oil, but were thrilled that our newly launched smoked oil won favour with the judges.”

Yorkshire Rapeseed Oil’s Oak Smoked Oil is hand crafted and smoked over oak and apple wood for a fuller flavour. It’s perfect for roasting vegetables, dressing salads and pasta, or great as a dipping oil with crusty bread and is available from farmers’ markets, farm shops, delis and independent retailers throughout Yorkshire and the South East.

Yorkshire Rapeseed Oil is used in Michelin starred kitchens, including the Pipe and Glass at South Dalton, and all products are preservative, GM and gluten free and are suitable for vegetarians.