Local producers brought together for Eat Yorkshire initiative

The team at a Thixendale family farming business has launched an initiative to connect local businesses for the benefit of their customers.

Wednesday, 3rd March 2021, 6:58 am
Staal Smokehouse founder Justin Staal with Yorkshire Rapeseed Oil's Adam Palmer. (photo taken before Covid-19 restrictions)

Jennie Palmer from Yorkshire Rapeseed Oil approached selected Yorkshire businesses to participate in the ‘Eat Yorkshire’ promotion that will run throughout March.

She said: “For us and many of our business friends, meeting up and selling at food fairs and farmers’ markets is a great part of the job that we have really missed this year.

“I wanted to do something to give something back our loyal customers, so I approached like minded family businesses to take part in a virtual food fair with a difference: Eat Yorkshire.”

Other businesses taking part in Eat Yorkshire include Staal Smokehouse, Side Oven Bakery, The Chilli Jam Man, Wold Top Brewery, Sloemotion, Anna’s Happy Trotters, Raisthorpe Manor, Lottie Shaws, Puckett’s Pickles, Yorkshire Wolds Apple Juice and Yorkshire Tonics.

Justin Staal, founder of Staal Smokehouse, said: “We’ve really missed the show season, so we’re delighted to be taking part in Jennie’s innovative virtual show initiative.

“We hope that we can create show-like engagement with our customers on social media – it will certainly be warmer doing it this way.”