Yorkshire Wolds food showcase at Thixendale market


A farmers’ market in Thixendale will showcase the best food and drink produced on the Yorkshire Wolds.

Up to 20 different food producers will exhibit samples from the region’s extensive larder at ‘Taste the Wolds’, an all-day event to be held at The Robert Fuller Gallery on Saturday July 13th.

From award-winning jams and liqueurs to prime cuts of beef and smoked meats, there will be a plate or glass of every type of food and drink currently produced on the Wolds.

In an age when knowing where food originates is gaining significance, Taste the Wolds presents an opportunity to meet the people behind the flavours.

“It is so important to understand where your food comes from and how it is produced and to support the people who are doing such a good job right here on the Wolds,” said the host, wildlife artist Robert E Fuller.

Mr Fuller will also be running a bar at the event serving locally-brewed beer.

An increasing number of quality artisan producers on the Yorkshire Wolds are creating a recognisable ‘brand’ of the region’s best food.

Visitors to Taste the Wolds can pick from oils made by Yorkshire Rapeseed Oil, sloe gin made by Raisthorpe Manor, chutneys made by The Chili Jam Man – all producers based in Thixendale - or choose beers brewed in Hunmanby by Wold Top Brewery, or award-winning cheeses made by Epicures Larder from the milk of a rare breed herd kept in Wold Newton.

Also on offer will be smoked meat delicacies from Staal Smokehouse, in Beverley, and flour and porridge grown by J Stringers in Bishop Wilton.

Manor Farm Beef, Ryedale Vineyards, Mr Moos Ice-Creams, Wold Top Cookies and Wold Cottage Kitchen Jams will also be offering tasty samples from stalls inside and outside the Thixendale gallery.

Although not edible, Fieldhouse Flowers in Everingham, will also be present, bringing armfuls of fragrant locally-grown blooms, and Manor Farm in Thixendale will be selling plants and seedlings.

Visitors can also enjoy paintings of wildlife to be found on the Wolds whilst they browse.

Taste the Wolds is a free event. It takes place between 10am and 4.30pm on Saturday July 13th at The Robert Fuller Gallery, Fotherdale Farm, Thixendale, 01759 368355. For more information see www.robertefuller.com