Producers

Hodgson’s Fish

Fresh fish and seafood We partner with Hodgson Fish to bring a fresh fish to Blacker Hall Farm. W Hodgson was established in 1916 as a family-business in the fishing port of Hartlepool, when it was mainly Whiting, Haddock, Cod and Plaice which dominated the slabs. Today, the business is still owned and run by… View Article

Richard Spilman

Our Yorkshire asparagus is sourced from The Spilman family farm, at Sessay near Thirsk. As well as asparagus, Richard and his wife Sally also grow strawberries, raspberries and crops such as wheat and barley. Interview with Richard about growing asparagus      

Fruity Kitchen, jams and preserves

We have recently partnered with Yorkshire made Fruity Kitchen jams and preserves, scrumptious to serve with our freshly baked bread and croissants. So delicious, they’re also our jam of choice in The Barn Café. Mother and daughter team, Hannah and Julia, are Fruity Kitchen, and we asked them a little bit about their business and… View Article

John Wright, Free-Range Bronze Turkey Farmer

John Wright Turkeys is a family business with over 50 years experience. John was born in the farmhouse at Holme Farm, Hull, and still rears turkeys there with the help of his son, family and local staff.

Mary Burgess, runs the family farm

Edward Garthwaite and his wife, Cheryl, are responsible for the running of The Farm Shop, whilst Mary (Edward’s sister) and her husband, Matthew, manage the family’s farm. This means looking after the cattle and pigs as well as managing the crops.

Danny Lockwood, Yorkshire Fine Cheese

Danny is one of our artisan, independent producers, making his award-winning Barncliffe Brie from a small unit in Shelley, between Wakefield and Huddersfield. It’s a favourite amongst our customers and we keep our fingers firmly crossed that his supply can keep up with demand.

David Heap, provides our white turkeys

David Heap rears his white turkeys just a few miles away at Flowery Fields Farm near Holmfirth. Whilst we source our white turkeys from David all year round, clearly demand increases a hundredfold come Christmas!

Ray Woolhead, Divine Gin

Amongst our ever growing selection of artisan gins, one of the most locally distilled is Ray Woolhead’s Divine Gin. Based in Holmfirth, this is a relatively new distillery producing small, but perfectly made batches! Find out more about Ray’s new venture.

James Bramley, Root Vegetable Manager at Poskitt Ltd

James Bramley is Root Vegetable Manager at M.H. Poskitt Ltd. James’ wife, Helen (who is Edward’s middle sister) runs the Greengrocery department in The Farm Shop, so there are high expectations for product quality. James has worked for them for 9 years, managing the farming of the root vegetable crops.