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Give love to your local

With all but essential workers currently in lockdown, now more than ever its time to give love to your local farm shops and producers.

We have pulled together this list so you can look after yourself or the fellow foodie in your life with a collection of our favourite Yorkshire products that can either be collected or delivered straight to your doorstep from across the county.

Bondgate Bakery – Otley, West Yorkshire

With a range of delicious baked goods on offer, these bakers in Otley use traditional methods and simple, locally and ethically sourced ingredients where possible to create wonderful bread, savouries, cakes and pastries.

They've launched an online ordering system that includes their cake and tray bake range, sandwiches, eggs, savouries, cakes, pastries, quiche, salad boxes and all different varieties of bread from bread buns to teacakes, bloomers to sourdough and scones to English muffins. Plus a range of Vegan, Vegetarian and Gluten-Free products too.

Botham’s of Whitby - Whitby, North Yorkshire

Founded in 1865 by Elizabeth Botham, her traditions have been passed down through 5 generations and they are still proudly continued today using only high-quality produce, using traditional methods and recipes that honour their origin and heritage.

Online orders are still available as per usual, which include “The Love Pork Pies”, “Afternoon Tea” and the “Grand Yorkshire Hamper”, alongside familiar Botham’s cupboard essentials including biscuits, tea bread, fruit cakes, cakes, pies, bakery, preserves, cheese and tea & coffee. Bakery goods can also be ordered including English Muffins, Sourdough Loaf and Sultana Scones on certain days of the week so they can be posted out as fresh as possible on the day of/after baking.

The Sawley Kitchen – Ripon, North Yorkshire

The Sawley Kitchen is an award-winning family-run biscuit bakery based in Ripon that makes delicious products from melt in your mouth lemon cookies, rhubarb and ginger shortbread, ginger thins, Shrewsbury biscuits, giant and mini meringues, oatcakes and many other taste-bud-tingling treats.   

With a strong emphasis on their heritage, Sawley Kitchen are passionate that these hand-crafted delights are baked in a traditional manner using family recipes – some 200 years old. They hope you enjoy eating them as much as they enjoy baking them.

Tipple Tails – Sheffield, South Yorkshire

The Tipple Tails philosophy in life is to do things well, take the time to enjoy simple pleasures and celebrate the things that matter most. Jane Stammers is a passionate baker of yummy rich, moist cakes bursting with fruit and nuts and laced with unusual, award-winning, locally made liqueurs for a delicious treat. The cakes are made with lovely ingredients from local, passionate producers and long standing local and family businesses.

Why not treat yourself, a friend or loved one and order a scrumptious cake today, try the total fruit cake, ginger tingle, coco bazaar, cinnamon pippin, cherry orchard or sign up to their four-month fruit cake subscription online today.

Spirit of Yorkshire Distillery – Hunmanby, North Yorkshire

When deciding upon a name for Yorkshire’s first single malt whisky, Spirit of Yorkshire only had to look out of their window for inspiration. Stretching from the outcrop of Filey Brigg to the headland of Flamborough Head the beautiful stretch of sand of Filey Bay was the perfect choice.

Now onto their second release of Filey Bay, the overall style remains light and fruity, with familiar notes of vanilla and citrus, the extra maturation time gives it a more rounded flavour with added depth. With free delivery on online orders, now is the perfect time to sample this, or browse their online shop for gifts, clothing and hampers.

Topping Pies, Doncaster – South Yorkshire

South Yorkshire producers Topping Pies are offering home delivery service within a 30-mile radius of Doncaster on their delicious range of creations along with cooked meats, pies, pork pies, raw meats, cheeses, quiches, sausage rolls and vegan products too. Just call to order for delivery or collection.

All their pies are made to order using British farm assured pork, ensuring they won’t be beaten on taste. Their stunning range is available in a wide range of sizes and bundles for your perfect pork pie fix including Huntsman Pork Pie, Scrumpy Pork Pie & the timeless Traditional Pork Pie filling. Even better, many of their pies can be stored in your freezer for up to 12 months.

YO Bakehouse – Malton, North Yorkshire

YO Bakehouse is committed to supplying the communities of Malton and Norton in North Yorkshire with bread and cakes during these uncertain times. Check out their Facebook page for information on their call and collect services and which days they are open for off the shelf purchases. 

Lewis & Cooper – Northallerton, North Yorkshire

With designated time slots set aside Monday to Friday for their most vulnerable customers, Lewis and Cooper have also established a phone and collect service at their Northallerton Store for your essential groceries, wines, deli and takeaway too. This world-renowned gourmet food emporium has been operating from the quintessential market town of Northallerton since 1899.

Offering fine foods and wines, luxury hampers and gift baskets to purchase from their online store. Why not create your own luxury hamper or send a care package with all the very best Yorkshire treats to someone you know and love?

Cocoa Wonderland – Sheffield, South Yorkshire

Nestled in the hills of Sheffield, Cocoa Wonderland offers the tastiest of chocolate. These heavenly treats are all handmade in their in-house chocolate factory. Using their online store you can order treats that they'll pop in the post for you.

Oldest Sweet Shop in England - Pateley Bridge, North Yorkshire

Set in the picturesque Yorkshire Dales, The Oldest Sweet Shop in England has been selling traditional old-fashioned sweets for nearly two centuries. Which has even been validated by The Guinness World Records (2014) as the oldest sweet shop in the world.

Their online shop is a treasure trove of nostalgia featuring all your old favourites from white mice to bon bons, chocolate limes and cinder toffee. Priding themselves on the quality of their confectionery, using original recipes and methods that date back to the 19th century. Their love for sweets is evident so treat yourself to half a pound or even a full jar of your favourite sweet treat.

Wensleydale Creamery, Hawes, North Yorkshire

If your love for cheese is as strong as a good stilton or Wensleydale Blue, then never fear, you can find all your favourite cheese varieties and accompaniments, including cakes, artisan pickles, crackers and chutneys from Wensleydale Creamery’s new online deli.

Their online deli has everything you might need with lower postage costs and free delivery for orders over £75 too. Check out their hampers, chocolates, sweets and gifts all available from their online store.

Black Sheep Brewery – Masham, North Yorkshire

Offering nationwide delivery by courier from their online shop, you can still order all your favourite Black Sheep ales and beers, Spirits, clothing, glassware, gift boxes, chutneys, pickle, marmalade, fruitcake, gin and whisky plus gift vouchers too for yourself, friends and family.

Cannon Hall Farm Shop – Barnsley, South Yorkshire

Like many food retailers, Cannon Hall Farm Shop are ensuring that customers have their own space when shopping and taking all necessary precautions to ensure customer and staff safety.

If you live (or a government approved designated worker) in the Barnsley area, you will realise that this is a place where great food is taken seriously. With onsite butchers and artisan bakers, Cannon Hall Farm is fully stocked with everything from fresh meat, vegetables, deli items, baked goods, ready meals and delicious pies and tarts.  They will shortly be introducing the farm’s first ever home delivery service, offering everything from a range of extended ready-meal options, to meat and bakery items to order online. Check their website for the latest developments.

Farmer Copley's Farm Shop – Pontefract, West Yorkshire

The Copley family has been farming for over 140 years with the aim to showcase the best of British agriculture and helping people learn where their food comes from and how it is produced. The jewel in their crown is the farm shop which is stocked with local produce fresh from their fields, along with their delicious frozen Cook range too.

Those lucky enough to live within the local area - Pontefract, Featherstone, Purston, Sharlston, Crofton, Ackworth and everywhere local in between – can take advantage of their new local on the Mooove delivery or collection services. There is also a fantastic online shop where hampers and gift vouchers can be purchased which are perfect as a gift to a friend or a treat for yourself.

Castle Howard Farm Shop, nr York, North Yorkshire

Stocking everything you need from fruit and veg, meat, cheese, deli delights, bread, wines, spirits, speciality soft drinks and gifts. Castle Howard’s Farm Shop is now offering a click and collect service so you can continue to stock up on delicious treats from the artisan, award-winning and local suppliers whose produce fills their shelves.

A new food delivery service has been created to help support their most vulnerable customers in their local villages, providing a vital support network for those in isolation in the following villages Coneysthorpe, Ganthorpe, Bulmer, Welburn, Easthorpe, Terrington, Slingsby and Hildenley.

Drewton’s – South Cave, East Yorkshire

At Drewton’s they work with more than 250 local farmers, growers and suppliers to ensure that customers have access to the highest-quality produce. Now, more than ever helping to reduce the need for excessive food miles and championing produce that is locally sourced or freshly made in-house. 

The farm shop is remaining open 7 days a week through lockdown to help keep your shelves stocked with Drewton’s essentials including dairy, frozen food, veg, pasta, bakery and biscuits, jams and pickles, pantry goods, tea and coffee, pate, curry and items from the butchers and delicatessen counters.

Blacker Hall Farm Shop – Wakefield, West Yorkshire

As a family of farmers, Blacker Hall Farm Shop take a hands-on and traditional approach to everything they do to achieve the best quality possible for their customers. Their beef roasts and steaks are matured on the bone for a minimum of 21 days, their award-winning hams and bacon are dry cured on site and their bread is freshly baked each morning. The farm shop remains fully stocked and open for people living and continuing to work in the Wakefield area. Over 80% of everything they sell is made or home reared on their farm, ensuring a safe and steady supply of fresh produce.

With items available from their greengrocer, butchers, bakery, delicatessen, food to go, wine, fishmongers counters along with many of the nation’s favourite household essentials including toilet roll, Kellogg’s cornflakes, Weetabix, Calpol, tinfoil, tissues, fairy washing up liquid and bleach as well.

They've launched a click and collect service available 7 days a week.

Keelham Farm Shop – Bradford/Skipton, West and North Yorkshire

Championing over 400 suppliers from Yorkshire, Keelham Farm Shop helps to support and strengthen their local economy. They've got a click and collect service for you to place orders online and collect in store.

With a wide range of items available from their delicatessen, fruit and veg, dairy, butchers, fishmongers, bakery, teas and coffee, biscuits, wines and spirits, soft drinks, prepared products, chocolate, pies and pizzas and jams and including a whole range of store cupboard essentials.

The Whole Hogg – Malton, North Yorkshire

With an emphasis on local produce and great taste, The Whole Hogg farm shop offers an extraordinary range of home grown and homemade produce including bakery, butchery, delicatessen, store cupboard essentials, fruit and veg, wines, beers and spirits, gifts and garden, hampers and gift vouchers too.

With a selection of hot and cold food that can be ordered for takeaway and a delivery service now in place from Monday to Saturday within a 10-mile radius of the farm shop.

Bert’s Barrow – Hillam, West Yorkshire

Stocked full of fresh award-winning produce from their fields or from local producers. Bert’s Barrow are passionate about supporting local small businesses and are proud of the quality and very tasty food they have to offer.

This small family-run farm spans across many generations and is located in the little village called Hillam in West Yorkshire. They have recently set up a drive-through farm shop and an online click and collect option. 

The Local Pantry – near Pool in Wharfdale, North Yorkshire

Your favourite Local Pantry items are still available from this much-loved establishment located only a 10-minute drive from Otley.

Their ethos to support local Yorkshire farmers, growers, producers and businesses continue with fresh seasonal produce available to order including bread and cakes, fresh meat, cupboard essentials, deli items, ready meals, dairy, beer, wine, soft drinks and fruit and vegetables.

The Balloon Tree Farm Shop & Café - Gate Helmsley, York, North Yorkshire

A true market-led farm shop, The Balloon Tree Farm shop and Café grow the majority of our products on site including around 30 types and varieties of fruit and vegetables. These are harvested from the farm fresh every morning, with the emphasis on flavour and not their shelf life.

The farm shop remains open for staples such as milk, dairy, fresh fruit and vegetables, beef, pork and chicken, yoghurts, butter, cream, a variety of deli products, biscuits and bakery products, pasta and rice, some frozen meals plus wine, beer and gin too. There's even an online shop to order from.

Town End Farm Shop – Airton, North Yorkshire

With new lines added every day and daily deliveries of bread, fruit, vegetables, eggs, meat, loose flour, yeast, sugar, tea bags, rice and pasta. The produce on offer at Town End Farm shop is fresh, local and guaranteed to be packed full of flavour.

Whether it be sourcing the finest quality, local produce or the breeding and rearing of grass-fed lamb, traditional breed cattle and rare breed pork on the farm, their online shop provides a great range of meat options from game to bacon, cheese, charcuterie, fish, dairy, Yorkshire gin, spirits, wine and beer and hampers to purchase too and much more.

Fodder – Harrogate, North Yorkshire

Fodder is passionate about Yorkshire, its farmers and local producers, supporting and selling the very best goods from other 430 farmers and producers including meat, fruit and vegetables, deli, bakery, cupboard essentials, fish and fodder chef favourites including scones, millionaire’s shortbread, chocolate cookies and flapjack.

The shop is still open with social distancing measures in place, their online shop for Christmas food is available to order now. As a small way to say thank you, Fodder are offering all NHS workers (on provision of their NHS badge or card) a 10% discount

Bettys & Taylors, North Yorkshire

Bettys has been around for 100 years, and once this passes, they’ll still be there; kettle on, cakes freshly baked, with a smile for all who visit. In the meantime, if you are missing your Fat Rascal fix, Bettys online mail order service remains available to bring you the very best of Bettys.

Order the good eggs in your life the finest handcrafted Easter eggs and luxury Simnel cakes, hampers brimming with delicious Bettys favourites, gift inspiration for your foodie friends, coffee lovers or chocolate connoisseurs in your life. Cakes for every celebration and the best quality tea and coffee from their sister company Taylors of Harrogate.

Masons Gin - Leeming Bar, North Yorkshire

Now is the perfect excuse to take your time over making your gin and tonic choice and Mason’s Gin has created the perfect gin bundle just for you. They offer next day delivery on all products purchased from their shop and are delivered by courier.

Visit their online shop and choose from their award-winning gins from their latest Phoenix to classic dry gin, tea, lavender, Steve’s apple, peppered pear and sloe gin editions. So, don’t forget to look after yourself if you're working from home, those conference calls are often thirsty work.

Little Valley Brewery - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire

Great things happen when you mix the right ingredients and Little Valley Brewery know all about that. Their beer is made using the finest malts, hops, water, and yeast but it’s their team that’s the most vital ingredient of all. Their brewing journey has only been possible through tasting and testing and listening to their customers.

In order to get your fix of something of a Withens Pale or a Dark Vale Porter, head to their brewery shop or online store and take your taste buds on a journey.

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This is just a short overview of some of the amazing local Yorkshire businesses where you can get your produce from. This information was accurate as of 12/11/2020 but please check with the businesses' websites for the most up-to-date information. Don't forget to share snaps of your brilliant produce as/when it is delivered on social media using the hashtag #YorkshireTogether and give your local businesses that are doing great work the shout out they deserve!