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                                                                                                        MEMBERSHIP NEWSLETTER ISSUE 6 • JULY 2010
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> BIGGER AND BETTER
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  DY AT THE GREAT YORKS SHOW
  More than 40 food and drink producers will be at this year’s
  Great Yorkshire Show – the biggest number yet to showcase
  under the deliciouslyorkshire campaigning brand.
  The majority will be in the show’s food          some of the region’s highly-acclaimed chefs                Stephanie Moon showcases
  hall while Womersley Fine Foods, Deli            who will also battle it out in ‘Ready, Steady,           Yorkshire’s Own Kitchen 2010
  Delicious Gifts and Yorkshire Hemp will be       Cook’ style contests.
  taking up specially designed outdoor stands         The RFG will also launch the 2010-2011
  for the first time.                              edition of ‘Yorkshire’s Own Kitchen’ at the        Round Green Venison Company
     The deliciouslyorkshire stand will feature    show. Hailed as the guide to the best food and     managing director Richard Elmhirst
  the best produce the region has to offer, from   drink in the region, the book is packed with       will be at the show – he is also
  award-winning cheeses to beautifully-crafted     recipes from celebrities – including Rosemary      outgoing president of the Yorkshire
  cupcakes and hand-reared Yorkshire meat.         Shrager and James Martin – as well as Michelin-    Agricultural Society. Richard’s farm is
     And making the deliciouslyorkshire            starred and award-winning regional chefs.          providing the British Deer Farmers
  presence at the show on 13-15 July even             The guide also features a foreword by           Association’s marquee as part of a
  better will be a bigger – and livelier –         gardener and tv personality Alan Titchmarsh        drive to recruit more Yorkshire deer
  cookery theatre for the first time on the        and a chart of foods in season – all designed      farmers as demand for venison is
  Welcome to Yorkshire stand.                      to help readers recreate a taste of Yorkshire      outstripping supply.
     Compered by BBC Radio 2 foodie Nigel          at home.                                           www.roundgreenfarm.co.uk
  Barden and deliciouslyorkshire champion             A box of 12 books costs £72 plus p&p
  Stephanie Moon, the theatre will feature         and includes a free POS floorstand: www.
  inspirational cooking demonstrations from        deliciouslyorkshire.co.uk


  GET YOUR                                         performance after just
                                                   one year of winning
                                                                                                     BOOSTING ExPORT
  ENTRIES IN                                       their first award.
                                                      Yorkshire Dales
                                                                                                     The RFG is stepping up its export
                                                                                                     activities to further boost business
  Now’s the time to enter the sixth annual         Meat Company                                      for Yorkshire companies.
  deliciouslyorkshire awards.                      is a previous                                         Following a successful trade mission
    We’re on the hunt for Yorkshire and            deliciousyorkshire                                to the Fancy Food Show in New York
  Humber’s very best food and drink which          award winner and                                  in June, the RFG is opening the trip to
  will be celebrated at an awards ceremony         displays its award logo on sausages sold in       businesses which wish to explore markets
  on 8 November at Rudding Park, Harrogate.        Morrison’s and Asda. MD Stephen Knox              in Canada (19-24 September). This
    New for this year is an export award,          said: “Winning the award last year certainly      is followed by October’s SIAL in Paris
  recognising the best example of a company        helped improve our business – our sales           where the RFG will showcase some
  which is embracing global export markets.        have increased dramatically in the last year.”    of the finest flavours of the region.
  There’s a total of 19 award categories,             So don’t delay – the deadline to get               In addition, a trade development visit
  including most outstanding newcomer and          your entry in is 6 August – go to www.            to India is planned for January 2011
  overall supreme product of 2010.                 deliciouslyorkshire.co.uk/awards/                 and exhibition space has been booked
    The awards are an important recognition           And for the first time, consumers will be      at Gulfood, Dubai in February.
  for food and drink companies and receive a       able to get more involved, with up to the             For details of export opportunities
  huge number of entries each year. Research       minute information released first on Twitter      contact kate.baumber@
  by Leicester University shows that award-        – www.twitter.com@local_food – and                regionalfoodgroup.co.uk
  winning companies enjoy improved financial       the chance to be part of the judging process.



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                FOREwORd                                    TasTy resulT
news round-up



                welcome To issue siX of                     Welcome to Yorkshire’s quirky Rhubarb
                deliciouslyorkshire –                       Crumble and Custard garden won the
                The newsleTTer for all                      People’s Choice award for the best small
                members of The reGional                     garden at the recent Chelsea Flower Show.
                food Group.                                    The garden, inspired by Yorkshire’s own
                                                            rhubarb triangle, features an overflowing
                                                            bowl of rhubarb crumble and custard and a
                It is now clear that the coalition          giant wooden spoon. It will be on display at
                government plans to replace Yorkshire       the Great Yorkshire Show before taking up           Alan Titchmarsh in the Welcome to
                Forward and the other RDAs with some        permanent residence at RHS Harlow Carr,             Yorkshire garden
                form of Local Enterprise Partnerships,      Harrogate.
                but a great deal needs to happen before
                such a structure could be in place.
                    We have a contract with Yorkshire       rfG servinG success
                Forward, and funding in place, until        The RFG works to promote,                        Sausages at Ripon and Country Products at
                2012. We have taken significant steps       support and develop our fantastic food           Tockwith through to Safe And Local Supplier
                over recent months to reduce our            and drink businesses in the Yorkshire            Approval (SALSA) accreditation.
                operating costs in order to maximise        and Humber region.                                  And a number of new product
                the benefit of this funding to members.       Recent successes include helping Brussels      development (NPD) initiatives have been
                Any change in our future funding, if at     sprouts producer W. Clappison Ltd at             completed for members including Just Puds at
                all, would be subject to negotiation and    Beverley to achieve the highest (grade A)        Masham, Thomas’s Bakery at Elland, Barjees
                novation to a new contracting body.         British Retail Consortium (BRC) Global           Ketchup at Bradford, Bleiker’s Smokehouse
                    We are therefore working on a           Standard for Food Safety.                        at Glasshouses, Ripley Ice Cream and Zeina
                business as usual basis – we have a full      The certification reassures retailers          Foods at Ossett. See page 4 for more.
                programme of workshops, consumer            and manufacturers of the capability and             RFG food technologist Catherine Riley
                and trade shows in the coming months        competence of a supplier, reducing the need      said: “We have many more projects ongoing
                and we have set ourselves a challenging     for them to carry out their own audits. John     as an increasing number of members realise
                budget this year, and are on track to       Clappison, whose family have been growing        the benefits of accreditation in confirming the
                deliver it.                                 Brussels sprouts since 1976 and are now          high standard of their operations to existing
                    We are committed to continuing to       responsible for 4% of the UK’s total sprout      and prospective buyers and end customers.
                support the region’s food and drink         production, said: “Working with RFG has             “We are not only here to help guide
                producers, retailers and hospitality        been very productive. Receiving support to       businesses through initial accreditation, but
                operators into the future. We value and     achieve the BRC certification will bring huge    also help them maintain their systems. For
                welcome your support, and the best          benefits to our business allowing us to supply   example we are currently working with
                way of ensuring that the RFG’s services     retailers with stringent guidelines and expand   sweet manufacturer Joseph Dobson and
                continue is by using the services to the    our client base.”                                Sons Ltd – home of the famous Yorkshire
                full, and by telling us what else we can      Other 2010 successes include supporting        Mixture – who have recently retained their
                do to support you better.                   Curry Cuisine at Dewsbury, Masham                BRC accreditation for their factory at Elland.”


                Jonathan Knight
                Chief Executive
                Regional Food Group




                                                            wORld’s bEsT REsTaURanT COMES TO YORKSHIRE
                GeT TweeTinG!                               York cookery school, The Cooking Rooms           in the S.Pellegrino World’s 50 Best
                You can now follow deliciouslyorkshire      will be celebrating Yorkshire Day in some        Restaurants Awards and 16 lucky customers
                on Twitter!                                 style on 1 August.                               will experience some of the best cooking
                   As part of its drive to keep members        Sam Miller, second chef at Noma,              available in the world.
                informed and engaged, we are on Twitter     Copenhagen, who hails from York will                The cost per person for Sam’s Noma-
                to let you know what’s happening and keep   be creating an eight course tasting menu         style tasting menu with carefully selected
                you updated on a huge range of topics.      that combines Noma style with the quality        wine to match is £75 per person. To book
                   Have a look – and join the debate – at   of Yorkshire ingredients.                        call 01904 500700.
                www.twitter.com/local_food                     Noma was recently voted best restaurant          www.thecookingrooms.com

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                                                                                                                                              members in The news
supermarkeT wins
Several RFG members have                    passionate about baking cakes. “I’m also
secured new contracts with leading          planning to set on an apprentice who
supermarket retailers.                      has got a passion for baking as a way of
    Sheffield-based Yorkshire Crisps is     giving something back,” said Allison.
supplying a range of its flavours in 150g      And continental food importer
bags – including Henderson’s Yorkshire      AreOlives is supplying 300 Sainsbury
Sauce, Sweet Chilli & Lime and Cheddar      stores nationwide with five new antipasti
& Caramelised Onion Chutney – to            product lines featuring marinated olives
Morrisons, Asda and John Lewis food halls   and red peppers stuffed with cheese.
    Head of sales and marketing Tim         All the lines are packed in convenient
Wheatley said: “We are building the         pots with cocktails sticks so they can
brand but are keen that it’s not to the     be enjoyed anywhere.
detriment of the independents who stock        The win has led to the company
our smaller bags. What we’ve found
is that it works well for them and the
                                            recruiting one extra full time member of
                                            staff at its Wetherby base and it has plans    TOP CHEFS IN
multiples – awareness of our product
means customers will buy from both.”
                                            to take on more staff this summer.
                                               Sales manager Nick Taylor said: “After
                                                                                           FUNDRAISER FEAST
    ProperMaid, Huddersfield, is stocking   18 months of hard work it was great            Four of the county’s top chefs combined
nine regional Asda stores with its award-   to finally see our products on the shelf,      their culinary talents to create a fundraising
winning Dandelion & Burdock cake (it        looking and tasting so good and ready          ‘Yorkshire Dinner’.
won this year’s deliciouslyorkshire award   for the summer! After such a successful           Michelin star chefs Andrew Pern from
for best bakery product) and Sticky         launch, we are now looking to roll these       The Star Inn, Harome and James Mackenzie
Ginger & Fudge cake.                        products out to other multiples in 2010.”      from The Pipe and Glass, South Dalton,
    Owner Allison Whitmarsh who             www.yorkshirecrisps.co.uk                      joined executive chef at Rudding Park,
launched the business just 18 months        www.propermaid.co.uk                           Harrogate, Stephanie Moon, and Michael
ago now employs six women all               www.areolives.com                              Hjort from Meltons, York, to cook the
                                                                                           feast to help raise money for the £2 million
                                                                                           refurbishment of the Yorkshire Museum.
                                                                                              The event, organised by the Yorkshire
yummy yorkshire scoop rural award                                                          Museum Development Board, was a sell out
Yummy Yorkshire Ice Cream, Huddersfield, has added to its                                  and featured a local, seasonal menu with all
                                                                                           the ingredients provided by local suppliers.
tally of awards, winning the Food and Drink Producer of the                                   The Yorkshire Museum will reopen
Year at the 2010 Yorkshire Rural Awards.                                                   on 1 August – Yorkshire Day. The new
                                                                                           displays will feature new spaces showcasing
The awards, organised by Dalesman,            It’s a real honour to achieve                internationally important artefacts, many of
honour the Yorkshire men and women          recognition from fellow Yorkshiremen           which are currently on show at the British
who have made their mark on the             such as Sir Thomas Ingilby and Gary            Museum in London.
countryside over the last 12 months.        Verity who sat on the judging panel            www.yorkshiremuseum.org.uk
  Jeremy Holmes, co-founder of Yummy        for the hard work we have put into
Yorkshire, said: “Winning this award is     perfecting our products.”
very important to us and means a great       www.yorkshiremilk.co.uk                      TOP MARKS
deal because both my wife Louise and I
are Yorkshire born and bred.                                                              FOR MACKENZIES
                                                                                          Mackenzies Yorkshire
                                                                                          Smokehouse is celebrating
                                                                                          achieving grade A BRC
                                                                                          accreditation for its £1.5m
                                                                                          manufacturing unit at
                                                                                          Blubberhouses. Owner
                                                                                          Stella Crowson said:
                                                                                          “We have a great team totally committed to
                                                                                          producing brilliant food in the correct manner.
                                                                                 LtoR
                                                                         Tom Riordan,     Getting accredited has involved a lot of hard
                                                                           Jeremy and     work over several months and we are delighted
                                                                       Louise Holmes      to achieve accreditation that will hopefully open
                                                                      and John Craven.    doors to new and bigger customers.” www.
                                                                                          mackenziesyorkshiresmokehouse.co.uk
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                      RFG ExPERTS HELP NEW PRODUCTS
members in The news



                      hiT ThE shElvEs
                      The RFG is supporting a diverse raft of
                      members with new product development
                                                                            The RFG is supporting a North
                                                                         Yorkshire frozen food company in                 simpKins
                      (NPD) projects.
                         Technical manager Deb Neeson and
                                                                         developing sauces to accompany its
                                                                         frozen meats while York-based Choc               TURNING JAPANESE
                      NPD technologist Jane Boyes are helping            Affair is exploring a new range of               Simpkins – the UK’s only travel sweet
                      members along the “critical path to                chocolate recipe bars.                           manufacturer – is embracing its burgeoning
                      new product development’ from initial                 Other ongoing NPD projects include            Japanese fan base by investing in machinery
                      concept through bench scale prototype              the creation of ready meals for a new on-        to produce smaller tins and sweets
                      manufacture, product testing, factory              site food shop at a Beverley hotel, and a        specifically for the Japanese market.
                      production on pack labelling and often             snack producer in South Yorkshire looking           The Sheffield-based firm, which has
                      focus groups, to testing the final product         to extend its range.                             produced a larger traditional tin for the
                      ready for the consumer.                               The Business Innovation Voucher               last 90 years, believes a smaller format will
                         “Each step requires meticulous focus,”          scheme is helping some members fund               appeal to Japanese consumers who prefer
                      said Deb. “NPD is a multi-layered activity         their NPD work.                                   pocket-sized packaging.
                      where all the individual processes such               To find out more about how the RFG               Even the sweets themselves, which will
                      as recipe costings, ingredient sourcing,           and its NPD expertise can benefit you,            come in a variety of new flavours including
                      packaging origination, shelf life testing and      contact Deb Neeson at deb.neeson@                 Coffee, Caramint, Sour Lemon, Tropical and
                      equipment sourcing have to happen at               regionalfoodgroup.co.uk                           Strawberries & Cream, will be reduced in size.
                      the right time in order that everything to            Details about Innovation Vouchers are             Simpkins’ managing director Adrian
                      comes together for the product launch.”            at www.businesslink.gov.uk                        Simpkin said: “About a tenth of our sales are
                                                                                                                            exports to Japan. It’s an important and loyal
                                                                                                                            market for us to grow and tailoring our
                                                                                                                            product to meet consumer demand is a
                                                                                                                            demonstration of our commitment.”

                      collaboraTe To accumulaTe                                                                                Simpkins sweets are stocked in Yorkshire
                                                                                                                            branches of Tesco, delis, health food
                                                                                                                            shops, pharmacies, stately homes, airports,
                      Jam and meat, fish and curry – RFG members are linking up in                                          railway stations and fine food stores
                      all kinds of interesting ways to create fresh new food flavours                                       including Harrods. www.alsimpkin.com
                      guaranteed to tickle consumer taste buds.
                      Mick Robinson, owner of Robinsons Pork             Indian curry paste that can be cooked straight
                      Butchers in Knaresborough has teamed               from frozen.
                      up with Simon Barrett, aka Leeds-based                Seacatch sales manager Paul Chapman
                      The Chilli Jam Man, to create The Chilli           said: “It’s one of seven new dishes for people
                      Jam Pork Pie containing the world’s three          who enjoy quality food but often don’t
                      hottest chillies.                                  have the time to prepare meals after a busy
                         The two devised the cunning plan                working day. Others in the range include
                      after exhibiting together under the                cod steak in a red pepper, watercress,
                      deliciouslyorkshire banner. The resulting pies     mushroom and lemon juice glaze and tuna
                      have proved a hot favourite with locals to         loin supreme in an oriental style glaze.”            Freya Sykes,
                      Robinsons Pork Butchers and with visitors to          Meanwhile, at the other end of the             director of Ella
                      the region’s spring and summer food festivals.     temperature scale, deliciouslyorkshire award      Riley’s, said: “I heard about Yummy Yorkshire
                         Simon said: “The 3 Peaks Chilli Jam,            winner the Yummy Yorkshire Ice Cream              from the RFG so I went up to meet Louise
                      inspired by the Yorkshire 3 Peaks, is not          Company has been joining forces with a host       and Jeremy. We got on really well and it
                      for the faint-hearted, but it works perfectly      of quality producers to add to its impressive     wasn’t long before the conversation got
                      combined with a pork pie. I’m now looking          menu of more than 50 cool flavours.               round to toffee and how difficult it was to get
                      into developing partnerships with other               Owners Jeremy and Louise Holmes have           the consistency just right in ice cream.
                      regional producers to turn the heat up on a        linked with Bradfield Brewery in the Peak            “We’re hoping the new ice cream will
                      range of foods.”                                   District to create a World Cup Beer ice           really capture that original Riley’s toffee roll
                         Grimsby frozen fish supplier Seacatch has       cream and they’re currently working on a          flavour and will be ready in time for the long
                                 similarly added a little spice to the   Birthday Cake ice cream with Huddersfield         summer holidays.”
                                 proceedings as part of its new range    baker and fellow deliciouslyorkshire award        www.chillijamman.com
                               of fish in flavoured glazes. Seacatch     winner ProperMaid.                                www.mrhudas.eu
                               has sourced ingredients from                 The creative couple are also perfecting an     www.seacatch.co.uk
                               Scunthorpe fresh herb and spice mix       old fashioned Riley’s Toffee ice cream with       www.yorkshiremilk.co.uk
                               producer Mr Huda’s Surma Secrets          Ella Riley’s Toffee & Sweets at Horbury           www.propermaid.co.uk
                               to create a salmon steak in a fresh       Bridge and Holmfirth.                             www.yorkshiretoffee.com

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naTive breeds




                                                                                                                                                      members in The news
make a comeback                                            ICE CREAM
The wellbeing of animals is the number one food
concern for British consumers, according to new
                                                           SUCCESS FOR
research from market intelligence experts Mintel.
   As many as four in 10 Brits are worried about the
                                                           YORKSHIRE
issue, with British origin, food free from additives or    DAIRY FARMS
preservatives, and the desire for locally-produced
food making up the remaining top four concerns.             With the region’s tourism industry
   It’s great news for East Yorskshire pig farmer Anna      worth £6.3 billion a year, more and
Longthorp who, at 27, has just scooped the title Pig        more dairy farmers are diversifying to
Producer of the Year in the annual Pig and Poultry          produce distinctive premium quality
Marketing Awards.                                           ice cream using the extra milk and
   Anna established Anna’s Happy Trotters at her            cream from their herds.
family’s farm in Howden, less than two years ago and           Highly successful diversifications
her pigs are among only 3% nationally to live their         include Mr Moo’s on the East              our Italian recipe uses cutting edge
whole lives in free range conditions.                       Yorkshire coast at Skipsea; Archer’s      chemistry to create maximum cream
   Anna said: “This affords the highest standards of        Jersey Dairy Ice Cream at Darlington      input without spoiling the ice cream.”
welfare, certified by the RSPCA with the Freedom            and The Station, Richmond; Yorvale            The farm now produces up to 120
Food mark, and helps ensure that you get a really           at York; Birchfield Family Dairies near   litres a day in more than 40 different
succulent and great tasting range of cuts”.                 Harrogate; Brymor near Masham and         flavours, including pure dairy ice cream
   Anna has worked hard to market her product,              deliciouslyorkshire Supreme Product       with no flavouring at all.
selling direcct to butchers and providing ‘little           2010 winner Yummy Yorkshire near              It supplies more than 30 restaurants,
incentives’ such as point-of-sale brochures, posters        Denby Dale.                               cafes, theatres and independent stores
and recipes. Sales have consequently grown to around           The latest ice cream parlour to        across Sheffield and has actually turned
100 pigs a week in a relatively short space of time.        open for business is south of the         down the opportunity to supply
   More recently Anna secured a grant from Yorkshire        county at Dungworth, Sheffield –          leading multiples.
Forward to develop an on-farm processing facility so        the home of the Andrew family and             “We want to protect our product
that she can cure her own bacon and hams.                   Our Cow Molly ice cream, named            and stick to our local food ethics.
   The fact that food of British origin comes second        Best Made In Sheffield Brand in the       There’s half a million people in
on the list is great news for Gloucester Old Spots          Exposed Awards 2010 voted for by          Sheffield – I think that’s enough for us
pork, which has just acquired Protected Designation         Sheffield people.                         to go at.” said Eddie.
of Origin (PDO) food status under the Traditional              It opened at the beginning of June,    www.mrmoos.co.uk
Speciality Guaranteed (TSG) classification of               63 years after Hector Andrew began        www.archersjerseyicecream.com
Protected Food                                              his unbroken record for supplying         www.icecream@yorvale.co.uk
Names.                                                      milk into Sheffield. Now 86 and still     www.brymordairy.co.uk
                                                            building dry stone walls, he is joined    www.yorkshiremilk.co.uk
                                                            on the farm by son Graham and             www.ourcowmolly.co.uk
                                                            grandsons Eddie and Dan.
                                                               Eddie said: “We started producing
                                                            ice cream three years ago after doing
                                                            a lot of market research.
                                                            We wanted to produce a
                                                            really rich ice cream and
www.annashappytrotters.com

Curry Cuisine’s new traditionally made      properly reflect the culinary versatility
premium chutney has already been            of our chutneys, or the fact that they
snapped up by top foodie outlets            are all handmade in small batches from
including Harvey Nichols, Chatsworth        Yorkshire ingredients bought direct
                                                                                                                          de
farm shops and Booths.                      from the farm.
                                                                                                                h andma
                                                                                                                   manGo e’
   Paresh and Pretty Tejura launched           “The Chutnee’s Handmade
the mango chutney, which is infused         rebrand and the new square
                                                                                                                          e
with saffron and a variety of freshly       jars have been really well received
                                                                                                                 ‘chuTn rry
                                                                                                                         u
                                                                                                                from c ine
roasted spcies, as part of a rebrand of     and our sales of chutneys
the Tingley business’s chutneys and         and pickles have consequently
pickles aimed at attracting a wider
customer base.
                                            increased by 30% on this time
                                             last year. In taste tests the Luxury
                                                                                                                   c u is
   Paresh said: “We were concerned          Mango Chutney beat the market leader
that while the Curry Cuisine brand          by 38 to 2.”
appealed to curry lovers, it didn’t         www.currycuisine.co.uk

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                      MEPS SET OUT                                 TAKE IT FROm Us...
members in The news




                      ClEaRER                                      The rfG has made some significant changes to the management of our services
                                                                   – making it easier for you to get the best advice you need.

                      FOOd                                         We have restructured our technical, membership and sales teams who are on hand to help you

                      labEllinG
                                                                   grow your business. Please contact us if you have any queries about how this affects you.

                                                                   membership Team                                learning & development Team
                      RUlEs                                        For any questions about your membership,
                                                                   how to get the most out of it and what you
                                                                                                                  byte – our online learning tool is the ideal way
                                                                                                                  to reduce your training costs and store your
                                                                   can do to get more involved.                   staff information in an easy to update format.
                      The EU parliament has backed                 •	laura Gill | Membership Manager              •	Jacqui hardgrave | Learning &
                      new food labelling rules that will             M: 07854 721308                                 Development Account Manager
                      help consumers make healthy,                   E: laura.gill@regionalfoodgroup.co.uk           M: 07967 321892
                      well-informed choices and identify           •	Julie peacock | Membership                      E: jacqui.hardgrave@regionalfoodgroup.co.uk
                      where an animal was born, reared               Administrator                                •	martin Judd | Learning & Development
                      and slaughtered.                               E: julie.peacock@regionalfoodgroup.co.uk        Advisor
                         MEPs voted in June for mandatory                                                            M: 07772 925106
                      nutritional information on the fat,          Technical Team                                    E: martin.judd@regionalfoodgroup.co.uk
                      saturates, sugar, salt content of foods –    For advice on food safety, compliance or
                      as well as energy – to be carried            product development. Our industry experts      Trade development & events Team
                      on the front of food packs along             have the knowledge to help you get it right    •	becky boyes | Head of Trade
                      with guideline daily amounts (GDAs),         first time.                                      Development & Events
                      and for details of protein, fibres and       •	sheena swift | Technical Account               M: 07513 720366
                      transfats to be included elsewhere              Manager                                       E: becky.boyes@regionalfoodgroup.co.uk
                      on the packaging.                               M: 07800 912093                             •	sue betton | Events Manager
                         But they rejected a ‘traffic light’          E: sheena.swift@regionalfoodgroup.co.uk       M: 07779 051865
                      system to indicate high, medium              •	deb neeson | Technical Manager                 E: sue.betton@regionalfoodgroup.co.uk
                      and low levels of salt, sugar and fat           M: 07795 182115                             •	helen daysh | Trade Development –
                      as being too simplistic.                        E: deb.neeson@regionalfoodgroup.co.uk         Independent Retail
                         The MEPs also supported extending         •	Kevin vaughan | Key Account Manager            M: 07967 321886
                      country of origin labelling – already           M: 07968 618511                               E: helen.daysh@regionalfoodgroup.co.uk
                      compulsory for certain foods such as            E: kevin.vaughan@regionalfoodgroup.         •	mel Towler | Supply Chain Manager
                      beef, honey, olive oil and fresh fruit and      co.uk                                         M: 07976 533318
                      vegetables – to all meat, poultry, dairy     •	Catherine Riley | Food Technologist            E: mel.towler@regionalfoodgroup.co.uk
                      products and other single-ingredient            M: 07795 182116                             •	sally Jude | Trade Development
                      products. Meat labels should indicate           E: catherine.riley@regionalfoodgroup.         Research Administrator
                      where the animal was born, reared and           co.uk                                         E: sally.jude@regionalfoodgroup.co.uk
                      slaughtered, and if slaughter was carried    •	Jane boyes | Food Technologist               •	Kate baumber | International Trade
                      out without stunning. They voted for the        M: 07970 739418                               Development
                      country of origin to be stated for meat,        E: jane.boyes@regionalfoodgroup.co.uk         M: 07831 805111
                      poultry and fish used as an ingredient in                                                     E: kate.baumber@regionalfoodgroup.co.uk
                      processed food, but this may be subject
                      to an impact assessment.
                         The draft legislation is likely
                      to return to Parliament for a second
                      reading before being adopted, after
                                                                    rfG boosTs Trade developmenT offer
                      which food businesses will have three         The RFG has appointed Becky Boyes             sector and big name companies
                      to five years to comply.                                         as head of trade           including Punch Taverns, Pindlars plc
                         RFG chief executive Jonathan                                  development and            and Asda.
                      Knight generally welcomed the                                    events to help                The RFG is committed to expanding
                      proposals. “I’m pleased to see a                                  drive business            its trade development work to enable
                      focus on country of origin labelling                              growth for                members to access new markets and
                      and, from the food producer’s                                     members.                  grow their businesses.
                      point of view, a harmonised                                          Becky brings              Becky said: “Our trade development
                      requirement will help limit packaging                              a wealth of              activities are absolutely key to helping
                      and administrative costs associated                                experience to            members retain and attract new
                      with meeting the different labelling                               the new role –           business. Our plans now are to take
                      requirements of different countries.”                               she’s worked in         trade development to the next level so
                                                                                          the hospitality         that it continues to expand and flourish.”


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                                                                                  Come and join us!




                                                                                                                                                                                  new members
                                                                                  RFG members are invited to share a spot of lunch and a great
                 InCOnveRSATIOnwiTh…                                              networking opportunity on T   uesday, 20 July when the food
                                                                                  group hopefully fires up the deliciouslyorkshire barbecue at its
                                                                                  Tadcaster headquarters for a members’ day event.
  adam Jackson, Head                    doing the covers that you can                All members can attend a members’ day as part of their
  Chef of The Black Swan at             cope with rather than just pushing        membership, giving them a chance to meet the RFG team
  Oldstead, winner of this year’s       through the numbers. It’s awful           and get an informal insight into the benefits and services on
  deliciouslyorkshire Award for         having to disappoint people who           offer. You will also be able to meet our Approved Members
  Best Use of Regional Produce in       have come especially and we               and learn about the specialist advice they have to give.
  a Restaurant, Hotel, Pub or Inn.      do usually try to serve people               Places are free, but you’ll need to book for the 12.30pm-
                                        who haven’t booked, but it can            3pm event by calling Katie Clements on 01937 830354 or
  hi adam, how’s it going?              be a nightmare. We don’t insist           emailing katie.clements@regionalfoodgroup.co.uk
  Really well, thanks. We’ve            that everyone must book but
  come a long way in the last 18        the fact is, if you don’t want to         new rfG members are:
  months, achieving a Michelin          be disappointed, it’s absolutely          star inn speciality Foods, harome              York marriott hotel, York
  Rising Star, two AA Rosettes, the     essential. To book call 01347             Speciality foods business set up from the      Four star hotel with swimming pool and spa
                                                                                  kitchens of the renowned Michelin-starred      overlooking York racecourse and with The
  Taste of York Award in York’s         868387.                                   Star Inn at Harome near Helmsley               Chase Bar and Grill offering international
  Annual Tourism Awards and the                                                   Contact Andrew Pern on 01439 770397            cuisine for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
                                                                                  www.thestarinnatharome.co.uk                   Contact Chris Newsham on 01904 701000
  deliciouslyorkshire Award. All the    what’s the most different?                                                               www.yorkmarriott.co.uk
  hard work is paying off and staff     I suppose you could say we’re             direct Fruit supplies (leeds) ltd,
                                                                                  leeds                                          hendersons (sheffield) ltd, sheffield
  morale is really high – I couldn’t    different – well probably unique.         Supplier of fresh food to restaurants, pubs,   Supplier of unique relish made since the late
  have wished for more.                 It’s the combination of fantastic         hotels, universities, prisons and contract     18th century using a secret blend of spices
                                                                                  catering companies.                            and suitable for vegetarians and vegans.
                                        accommodation with AA five                Contact Lisa Downing on 0113 2670089           Contact Liz Castleton on 0114 272590
  what’s the best?                      Yellow Star Rooms and Michelin            www.directfruitsupplies.co.uk                  www.hendersonsrelish.com
  The best has to be my kitchen         quality food. There’s nowhere             sarah’s scrumptious dinners,                   Riverford on home Farm ltd,
  brigade – Tommy, Phil, Chris          else like it really.                      sheffield                                      northallerton
                                                                                  Contact Sarah Pinnes on 07831 266268           Newby Wiske-based business offering
  and Georgina – all young and                                                                                                   home delivery of locally-grown organic
  enthusiastic, often working           what’s next?                              plough inn (punch Taverns),                    fruit and vegetables throughout North
                                                                                  sleights                                       Yorkshire and the North East. Also featuring
  above and beyond the call of          Cooking demonstrations at the             Traditional English pub at the bottom of       an award-winning travelling Field Kitchen
  duty and genuinely keen to push       Great Yorkshire Show in July and          Blue Bank near Whitby offering real ales       restaurant in a traditional yurt.
                                                                                  and traditional homemade food.                 Contact Mark Smith on 01803 762062
  to the highest standards. I really    the York Food and Drink Festival          Contact Richard Nattriss on 01947              www.riverfordhomefarm.co.uk
  can’t thank them enough.              in September. We are also going           810412
                                                                                                                                 Toad brewery, doncaster
                                        to London to receive an award             The alice hawthorn (punch                      New family-run brewery in the centre
  what’s the worst?                     (rather exciting, but we are not          Taverns), nun monkton, York                    of Doncaster using locally-sourced
                                                                                  Traditional village inn near York serving      ingredients and pure water from its own
  The worst is having to turn           supposed to reveal anything               homemade dishes featuring high quality         well to produce real ales, blondes, milds,
  customers away when we are            until it is officially announced)         locally sourced ingredients – pub classics,    porters and stouts.
                                                                                  freshly prepared sandwiches, Sunday            Contact Marc Jones on 01302 368805
  full. With a small kitchen and a      and of course the possibility of a        roasts and an evening a la carte menu.         www.toadbrewery.co.uk
  small team of chefs who thrive        Michelin Star in January…                 Contact Emma Jordon on 01423 330303
                                                                                  www.the-alice.co.uk                            Oaklea nurseries, holme-on-
  on producing to consistently high     www.blackswanoldstead.co.uk                                                              spalding-moor
  standards, you’ve got to stick to                                               The black bull (punch Taverns),                Business near York growing, packing and
                                                                                  pickering                                      marketing salads.
                                                                                  Warm and friendly 18th century coaching        Contact Philip Wilson on 01430 860989
                                                                                  house serving real ales and traditional        www.oakleanurseries.co.uk
                                                                                  homemade foods using locally-sourced
foodielicious summer for rfG members                                              ingredients.
                                                                                  Contact Christina Wardill on 01751
                                                                                                                                 barnfield house luxury Guest
                                                                                                                                 accommodation, sheffield
                                                                                  471590                                         Owner-run guest house set in an acre of
Food and drink disciples have been         The deliciouslyorkshire stand                                                         grounds in Loxley Valley on the edge of the
turning out in their droves to sample   again took centre stage at the            Global Halal Foods UK Ltd, Bradford            Peak District National Park, offering gently
                                                                                  New company supplying halal foods to           themed rooms and full Yorkshire breakfast.
the very best Yorkshire has to offer    Sheffield Food Festival, showcasing       food stores, the catering industry and         Contact Helen Rogers on 0114 2336365
at food festivals and country shows.    a vast range of members’ products,        direct to the public.                          www.barnfieldhouse.com
                                                                                  Contact Ghulam Mustafa on 07795
   The gourmet ‘eventing’ season        and was followed by the biggest           492074                                         snainton Golf Centre ltd,
kicked off in Wensleydale with the      ever Halifax Food & Drink Festival.                                                      scarborough
                                                                                  seguro storage limited, south                  Golf-driving range, tuition, holiday and
Dales Festival of Food and Drink           The second Leeds Loves Food            Kirkby                                         9-hole course at Snainton with on-site bar
with its 80 food stalls and free        Festival took place earlier this month.   Multi temperature controlled storage           and bistro.
                                                                                  and distribution from two sites in the UK,     Contact Claire Leaver on 01723 850014
cookery demonstrations in the           Launching the festival countdown          at South Kirkby and Preston, and partnered     www.golfscarborough.co.uk
deliciouslyorkshire cookery theatre.    with a ‘zero food miles sustainable       through Europe.
                                                                                  Contact Stuart Hancok on 01977 655851          Tudor house, bell busk
   It was then on to the Malton Food    supper’ at Harewood House,                www.segurologistics.com                        Guest house in a tiny hamlet near Malham
Lovers Festival with double helpings    Deborah Green, chief executive of                                                        in the Yorkshire Dales offering ‘home
                                                                                  Robinson’s Confectionery,                      from home’ hospitality and ‘Full Monty’
in the form of demonstrations from      Marketing Leeds said: “We aim to          Castleford                                     breakfasts featuring a wide range of fresh
Michelin-starred chefs Andrew Pern      prove that good food doesn’t have         Supplier of handmade toffees and fudges        local produce.
                                                                                  to wholesale and retail via farmers’ markets   Contact Bob Marchant on 01729 830301
and James Mackenzie alongside           to travel far – it can be found right     and shows.                                     www.tudorbellbusk.co.uk
other talented chefs and food           on your doorstep.”                        Contact Stuart Robinson on 01977 667385
                                                                                  www.robinsonsconfectionery.co.uk
hero producers.

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 MEMBERSHIP NEWSLETTER ISSUE 6 • JULY 2010


           have your say!
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                                                                                                                        in your diary?
           deliciouslyorkshire is for you, about you and by you.
            We love hearing your news and views – so please get in touch. You can now keep up with                      July
                                                                                                                        13     The Great Yorkshire Show, Harrogate –
            all things food and drink by following us on Twitter – join the debate at www.twitter.                             the region’s largest annual countryside
            com/local_food                                                                                                     event where footfall last year reached
                Alternatively, get in touch direct by emailing jane.chamberlain@regionalfoodgroup.                             a record 130,731.
            co.uk We need your help to make deliciouslyorkshire what it is – a quarterly newsletter for
            you to share your stories, news, awards and business wins. Whatever it is, let us know!                     21     Driffield Show

                                                                                                                        20     Member day, Tadcaster. Join us at this informal

 “                                                              “                                                              network session to welcome new members


         In              QUO t                        es
                                                                                                                               to the RFG, to make us more aware about
                                                                                                                               your businesses and to ensure you are fully
                                                                 “we aim to prove that good food                               aware of all RFG benefits and services.
                                                                                                                               laura.gill@regionalfoodgroup.co.uk
                                                             doesn’t have to travel far – it can be
                                                             found right on your doorstep.”                             27     Ryedale Show
          “winning a deliciouslyorkshire                     deborah Green, chief executive of marketing
           award last year certainly helped                  leeds, on the leeds loves food festival.
           improve our business – our sales                                                                             auGusT
           have increased dramatically in                    “after 18 months of hard work it was                       4      Thornton-le-Dale Show. Places still available
                                                                                                                               – contact Sue Betton: sue.betton@
           the last year.”                                   great to finally see our products on the
                                                                                                                               regionalfoodgroup.co.uk
           stephen knox, md, yorkshire dales meat            shelf, looking and tasting so good and
           company                                           ready for the summer!                                      8      Bingley Show www.bingleyshow.co.uk
                                                             areolives sales manager nick Taylor on securing
                                                             a contract to supply 300 sainsbury stores                  28-29 Best of British Event, York Designer Outlet.
                                                                                                                              Places still available – contact Sue Betton:


         in brief
                                                                                                                              sue.betton@regionalfoodgroup.co.uk


                                                                                                                        sepTember
         chariTy Trek                                                                                                   5      Speciality and Fine Food Fair, Olympia, London.
                                                             fortunately the sun popped out in the nick of time                Places still available – contact Sue Betton:
         Jacqueline Cooper, co-founder of West
                                                                                                                               sue.betton@regionalfoodgroup.co.uk
         Yorkshire-based coffee wholesaler Cooper’s          and we delivered our asparagus as requested.”
         Coffee is taking part in a five-day trek through       The asparagus season has now finished
                                                                                                                        17     Harrogate Autumn Flower Show
         the Cuban countryside to raise money for            and Cedarbarn is busy with its fresh picked
         Breast Cancer Campaign. She hopes to raise          strawberries – available on the menu at its                18     Stokesley Show
         £3,000 – 45% will cover the cost of the trek        cafe which won the best use of regional
         with the remainder going to the charity – and       produce (in a cafe/tearoom) at the 2009-2010               23     Countryside Live, Harrogate Showground
         has created a special Bean to Cup blend of          deliciouslyorkshire awards.                                       where deliciouslyorkshire has a prominent
                                                                                                                               position next to the cookery theatre.
         100% Arabica coffee. The coffee will be sold at     www.cedarbarnfarmshop.co.uk
         a discounted £37 rather than £42 in cases of 50
         x 60g bags. A minimum donation of £5 will be        keelham wins Gold                                          ocTober
         requested for each case sold to raise money for     Keelham Hall Farm Shop, Thornton, Bradford                 1-3    World Curry Festival, Leeds.
         the charity.                                        won a gold award for its black pudding at the                     Places available – contact Sue Betton:
                                                                                                                               sue.betton@regionalfoodgroup.co.uk
         www.ukvirginmoneygiving.com/                        recent National Federation of Meat and Food
         jacquelinecooper                                    Traders’ national meat products competition.
                                                             The traditional English product was showcased              november
         • RFG members are being asked to                    as part of Keelham’s week-long promotion of                8      deliciouslyorkshire Awards, Rudding Park,
                                                                                                                               Harrogate
         support Yorkshire Cancer Research by                the great British breakfast.
         placing its Clangers merchandise at till            www.keelhamhallfarmshop.co.uk
         points. If you’re interested contact the
         charity on 01423 501269.                            cedar courT Grand opens in york
                                                             The five-star Cedar Court Grand Hotel & Spa
         asparaGus fiT for The Queen!                        has opened in York. Built on the site of the original
         Fresh cut asparagus from Cedarbarn Farmshop         North Easter Railways headquarters, the hotel’s
                                                                                                                            neXTe
                                                                                                                            issu
         and Cafe was on the menu at the Blacksmiths         design has retained all of the original features of the
         Arms, Cloughton where the Queen dined as            stunning hq building. It boasts sweeping staircases
         part of her visit to Scarborough in May.            and mosaic-tiled corridors and a range of luxury
            Mandy Avison, who runs Cedarbarn with            bedrooms. Its dining offer includes the ‘HQ at            will be available
         husband Karl, said: “It did get a bit worrying on   the Grand’ restaurant where chef David Sharp is
         the run up to her visit as the nights were so       committed to using ingredients from quality local
                                                                                                                       in november 2010
         cold we were barely getting any asparagus. But      suppliers where possible.
                                                             www.cedarcourtgrand.co.uk                                 www.regionalfoodgroup.co.uk

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