Championing local produce at the Great Yorkshire Show

3rd July 2017

Chippindale Foods, the company behind the Yorkshire brand of locally sourced free range eggs, will be demonstrating its work to support the region’s farmers at this year’s Great Yorkshire Show.

The team from the family-owned firm at Flaxby, near Harrogate will be discussing with visitors how they are making it easier for shoppers to buy local.

Chippindale supplies free range eggs from Yorkshire farms to leading supermarkets. As well as championing the buy local message, Chippindale’s Yorkshire brand also actively supports the countryside and promotes biodiversity by planting habitats on its farms to boost bumblebee numbers.

The company was the first food producer to team up with the Bumblebee Conservation Trust in a partnership that led to the launch of the Bee Friendly Scheme three years ago.

The partnership has led to the creation of more than 16 acres of pollen and nectar rich bee and wildlife habitats on free range poultry farms across Yorkshire so consumers can now actively choose to buy bee friendly eggs at the checkout.

In the Great Yorkshire Show Food Theatre, Nick and Lorna Chippindale will be dishing up recipes using free range eggs from Chippindale’s network of Bee Friendly Farms. They will be teaming up with celebrity chef, Rosemary Shrager, on Tuesday 11th July at 11am to create the perfect Yorkshire soufflé.

Managing Director of Chippindale Foods, Nick Chippindale, said: “We’re proud to supply our free range, local eggs to the leading supermarkets in the UK. Consumers are undoubtedly looking and choosing to buy more ethical, local and high quality food products and this has led to a surge in demand for free range eggs.

“We’ve stepped up production in 2017 by a million eggs a week to meet growing demand from retailers.

“Our biodiversity work is very important to us too and we’re delighted that our entire Yorkshire free range egg brand comes from Bee Friendly Yorkshire farms.

“The Great Yorkshire show is a fabulous opportunity for us as a local supplier to showcase our work and create awareness around championing and celebrating the very best in local produce and biodiversity.”

Meet the Chippindale team in the ‘Meet the Farmer’ section of the Show and find out how they work with producers to guarantee quality local produce on the supermarket shelves.

Have fun in the farmyard “face in the hole” attraction and share your photo on Facebook or like and share the photo of the Chippindale team for a chance to win a £50 Bettys voucher.