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Wharfe Valley Farms - supply and delivery assured

No product shortages or delivery problems here at Wharfe Valley!

With current issues in the transport and haulage industry taking their toll on retail, hospitality and ‘everyday goods right across the country’, it’s good to know that this local food producer is keeping our deliveries ‘right on track’.

Sallyann Kilby, owner and MD of the Wharfe Valley Farms business says: ”Offering great value for money and an exceptional service to all of our customers – no matter how big or small, is part of our success. We have fantastic relationships with our nationwide delivery teams, and also have our own delivery vehicles which means we can control deliveries out to all our customers.

We can cater for small and bigger deliveries including palettes as and when required. So whatever anyone needs, deliveries are no problem for us”.

Sallyann continues.. “Obviously the current transport issues are leaving many shopkeepers and even multiple retailers with depleting and even empty shelves in some areas, which isn’t great for customers, but also impacts on the industry’s supply and demand forecasting procedures and consumer confidence. Our products are grown, harvested and produced right here on the family farm, so producing and managing stock enables us to maintain stock levels and deliveries for our customers”.

As if we needed to remind you – Wharfe Valley produce multi award-winning Extra Virgin, Cold Pressed Rapeseed Oils, Dressings and Mayonnaise for direct, web-based customers nationwide, foodservice, local and regional independent shops and food halls, as well as major multiples.

For further information on Wharfe Valley Farms products and services, please call us on 01937 572084 or scroll through the pages on our website.

Delivering a bespoke service for Foodservice needs

Here at Wharfe Valley Farms, nestled in the heart of the ‘Golden Valley’ in West Yorkshire, we’re not only multi – Award Winning Rapeseed Oil producers, with an excellent reputation for the quality of our oils, but also the service we provide within the food & catering industry.

Whether that’s in retail, foodservice or amongst numerous celebrity chefs, with whom we’ve worked over the years.

However, we have also been gaining a great reputation for our bulk, and customised bottling and labelling services.

Supplying bulk orders from 1,000 ltr IBC’s and Tight Head food grade Drums, to 20ltr, 5ltr and 1 ltr jerry cans – as our customers require them.

Bottling and labelling has also grown in volume.  Whether it’s our oil in your bottles & branding, or your oil, bottles and branding. Anything from small runs of to ‘000s of litres. We like to think that we’re providing a tailored service for our customers specific needs and requirements – so if you need to buy in bulk, or require bottling or labelling, please just give us a call

Wharfe Valley Farms - range of products

What makes WVF stand out from other Rapeseed Oil producers?

Wharfe Valley’s claim to fame is that we were the first farming business in the UK to spot the potential to develop our rapeseed crop by creating our own brand of rapeseed oils.

Fast forward fifteen years -we are so very proud – Wharfe Valley is an established and leading brand with a range of flavoured oils, salad dressings and mayos, all available in retail outlets, quality food halls and direct from the farm or the online shop.

And whilst product development continues apace, behind the scenes the original values of the Kilby family farming business remain a constant and underpin why the business has blossomed. Sallyann shares the story:

“One of our major supermarkets once asked me “What is your USP?” 

I couldn’t give a slick corporate answer to summarise the reason why they should buy from our business.  Regarding our products – we have plenty to say and plenty of benefits to offer. But for us it is not the whole story. The more I thought about it the more concerned I became, and then it came to me.  So, here’s how I sum it up – straight from the heart:

“We are special because we are a small community-minded family business – we know each and every farmer who grows their seed for us, not because we met them in some meeting or other, but because we grew up with them.  They have been friends for over 60 years, and we work together.  We give them the best price we can, not because that is what they ask, but because that is what we want to do. 

Wharfe Valley Farms - Rapeseed Field
The rapeseed crop in one of our fields at Wharfe Valley Farms

Everything we do is a ‘labour of love’ for us. As third generation farmers, we believe that we have a duty of care to our land and our harvest – preserving all the natural and nutritional values of our oils.

We tick the boxes for provenance, sustainability and care of the environment as we grow a high percentage of rapeseed on our farm’s limestone soil, where we harvest, press and bottle it, capturing its unique, slightly nutty flavour.

Wharfe Valley Farms -Sallyann Kilby
Sallyann with the rapeseed oil products which form the heart of the business

Over the years Wharfe Valley’s relationships with our suppliers, customers, retailers and celebrity chefs have flourished.

So too, the recognition for our products, with an enviable array of awards for product taste and flavour, plus voted one of ‘The Best of British Family Businesses 2018”.

Sallyann finishes with “We welcome many visitors to the farm so if you are passing do pop in.”

See us in Skipton at the Dales Food and Drink Festival 24-25/7/21

We’ve really missed seeing our customers at the events over the last 18 months so we are all looking forward to the Skipton Yorkshire Dales Food and Drink Festival on the weekend of 24-25th July 2021.

We will be there with our rapeseed oils, dressings and fruit vinegars and hope you can make it.

If you can’t make it then let us know and we’ll send you the show offers on email for online orders and a list of local stockists.

Take care and we hope to see you soon.



We’re proud to be partnering with Yorkshire’s finest food and drink producers to promote a 10% discount across each partners website.

Due to popularity we’ve added new brands to the promotion to offer our customers the widest possible choice of fine food and drink.

Follow the links to each producers website and enjoy a 10% saving. 

Spend over £25+ on the Wharfe Valley website in one order on rapeseed range and also receive FREE DELIVERY!

Brands you can save 10% from until 21/6/21* by ordering from each website using the same  discount code: YORKS10 when prompted at the checkout.

The promotion includes baked treats from Lottie Shaws and Sawley’s Kitchen, alcohol from Timothy Taylors brewery and Priory Vodka, along with Yorkshire Lean Meat, Blueberry Hill Preserves and Yorkshire Pasta.

Shop safely online whilst saving money until 21/6/21!

Don’t forget to use code YORKS10 across all brands online shops.

We will keep in touch as more brands come on board throughout the promotional period.

KEEP SAFE and keep in touch!

Thank you!


WHARFE VALLEY FARMS -Award Winning Rapeseed grown, pressed and bottled in Yorkshire: 30 products including Original and Infused Oils, delicious Salad Dressings, Sugar Free Mayonnaise, Fruit Vinegars, Truffle and Rapeseed Oil.

YORKSHIRE PASTA – Authentic Premium Quality Pasta made in Yorkshire.

LOTTIE SHAWS – Seriously Good Yorkshire Bakery.

BLUEBERRY HILL PRESERVES – Our hand-made range of Yorkshire Preserves: Pickles, Chutneys, Jams, Marmalades, Curds, Sweet and Savoury Sauces.

PRIORY VODKA – A true taste of Yorkshire Spirit, from the ground up! Priory Potato Vodka, Gin and Rum.

We will be adding partners to our list throughout the period so we will keep in touch!

Kind regards

Sallyann and Geoff Kilby

Wharfe Valley Farms


NEW Celebration Gift Packs

Wharfe Valley have a new Gift Pack to celebrate any occasion beginning with Mothering Sunday this weekend, 14/3/21 at a special introductory price of £10.

The new Celebration Gift Pack includes a selection from our most popular, award winning rapeseed oils, salad dressings and fruit vinegars:

  • 1 x 250ml product
  • 1 x 100ml product
  • 1 x scented bar of speciality Simply Good Soap by Bettina (made using our Yorkshire grown cold pressed rapeseed oil)

The products are presented in a beautiful gift box with our colourful Yorkshire’s Wharfe Valley branding and can be personalised to any celebration for only £10 until 14/3/21*. We will happily post directly to your recipient at no extra cost. Just let us know in the comments box on the online order form before Thursday, 11/3/21.*

Mothers Day Celebration Gift Pack presented to Katie Hutchinson, Wharfe Valley Sales, by her son Henry.
Celebration Gift Pack from Wharfe Valley
Katie from Sales, very happy to receive her Wharfe Valley selection!

To order as gift pack please click here or contact us with your preferred selection on Email:

Birthdays, Easter, Fathers Day, Thank You’s, Get Well Soon and anything special to you!

Thank you!

Pancakes with a special twist

What’s the Wharfe Valley Farms secret to delicious pancakes?

We add a dash of our award winning cold pressed rapeseed oils and a twist to the traditional pancake recipe.

Try our award winning Great Taste Wharfe Valley infused Sicilian Lemon Rapeseed Oil to add a delicious taste that can be either sweet or savoury.

Our Red Chilli Rapeseed Oil can add a real kick to the recipe if you want to spice up a savoury version. We infuse the whole chilli!

Our oils are available to order for next day delivery and we have plenty of stock in 250ml or 500ml bottles.


Sicilian lemon oil
Delicious award winning rapeseed oil from Wharfe Valley

Have some fun with our recipe below:


  • 100g plain flour
  • 2 eggs – free range recommended
  • 300ml semi skimmed milk for healthy version
  • 1 tablespoon Wharfe Valley Lemon Cold Pressed Rapeseed Oil
  • Lemon wedges for savoury
  • Castor Sugar and lemon chunks for sweet


  • Put all ingredients together in a mixing bowl and whisk thoroughly to a runny batter consistency.
  • Set aside for an hour or until needed. Better rested!
  • Add a tablespoon of rapeseed oil of your choice (lemon/chilli/plain) to a medium frying pan ensuring a good all over coating then heat to 230oC.
  • When the frying pan and oil is really hot then carefully add your batter to the pan and cook for 1 minute each side until golden brown and then serve to a plate and add your topping.
  • We like to serve with chunks of lemon and a light coating of castor sugar.
  • Delicious!

OFFER: Spend £20+ online at Wharfe Valley Farms and receive a FREE rapeseed oil until Midnight 14/2/21!


UK Yorkshire Pudding Day!

Turn up the temperature – it’s Yorkshire Pudding Day!

It’s time to prepare the batter for the best ever Yorkshire Puddings. Use our Wharfe Valley Farms rapeseed oil  in each compartment  in the tin – you need a red hot cooking temperature and our Wharfe Valley rapeseed oils are a great way to achieve this without burning! You can ramp up the heat to 230oC and get light, fluffy middles with crunchy outers!

Using our Wharfe Valley cold pressed rapeseed oil means the batter can be heated to the highest temperature and you will have puddings touching the top of your oven if you follow this well tested Wharfe Valley recipe:


  • 350ml milk
  • 4 large eggs
  • 250g plain flour
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1/2 tablespoon of pepper
  • Rapeseed oil – try an infused flavour : garlic, chilli and smoked!

Recipe (makes 12):

  • Heat over to highest temperature (upto 230oC) and place shelf in the middle.
  • Blend all ingredients until smooth.
  • Stand batter for 30 minutes at room temperature.
  • Heat batter and bake for 28 minutes.
  • DO NOT OPEN THE OVEN DOOR until time has elapsed.
  • Allow to cool in a large plastic or wood bowl.
  • Serve with delicious Yorkshire gravy.

TIP – We love them as a dessert with our raspberry vinegar and a big scoop of ice-cream. Delicious!

Happy Yorkshire Pudding Day!

We’ve shared a link to our perfect roast dinner recipe here:

Celebrating Carrot Cake Day

It’s not too late to bake our favourite carrot cake slices to celebrate Carrot Cake Day UK with Wharfe Valley Farms!

Here’s the best carrot cake recipe we’ve ever eaten at Wharfe Valley Farms. It’s tried and tested and a firm favourite amongst the team – and their families!!!


  • 2 carrots
  • 3 eggs
  • 6 fl oz / 175ml Wharfe Valley original rapeseed oil
  • 7 fl oz / 200g castor sugar
  • 7 fl oz / 200g plain flour
  • 4 fl oz / 100g chopped pecan/cashews/walnuts/brazil nuts
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1.5 teaspoons baking powder/bicarbonate of soda/ground cinnamon
  • 0.5 teaspoon salt

Topping ingredients:

  • 20 oz / 50g icing sugar
  • 7 oz / 200g cream cheese
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

We used an 8×8 inch squared shallow baking tray (silicon preferred)


  1. Heat the oven to 180oC, 350oF, gas mark 4.
  2. Use a silicon tray to avoid greasing or line tin with grease proof paper.
  3. Wash the carrots, top them and then grate them carefully.
  4. Crack the eggs in a bowl and beat them with a fork.
  5. Put the lemon rapeseed oil and castor sugar in a large bowl and beat them together well with a wooden spoon.
  6. Add the eggs to the rapeseed oil and sugar gradually, then beat the mixture well with spoon.
  7. Stir in the grated carrot and chopped nuts.
  8. Sift the flour, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda, cinnamon, ginger and salt over the mixture.
  9. Gently fold everything together with a metal spoon.
  10. Add the mixture into the cake tin and smooth with the spoon back.
  11. Bake the cake in the oven for 45 minutes until firm.
  12. Leave to cool for 10 minutes in the tin.
  13. Sift the icing sugar into a bowl. Add the cream cheese and lemon juice. Beat well and then add over the top of the cooled cake.
  14. Spread the topping over the cake with a knife then decorate the cake with nuts, or lemon rind.
  15. Slice into squares to share – serves 12.

Enjoy the treat! Happy carrot cake day! #carrotcakerecipe #lovelemonoil

Click on the link to find our delicious Wharfe Valley rapeseed oil range!


A vegan chilli mayonnaise you will love #Veganuary2021

We would like to share a vegan mayonnaise recipe we have been sent by a Wharfe Valley rapeseed oil fan – thank you Holly Heyes from West Yorkshire.

Our award winning Wharfe Valley red chilli rapeseed oil was used to add some fire to this vegan mayonnaise however you can also use the original flavour, both available in 250ml or 500ml, from our online shop:


Enjoy our recipe!


  • 3 x tbsp water
  • 1 x tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 x tsp maple syrup
  • 1 x tsp Dijon mustard
  • ½ x tsp salt
  • 200ml cold pressed chilli rapeseed oil

onnaise (with Sweet Chilli option):


  • Place the water, cider vinegar, maple syrup, Dijon mustard and salt in a jug. Using a stick blender, whizz the ingredients until fully combined.
  • Add 2 x tablespoons of rapeseed oil to the mixture and pulse with a stick blender until the oil is combined. Add another 2 tablespoons of oil and pulse for a few seconds until all combined. Repeat this process, slowly adding 2 tablespoons of rapeseed oil each time, until all the oil is added and the mayonnaise is creamy. 
  • Transfer the mayonnaise to a clean jar with a lid and use, whilst keeping refrigerated for up to 2 weeks.
  • Dip or add to a salad bowl for a delicious vegan treat!

#veganuary #veganmayonnaise #chillimayonnaise #veganuary2021

Sharing our positive approach to 2021!

We would like to wish our supporters, customers, suppliers and staff a happy, healthy and brighter 2021.

We have included a short video to share with you our thoughts on the future. Our resolution is to stay positive, stay safe and continue to produce our award winning rapeseed oil products and hand sanitiser to supply the UK demand long term.

#healthyoil #rapeseedoilYorkshire #Yorkshireoil



Here’s TWO chances to enter a PRIZE DRAW TO WIN A FULL DAY COOKERY CLASS WORTH £145 EACH with Wharfe Valley and The Cook’s Place in Malton.

Wharfe Valley have been supplying our award winning rapeseed oil to the talented chefs at the cookery school in Malton for many years, whilst meeting regularly at Yorkshire’s leading food events where they have demonstrated their amazing culinary skills to the public.

Now it’s your chance to learn how to cook and create like a professional chef with them. Take a look at the wide choice of classes available on and follow the instructions below to enter!

For your chance to win 1 of 2 tickets simply:-

For your second chance to win:-

Terms and conditions:

No purchase necessary. Prize Draws will take place on 15/12/20 for both cookery class prizes, available as gift vouchers to be redeemed up to 1/6/2021. Winner will be informed on Facebook. #freeentry#competitiontime#thecooksplace#wharfevalley#win#competition#cookeryclasses#free#rapeseedoil#Yorkshire

Give a gift they will really love from Wharfe Valley!

Are you wondering what to buy as a gift for a foodie this Christmas? 

We have a Yorkshire offering that should be just the ticket!

Wharfe Valley Farms £10 Gift Voucher  gift voucher





Wharfe Valley Farms have added a new gift voucher option to our online shop to allow customers to buy and then send directly, electronically on email or as a voucher in the post, to the recipient or directly to the buyer.

Simply choose the value in £10 or £20 denominations from our online shop and we will send you a voucher in your chosen format: email or printed voucher to you or to your recipient.

Gift packs


Throughout November 2020*, for every £20+ order online we are giving a FREE 100mlx3 gift pack worth £8. 


Gift packs


We also offer a range of gift packs:

  • 100ml oils 
  • 250ml oils and/or mayonnaise
  • Black truffle oil
  • twin pack sugar free mayonnaise


Gift vouchers can be tailored to include a seasonal or celebration greeting on request in the additional information text box on the online website or by contacting


Approved by the vegetarian society and true Yorkshire provenance – grown, cold pressed and bottled on our farm in Collingham, West Yorkshire. It’s just the ticket for a perfect present!


Stay safe and save!






Don’t panic – we are remaining open!

Wharfe Valley Farms have plenty of made stock available and remain open during the November lockdown. If you require any of our rapeseed oil range or our new hand sanitisers then get in touch!

Email: or Tel: 01937 572084.

Keep safe and stay in touch!

Roasted Root Vegetables with Rapeseed Oil

Delicious root vegetable recipe to warm up your autumn evenings


  • 3 tbsp Wharfe Valley chilli rapeseed oil
  • 3 sliced carrots
  • 3 sliced parsnips
  • 3 sliced leeks
  • 1 chopped butternut squash
  • 1 chopped red onion
  • 3 chopped garlic cloves
  • Salt and black pepper


  • Preheat the oven to 180oC (fan oven) or gas mark 6
  • Put the root vegetables in a roasting tin, drizzle with 1 tbsp chilli rapeseed oil and roast for 40 minutes
  • Add the squash, onions, leeks and garlic. Season with salt and pepper, then add the remaining 2 tbsp of chilli rapeseed oil
  • Roast for a further 45 minutes then serve immediately

You can order our RED CHILLI RAPESEED OIL from our Wharfe Valley online shop:

October is Vegetarian Awareness Month

At Wharfe Valley we are incredibly proud of our Vegetarian Society Approved Status on our rapeseed oil range, awarded in 2009. There’s no better time to promote this prestigious award than the month of October when it’s world renowned Vegetarian Awareness Month and to share our favourite vegetarian roasted root vegetable recipe.

We have included a link to The Vegetarian Society website to highlight the rigorous criteria that must be achieved to be awarded this respected Trademark and then maintained to retain it.

Our range of award winning, cold pressed rapeseed products includes original and infused flavoured oils, salad dressings, delicious sugar free mayonnaise and flavoursome fruit vinegar. Our Yorkshire rapeseed oil adds a delicious nutty flavour which can liven up a salad and is incredibly healthy, containing important nutrients like vitamin E and Omega 3, 6 and 9. It’s an ideal partner for vegetables and meat free alternatives, eaten hot or cold.

We recommend an oil and fruit vinegar mixed drizzled over a crunchy salad or fiery roasted roots with your red chilli rapeseed oil, carrots, parsnips, squash, red onion, leeks and garlic.

See our Recipes section for the full recipe and ingredients as well as lot’s more inspiration.

Roasted Root Vegetables Recipe from Wharfe Valley Farms

Handy sanitiser station offers a portable solution

Wharfe Valley have partnered up with a local hand sanitiser station producer to supply our customers with a robust and durable, portable and easy to assemble, station to dispense hand sanitiser safely.

In April 2020 Wharfe Valley added a range of high quality, 80% ethanol hand sanitiser to our product portfolio in a 1L bottle and a 5L container. This was well received by our customers and so we then introduced a spray lid and an automated, battery operated dispenser to the range. Since then we have seen growing demand for our products as the threat of Covid-19 still exists, especially since the hospitality sector re-opened.

The portable sanitiser station was an obvious addition to the new hand hygiene range as it means that customers and staff have easy access to a well positioned, durable and robust station.

As a food producer we understand that hand hygiene has never been as important. We tried the sanitiser station out onsite for ourselves and the staff found it to be an ideal solution to wash hands and keep everyone safe.

It is used along with the dispensers which are battery or mains operated and are suspended securely from the station. Local retailers already have this in operation and feedback has been really positive from them and their customers. With additional ongoing supply of both gel and liquid hand sanitiser available it’s our one stop shop for all your hand sanitising needs.

To find out more contact 01937 572084 or email

#covid-19 #handsanitiserstaion #safeandclean #portablestation #handsanitiser

The show must go on – September special offers online

We’ve missed, more than anything, seeing our customers face to face this summer and so, instead, we have some some September Special Offers Online:


We’re giving away a FREE 100ml Fruit Vinegar with every
Rapeseed Oil* order over £7 from 8th September 2020 (whilst stocks last).

Simply order your rapeseed oils upto the qualifying value of £7* and we will include your FREE product with your delivery.

We have a range of blackcurrant, blackberry, rhubarb, raspberry flavours to give away.

It’s a perfect partner when mixed with our plain and infused oils as a dressing to liven up a salad, a dip for chunky vegetable crudites or even used as an additional flavour to the apple in a fruit crumble.

You’ll be amazed at the delicious taste of freshly pressed fruit mixed with white wine vinegar.

Terms and conditions: Offer available whilst stocks last from 8/9/20 on orders including £7+ of any combination of plain or infused rapeseed oils – 2 x 250ml, 500ml, 5L.

Wharfe Valley myths and tips about hand sanitiser


Wharfe Valley myths and tips about hand sanitiser
hand sanitiser myths and tips

Wharfe Valley now produce an ethanol WHO formula hand sanitiser of the highest quality and would like to share some of the knowledge we’ve gained to support your PPE purchasing decision!

Email us for a competitive quote on or call 01937 572084

Celebrate Yorkshire Day on 1 August 2020 with perfect puds!

Yorkshire pudding recipe from Wharfe Valley Farms

Yorkshire Puddings have long been associated with a red hot cooking temperature and our Wharfe Valley rapeseed oils are a great way to achieve the perfect result without burning!

Using plain or infused rapeseed oil means the batter can be heated to the highest temperature and you will have puddings touching the top of your oven you follow this well tested Wharfe Valley recipe.

We’ve shared our best ever Yorkshire Pudding recipe below:


  • 350ml milk
  • 4 large eggs
  • 250g plain flour
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1/2 tablespoon of pepper
  • Rapeseed oil – try an infused flavour : garlic, chilli and smoked!

Recipe (makes 12):

  • Heat over to highest temperature (upto 230oC) and place shelf in the middle.
  • Blend all ingredients until smooth.
  • Stand batter for 30 minutes at room temperature.
  • Heat batter and bake for 28 minutes.
  • DO NOT OPEN THE OVEN DOOR until time has elapsed.
  • Allow to cool in a large plastic or wood bowl.
  • Serve with delicious Yorkshire gravy.

TIP – We love them as a dessert with raspberry vinegar and a big scoop of ice-cream. Delicious!

Enjoy your day!

Independence day brings with it increased risk of infection so sanitise!

It’s the day we’ve all been waiting for, Independence day for the UK on July 4th, 2020! But the easing of lockdown measures and freedom to shop, meet up and travel further comes at a cost of increased risk of contracting and spreading Covid-19, and a potential second wave of the pandemic.

To support our customers in protecting themselves and their environment, whilst preventing the spread of Covid-19, Wharfe Valley have added 5 new products to our hand sanitiser range:

  • 200ml spray bottle (hand bag sized) 
  • 1 litre bottle gel – 
  • 1L spray tops
  • 5 Litre container of gel or liquid
  • Automatic hand sanitiser dispenser for use with gel or liquid (batteries inc. mains adapter available)

We are manufacturing a high quality gel and liquid ethanol blend hand sanitiser, W.H.O. Formula (World Health Organisation), EN14476 approved, available online, in stock, for next working day delivery.

For full details of all products available please contact 01937 572084 or email or SHOP online here:

We are still growing, cold press and bottling our range of rapeseed oil products. With plain and infused oil, salad dressings, mayonnaise and vinegars, there’s plenty available to fulfill demand.  

Spend over £25 in one order in July* and receive a 200ml hand sanitiser bottle FREE worth! 

Keep safe and we look forward to hearing from you. Call 01937 572084 or email

Sallyann and Geoff Kilby

Light and moist ‘best ever’ Chocolate Cake

This chocolate cake was baked this weekend to celebrate a birthday and it was a massive success, being light, moist and delicious.

We substituted butter or margarine for our healthier, Wharfe Valley cold pressed rapeseed oil to reduce the calories and it tasted beautiful. Described as the ‘best ever chocolate cake’ in our home. It didn’t last long!


  1. 9oz plain flour
  2. 9oz caster sugar
  3. 4ov cocoa powder
  4. 2 tsp baking powder
  5. 1.5 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  6. 1 tsp coffee powder
  7. 240ml milk
  8. 120ml plain cold pressed rapeseed oil
  9. 2 eggs
  10. 200ml boiling water


  1. Pre-heat the oven to 180oC
  2. Grease baking tins – 2 x 9″
  3. Add flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and coffee powder
  4. Mix together
  5. Add milk, oil, eggs to the dry mixture then mix until combined
  6. Carefully add boiling water to cake batter until all combined
  7. Distribute the cake batter evenly and bake for 30-35 minutes until cooked
  8. Test cake with a skewer to check fully baked
  9. Allow to cool for 10 minutes, remove from the tins
  10. Frost and decorate cakes


Lovely lemon and sultana scones

We love trying new ways to use our rapeseed oils and we’ve come up with a delicious recipe for lemon and sultana scones using our Sicilian Lemon Rapeseed oil.

Quick and easy to make as you don’t need to rub in the dry ingredients and it’s a great way to use our FREE Sicilian Lemon Rapeseed Oil :

FREE 500ml bottle of Sicilian Rapeseed Oil in June 2020 with every ambient order online over £20*. (Excludes hand sanitisers).

Serves 4 with 2 open topped scones or 8 halves.

Takes 10 minutes preparation and 10 -12 minutes cooking time.

Oven: 190°C / gas mark 5


Wharfe Valley Great Taste Award Winning Sicilian Lemon Rapeseed Oil
  1. Pre-heat oven to 190°C / gas mark 5
  2. Lightly grease baking tray with small amount of lemon rapeseed oil
  3. Mix flour, sultanas, sugar, oil and milk in large bowl, add salt and mix together with wooden spoon until a dough
  4. Roll out the mixture on a floured surface
  5. Use a sharp round cutter and make 8 circular scones
  6. Lightly brush scone tops with a little extra milk
  7. Place in oven for 10-12 minutes until soft and golden
  8. Leave to cool on rack for 10 minutes then enjoy with a filling of your choice.

Suggested fillings: lemon curd, strawberry or blackcurrant jam, butter or fresh cream.

We went for jam and squirty cream in the Wharfe Valley Farms office.

We enjoyed the home-made tasty treat whilst social distancing, brought in to work by one of our team, Hayley Dodsworth, in Sales and Marketing.

Share your ways of using our products and we’ll share them with our fans!

How to make a delicious rapeseed oil : fruit vinegar salad dressing to dip or drizzle

At Wharfe Valley Farms we love to mix and match our cold pressed rapeseed oils with fruit vinegar, in the same way that you would add a balsamic vinegar to a virgin olive oil to dunk or drizzle.

Our favourite was recommended by a customer at one of our events and it’s proven to be incredibly popular with our team and customers, a perfect partnership.


Measure 2 parts lemon rapeseed oil to 1 part blackcurrant vinegar – we suggest 100ml oil : 50ml vinegar for a salad bowl serving!

Any combination of fresh salad works with it – simply add your favourites!

Wharfe Valley cold pressed lemon rapeseed oil and blackcurrant vinegar
Wharfe Valley Farms Sicilian Lemon oil and Blackcurrant vinegar salad

Good luck to everyone in the re-opening of socially distanced UK businesses!

We are continuing to work hard at Wharfe Valley producing both WHO hand sanitiser as well as our ambient cold pressed rapeseed oils. Let us know if you need to get your hands on it!

We have reduced the price in June of our 5L WHO formula 80% ethanol blend hand sanitiser to support UK businesses in their re-opening and the new social distancing guidelines, as well as to remain competitive in the ever changing hand sanitiser market.

We’re also offering our Wharfe Valley Farms ambient customers the opportunity to receive a FREE 500ml award winning cold pressed Sicilian lemon rapeseed oil worth £7 when they spend 20+ in one order in June 2020* – offer excludes hand sanitisers.

If you would like to know more about any of our products please get in touch on email: or call 01937 572084.

Keep safe and keep in touch!

Sallyann and Geoff Kilby

Surviving the coronavirus pandemic

We hope that you are staying safe and well during this lockdown period.  We’ve all had to make significant changes to the way we live to survive this pandemic and at Wharfe Valley we have found new ways to work.

  • We’ve linkedin wherever possible to strengthen our relationship with our customers and widen communications – Follow link to Sallyann.
  • We’ve introduced two vital PPE hand sanitiser products, in 1L bottles and 5L containers, to our range in order to support the UK in its fight against the virus – Follow link to WHO hand sanitiser website.
  • We’re also being tirelessly proactive with offers on social media and by supporting our local community with a safe click and collect service, as well as offering online ordering and delivery – Please support us by sharing our posts and helping us to grow our audience on your chosen social media channels: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter.

As a result, we are feeling optimistic, especially as we are now starting to hear more positive messages from our customers about how they are managing the lockdown, about plans to reduce lockdown measures, and the fall in the number of reported coronavirus cases.

VE day celebrations

With this in mind we’ll be celebrating VE day this Friday, on the Bank Holiday, to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the end of the 2nd World War, along with the Nation. This serves as a reminder to us all that we have got through difficult times before.  

We’re still delivering the full range of Wharfe Valley farms rapeseed oil products to those customers able to offer a delivery and collection service, and to consumers ordering online and on telephone.  If you need oils, salad dressings, fruit vinegar, sugar free mayonnaise or hand sanitisers, orders received by 2.30pm  tomorrow will be delivered prior to the bank holiday. 

1L WHO hand sanitiser

If you would like pricing on the hand sanitisers per unit, by case or by pallet please get in touch. Call 01937 572084 or Email

Bank Holiday Offer: Spend over £21+ in one order on Rapeseed Range and receive 2 x FREE SALAD DRESSINGS worth £7.50. *Excludes hand sanitisers and valid until 31/5/20. Simply order and we’ll add dressings to your order!


Wharfe Valley fight’s back!

WHARFE VALLEY FARMS are a leading cold pressed rapeseed oil producer in Yorkshire since 2006. We have a bottling facility capable of producing 20,000 litres per week, and have put this to good use in the fight against the coronavirus by producing two new WHO formula, 80% ethanol, hand sanitising products.

5L W.H.O. hand sanitiser

Available immediately to all in a 1L bottle and 5 litre containers, we can supply individually, in cases and in pallets, to help to prevent the spread of coronavirus. 

No strangers to facing challenge and adversity, myself, husband Geoff , and our son Stephen, are well known for finding solutions to support others and this current situation is no exception.

1 Litre W.H.O. hand sanitiser

  “In this pandemic all businesses are having to think differently and adapt to the unprecedented situation. We found that, almost immediately we were adversely affected by the lockdown, as a food producer supplying to the UK restaurant and catering market, which has been forced to close its doors to the public.

We had to take immediate action and found a supplier of PPE hand sanitiser ingredients which we could then bottle in our contract bottling facility, and increase supplies to support the country in the prevention of coronavirus, as well as keep our machines operating.   We are incredibly proud to have shipped our first pallet of Wharfe Valley hand sanitiser to the frontline, to NHS staff and care workers in Belfast, ensuring they have PPE to continue their vital service”

After 6 weeks of lockdown everyone is feeling the strain but we must all continue to wash our hands, stay indoors where possible, and keep safe.”


We are already producing 10,000 units a week, alongside our cold pressed rapeseed oil products, available to buy online at

For volume pricing please email

 Sallyann Kilby, Director, Wharfe Valley Farms, Tel: 01937 572084.

Date: 29/4/20

Introducing our new Wharfe Valley (W.H.O.) Formula, Hand Sanitiser

Wharfe Valley are incredibly proud to launch a brand new hand sanitiser product, available from Monday, in 1 litre and 5 litres, screw top, to support the UK during this pandemic.

The product is an Ethanol blend, World Health Organisation (W.H.O.) Formula, proven to help to prevent the spread of coronavirus.   

Availability and prices:

Individual price per item :

– 5 litre – from £15 per item plus VAT and carriage. (Was £25)

– 1 litre – £5 plus VAT and carriage. (Was £12)

Wholesale pricing available in cases 2 x 5L or 12 x 1L –  full pallets available.

Price on application for wholesalers/volume.

Proforma invoice required for wholesale/volume purchase.

Products available wholesale in cases of 2, 12 or pallets.

Carriage quoted based on one UK mainland delivery address.

CALL 01937 572084 TO ORDER whilst stocks last!  Email:


World Health Organisation formula Ethanol Blend Hand Sanitiser from Wharfe Valley

These new products have been turned around unbelievably fast after we were a victim of online fraud when Wharfe Valley paid for hand sanitiser at the start of the lockdown, which then never turned up. As a UK food producer and a company continuing to supply our customers throughout this period, we struggled to get hold of hand sanitiser for our own staff. We then found that there were others also being ripped off in the same way by unscrupulous businesses online.

We have since then sourced and partnered with a World Health Organisation (W.H.O.) Formula Hand Sanitiser supplier and have created an own brand product for all. We have an MSDS available and can confirm that the product meets W.H.O. Formula standard, containing Ethanol, H202, Glycerol and distilled water.

If you would like to know more about our new hand sanitiser product or a quote please contact me on 01937 572084. Email: or visit our B2B page on our website:

April 18 2020 update from Wharfe Valley Farms

Sallyann Kilby, Director of Wharfe Valley Farms

As a Director of Wharfe Valley Farms I am finding, like many others in my position, that I am having to wear many hats (metaphorically); From managing accounts to cleaning, farm hand to bottling  room assistant, new product developer, coming up with new products in the farm kitchen, new business development and customer services. It’s exhausting but as a Yorkshire farming family we are used to coping with challenges and having to find ways to diversify. It can get overwhelming but I’ve learnt that the best way to cope is to take on the many challenges we are all facing each day as they become most problematic, remain optimistic, support each other and to ensure we all stay safe and well.

With a further three weeks of lockdown announced yesterday we are meeting the Covid-19 pandemic challenge head on at Wharfe Valley, continuing to supply demand for our cold pressed rapeseed oil range across all areas of the food sector.

I am working hard to strengthen my contacts network now more than ever and welcome connections from all areas to share updates, ideas and solutions. Email: or call 01937 572084.

Stock up and save on a Wharfe Valley 5 Litre cold pressed rapeseed oil

Wharfe Valley provide a 5 litre cold pressed rapeseed oil in original or infused flavours. It’s extra virgin and Britain’s most versatile oil.

At only £25 it’s a healthy saving on the 500ml bottles – saving £20.

With 50% less  saturated fat of any culinary oil, adds essential nutrients like vitamin E and omega 3 to your diet, and is a natural, home-grown product which tastes delicious when cooked, drizzled or dipped.  


Thank you from Wharfe Valley Farms

We’re still working at Wharfe Valley however, things may take a little longer than usual, due to the unprecedented demand online.

We would like to thank you to our staff for their commitment in this first two weeks since the UK lock down.

Thank you to all the customers who placed their online orders for our rapeseed oil products. We are working hard to answer calls, process online orders and get product out at our earliest opportunity.

Thank you to the couriers who are delivering our online orders and supporting our customers with product from farm to fork.

Working together we can beat this – stay well and keep safe everyone!

Working from home at Wharfe Valley Farms

Living on our Yorkshire rapeseed farm has its advantages and has enabled Geoff and I to continue to supply the UK’s demand for fresh home grown produce, whilst taking all the necessary precautions. We endeavour to supply our customers online orders for as long as possible and have taken the necessary action to ensure the wellbeing of our workforce. We embraced cloud based technology some time ago and our team are now working from home and visitors on site are restricted. We would like to reassure you that we have plenty of made stock and raw materials to fulfil orders from our online shop to ensure our products are accessible to all our customers. As a nation we have faced adversity before and we will do whatever we can to support our customers, suppliers and team and wish everyone the very best during this current crisis.

Sallyann and Geoff Kilby