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Hot off the press – heatwave!


 We’re offering FREE DELIVERY  THROUGHOUT JULY 2019 for any order over £20 at Wharfe Valley farms. It’s a great chance to stock up on the summer essentials to add flavour and variety to your BBQ. Use code FREED719 at the checkout on our online shop : SHOP HERE

The forecast is hot . hot . hot for July so take advantage of the free delivery on your summer salad dressings, sugar free mayonnaise and extra virgin rapeseed oils and vinegars for a healthier way to enjoy your BBQ!

A choice of award winning rapeseed oils, grown and pressed at our farm in Collingham, West Yorkshire, Great Taste Star winners.

Our sugar free mayonnaise are suitable for diabetics to give them a healthy and tasty condiment to liven up a salad or sandwich.

We have some delicious dressings including summer herb, sweet apple, chilli ginger and spiced orange or honey mustard and elder flower.

We have some outstanding Vinegars to use as an alternative to balsamic – Rhubarb is back in stock! Top seller throughout Yorkshire!

All back in stock!      

We’re selling a range of BBQ’s to accompany our summer products !

Find out more here!

Celebrating National BBQ week with a FREE 500ml oil!

Buy any 2 x 500ml rapeseed oils online or from our shop and receive a FREE 500ml bottle of Cracked Black Pepper rapeseed oil. Terms and Conditions apply.* With seven delicious flavours you’ll be point for choice!

*Offer valid from Monday 27th May until 12 midnight on Sunday 2nd June 2019. Customers must purchase any 2 x 500ml bottles from Wharfe Valley directly in one purchase to receive an additional bottle of cracked black pepper rapeseed oil (500ml) with their order. Use code BBQ342 at checkout.

Click HERE to order online or call in to our shop at Lilac Farm in Collingham. Use code BBQ342 at checkout.


We’ve just launched a whole new range of Outdoor Dining Equipment including Kamado Joe BBQ’s and stoneware from our Wharfe Valley stoves and gas showroom at Lilac Farm, Jewitt Lane in Collingham.

Call us on 01937 574379 or find us online HERE:


You’re guaranteed a warm welcome at Wharfe Valley!

Award winning Wharfe Valley

Harrogate Advertiser Award Winning Wharfe Valley

Directors, Sallyann Kilby, (centre) and husband Geoff Kilby, (left) celebrating with Mike Shann (right).

Well done to everyone at Wharfe Valley Farms – we’ve only gone and won the award for

‘Best Rural Business’ in the Harrogate Advertiser Excellence in Business Awards 2019.

Finalists were announced on 4th April 2019 at The Pavillions in Harrogate.

Award winning Wharfe Valley with Harrogate Advertiser Business Awards 2019

“Thank you to everyone who voted for us. “


Directors, Sallyann and husband Geoff Kilby are very proud of the recognition this award has shown them for their hard work and determination to succeed, despite the economic adversity since the Brexit referendum in 23rd June 2016.

Sallyann’s table companion at the awards ceremony, Mike Shann,  (shown below) didn’t know what had hit him when she reacted with sheer joy to the unexpected result.



We’ve been shortlisted in the Harrogate Advertiser Excellence in Business Awards 2019 for Best rural Business this week. Finalists announced 4/4/19. 

Wharfe Valley Farms has been shortlisted for The Best Rural Business Award 2019, and directors, Sallyann, Geoff and son Stephen Kilby, are very proud of the recognition for their hard work and determination to succeed despite the economic adversity since the Brexit referendum in 23rd June 2016.

Wish us look on the decision for the winner on 4th April 2019!

… the food of love

They say creating ‘good food is the best way to a man’s heart’ so, with Valentine’s day fast approaching, Sallyann Kilby and Yorkshire Chef Stephanie Moon, cook up a raspberry and choc desert,  in the Wharfe Valley farmhouse, using fresh fruit and our delicious rapeseed oil !

We’ve added a whole host of fabulous new video footage to our Wharfe Valley YOU TUBE CHANNEL to give our fans an opportunity to find out more about us including:

  • how to use our delicious rapeseed oils products,
  • tried and tested traditional Yorkshire recipes, 
  • meet the team behind the Wharfe Valley brand, starting with the video below from Sallyann.

Director of Wharfe Valley, Sallyann Kilby, talks about how the Wharfe Valley range of products has grown, along with the brand, and welcomes feedback on new products and ideas from our fans. Click on the link to see more videos here:

Please help us grow our audience on YOUTUBE by liking, sharing and subscribing! Thank you.


We’ve been shortlisted for the 2019 Yorkshire Choice Awards Independent Business of the Year and Sallyann for Business Woman of the Year, thank you if you have voted for us. We cant wait to hear the result!

We have updated our Wharfe Valley computer system over the Christmas break and touch wood, this has gone well. We have endeavoured to make this transition as seamless for our customers as possible!

If you have any news for us get in touch – we love to hear from you!

Where to find us in 2019

taste the Yorkshire flavour

‘Try before you buy’ events

How to get hold of our Wharfe Valley Farms rapeseed oil:

Buy online from our online store

Try before you buy at any one of our local tasting events :


We’ll be at the following events and would love to see you on our stall  where we’ll be offering tastings of our range of over 30 delicious products, sharing recipes and getting to know our customers even better!

We are now stocked In-store in the many Booth’s Stores with our plain oil and full range of salad dressings. Tastings will be taking place to support sales.

Chatsworth Country Fair from Friday, 30th August to Sunday 1st Sept, 2019

Bardsey Horticultural Society Annual Show on Saturday, 7th Sept,  2019 from 2pm

Harewood Jubilee  Festival on Sunday, 8th Sept,  2019 from 12.30

Harrogate Autumn Flower Show from Friday, 13 to Sunday, 15 Sept, 2019

Nidderdale Show at Pateley Bridge from Monday, 23 Sept, 2019


We have stockists throughout the UK. Give us a call or email to find out who’s nearby.

Email: or call 01937 572084!

Order online at

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Happy New 2019

Have you made any new resolutions for 2019?

They may well involve losing weight, getting fit or eating less.

Wharfe Valley can help you to get started with your targets with our range of 30 healthier rapeseed oil products including:

Wharfe Valley Farms Range
  •  Infused and original extra virgin rapeseed oils
  •  salad dressings
  • fruit vinegars
  • sugar free mayonnaise

With up to 50% less saturated fat than other culinary oil, less monounsaturated fat than olive oil and a higher percentage of polyunsaturated fat, it’s a much healthier option.


Rapeseed oil provides a lower fat alternative to liven up a salad or marinade a meat. Our sugar free mayonnaise was created to support diabetics as a tasty swap from sugary mayonnaise for sandwiches, pasta or salad. We produce a healthier spray oil (featured right) which provides better oil coverage and is ideal to coat food sparingly, using less oil.


Wharfe Valley rapeseed oils are vegan approved by the Vegetarian Society
Vegan Approved by the Vegetarian Society

For those starting ‘Vegan-uary’ we are very proud of our ‘vegan’ status awarded by the Vegetarian Society for the majority of products across our rapeseed range (excluding our sugar free mayonnaise which includes free range egg).

Click here to enter our ONLINE SHOP and see the full range. Subscribe to our website to receive a free delivery code worth £5.

Good luck in achieving your goals!

Wharfe Valley Wilfra cakes – a twist on a Yorkshire classic!

We have a delicious Yorkshire recipe to share given to us by Steph Moon,  a well known Yorkshire chef. Steph represented the North East on BBC2’s Great British Menu in 2011 and is a consultant chef in her own business ‘All things food’. She recently prepared this treat for us whilst recording an episode of Made in Leeds at our rapeseed farm in Collingham, Yorkshire.

This is a traditional Yorkshire recipe for a cake which was historically baked and given out to the people  of Ripon to celebrate the return of St Wilfred from exile in the 7th Century.

For the short crust pastry:

  • 8 oz plain flour,
  • 1 oz Wharfe Valley rapeseed oil,
  • 2 oz butter or margarine,
  • 1 tablespoon caster sugar,
  • 1 pinch of salt,
  • 1 egg yolk,
  • 1-2 teaspoons water



  • 1.5 lb peeled and thinly sliced cooking apples,
  • 3 oz demerara sugar,
  • 3 oz grated Wensleydale cheese,
  • lemon rapeseed oil to drizzle.



Rub the Wharfe Valley rapeseed oil and butter into the flour, sugar and salt. Mix to a stiff paste with the egg yolk and a little water. Leave to rest in a cool place until required.

Line a swiss roll tin with half the pastry and lightly prick the bottom. Lay on the finely sliced apples and add the sugar. Grate the cheese onto the top. Put on a pastry lid and brush with milk and sugar. Make a few slits along the top and bake for 10 minutes at 425oF, 220o, Gas Mark 7; for 10 minutes and then lower to 350oF, 180oc, Gas Mark 4; for a further 30 minutes. Serve with custard or cream.

The combination of apple and cheese is one much loved by Yorkshire men and women, “An apple pie without the cheese is like a kiss without the squeeze,” or so the little jingle would have it!

Wharfe Valley are nominated for the ‘Rural Awards’ with Countryside Alliance


“We’re so proud to be nominated for a ‘Rural Oscar’ in the Countryside Alliance Awards 2019.”

Nicknamed the ‘Rural Oscars’ the Awards are now in their 14th year and are the Countryside Alliance’s platform for celebrating rural businesses, produce and communities. The Awards are public-nomination led, meaning that we have been nominated by one or more people who value the remarkable contribution we make to the local area. The ‘Rural Oscars’ are something of a GOLD standard in the rural business awards. The feel-good factor and pride that they bring cannot be overestimated. Those involved at every level have told us of the positive impact that this recognition has had on them, their business and their communities.

The 2019 ‘Rural Oscars’ were launched in early September across five categories and are based on a public nomination. Now that nominations are closed a list of regional finalists has been drawn up and judging begins. Regional winners will be announced and will be invited to a reception at the Houses of Parliament next June.

Wish us look! We will let you know how we fare!

from Sallyann and Geoff Kilby


Are you looking for a sugar-free Christmas? Add our delicious sugar-free mayonnaise to your menu!

Wharfe Valley Farms came up with a delicious and nutritious range of sugar-free mayonnaise in 2017.

It was the brain child of Sallyann Kilby, director of Wharfe Valley who, when diagnosed as a diabetic, wanted to be able to enjoy mayonnaise with a salad or a sandwich, but the sugar content meant it was now off limits. She set about testing out various combinations until she came up with a delicious, completely sugar-free, rapeseed oil based mayonnaise, made with free range pasteurised eggs.

Sallyann said, “Mayonnaise generally includes sugar, however I came up with an alternative, suitable for diabetics, which could be teamed up with a salad or seafood, so that I could enjoy a lighter lunch without compromising on taste.”

Since then Wharfe Valley have gone on to create five delicious flavours which were designed and tested in their own kitchen including lemon, lemon and garlic, smoked, smoked garlic and smoked chilli. The rapeseed oil base ensures that the mayonnaise has a reduced saturated fat content, making this a healthier alternative to traditional mayonnaise.

You can enjoy a sugar free mayonnaise or give it as a gift to a loved one and have a healthier Christmas.

Proud to be included in TV’s Made In Leeds

Made In Leeds are featuring Wharfe Valley Farms in a series of 2 minute programmes over the festive season from December until January 2019, raising awareness of the delicious and nutritious range of 30 rapeseed oil products throughout Yorkshire .

Today we’ve been filming the Wharfe Valley Story and we’ve gone all festive with our Christmas tree and customised Gift Packs and Hampers, including the delicious and nutritious range of rapeseed oil products.

We’re thoroughly enjoying the media experience and look forward to sharing our festive filming with you over the coming weeks ….

Don’t forget to stock up on our delicious products to fulfil the demand we’re creating in and around Yorkshire!

Call us on 01937 572084 or email:



Fat facts and smoke points

Smoke house for smoking rapeseed oilIt’s November already and here at Wharfe Valley Farms we’ve all been enjoying baked potatoes, cooked with a coating of smoked rapeseed oil then oven roasted, providing a delicious and authentic fired flavour.

We are lucky enough to have our own smokehouse on site and from it we produce our smoked infused variety for sale in both 250ml or 500ml.

We’ve included some useful fat and oil facts below to help customers understand the advantages of using our rapeseed oil and the relevance of the high smoke point rapeseed oil has of up to 230oC.

Fat and Oil facts

All cooking fats and oils are made up of saturated, polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fatty acids in different proportions.  Using cooking oils and fat with low saturated fat and a good mix of mono and polyunsaturated fats is better for you because:

– Polyunsaturated fats can help lower cholesterol
– Omega-3 polyunsaturates may help protect against heart disease
– Omega-6 fatty acids may help with growth and brain function
– Monounsaturated fats can also help lower cholesterol if they replace saturated fats
– Monounsaturated fats may also help decrease the risk of breast cancer and rheumatoid arthritis pain

Generally, oils and fats with a high proportion of poly and mono unsaturated fats are healthier than those with a higher saturated fat content.

Rapeseed oil is incredibly versatile as it has a delicious nutty flavour and golden colour when grown and cold-pressed in our lovely county, Yorkshire. It can be consumed as a dip, salad dressing or mayonnaise and an extra virgin variety is better for you as it is only pressed once and then bottled, which maintains the maximum amount of goodness from the oil seed rape.
It is also an ideal oil for cooking due to the high smoke point of up to 230oC.

What is the smoke point?

At Wharfe Valley we often talk about the high smoke point of rapeseed oil to customers as a benefit and take for granted that our customers know what we mean. Just in case we thought bonfire night was a good time to talk about what it is and how it helps.

The smoke point of an oil or fat is the temperature at which it starts to burn, break down and smoke.
When you cook with oil that’s been heated past its smoke point, not only does it affect the flavour, also nutrients and phytochemicals found in many unrefined oils are destroyed when the oil is overheated. Overheating also creates harmful free radicals which have been linked to cancers.

Rapeseed oil has a high smoke point of up to 230oC and is better suited to frying, roasting, smearing over baked or sauté potatoes than other culinary oils with a lower smoke point like olive oil. Its overall advantage when compared is that it is extremely versatile and can be enjoyed hot or cold.

To find out more about our smoked rapeseed oil get in touch on 01937 572084 or go to our online shop on

Don’t forget to subscribe to our blog to find out more about health benefits of our better for you rapeseed oil!

Our customised Gift Packs are back in stock ….

Wharfe Valley Farms Range

If you’re looking for a Christmas gift that keeps on giving then we have a range of gift packs and hampers that you’ll love!

The heart-healthy benefits of rapeseed oil have long since been known and understood, and what better gift for someone that you love than a selection of ‘better for you’ delicious condiments.

We offer gift packs in various sizes including 100ml (right), 250ml, and 500ml in a hamper holding up to five products.

We offer a range of plain and infused award winning, extra virgin rapeseed oils, mayonnaise, dressings and vinegars to choose from.

For the discerning chef we offer a truffle and rapeseed oil mix, a real favourite.

Wharfe Valley Spray Rapeseed OilFor those counting the calories and wishing to use less oil, we offer a 200ml spray rapeseed oil.

You can chose the selection of products that suit your taste and give something truly personalised.

Simply add the hamper packaging to the Online Checkout for £3 along with your selected products (up to 5) and we will do the rest.


Our hamper selection


Simply choose the Hamper packaging from the Online Shop for £3 and add your selection of products to be included in your hamper. (Maximum 5 products from the range of 30).

We will deliver to your address or you can arrange collection from Collingham.

Our gift to you

We are offering FREE DELVERY worth £5 when you spend £25 or more in one order by 31st October 2018 – use code FREED10 at the Online Checkout!

Other gift packs available to choose from:

2x 160gsm Twin Pack Mayonnaise at £7.50







3x 100ml gift pack at £8









250ml x3 gift pack at £12


Where to find Wharfe Valley Farms rapeseed oils this Autumn 2018

Summer 2018

Where to see Wharfe Valley this Autumn 2018

Oils on the menu at Harrogate High School

Sallyann Kilby demonstrating the range of healthy rapeseed oils and salad dressings from Wharfe Valley Farms.


We hope to see you soon at any one of our events. You’ll have the opportunity to taste the award winning products from our rapeseed oil range. If you cant make it you can take advantage of our free delivery code on orders over £25* in October!

We have a range of hampers and gift packs available for the festive season which can include your favourite products or our best selling selections.

From  Sallyann Kilby


Have your cake and eat it! Our delicious HEALTHIER SPONGE CAKE …


  • 280g Cold Pressed Extra Virgin Rapeseed Oil
  • 280g Caster Sugar
  • 280g Self Raising Flour
  • 5 Eggs (Free Range preferred)
  • 2 tablespoons Vanilla Essence

Choice of filling:

Add lemon curd, jam, cream, whipped cream, frosting.


  1. Preheat the oven to 180c, and prepare two 8 inch round baking tins – grease if necessary (silicon recommended)
  2. Place the oil and eggs into a mixing bowl and stir them together
  3. Add the sugar then sieve the flour into the mixture and stir well
  4. Pour the mixture into the two tins ensuring evenly divided then place them in the oven for 30 minutes
  5. Once cooked, cool in the tin slightly for approx 5-10 minutes, then remove and place on a cooling rack
  6. Leave to cool then add the topping of your choice
  7. Enjoy!

HEALTHY FRUITY FLAPJACK made with rapeseed oil

Here’s a tried and tested LOWER FAT  baking recipe made with rapeseed oil that we think you’ll love:



  • 1 ripe Banana
  • 50g Soft Apricots OR Sultanas OR Cooked Apple OR Mango
  • 25g Light Brown Muscovado Sugar
  • 100g Porridge Oats
  • 3tbsp Cold-pressed Extra Virgin Rapeseed Oil



  1. Preheat the oven to 180c, and prepare a 17cm Square baking tin – grease if necessary (silicon recommended)
  2. Place the banana in a mixing bowl and mush up then chop up the soft apricots (or sultanas/cooked apple chunks) and add them to the banana
  3. Add the sugar and the oil and stir well then mix in the porridge oats
  4. Place the mixture in the tin ensuring evenly spread and place in the oven for 15 minutes until golden colored
  5. Once cooked, cool in the tin slightly for approx 5-10mins, then cut into squares and place on a cooling rack
  6. Leave to cool then enjoy!

BUTTER versus OIL – Let’s help you to weigh it up!

If, like us, you love to bake but don’t love the high content of saturated fat in the butter needed, there is a healthier solution. Simply substitute the butter for lower fat rapeseed oil, coconut oil, fruit puree or a combination of all three.

The facts about butter:

Butter is over 80% oil and the rest is water. It’s made of milk; delicious creamy fat molecules suspended in water. This creates layers, adds texture, lends moisture and adds flavor to our recipes alongside saturated fat. When baking with butter the moisture warms up and expands, creating pockets of air. The fat in butter traps air and moisture and results in a lovely, light texture in baking.

So here’s how can you reduce the fat in your baking to make it healthier?

The most suitable butter substitutes will be those that have a similar fat + water makeup. Some common substitutes are:

  • Rapeseed oil/Olive oil: if you have a recipe that calls for melted butter, lower fat rapeseed oil will work equally as well. Simply use our recommended conversion for cakes: swap 1 : 1, ounce for ounce, plus a tablespoon of milk.
  • Coconut oil/Coconut butter (manna): At Wharfe Valley we offer a coconut and rapeseed mix which is a perfect baking combination. You can substitute it 1:1 in most recipes and I like it in everything from cookies, scones and cakes. Anything that calls for room temperature.
  • Apple sauce/Banana purée: this is more commonly used to replace oil in recipes, but if can also be used to substitute butter and works best in loaf recipes where you want a light texture. As a general rule, you can replace up to half the amount of butter in your recipe with applesauce; if the recipe calls for one cup of butter, use half a cup of butter and half a cup of applesauce. This is suggested because you still want some fat to trap those little air molecules! If you don’t mind a more dense, moist crumb, you could replace all the butter with applesauce.

We’ve included some cake recipes to try, with the rapeseed and fruit substitutions included, which we’ve tried and tested at Wharfe Valley Farms ourselves.

Carrot and Coriander Cake

Healthy Sponge Cake

Fruity Flapjack

Wharfe Valley support Macmillan Cancer Support’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning


Time to get together over a cuppa and a delicious cake and celebrate the work done by the fabulous charity, Macmillan Cancer Support.



Wharfe Valley would like to invite you to come in and meet the team and enjoy a cuppa and a cake (including some of our rapeseed oil baking recipes).

It’s your chance to get a real taste of life on Lilac Farm in Collingham … and our delicious rapeseed oil recipes.

Let us know if you are hosting a Macmillan Coffee Morning this week and we’ll share it online for you!

We’re also sharing a healthier way to have cake!

We have some great recipes available on our website – you can add a healthier oil to your baking without compromising on the taste!

For our favourite recipes: CLICK HERE

Find out more about how to substitute butter with healthier rapeseed oil. We help you to weigh up the benefits: CLICK HERE: 


Shortlisted for Farming Business of the Year 2018 in the Rural Awards 2018

Shortlisted Farming Business of the Year

Rural Awards 2018 Farming Business of the Year

Wharfe Valley Farms are very proud to be shortlisted for the Farming Business of The Year Award with Yorkshire Post’s 2018 Rural Awards.

The Awards were created to celebrate the vital role that the rural and agricultural community plays in the economic success and profile of our region, and do so publicly in order to demonstrate on behalf of all our rural communities just how hard-working, forward-thinking and market-leading the county’s rural businesses are. They give due recognition to some of the dedicated individuals who play crucial roles in their communities. By holding these awards, we also hope to broaden people’s understanding of the countryside and how it is managed.

We’ve attached a link to the Yorkshire Post article with full details below:

We look forward to finding out if we’ve been successful when the winners are announced at a ceremony at the Pavilions of Harrogate, The Great Yorkshire Showground,  results are announced on Thursday 11th October 2018. Fingers crossed!!!!


Celebrate Yorkshire Day on 1st August 2018


It’s a day to remember and celebrate the largest county in the UK!



Here at Wharfe Valley Farm we’re incredibly proud of our Yorkshire heritage and love the opportunity to boast about the resplendent countryside surrounding our farm.

The local free draining fertile limestone soil in Collingham produces a prolific rape crop from which our Extra Virgin Rapeseed Oil is produced.

At Wharfe Valley the rapeseed is only pressed once and we never use heat or chemicals to extract the oil. Furthermore, we do not use chemicals in the harvesting methods, preferring to use a traditional swathing technique, this taking care ton preserve all the naturals, nutritional values of our oil.

Have you tried our range of award winning oil yet?

We will be sampling at Tesco Store, Askham Bar to celebrate Yorkshire Day on Wednesday, 1st August, 2018.

We hope to see you there but if you cant make it you can order any of our products online:

  • Oils
  • Mayonnaise
  • Dressings
  • Vinegars
  • Truffle

Where to find us in September, 2018

taste the Yorkshire flavour

‘Try before you buy’

Find out where we are in September 2018 with our range of award winning rapeseed oil products including :

– original and infused rapeseed oil range

– mayonnaise

– salad dressings

– truffle oil

– vinegars


We look forward to meeting you and showcasing our award winning products soon!

If you can’t make any of the shows and need to restock then you can still take advantage of our FREE DELIVERY CODE: FREEDAUG – when you spend £25+ in one order upto 31/8/18.

From Sallyann and Geoff Kilby

‘Follow us’ on Twitter and/or ‘Like and share’ our page on Facebook for a £5 FREE delivery code*


We love to keep in touch with our Wharfe Valley Farm fans and so, in JULY, if you

LIKE AND/OR SHARE our social media then use a FREE DELIVERY CODE on your next order! (worth £5!)

FACEBOOK:  Wharfe Valley Farms

TWITTER: @WharfeValleyOil

We look forward to keeping you up-to-date with our offers, competitions and wide range of rapeseed oil products.


Carrot and Coriander Cake

Developed by Jo Mountain

Preparation Time: 20 minutes

Cooking Time

300g organic carrot grated

3 large organic free range eggs

50g creme fraich

160g Wharfe valley rapeseed and coconut oil 250g plain wholemeal flour

1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda

1/2 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg

1/2 teaspoon salt

2 heaped teaspoon cinnamon


Add everything in the Kenwood mixer for about 30 seconds scrape down sides and mixed again for a few seconds Pour the cake batter into a buttered and lined 20cm diameter cake tin Bake at 180c/350f/gas 4 Bake for 1 to 1 1/4 hours until cake springs back when pressed with finger tip I finished and decorated it with a cream cheese

1 large unwaxed orange finely grated zest only

300 g Philadelphia full fat cream cheese 20g runny honey I put this over the top of cake but if you prefer you can put it on the side!!!

Teriyaki Salmon with Coriander Mayonnaise

Preparation time – 30 mins to 1 hour
Cooking time – less than 10 mins


  • 125 ml Shaoxing rice wine
  • 125 ml Sake
  • 125 ml Mirin
  • 125 ml Soy sauce
  • 3 tbsp. Caster sugar
  • 4 x 175g Salmon fillets

For the mayonnaise:

  • 2 handfuls coriander, roughly chopped
  • 200ml ‘Wharfe Valley rapeseed oil’
  • 2 free range eggs, yolks only
  • 1 tsp white wine vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp mustard powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 lemon, juice only


  • Heat the frying pan until hot and add rice wine vinegar, sake, mirin, soy sauce and caster sugar – simmer.
  • Reduce liquid down a little then remove from heat and allow to cool.
  • Place salmon in a bowl and pour over half the sauce and leave to marinade in fridge for 1 hour.
  • Heat frying pan and add salmon (presentation side down). Cook for 1 – 2 mins and then turn.
  • Pour over remainder of teriyaki sauce and cook for another 2 – 3 mins or until cooked through.
  • For coriander mayonnaise, add coriander to pan of boiling water and cook for one minute. Transfer then into a bowl of iced water.
  • Place into a blender with ‘Wharfe Valley rapeseed oil’ and blend until a fine puree.
  • Place egg yolks, vinegar, mustard, salt and lemon juice into a clean food processor. Blend to combine and then gradually with motor still going, add the coriander oil.
  • Continue until the mayonnaise has thickened.
  • Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  • To serve, place salmon on a plate and drizzle with the coriander mayonnaise.
Prawn Cocktail with Crayfish Dish

Prawn and Crayfish Cocktail

Preparation time – less than 30 mins
Cooking time – less than 10 mins
Serves – 4

For the prawn and crayfish cocktail:

  • 350g raw tiger prawns
  • 350g raw crayfish
  • 2 Little Gems Lettuces, leaves separated
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper

For the cocktail sauce:

  • 2 free range egg yolks
  • 2 tsp white wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 300ml ‘Wharfe Valley rapeseed oil’
  • 2 tbsp. tomato ketchup
  • 1 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 dashes of tabasco
  • 1/2 lemon, juice only
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Place prawns and crayfish in a steamer. Cook for 4—5 mins until pink and remove, cool and peel the shells.
  • Place egg yolks, white wine vinegar and mustard into a food processor and blend until pale and creamy. 
  • With motor running gradually poor in ‘Wharfe Valley rapeseed oil’ until you have a thick mayonnaise.
  • Place mayonnaise into a bowl and add tomato ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, tabasco and lemon juice and 
  • mix. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Add prawns and crayfish to sauce and stir.
  • Spoon into cocktail glasses and sprinkle with cayenne pepper to serve.
herby beer battered lemon

Herby Beer Battered Lemon Sole Goujons and Rapeseed Tartare Sauce

Preparation time —30 mins
Cooking time —1 to 2 hours
Serves 4

For the herby beer battered lemon sole:

  • 5g of fresh yeast
  • Pinch salt
  • Pinch caster sugar
  • 250ml beer
  • 1 tsp cider vinegar
  • 200g plain flour
  • 4 tbsp. chopped fresh parsley & chives
  • ‘Wharfe Valley’ rapeseed oil for deep frying
  • 450g lemon sole fillet cut into strips
  • For the rapeseed tartare sauce:
  • 3 free range egg yolks
  • 2 tbsp cider vinegar
  • 300ml ‘’rapeseed oil
  • 1/2 shallot, finely chopped
  • 150g gherkins chopped
  • 110g capers

Preparation Method:
For the beer battered lemon sole, sprinkle the yeast, salt and sugar into a mixing bowl, whisk in the beer and vinegar, then the flour and herbs.
Set aside to ferment for one hour or until the mixture begins to bubble.
Meanwhile for the rapeseed tartare sauce, whisk the egg yolks and vinegar together in a bowl.
Continue to whisk the mixture and slowly pour in the ‘Wharfe Valley rapeseed oil’ until all of the oil is incorporated and the mixture is thick and light.
Stir in the capers, gherkins, shallot and herbs. Season to taste with salt and pepper and a squeeze of lemon juice—set aside in fridge.
Heat ‘Wharfe Valley rapeseed oil’ in a deep based frying pan until a bread crumb sizzles and turns brown when dropped into it.
Dip the lemon sole goujons into the batter and fry for 3– 4 minutes or until golden brown. Leave to drain on kitchen paper.
Serve with a bowl of the ‘Wharfe Valley rapeseed’ tartare sauce.

For the herby beer battered lemon sole:
15g of fresh yeast
Pinch salt
Pinch caster sugar
250ml beer
1 tsp cider vinegar
200g plain flour
4 tbsp. chopped fresh parsley & chives
‘Wharfe Valley’ rapeseed oil for deep frying
450g lemon sole fillet cut into strips

For the rapeseed tartare sauce:
3 free range egg yolks
2 tbsp cider vinegar
300ml ‘’rapeseed oil
1/2 shallot, finely chopped
150g gherkins chopped
110g capers

Garlic Rosemary Bread

Garlic and Rosemary Focaccia Bread

Preparation time — 2 hours
Cooking time — 20 minutes


  • 500g strong white bread flour
  • 2 x tsp salt
  • 2 x sachets dried easy blend yeast
  • 2 x tbsp Valley Garlic and Rosemary Rapeseed Oil
  • 400ml cold water
  • Wharfe Valley Garlic and Rosemary Rapeseed
  • Oil for drizzling and dipping

Preparation Method:

  • Place the flour, salt, yeast, Wharfe Valley Garlic and Rosemary Rapeseed Oil and 300ml of water into a large bowl.
  • Gently stir the ingredients to form a dough and then knead the dough in the bowl for 5 minutes, gradually adding the remaining water.
  • Stretch the dough by hand for five minutes. Tip the dough out on to an oiled work surface and knead for a further five minutes.
  • Return the dough to the bowl, cover, place in a warm room and leave until the mixture doubles in size.
  • Line two large baking sheets with greaseproof paper. Tip the dough out of the bowl, knock back and then divide into two portions. Spread each portion out on the baking sheets, ensuring it stretches to the corners, then leave to prove for an hour.
  • Preheat the oven to 220C. Drizzle the dough with the Wharfe Valley Garlic and Rosemary
  • Rapeseed Oil, sprinkle with fine sea salt and bake in the over for 20 minutes.
  • When baked, drizzle with a little more Wharfe Valley Garlic and Rosemary Rapeseed Oil.
Hazelnut Torte

Hazelnut Torte

Preparation time—30 mins
Cooking time 10—30 mins
Serves 6


  • 1 free range egg
  • 100ml clear honey
  • 75ml ‘Wharfe Valley’ rapeseed oil’
  • 50g unsalted butter
  • 2 tbsp apple juice
  • 100g ground hazelnuts
  • 100g wholemeal self raising flour

Preparation method:

  • Preheat oven to 160C. Brush a 20cm cake tin with melted butter, to grease.
  • In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the egg, honey, ‘Wharfe Valley rapeseed oil’, butter and apple juice until well combined.
  • Add the ground hazelnuts and the flour and stir gently until well combined.
  • Transfer the cake mixture to the greased tin, level the mixture out using a palette knife or spatula, then transfer to the oven and bake for 15—20 minutes, or until the cake has risen and is golden brown.
  • Remove from the tin and cool on a wire rack.
  • To serve, place on a large serving plate and decorate with raspberries dusted with icing sugar.

Home Made Lemon Hummus

Preparation time – 20 mins


  • 2 x 400g tins of chick peas
  • 2 x desert spoon of Tahini paste
  • 4 x cloves of garlic
  • 100ml Lemon infused Wharfe Valley Rapeseed Oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Preparation Method:

  • Drain the contents of both tins of chick peas and poor into a magimix.
  • Add the two desert spoons of Tahini paste.
  • Peel and chop the cloves of Garlic and add to the magimix also.
  • Mix all of the ingredients together until you can no longer see the skins of the chick peas
  • Then gradually add the Lemon Infused Wharfe Valley Rapeseed Oil through the funnel and watch as it turns into a smooth paste. Add more or less oil to suit, depending upon preferred texture.
  • Serve with warm pitta breads or crusty bread a sprinkle of cayenne pepper and a dash of lemon.

See us at Leyburn Dales Food and Drink Festival this weekend!

Leyburn Dales Food and Drink Festival

Dales Food and Drink Festival

See us at Leyburn this weekend!

Saturday, 16th and Sunday, 17th June, 2018

Tracey and Katie will be offering a wide array of samples for tasting, providing the opportunity to try before you buy. We have 30 products on sale including original and infused oils, mayonnaise, salad dressings, vinegars, and a chance to win a selection of rapeseed products, by entering our FREE prize draw.

Leyburn Dales Food and Drink Festival 2018

Sign up to our competition for free at the festival for a chance to win a hamper of Wharfe Valley rapeseed oils!

It’s a great chance to stock up on your favourite products for your summer BBQ’s and salads.

Visitors approaching Leyburn on the A 684 from Bedale and the A 6108 from Masham should follow the signs to the car park provided at the east end of Leyburn opposite Tennans Auction Room. Shuttle buses are available to take visitors from this car park to the town centre.

Where we are: Visitors approaching Leyburn on the A 6108 from Richmond, the A 684 from Hawes or the road from Reeth should follow the signs to the Auction Mart car park at the north end of Leyburn.

CLICK HERE for more information about the Dales Food and Drink Festival, what’s included and who will be there.

Celebrate with WHARFE VALLEY in June 2018

Family Business United winners - Wharfe Valley

Yorkshire people’s choice winners

We have so much to celebrate in June 2018 here at Wharfe Valley!

We’ve been voted ‘The Family Business of the Year’ for Yorkshire in the People’s Choice Awards.

To say ‘Thank you’ to everyone who has voted for us we’re giving away a gift!


Simply Input FREEDJUN to the promotional code prompt on our online shop to take advantage of this fabulous offer saving £5!

Geoff and Stephen Kilby

Father and Son, Geoff and Stephen Kilby, Wharfe Valley Farms have a big day ahead!




On Fathers Day Stephen Kilby, son of Sallyann and Geoff, leaves behind his single status and ties the knot with Anna, his bride to be, and a new Kilby joins the family. We wish them all the very best for their future together!



We have a fabulous choice of plain and infused rapeseed oils ideal for marinating meat, which will cook at up to 220 degrees without burning on the BBQ, or drizzling on a salad this summer to add essential nutrients. We now stock a range of salad dressings, sugar free mayonnaise and vinegars to accompany it. You can find out more from our recipes online.


Wharfe Valley Coconut and Rapeseed Oil is shortlisted in The Veggie Awards 2018


We are very proud to announce that our Whafe Valley Cold Pressed Coconut and Rapeseed oil has been shortlisted in the Veggie Awards 2018 – winners will be announced in their July issue, on sale 28th June. We can’t wait for the result!

Wharfe Valley coconut oil

To celebrate we have included one of our favourite coconut oil recipes. Enjoy!

Wharfe Valley Carrot and Coconut Recipe

Ingredients: 30g carrot grated, 3 large organic free range eggs, 50g creme fraiche, 160g Wharfe Valley rapeseed and coconut oil, 250g plain wholemeal flour, 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda, 1/2 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 2 heaped teaspoons of cinnamon.

Method: Put everything in a mixer for 30 seconds, pour the cake batter in a buttered, lined 20cm cake tin, bake at 180c/350f/gas4, for between 60 mins to 80 mins – until the cake springs back when pressed lightly, then decorate it with a cream cheese.

Topping: 1 large unwaxed orange, finely grated zest only. 300g Philadelphia full fat cream , 20g runny honey drizzled over the top of the cake.

Health benefits of using this oil: high in monounsaturated fats, natural source of Omega 3, contains medium chain triglycerides (MCT’s) which are easily digested and can be readily burned for energy. Enriches skin and nourishes hair, promotes good cholesterol, lauric acid has antifungal properties, fatty acids said to help the brain function

To buy Wharfe Valley Rapeseed and Coconut Oil follow the link to our online shop here:

For more recipes click here:

Share a rapeseed oil recipe with us this month and we’ll send you a free delivery code worth £5 as a thank you!

See us at Harrogate Spring Flower Show 2018

26-29 April 2018

Wharfe Valley Farms are exhibiting at The Harrogate Spring Flower Show 2018 this week from Thursday, 26th to Sunday, 29th April, 2018!

Come along and sample over 30 of Yorkshire’s original, nutritious and delicious rapeseed oils, dressings, mayonnaise and vinegars on Stand F25 in the Food Marquee.

Great Yorkshire Show Ground, North of England Horticultural Society, Regional Agricultural Centre, Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG2 8NZ.

Tickets are available online HERE 

Oils on the menu at Harrogate High School

SallyAnn Kilby demonstrating the range of healthy rapeseed oils and salad dressings from Wharfe Valley Farms.