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Tasting events in 2020:

We love to meet our cold pressed rapeseed oil customers face to face at Wharfe Valley Farms and find out more about them and what products they would like to see in the future.

We attend Yorkshire’s largest events to allow our customers the opportunity to taste our products and learn more about how to use them with recipe ideas and cooking demonstrations.

23-26 April 2020

We will be exhibiting at the Spring Flower Show at Harrogate’s Great Yorkshire Showground, North Yorkshire, from Thursday 23rd to Sunday 26th April 2020.

Discounts available with early bird ticket purchases on the link below:

Otley show 2020
Otley Show 2020

We will be at the Otley Show on Saturday, 16th May, 2020 joining the fabulous Yorkshire family event selling our cold-pressed rapeseed oil range.

Tickets available on the following link:

Wharfe Valley Farms at the Great Yorkshire Show 2020

We will be exhibiting at the Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, from Tuesday, 14th to Thursday, 16th July 2020.

Have a happy, healthy new decade from Wharfe Valley family rapeseed oil farmers!

Wharfe Valley Farms family baking

Family is at the heart of Wharfe Valley Farms. With three generations involved in the workings of the farms it’s a true Yorkshire family business.

Whilst the grandchildren have been around over the Christmas break there’s been baking lessons, fun and games, along with the continual pressing and bottling of the rapeseed ready to fulfill the orders for the New Year.

We are all set for a fantastic 2020 and wish everyone a happy, healthy New Year!

If you would like to find out more about stocking our range of 30 cold pressed, extra virgin, rapeseed oil products please get in touch on 01937 572084.

We wish you a merry Christmas and a happy, healthy new year!

To all our Wharfe Valley rapeseed oil fans everywhere – thank you for supporting our Yorkshire, independent, family farming business.

We look forward to seeing you at events in 2020, hearing from you on our social media channels and to continuing to supply you with the freshest possible rapeseed oil products, grown, pressed and bottled in the heart of the Wharfe Valley.

Perfect crispy bottoms on your roasties – here’s how!

If you love your roast potatoes and vegetables crunchy then you’ll love our crispy bottoms roasting recipe.

If you’d like to see Steph Moon, Yorkshire’s celebrity chef, roasting and putting her tips into practice then check out our media page and watch the short video:

We recommend Wharfe Valley’s Rosemary and Garlic infused cold pressed rapeseed oil grown, pressed and bottled on our farm in Collingham, West Yorkshire.

Did you know that you can cook up to 230oC with rapeseed oil without burning? It’s OK therefore to whack up the oven temperature – so turn it on and warm it up ten minutes before needed – adding a large roasting tin with 2ml oil covering its base – then prepare the vegetables and potatoes.

Perfect Roast Potatoes:

Peel King Edwards or Maris Piper potatoes – 2 per person – then halve each one and add them all to a pan of boiling water. Cover and cook for 10 minutes then drain water from the pan and shake the potatoes around until light and fluffy.

Remove oven dish and add the par boiled potatoes adding a little salt and/or pepper (to taste) and a good slug of Wharfe Valley garlic and rosemary rapeseed oil (or plain) to cover every potato.

Now add them to the oven and cook for at least an hour – turning every 20 minutes to avoid sticking and adding extra oil if required.

Crunchy Roasted Vegetables:

Perfect roasted vegetables with lemon rapeseed oil or garlic and rosemary rapeseed oil!

Add any combination of vegetables to a dish and add a covering of lemon or garlic and rosemary Wharfe Valley cold pressed rapeseed oil and cook for 40 minutes. Add a British healthier oil to your meal and cook on a high temperature of up to 230oC for 40 minutes – turning after 20 minutes.

Enjoy your meal!

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas here at Wharfe Valley Farms

Gift packs available from Wharfe Valley

Wharfe Valley’s Marketing and Business Development Manager Hayley Dodsworth 

We’re busy gift wrapping at Wharfe Valley Farms making sure our stockists have plenty of delicious Yorkshire cold pressed rapeseed oil products on their shelves.


We listened to feedback from our customers last year and increased the gift pack range to now offer a new twin pack Christmas Cracker, our three product Gift Pack in 100ml or 250ml oils or dressings plus a hamper to hold up to 5 products from across the range – plus many more!

Take a look at our video below from Hayley and Katie as they get cracking on the gift wrapping!


We’ve seen unprecedented demand this year from new independent retailers including local zero waste shop Earth Unwrapped on the High Street, Northallerton.

3 x 100ml gift pack RRP £8

Owner, Susan Ganderton-Jackson, contacted us after putting a sample 3 x 100ml gift pack on display to check if there was demand from her customers. She then ordered almost all our stock of 100ml gift packs immediately when her customers loved the Yorkshire cold pressed rapeseed oils.  Now available!

This has been a top selling gift pack and is a great way to taste the infused flavours we produce using only the raw natural ingredients along with our Yorkshire grown rapeseed oil.






Give the gift of Britain’s healthiest oil this Christmas. Our Gift Packs are shown below whilst stocks last:

twin cracker

Silver cracker gift pack: 2 x 250ml oil, dressing and/or vinegar – RRP £9.

Gold cracker

Gold cracker twin pack 2 x 250 ml oil, dressing and/or vinegar – RRP £9.

twin Wharfe Valley gift pack

Wharfe Valley 500ml cold pressed rapeseed oil x 2 – choice of plain or infused. RRP £12.


Twin pack Mayonnaise – RRP £7.50.

WVF 250ml

Wharfe Valley Farms 3 x 250ml giftpack – RRP £12.

WV Hamper

Wharfe Valley hamper – Includes selection of 5 products – personalised – RRP £20.

You can access our range of gift packs from our online shop BELOW or contact us to find a local stockist call 01937 572084.


Hunters of Helmsley

Try our Yorkshire grown, pressed and bottled rapeseed range at Hunters of Helmsley this Friday!

Friday 22nd November 2019 between 11am-2pm Wharfe Valley Farms will be providing the chance to taste our range of delicious salad dressings, cold pressed rapeseed oils and fruit vinegars to dip and drizzle.

Our very own Sallyann Kilby will be talking about how to use them and we have our show stopping truffle oil and rapeseed mix now on sale. it’s Ideal with mash or chunky homemade chips and a firm favourite with celebrity chefs. Friday is a good chance to stock up the larder with those homemade winter meals.

We hope to see you at Hunters of Helmsley, Market Place, Helmsley, a fantastic Yorkshire delicatessen on Friday between 11am-2pm.

Give a personalised gift pack

If you’re looking for a Christmas gift that keeps on giving then we have the solution at Wharfe Valley Farms!

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 Oil

For 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.

With a range of 30 products you’ll be spoilt for choice!

Simply choose from the selection of plain and infused oil, salad dressings, fruit vinegars and sugar free mayonnaise and we’ll do the rest.

AVAILABLE IN 3 x 100ml, 3 x 250ml, 3 x 500ml, twin pack mayonnaise. CHOOSE FROM ACROSS THE RANGE!

Wharfe Valley Farms Range

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

Sign up to our social media or buy in NOVEMBER 2019 for PRIZE DRAW*

Sign up to our social media on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram before 30/11/19 – like and share a post, and we’ll add you to our PRIZE DRAW to win your own gift packed products.*

Buy online to also be entered in our PRIZE DRAW by 30/11/19.

Good luck!

Come and join the team at Wharfe Valley

New role for Accounts/Admin part time at Wharfe Valley Stoves, Collingham

We have a new role for a part-time accounts/admin person for our established and diverse business in Collingham, Wharfe Valley. This is to add additional resource to our successful Wharfe Valley Stoves division, with flexible hours to be agreed, working around 3 days. Please contact Sallyann Kilby on with a c.v. or call 01937 572084 for a chat.

Wharfe Valley stoves

Wharfe Valley Stoves logo


Spicy chilli and pumpkin soup!

Try our new spicy chilli and pumpkin soup and let us know what you think of it! 


Are you wondering what to do with the pumpkin flesh that gets scooped out of the Jack ‘O’ Lantern? We have a chilli oil with a kick that is a perfect accompaniment in a delicious pumpkin soup. It’s infused with actual red chillis and adds a hot and spicy flavour to a Halloween supper.

We’ve added a new recipe below for our culinary customers to try. It’s a chilli and pumpkin soup which we think you’ll love. Let us know on our social media or share some alternative ideas. Is it a Trick or a Treat?


1 pumpkin – scooped out flesh
2 tablespoons of WV Chilli infused cold pressed rapeseed oil

2 cloves of garlic, finely chopped
2 teaspoons ground cumin
2 teaspoons ground coriander
1 large onion, finely chopped
600ml vegetable stock
1/2 tablespoon chopped fresh sage

Garnish with:
Roughly chopped fresh sage
creme fraiche or sour cream



chilli rapeseed oil and pumpkin soup

– Preheat the oven to 220oC. Cut open the pumpkin from the top forming a lid, remove and save.
– Scoop out the fresh pumpkin flesh in chunks, careful to remove the seeds.
– Add the pumpkin to a large roasting tin and coat the pieces with a tablespoon of chilli rapeseed oil.
– Put in the oven and roast for half an hour.
– Add the onion to a pan with the remaining chilli oil and fry until until browned.
– Add the garlic, chilli, cumin and coriander to the pan and cook for a further 2 minutes.
– Add the roast pumpkin to this pan with the stock, bring to the boil and simmer for 10 minutes.
– Add the soup to the soup food processor.
– Taste and season with salt to taste.

Add garnish if required: 

Fresh chopped chilli or chives
Creme fraiche or sour cream recommended
Serve with hot crusty bread

* You can use carrot and/or squash with this chilli rapeseed oil recipe as an alternative.

Proud Finalists in the Taste Awards 2019 with our Wharfe Valley deliciously Yorkshire ‘sugar free’ Smoked Garlic Mayonnaise

Wharfe Valley Farms sugar free smoked garlic mayonnaise
Deliciously Yorkshire award 2019

Wharfe Valley Farms are proud to be shortlisted in the Deliciously Yorkshire Taste Awards 2019 for our sugar free smoked garlic mayonnaise.

This award is true testament to the high quality of our mayonnaise range. Its proven extremely popular, not only with the chefs responsible for the shortlisting, but with the many loyal customers since its launch.

Served as an accompaniment to oven roasted wedges (baked in Wharfe Valley’s smoked rapeseed oil) is a winning combination.

You can pick it up as a twin pack with any of the following flavours:

  • Smoked
  • Lemon
  • Lemon and garlic
  • Smoked chilli


BREXIT! We’ve all heard about it but what can we do about it?

  • buy locally sourced foods
  • stock up on your favourites and store cupboard essentials
  • seek out new recipes using local, seasonal products
  • reduce food miles and support the environment
  • try your hand at growing your own
  • check out your local farm shops, butchers, delis and bakeries
  • share local producers details with your network of contacts and review their produce online if you love it!


INPUT CODE ‘FREED20’ at our online checkout!

Award winning rapeseed range from Wharfe Valley!

Our oils have a 2 year shelf life so there’s no compromise on quality! 

At Wharfe Valley we are proud of our Yorkshire providence and can confirm that we will be able to provide our 100% British: grown, cold pressed and bottled in Yorkshire, rapeseed oil  for the foreseeable future.

Wharfe Valley rapeseed oils – photo of father and son, Stephen and Geoff Kilby,
Wharfe Valley Farms, Lilac Farm, Collingham


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

 Subscribe HERE to our website to keep up-to-date with where we will be throughout 2019.

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!!!