Wharfe Valley Farms Blog Articles

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. https://wharfevalleyfarms.co.uk/category/recipes/

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 oils@wharfevalley.co.uk.

#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 oils@wharfevalleyfarms.co.uk 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 oils@wharfevalley.co.uk or SHOP online here: https://wharfevalleyfarms.co.uk/product-category/hand-sanitiser/

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 oils@wharfevalley.co.uk.

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!

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: oils@wharfevalleyfarms.co.uk 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 oils@wharfevalley.co.uk. http://www.whosanitisers.co.uk

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 www.wharfevalleyfarms.co.uk. https://www.whosanitiser.co.uk.

For volume pricing please email oils@wharfevalley.co.uk.

 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 £25 per item plus VAT and carriage.

– 1 litre – £10 plus VAT and carriage.

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 12 or pallets.

Carriage quoted based on one UK mainland delivery address.

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: oils@wharfevalley.co.uk or visit our B2B page on our website: https://wharfevalleyfarms.co.uk/welcome-to-wharfe-valley-farms/supplying-uk-food-businesses/

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: sallyann@wharfevalley.co.uk 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

Wharfe Valley Farms Contingency for Covid-19

There has been plenty of coverage on the news about COVID-19 (Coronavirus), and I’m sure you won’t be surprised to hear that at Wharfe Valley Farms we’ve already put contingencies in place. As the impact of COVID-19 is increasing, we want to ensure you of the steps we have taken to minimise disruption to our customers, and that we are continually reviewing our operations to ensure that our workplace, processes and valued employees are safe. We are adhering to the guidance from the Government and have followed these to the letter.

These steps fall into  key areas; Infrastructure, Remote Working, Meeting Precautions and Staff Cover.

Logistics :

We receive regular updates from all of our carriers on the procedures they are implementing to ensure they are able to continue operating their network, however please bear in mind that there transit times will likely be impacted in the worst affected areas globally. Our office remains open for business however we have reviewed our infrastructure to ensure that there will be no change in the quality of service provided to you should we have to close our office. You can continue to contact us by phone on 01937 572084 (Option 1) or email oils@wharfevalley.co.uk.

Order Processing and Communications on our hosted infrastructure:

The majority of our infrastructure is hosted on the cloud. These companies already have strong contingencies in place, ensuring that the underlying services that we (and therefore you) rely upon will continue to run effectively. For more information from Microsoft, you can read their blog here.

Remote Working Capability

Additionally, the key software platforms our staff use to communicate with teammates and with customers are all cloud-based. As a farming family we live in the farmhouse onsite and work from our offices in a separate building. All staff members are fully equipped to work from home and all key staff have live-tested their home setup with various periods of working from home. This means we can continue to support our customers and maintain delivery solutions without needing to be in the office. We are confident that all critical services will continue to run as normal in the event of self-isolation or changes in Government advice.

Meeting Precautions

As a precaution, we’re recommending remote training and meetings for our staff with all customers, rather than on-site visits (where possible). However, this will be agreed on a case by case basis and is likely to change in line with changing Government advice.

Staff Cover

For all critical roles, other appropriate departments are ready, willing and trained-up to provide critical staff cover in the unlikely eventuality that several members of any one team are struck down at the same time. We hope that this information has been helpful in reassuring you. Other than that, we wish you and your team the very best, and please don’t hesitate to contact us if we can help in any other way.

Sallyann and Geoff Kilby March 16 2020

We’re recruiting

Wharfe Valley Farms are recruiting for:

Part-time production / bottling room assistant

Collingham, West Yorkshire based, flexible position working for a growing food producer of ambient cold pressed rapeseed oil.

Experience in a food production environment with fork lift license an advantage but not essential. Find out more on 01937 572084 or email: oils@wharfevalley.co.uk

Find out more about us here.

Try our Wharfe Valley Lizzle cake (Lemon drizzle made with rapeseed oil)

Katie’s Lizzle Cake

Rapeseed oil lovers know that it makes light and fluffy cakes that are both nutricious and delicious. 20% OFF IN FEBRUARY 2020 WHEN YOU SPEND OVER £20 ONLINE WWW.WHARFEVALLEY.CO.UK

It has many health benefits including:
• half the saturated fat content of any other oil and is much better for you than high fat butter. (6.6g/100g, compared to 14.3g for olive oil and 54.8g for butter).
• high levels of essential fatty acids and has ten times the Omega 3 content of olive oil and is a natural source of vitamin E.

At Wharfe Valley Farms in Collingham, Yorkshire we regularly share our rapeseed oil recipes as we are all food lovers in the team and passionate about our oils.

“I use it for every meal!”

You can heat rapeseed oil up to 230oC so it’s great for frying. I bake with it too! We love this lemon drizzle cake recipe shared below which we christened ‘Lizzle Cake’ in our home.

By Katie Hutchinson – Wharfe Valley Farms, Yorkshire, UK 02/2020

Lizzle Cake – Lemon Drizzle Cake with healthier rapeseed oil (lower fat):
• 100ml rapeseed oil (plain or extra lemony using Sicilian lemon
• 1 large lemon, zested and juiced
• 250g caster sugar
• 250g self-raising flour
• 3 large eggs

For the lemon ‘lizzle’ sauce:
• 1 lemon
• 3 tbsp icing sugar

Preheat the oven to 180°C/Gas 4 and rub around a little rapeseed oil into a loaf tin, or use a silicon non-stick alternative.
Put the rapeseed oil, sugar, lemon zest and the eggs into a bowl and mix together then add the flour and lemon juice and stir in gently with a wooden spoon.
Spoon the mixture into the cake tin and bake for about 40 minutes. (Test with a skewer into the centre to check its cooked right through).
Leave the cake to cool then tip onto a cooling rack.
Squeeze the second lemon and mix the juice with the icing sugar then drizzle all over the top of the cake!

Cake o’clock at Wharfe Valley!

February is Vegan Cuisine Month!

Forget ‘VEG’anuary – that’s so last month! It’s time to focus on February and celebrate VEGAN CUISINE long term ….

Wharfe Valley are determined to help our customers maintain their healthy lifestyle long term with delicious and nutritious award winning rapeseed oil recipes, hints and cooking tips.

Follow us in February 2020 on social media and share the love .. ly rapeseed oil products to help us grow! FACE BOOK Wharfe Valley Farms or TWITTER @WharfeValleyOils #rapeseedrecipes #veganapproved

Thank you!

Find out more delicious and nutritious rapeseed oil recipes from Wharfe Valley Farms here!

Tell us why you LOVE WHARFE VALLEY

Love Wharfe Valley? Please review and share us- original rapeseed producer in West Yorkshire, UK

Tell us why you LOVE #WharfeValley rapeseed oil products and help us increase our reach in 2020!

Post a review on our Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn social media and we’ll share you right back!

FACEBOOK: Wharfe Valley Farms

TWITTER: @WharfeValleyOil

Thank you from Sallyann, Geoff  and the team

Celeriac, Leek and Potato soup

Celeriac soup

This is a deliciously creamy soup, without any cream!

  • 2 tablespoons Wharfe Valley Oil (I like lemon, but the plain is lovely too)
  • 1 large or 2 small Sweet Potatoes, peeled and cubed (you could also use frozen, ready chopped)
  • 1 Leek, sliced thinly
  • 1 Medium sized Onion, diced (or 3 tablespoons of ready diced frozen!)
  • 2 Garlic Cloves, roughly chopped (or a squirt of garlic paste)
  • Saute all ingredients until soft – it should take 10-15 minutes max.
  • Add 2 pints of stock (vegetable or chicken)
  • Cook until all the veggies are completely soft.
  • Blend until smooth or leave a few chunks if you prefer

Serve with a twist of black pepper and a little parsley if you wish!

A healthy year ahead for us and our partners in 2020!


It’s an exciting time ahead for Wharfe Valley Farms as we are all set to grow in 2020!

With the uncertainty of how Brexit would affect supply of UK imports, and the unpredictable weather patterns and disease in Europe affecting olive oil crops, 2019 was a year to consolidate our efforts and plan for growth at Wharfe Valley Farms. As Yorkshire’s first rapeseed oil producer, created in 2006, we recognised our strong position to supply the upcoming demand for British produced culinary oil products long term.

We have concentrated our efforts on maintaining the high quality of our rapeseed oil products and service levels to our customers, whilst investing in new equipment and a new computer system to manage our sales, stock and accounts process. Testament to the success of this strategy was the awards we received including the Family Business of the Year and Excellence in Business 2019.

We have harnessed the power of digital marketing and invested in TV advertising, YouTube and social media to raise UK consumer awareness of our Wharfe Valley brand and the benefits of switching to UK grown cold pressed rapeseed oil products. We also invested in new packaging, point of sale materials to support our stockists, and increased our gift packaged range.

We’re looking forward to the year ahead and are all set for long term sustainable growth for both Wharfe Valley and our stockists. We will continue to raise awareness of our brand online and through events, offer product training workshops and excellent customer service. Thank you for your business in 2019!

Sallyann and Geoff Kilby

January 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: https://youtu.be/x5aX-aX5OAI

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.



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 oils@wharfevalley.co.uk with a c.v. or call 01937 572084 for a chat.

Wharfe Valley stoves

Wharfe Valley Stoves logo


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! https://wharfevalleyfarms.co.uk/online-shop/

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!