Wharfe Valley Farms Blog Articles

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.

NEW GIFT PACKS:

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.

 

 

 

WE’RE OFFERING ONLINE CUSTOMERS FREE DELIVERY FROM NOW UNTIL 18/12/19. WE CAN SEND YOUR ORDER DIRECT TO YOUR RECIPIENT SAVING YOU EVEN MORE!

 

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.

mayonnaise

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.

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

WE WISH YOU A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM EVERYONE AT WHARFE VALLEY FARMS!

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

BUY BRITISH – STOCK UP ON NATURAL YORKSHIRE RAPESEED OIL FROM WHARFE VALLEY FARMS

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!

SPEND £20 + IN ONE ORDER FOR FREE DELIVERY – WHARFE VALLEY RAPESEED OILS AVAILABLE IN 250ML/500ML/5 LITRE AND *GET FREE DELIVERY (By 31/10/19 BREXIT!)

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

#BUYBRITISH – #BUYLOCAL – #BUYFRESH – #BUYFARMPRODUCE #YORSHIREPRODUCER #YORKSHIRERAPESEEDOIL #NATURAL #SUSTAINABLEFOODS #WHARFEVALLEY

Hot off the press – heatwave!

BBQ SUMMER SPECIAL OFFER – JULY 2019*

 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.

 

BEST RURAL BUSINESS 2019

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: https://wharfevalleyfarms.co.uk/media/

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

OTHER NEWS:

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!

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 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

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

 

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.

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

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: oilsoffice@wharfevalley.co.uk.

 

 

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

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

 

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

https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/howto/guide/how-make-healthier-bakes

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

IT’S THAT TIME OF YEAR AGAIN  ….

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

 

SUPPORTING A MACMILLAN COFFEE MORNING AT WHARFE VALLEY HQ

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:

https://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/the-yorkshire-post-launches-its-2018-rural-awards-1-9033133

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

1ST AUGUST 2018 IS YORSHIRE DAY

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

YORKSHIRE

 

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*

 AND SAVE

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.

 

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!

FREE DELIVERY ON ORDERS OVER £25

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

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

Geoff and Stephen Kilby

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

 

 

STEPHEN KILBY TIES THE KNOT!

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!

 

BBQ BENEFITS OF RAPESEED OIL

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. https://wharfevalleyfarms.co.uk/our-recipes/

OUR FREE DELIVERY CODE IS AVAILABLE ON ORDERS OVER £25 IN JUNE 2018* 

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

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.

MasterChef chose Yorkshire’s Wharfe Valley Smoked Rapeseed Oil

We’re very proud of the guest star appearance of our Wharfe Valley Smoked Rapeseed Oil on Masterchef on Monday evening’s episode of finals week.

Our Cold-Pressed, Smoked Rapeseed Oil was used by Yorkshire’s award-winning chef Tommy Banks, in his inspiring recipes, which were re-created by the MasterChef contestants in the kitchen at the magnificent Carlton Towers, Yorkshire.

Don’t worry if you missed it – we’ve included a link: YouTube MasterChef episode 22 – 9.4.18

We’ve included a screen shot and a link to our own online shop where you can get your hands on our oak smoked, Yorkshire grown, rapeseed oil: www.wharfevalleyfarms.co.uk

Smoked Rapeseed Oil

Wharfe Valley Cold-Pressed Smoked Rapeseed Oil

Now you’ve seen what the professionals are doing with our rapeseed oil are you inspired?

Tell us how you use your rapeseed oil and we’ll reward you!

We love to find out how you are using our rapeseed oils and so, in April, if you tell is how you use yours we’ll reward you with a free delivery code worth £5.

Subscribe to our website for regular updates, competitions and nutritious  rapeseed oil recipes on the link HERE

Tell us how you use your Wharfe Valley rapeseed oil?

 

Tell us how you use our rapeseed oil

TELL US HOW YOU USE IT!

We would love to hear from you with your favourite rapeseed recipe.

Share your recipe with us as a video or an email and we’ll reward you with a ‘free delivery’ code to say thank you!

CLICK HERE TO SEND US YOUR RECIPE OR EMAIL: oils@wharfevalley.co.uk

 

Vote For Wharfe Valley Farms today at The Family Business United Awards 2018 – Yorkshire region

Rapeseed Oil Producer in Yorkshire

Vote for Wharfe Valley Farms – Yorkshire Rapeseed Oil Producer

 

Wharfe Valley Farms are proud to be shortlisted for the prestigious Family Business United Awards 2018:

Yorkshire Family Business of the Year 2018!

The Family Business of the Year Awards were created to celebrate the UK family business sector, to recognise the diversity of family firms across the country and to celebrate the contribution that they make.

The Kilby family are 3rd generation farmers and have been producing a range of 30 rapeseed products for over a decade.

“Thank you to everyone who has voted for us and helped us to get this far!”

from Sallyann and Geoff Kilby

If you would like to vote for us please click the attached link: VOTE HERE

 

Free Delivery in March 2018 when you spend £25 or more!

With over 30 rapeseed products in our range you will be spoilt for choice:

We have over 30 products including original and 15 infused oils, 5 mayonnaise, 4 salad dressings, healthy spray oil, 4 vinegars and truffle rapeseed oil mix.

We are offering FREE DELIVERY for orders *over £25 to mainland UK, to give our customers the opportunity to try a wider selection or a greater volume of delicious, nutritious rapeseed oil products from our range.

Input ‘freedmar’ at the checkout to take advantage of this offer upto and including 31st March 2018.

Click here to visit our online shop

It's Official! Award Winning Cold Pressed Rapeseed Oils with Great Taste 2017 from Wharfe Valley Farms

Our range of Award Winning Wharfe Valley Farm Cold Pressed Rapeseed Oils

Range of Salad Drerssings

Wharfe Valley Farms Salad Dressings range

 

Wharfe Valley Mayonnaise range

Wharfe Valley Farms Sugar Free Mayonnaise range

With assorted gift packs available in a variety of sizes from 100ml, 250ml, 500ml, the volume 5 litre, up to 20 litres cans of oil you have the opportunity to buy a small size to sample the wider range of infused flavours:

chilli, lemon, coconut, garlic and rosemary, black pepper and smoked.

Click here to visit our online shop

Free delivery in February*

Have you tried our Wharfe Valley Farm Cold Pressed Rapeseed Oil yet?

We have over 30 products including original and infused oils, mayonnaise, salad dressings, healthy spray oils, vinegars and truffle oil.

Check out the entire range from our online shop.

We are offering FREE DELIVERY for orders over £25 in February* and with so many products to choose from, in a variety of sizes and flavours, you will be spoilt for choice. Use code ‘freedfeb’ at the checkout on orders between 1st-28th February 2018*.

You can access our products through the Harrogate Food Assembly

Harrogate Food Assembly

Harrogate Food Assembly

You place your order online anytime and collect from:

Harrogate Cricket Club
St George‘s Avenue
HG2 9BP Harrogate

Every Thursday between 5.30pm and 7pm.

Click on the link below to find out about the entire range of local products you can order from The Food Assembly. CLICK HERE

See us at The Fine Food Show, North on Stand 176 from Sunday 11th February 2018

The Fine Food Show North

Come and see the Wharfe Valley Farms sales team at The Fine Food Show North 2018 this weekend – Sunday 11th February to Tuesday 13th February 2018.

STAND 176, Harrogate’s Yorkshire Event Centre, HG2 8QZ.

It’s an opportunity to taste the Wharfe Valley Farms award winning rapeseed oils, salad dressings, mayonnaise, vinaigrettes and truffle oil. We supply a wide range of over 30 rapeseed products to supermarkets, wholesalers and independent retailers throughout the UK.

Register to visit with the Guild of Fine Food HERE:
Show opening hours are:
Sunday, 11 February 11am-4pm, Monday, 12 February, 10am-6pm, Tuesday, 13 February 10-4pm.
If you prefer not to enter online, please call 0845 388 2027 where one of our team will be pleased to assist you.

Oils on the menu at Harrogate High School

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

 

Have you tried the full range of healthy rapeseed oil products from Wharfe Valley Farms?

HEALTHY RAPESEED OIL HAS THE LOWEST SATURATED FAT OF ANY OTHER POPULAR CULINARY OIL PLUS VITAMIN E, OMEGA 3, 6 AND 9!

Our Wharfe Valley Farms product range has been designed to help customers make a healthy lifestyle change to rapeseed oil that can be sustained in 2018 – not just in January to achieve the short lived New Year’s resolution.

Spray rapeseed oil 200ml

Wharfe Valley spray oil 200ml

We offer a 200ml low calorie spray oil which is a ‘Slimming World’ listed choice, four 250ml salad dressings, tried and tested in our own kitchen over many hours, and five completely sugar free mayonnaises, perfect for Diabetics and those who are pregnant. You can get hold of five vinegars or an indulgent truffle oil too.

Alongside bottles of delicious cold pressed original and infused oils in 100ml, 250ml and 500ml which make healthy eating more sustainable. We achieved the coveted star in the Great Taste Award 2017 for our Sicilian Lemon, Chilli Infused and Coconut Oil and Rapeseed oil.

In 2017 Coconut and Rapeseed Oil was added to the menu to add a delicious and doubly nutritious product.

We know from experience that consumers are becoming increasingly aware of the long term benefits of switching to rapeseed oil based products to achieve a reduced calorie count, delicious taste and nutritional make-up.

As well as being 100% natural and chemical-free, our rapeseed oil range boasts:

  • Half the saturated fat of olive oil
  • High in essential oils from omega 3, 6 and 9
  • A rich source of Vitamin E
  • High in healthier monounsaturated fats
  • Helps maintain cholesterol levels
  • Retains all natural nutrients with its high smoking point
  • Contains no artificial preservatives and is trans-fat and GM free.If you still need convincing, then not only are our oils extremely good for you, they also taste great too!

We’ve added  a FREE DELIVERY CODE for online orders of £25+ placed in January 2018!

Use discount code: free-d-jan25 at the checkout below

We’ve also added a new non food product to our menu; an exciting children’s adventure story called Emma Bright and The Super Food Fight. This is available to order from our website for £4.50 with an RRP of £4.99.

Please contact us on 01937 572084 to find out more or click here to visit our online shop!

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We’ve included a recent radio interview with Drystone Radio for our very own Sallyann Kilby if you would like to listen, click on the links below:

 

We wish you all the very best for the New Year ahead and look forward to sharing with you some more of our exciting news later this month!

Wharfe Valley Farms review of 2017- time to look back and plan ahead ….

It’s December and time to look back and review 2017!

Sallyann and Geoff Kilby at local events Q4 2017.

Merry Christmas from Sallyann and Geoff Kilby, Directors of Wharfe Valley Farms, Collingham, Yorkshire.

We are incredibly proud to report that we’ve had another strong year with turnover growth of 10%, and have increased our Wharfe Valley Farms team to support this; Steve Kelly joins the farm, whilst Katie Hutchinson and Hayley Dodsworth work in sales and marketing, adding their unique talent to our business.

This growth comes from many factors;

The increase in contract bottling customers, which continues to grow in line with our own label production.

We have maintained our rapeseed price throughout 2017 despite a market price increase by being more efficient, ensuring our customers are able to make healthy profit.

We have listened to our customers and responded with the addition of a healthy Original Rapeseed Spray Oil, as counted by Slimming World, quickly followed by the launch of a new delicious Coconut Infused Rapeseed Oil, taking us to over 30 rapeseed products including oils, truffle, vinegars, mayonnaise and dressings.

There is a definite growing consumer awareness of the health benefits of using rapeseed oils over other higher fat culinary oil alternatives;

  • rapeseed oil contains the lowest saturated fat content of any oil
  • has less than half the fat of olive oil
  • 10 times more Omega 3 than olive oil
  • a good source of Vitamin E
  • high in monosaturated fats
  • higher burn point when cooking of up to 240 degrees

There is a real preference for the nutty flavour and TV chefs have embraced this and are regularly promoting rapeseed products on cookery programmes and in the media. This is also backed up by the significant growth we are experiencing from bulk orders of rapeseed oil from the restaurant sector, due to greater commercial use.

We are incredibly proud that in September 2017 we were awarded the coveted Great Taste Awards Star Rating for three of our rapeseed oils including Coconut, Sicilian Lemon and Chilli Infused Flavours. We were previously awarded this for our Original Rapeseed Oil. You can read more about this on the link attached: https://wharfevalleyfarms.co.uk/award-winning-wharfe-valley-farm-cold-pressed-rapeseed-oils/

We continue to use traditional farming methods of swathing the crop and take the farming risk of fly damage, as we believe that this is the most ethical and natural way to ensure the finest quality rapeseed products and the firm foundation from which we have built our excellent reputation for more than a decade.

In summary, hard work and determination to succeed has been the winning formula for the Wharfe Valley Farms business to date and this remains. We continue to fulfil our promises and grow the product range in line with consumers awareness and demand, whilst remaining true to our farming family roots.

We wish you a merry Christmas and a happy, healthy 2018.

From Geoff and Sallyann Kilby and everyone at Wharfe Valley Farms.