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Keep up to date with all the news here at Yorkshire Rapeseed Oil. We're passionate about Yorkshire Food and Drink and we'll keep you updated here with our top tips. You'll also find our farming through the seasons feature, and some fantastic seasonal inspiration. If you'd like to learn more about other food and drink producers here in Yorkshire, why not head over to our Yorkshire Stories page for some long read features on those we've got to know in the industry.
SEND A LITTLE YORKSHIRE WITH OUR YORKSHIRE GIFT GUIDE
Choosing gifts from Yorkshire can be a wonderful way to share the unique and local flavours of the county of which we are so proud. Here at Yorkshire Rapeseed Oil we have a delightful range of Yorkshire food gifts...read more!
THE FARM THROUGH THE SEASONS - OCTOBER
A quieter month for the farm team, the sowing of crops is now complete with the wheat being the last crop to be drilled. With rape, barley, wheat, grass and stubble turnips now in the ground, each crop can bring...read more!
SPICE UP YOUR LIFE : THE ULTIMATE GUIDE FOR CHILLI LOVERS
If you’re one of those people who can’t resist a little bit of spice and love the tongue-tingling sensation of chillis, you are in for a treat! We understand your passion for all things spicy and at Yorkshire Rapeseed Oil we...read more!
THE FARM THROUGH THE SEASONS – SEPTEMBER
The busyness of harvest is over and September brought the pleasure of barns full of grain. Although most of the grain is now dried and stored, the spring beans have only just been harvested and they were a little damp so...read more!
THE FARM THROUGH THE SEASONS – AUGUST
Time to sit and reflect back on August, and we can finally share with you that harvest is nearly done! Just the spring barley to go and then the farm team can fully celebrate, but not relax! The long hours and constant...read more!
TOP BAKING RECIPES WITH RAPESEED OIL
When we’re out on the road we get asked a lot about baking with rapeseed oil, so we thought we would put together a mini-blog to answer our most asked questions about baking with oil, and your Top 3 baking recipes...read more!
THE FARM THROUGH THE SEASONS – JULY
We thought our July farm blog would bring reports of the start of harvesting here on the farm, but the wet and unsettled weather of July has put an end to that. The oil seed rape crop is certainly ready to harvest...read more!
THE FARM THROUGH THE SEASONS – JUNE
It’s been a busy June of weather watching. We’ve enjoyed the sunshine, but also been very much open to welcome rainfall on our weather apps which we tend to constantly monitor...read more!
THE BENEFITS OF EATING SEASONALLY
There doesn’t seem to be a day when the subject of food isn’t discussed in the news. Whether it’s record food inflation, food shortages or British farming under pressure. We here have a LOT of conversations about what food we buy, when we buy it and where it comes from...read more!
THE FARM THROUGH THE SEASONS – MAY
Well, the ewes and lambs have settled in on the grasslands around the farm and the frantic pace of lambing has come to a close. No rest for our shepherd though, who has spent some time treating the sheep from disease, particularly since the warmer weather has now arrived...read more!
WORLD BEE DAY
We make lots of little inroads on the farm to encourage wildlife. We encourage bees by planting wildflower mixes and maintaining flowering shrubs alongside our hedgerows, and yes those much needed pollinators do flock to our rapeseed flowers...read more!
THE FARM THROUGH THE SEASONS – APRIL
Well, April is flying by in a flash here at the farm - despite the very late nights blurring into very early mornings for the tired farm team. Still, it’s quite a magical time here on the farm, with the relative quietness of the lambing sheds whilst waiting for the lambs to arrive...read more!
BAKING WITH YORKSHIRE RAPESEED OIL
We love a good bake at YRO HQ. We’re lucky enough to have a number of willing and amazing bakers amongst the team to keep our tea breaks and team fuelled by sweet treats. There’s one thing all our bakes have in common (besides them being delicious!) – they are all made with Yorkshire Rapeseed Oil...read more!
OUR TOP TIPS FOR THE ULTIMATE ROAST DINNER
We can’t deny it – us Brits love a Sunday Roast Dinner. For us, it’s a time when the whole family get together around the table with no distractions before a busy week starts again. And we do love a bit of flavour-filled comfort food!...read more!
THE FARM THROUGH THE SEASONS – MARCH
As we work our way out of winter and into Spring (all be it a bit slower than most on our hilltop farm!) the maintenance and upkeep around the farm continues. Steadily getting ready for the craziness that April will bring as lambing starts, and when Adam will be on the farm full time along with the farm team...read more!
EAT YORKSHIRE BACK FOR ITS THIRD YEAR!
Following the success of the EAT YORKSHIRE promotion over the last two years, we have invited selected Yorkshire food and drink businesses to participate in our third ‘EAT Yorkshire’ promotion that offers consumers 10% off online sales with participating producers throughout March...read more!
THE FARM THROUGH THE SEASONS – FEBRUARY
The days are getting longer, and signs of Spring are peeping through here in Yorkshire, time for our monthly insight into what we do here on the farm. February traditionally brings another quieter month, the maintenance and upkeep continues, and the farm team have been out and about repairing the fencing around the farm; quite some area!...read more!
HOW TO MAKE THE BEST EVER YORKSHIRE PUDDING
You can’t beat a light, crisp yet fluffy Yorkshire Pudding, and in our eyes, the bigger the better! For a dish that basically only consists of 3 main ingredients, everyone seems to have their own foolproof recipe. Many are kept a secret and handed down through the generations. So, what is the secret to the best ever Yorkshire Puddings?...read more!
THE FARM THROUGH THE SEASONS – JANUARY
This year, Yorkshire Rapeseed Oil celebrates its 15th year (something we’re very excited about!), but we have in fact been here on the farm for much longer. Adam has been running the farm here on the Yorkshire Wolds for over 20 years having taken over, following in his grandfather’s footsteps, back in 2000...read more!
BITE INTO BRITISH WITH ANNA LONGTHORP
One of our good friends, a stockist, and a true enthusiast of all we do here at YRO is Anna Longthorp, of Anna’s Happy Trotters. Anna is from a family of farmers, fourth generation no less. The family originally grew arable crops, but around 30 years ago they added pigs to the mix to make better use of the grain and straw they produce, and those pigs have now become their passion...read more!
THE STORY OF OUR OAK SMOKED YORKSHIRE RAPESEED OIL
Working collaboratively is hugely important to us, and we’re particularly proud of our journey with Staal Smokehouse and the products we create with them. Did you know that our Oak Smoked Yorkshire Rapeseed Oil that they smoke for us has just scooped a Great Taste 1 Star Award for 2022...read more!
CELEBRATING OUR 10TH GREAT YORKSHIRE SHOW
When we first realised that this year will be our 10th year exhibiting at the Great Yorkshire Show my initial reaction was – it can’t be! To be honest, neither Adam or I can quite believe it’s been 10 years...read more!
YRO FUNDRAISING FOR RYEDALE SPECIAL FAMILIES
Since 2017, Yorkshire Rapeseed Oil has chosen a local charity to fundraise for as a team and a business. It’s been so important for us to work with charities that support the local community here in Yorkshire....read more!
NEW LIMITED EDITION OIL LAUNCHED TO RAISE FUNDS FOR RYEDALE SPECIAL FAMILIES
Our team have been busy bees, working to develop our latest Limited Edition. Made with our own award-winning Yorkshire Rapeseed Oil our new Lemon, Garlic, Oregano & Thyme Oil....read more!
OUR FARM DISCOVERY DAYS ARE BACK!
Our farm at Breckenholme is one of the two Yorkshire Wolds farms that is the base for the free visits that are suitable for pupils of all ages....read more!
EAT YORKSHIRE RETURNS FOR A SECOND YEAR
Following the success of last year’s offer, our marketing team asked selected Yorkshire businesses if they’d like to participate in the ‘EAT Yorkshire’ promotion that will...read more!
HAVE YOU SEEN OUR BRAND NEW LOOK?
Behind the scenes at YRO HQ, Jennie and Jason have been working hard to give Yorkshire Rapeseed Oil a fresh new look and some lovely new products...read more!