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First Happerley Food Heaven with Adam Henson Promises to be A Farm to Fork Shopping Extravaganza

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  Many champions of provenance have now signed up to the Best of Our Counties Happerley Food Heaven, with Adam Henson, at Andoversford Races, Cheltenham on 8 and 15 April. This pioneering food and drink shopping extravaganza is designed to enable consumers to better appreciate and understand the journey of their food.   It will provide a shopping experience that...

Join Adam Henson's Live Happerley Challenge


Can you survive for seven days only consuming food and drink where you know where it is from?   The challenge is to eat and drink anything you want but only food and drink where you know where the ingredients are from, for a week. Help us raise awareness of how little we know about where our food is from and help drive change for a more transparent and traceable food in...

Happerley commits to creating member-owned entity to validate  UK food provenance


    17 Jan 2018; Gloucestershire: Happerley, the food provenance organisation, held its inaugural Advisory Board meeting last week (12th Jan). It was agreed unanimously to work towards creating an independent member-owned entity to deliver a credible body to validate, certify and promote provenance across the UK food industry for the benefit of both producer and consumer....

Join the provenance debate - catch Happerley in 2018


    It hasn’t started yet but 2018 is already shaping up as a busy year for us here at Happerley HQ. The fun starts in the first week of January with the Oxford Farming Conference , a great curtain-raiser to the new year and a chance to catch up with friends and colleagues from across the industry and hear from leading voices across the sectors. If you’re popping along...

Happerley warns consumers to beware of meat fraud this Christmas


      Dec 2017: Food provenance organisation, Happerley, cautions consumers to beware of the meat they buy for their festive meals this Christmas, and advises them to challenge restaurants, retailers and butchers to name the farm of origin.   It warns that food fraud peaks when supply and demand is most tested, and at Christmas too many low welfare food imports a...

BBC 1's Points West visits Happerley


  The BBC's Steve Knibbs was a recent visitor to Happerley HQ to learn more about the food provenance revolution underway.     Catch up on his news piece which also features CEO of Midcounties Co-operative Philip Ponsonby, Cotteswold Dairies' Roseanne McEwan and Matt Rymer, founder of Happerley.

'Would You Like To Try a Little Lie Instead?'


Our Christmas poem, with apologies to AA Milne... The King asked The Queen, and The Queen asked The Farmer: “Could we have some truth for The Royal slice of bread?” The Queen asked the Farmer, The Farmer Said, “Certainly, I’ll go and tell the cow Now Before she goes to bed.” The Farmer She curtsied, And went and told The Processor: “Don’t forget the tru...

Food Manufacture looks at the blockchain solutions of Happerley and IBM


Read the full story here: http://ow.ly/5vsv30gWsfA      

Food Matters Live hosts Happerley, Co-operative, Savills and Gloucester Services discussing provenance


Happerley founder, Matt Rymer was speaking last week at Food Matters Live at ExCel in London. The three day conference and exhibition is fast growing to become a must-do for all in the food and drink industry. Matt was taking part in the seminar programme, discussing provenance and the benefits of local sourcing with a panel of speakers including Ciara Gorst, the Head of Agr...

Create and Cook is summit flag for foodie school kids – for others basecamp would be epic, writes Amanda Campbell


  I was at the flagship service station that is Gloucester Services a couple of weeks back, for the launch of the very excellent Create and Cook competition. Aimed at year 8 & 9 pupils (that’s ages 11-14 in old money) it’s a great idea cooked up (ooh!) by Min Raisman a former producer of BBC Radio 4’s Food Programme and is admirably supported by the  Midcounties Co-operative...