Consumers News

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West Country Food & Farming Businesses Urged to Keep Promoting Provenance

Food and farming businesses in the West Country have been urged not to let provenance opportunities slip through their fingers. Humphrey Richards, area director for Lloyds Bank across Devon, Dorset and Somerset, has said that there is a decline in the number of businesses seeing the benefits of promoting their product’s geographical point of origin or its uni...

Food Fraud Inquiry Into Alleged Illegal Practices Duping Shoppers to Pay a Premium for Scottish Beef

Investigators at Food Standards Scotland’s (FSS) new food crime unit say they have information that inferior beef from Eastern Europe, Ireland and England is being imported and repackaged with a premium Scottish label.   An investigation has found that non-farm assured beef is coming in from across Europe, England and Ireland and getting processed in Scotland a...

Plans for Isle of Skye Abattoir in Jeopardy Following Brexit

A campaign designed to put the Isle of Skye on the global gourmet map by promoting the origins of rare cuts of local meats is now under threat amid fears over securing vital European funding following Brexit. The island had an abattoir before it closed several years ago and the new micro-abattoir planned for a site in Portree would provide a service to local crofters an...

Welcome to our Producer Member Charlie Sutcliffe Breeder of Tetford Longhorns

A big hearty Happerley welcome to our recently joined producer member Charlie Sutcliffe breeder of Tetford Longhorns.   Charlie and Debbie Sutcliffe currently have around 85 cattle and the Tetford herd is well known for its many successes in the show ring with a number of breed championships to its credit. They have bred two royal show male champions, Tetford Clansma...

The UK's first Mobile Catering Group Turns Happerley

Mainline Event's fleet of 40' trailers provide the catering at many of the UK's premier events, like Goodwood, Hyde Park events and Cheltenham Races. They are turning all their meat sourcing Happerley with their burgers called 'Gwinners' made from pedigree Gloucester Beef and sausages from pedigree Gloucester old spot pork. This means the cust...

#namethefarm Campaign Launched Following Leading Article in The Guardian Newspaper & Observer

Our #namethefarm media campaign was successfully launched following publication of a leading article in The Guardian and Observer newspapers written by Yvonne Roberts.   The article titled ‘How can we put the taste back into British food?’ addressed issues such as how fresh local produce has been replaced by cheap, bland, industrial-farmed food as superma...

The Kings Arms in Mevagissey Cornwall Become the First Happerley Pub To Join Our Network

We are delighted to announce that The Kings Arms in Mevagissey, Cornwall have joined the Happerley network. They were the second UK restaurant to do so. We are currently in the process of adding their suppliers to our network so consumers will be able to see a completely transparent supply chain right back to the producer, whether farmer, fisherman, baker, butcher, or indeed br...

Wallers Butchers in Ledbury to Name Every Farm

Ledbury based family butcher Wallers is now working with us as part of our catering pilot with Gloucester Rugby so we can supply meat for their squad that has full named farm provenance. This pilot means that all the meat supplied by Wallers will be traceable and that includes every pack of diced chicken, bacon and mince as well as joints; full farm to plate Ha...

Bensons the Juicers Join Happerley as an Intermediary

Gloucestershire based fruit juice producer ‘Bensons the Juicers’ have signed up to Happerley as an Intermediary.  Bensons make juice based drinks and iced lollies on their National Trust farm in Sherborne using centuries old pressing methods. MD Jeremy Benson was originally a farmer in Cambridge and has a long history of farming in his family with his fath...

Meet the 'Cucamelon' with Provenance from the Real Veg Shack

Tiny, doll-sized melons might not be everyone’s cup of tea, but for one Market Weighton farmer turned teacher, they are proving very popular this summer. Mark Thompson and his wife Catherine began growing the cucamelons on their market garden plot to see if they would be popular with the public.   Mark was a farmer but now works as a teacher and the couple sell...