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Happy New Year from Happerley

  2019 promises to be big year for Happerley, as we build on a very busy 2018. Implementing a means to secure provenance honesty and transparency across the food industry that works for everyone is a big challenge. The brainchild of a farmer wanting to connect his produce to the consumer, Happerley continues to grow support from all quarters of the food and drink indust...

High end restaurants should #namethefarm for steaks

  A dining experience on Saturday evening at an expensive restaurant in mid Gloucestershire   Steak description - ‘Herefordshire beef’   "Is that Hereford breed or from Herefordshire?"   "It's from Herefordshire as ‘we like to limit carbon footprint’" said front of house.   'It's from xxxx butchers in [market town in Gloucestershire]' said another, "T...

Discover The Impact of Buying Your Food & Drink

  Happerley is now inviting every Happerley Transparent brand to outline its commitments to: Environment Education Communities Sustainability Packaging & waste Welfare Energy on their Happerley Transparent Data Record.   What does this mean? It means that through one QR code the consumer not only views the validated ingredient supply network b...

National Caterers Association (NCASS) Partners with Happerley

National Caterers Association (NCASS) have partnered with Happerley to promote and encourage their members to become Happerley transparent, bringing well needed honesty and transparency to the food and drink industry by becoming a Happerley Founder Member.   NCASS are encouraging almost seven thousand of their members to become Happerley Transparent as they see the valu...

Campaign for Greater Transparency in the Food Industry Starts Today

Today, a campaign led by TV presenter and farmer Adam Henson launches, calling for greater transparency in the food industry.   Adam, along with other industry influencers, are calling for every food business to publish their supply chains and become transparent. Consumers today are more conscious of where their food comes from, following recent food fraud cases. With this...

Tractors, Tastings and Transparency

  This weekend, we attended BBC Countryfile Live at Blenheim Palace, situated in the heart of Oxfordshire. An event featuring the very latest farm machinery, free food sampling and supply chain provenance. We were blessed by the fantastic weather, leading to bumper crowds visiting the show.   We were situated in the Midcounties Coop tent, next to Adam Henson’s farm, join...

New apps, new offices, new team

  Happerley is growing. The movement to turn the food industry transparent, started on a small farm in Gloucestershire, is gathering pace.    We are delighted to be launching our new Happerley app for Android and iOS at BBC Countryfile Live.    Search Happerley on your App Store and download for free!   Find us at Adam's Farm where you can QR scan the suppl...

You call it Longhorn? Calling out the lie

  I thoroughly enjoyed my stay at The Clive last weekend. A restaurant with rooms, it sits in the Oakly Estate outside Ludlow, and next to the infamous Ludlow Food Centre. It prides itself on the sourcing local food from the estate through the Food Centre, including all its meat from its butchers. Indeed, the food was wonderful. But that was not the problem...     ...

National Campaign to Turn School Food Transparent Launches This Friday 11th May at Birmingham school

  This Friday, 11 May, at Walsall Academy school in Birmingham, TV presenter and farmer, Adam Henson, is launching his national project to enable every school child across the UK to know where the food on their plate is from.   The project, titled ‘Please Sir! Feed Me Truth’ aims to connect and engage the supply chains behind all school food with what’s on the kid’s pl...