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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...

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

  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...

Cotteswold Dairy's Roseanne McEwan Speaks on Provenance, Transparency, and The Happerley Movement

  Established in 1938, Cotteswold Dairy has an immense following of loyal customers with transparency being high on the list of reasons why.

Is There Any Future For Family Farms?

  Last year, The Prince’s Countryside Fund (PCF) issued a report claiming of the family owned farms remaining in 2000, 50% have now gone out of business.   That statistic highlights a seismic shift in how our land is being farmed and one that should concern us all. Family farmers are an exceptionally economically resilient community, working to the prin...

Plant Trees on Your Land – More Funding Available January 2017

Farmers wishing to plant up a new woodland can apply for funding from The Woodland Creation Grant; operating under the umbrella of the Countryside Stewardship scheme.   Funding applications can be submitted from 3 January until 1 March 2017. However, the forms are available now so woodland officers have more time to make a site visit and make any necessary amendments...

Support Your Local Producers at Christmas

The festive season is upon us so now so what better time than to try and keep your Christmas shopping local to show support for your producer neighbours. Before you rush off to the supermarket or begin a marathon shopping session online, perhaps just stop for one moment and take a good look around your local community; you will be amazed at the rich assortment of Christmas good...

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...