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Happerley Provenance Tour will be at The Cotswold Show


Join us at The Cotswold Show & Food Festival - Saturday 1st & Sunday 2nd July 2017 Find out more here More to follow.

Is There Any Future For Family Farms?

General Producers

  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...

Happerley Announces a New Identity


We are pleased to announce a new identity and certification marque.   This has been designed to reflect the core values of Happerley: food provenance rooted in honesty, transparency and integrity. The change was driven by the expressed desire from various food businesses to be certified, but asking for a more appropriate certification marque to carry on label fo...

The Midcounties Co-operative Food to pilot new technology to increase supply chain transparency

General Intermediaries Retailers Consumers

The Midcounties Co-operative Food has today announced a new partnership with food technology business Happerley to become the world’s first retailer to pilot a new system that will enable customers to track the provenance of the Society’s ‘Best of our Counties’ range.   The technology was developed by Happerley to enable people to learn more a...

Plant Trees on Your Land – More Funding Available January 2017

General Producers Intermediaries Retailers Consumers

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

General Producers Retailers Consumers

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

General Producers Intermediaries Retailers Consumers

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

General Producers Intermediaries Retailers Consumers

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

General Producers Intermediaries Retailers Consumers

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

General Producers Retailers Consumers

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...