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Why Food Passporting is Inevitable - and How Happerley Is Leading The Change


  Our Software Director (Dragos, pictured above in his garden), and our Comms Manager, Alan, explain.   Extensive research has been conducted into the food purchasing habits of Millennial consumers. These studies have shown that transparency and traceability are a reccurring topic at the forefront of the data collected, with a generation of consumers putting pressure o...

What's For Lunch? First week of Living Happerley


  Matthew Rymer recounts his first few days of Living Happerley as he strives to inspire a new food movement. Last week I could eat anything and everything. This week was my first week of Living Happerley - only eating and drinking food and beverages for which I know the origins of all the ingredients. In summary? Fascinating, rewarding and challenging. I have become more...

Happerley Announces Fast Expansion Plan - 50 New Jobs


Happerley is pleased to announce it is now recruiting nationally to expand its Provenance Team, creating at least 50 new jobs over the next six months. Founder, Matthew Rymer, says: "Our mission is to turn the UK food industry into the world's most transparent and connected, securing the value of provenance for the benefit of every business and every consumer. The positive f...

Happerley Movement Gains Momentum


  As our movement picks up momentum, we find that our phones are working around the clock with calls from food producers, intermediaries, and retailers about how they can get involved in creating the link between food and farm. We are not simply certifying food businesses. Chase Distillery, Stroud Brewery, Tutt’s Clump Cider, and Hillside Brewery are amongst the beverage...

Can One Person Inspire A Global Food Provenance Movement?


  Maybe not. But Happerley's Founder, farmer Matthew Rymer, believes he can inspire the consumer to. How? By 'Living Happerley'. What is this? It is quite simple, really. To Live Happerley means only eating food or drinking liquids in which you know their origins. You can eat and drink what you like! You are abiding by one simple rule — not knowing where your food is from...

Welcome Victoria Clark as Director of Operations


We are pleased to announce that Victoria Clark has been appointed our Director of Operations. Victoria will bring her experience in leadership, business analysis, and project coordination to our growing team. Victoria’s enthusiasm for farming and conservation stems from a childhood spent in the countryside around the Lake District. She has proven to be a dedicated advo...

Happerley / Addington Event - Moved To September 20th


  The Happerley / Addington Fund Provenance Heroes Event has been switched to 20 September. We apologise for any inconvenience this causes. This is due to the need to accommodate the growing interest both in the event and our film from key individuals within the food industry, and also media. The delay also allows us time to announce the Happerley Advisory Board and inaugura...

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...