Some words from Adam at Breckenholme:
In 2008 my wife Jennie and I attended our first ever farmers market, excited to be selling our brand-new product; cold pressed Yorkshire Rapeseed Oil. At that point we only sold our oil bottled in one size and in the natural flavour, now over 10 years on, our range is ever expanding. We now produce a wide range of flavoured oils, dressings and mayonnaise and more recently we introduced our Limited-Edition products, to ensure that there was always something new available to try. Our whole family take part in promoting our product, including my father and Technical Manager, Ben Palmer, who can regularly be seen behind our farmer market stalls! Everything we make is pressed, bottled and blended by us here on the farm using our own and locally grown rapeseed. Our team is made up of family and friends allowing us to keep our brand close to our hearts.
Our recipes and ingredients are very important to us and we source as many ingredients as possible from other local producers and suppliers we have met along the way, our ranges really do offer you a taste of Yorkshire! We also keep our ingredients listing to a minimum, making sure there is none of the nasty stuff that you often find in mass produced products. Making everything ourselves, in small batches allows us to maintain the high standards we are known for.
We first started bottling rapeseed oil to offer a product that people could buy with the knowledge that each stage of the process is carried out locally. Low food miles are very important to us, as is supporting British farming. North Breckenholme Farm is on the edge of the Yorkshire Wolds, just on the outskirts of the village of Thixendale. A beautiful village popular with artists, walkers and cyclists in an area recently made popular by David Hockney. In addition to growing and pressing our fantastic rapeseed oil we do still have plenty of arable land to work and nearly 1000 breeding ewes keeping us busy!
Over the last 10 years Yorkshire Rapeseed Oil has grown, and our products are now available through many of Yorkshire’s independent farm shops, delis and retailers, as well as at food festivals and farmers markets across the country.