Sunday, 16th August 2015, 12:00 PM - Sunday, 16th August 2015, 16:00 PM

Selby’s thriving farm shop Bert Barrow is launching its first Meet the Producer day.

Bert Barrow was launched 15 years ago as a way to raise vital funds for a defibrillator for the village of Hillam, near Selby.

The farm shop was set up by local villagers Ian Thompson and his wife Marlene.

The shop has become a family company being expanded into a barn with various vegetable box delivery rounds.

As part of the farm shop’s success Bert’s son Jason and wife Charlotte Wells Thompson are launching the shop’s meet the producer day.

When Mrs Wells – Thompson was asked about the event she said:

“Here at Bert’s Barrow, we are passionate about supplying local produce to local people.

“We are really excited about our first Meet the Producer day that will be a celebration of all things Yorkshire.”

“It’s a chance for local people to meet and talk to our local businesses that make such fabulous food and drink products.”

“From Justin Staal from Staal Smokehouse in Beverley to Guy Poskitt, one of the largest carrot growers in the UK from Kellington, and a hog roast with one of Anna’s Happy Trotters free range pigs from Howden.”

“Every £10 spent in the supermarket would be worth approximately
£30 to the local economy if people bought from local producers instead of supermarkets.”

“We’re holding the Meet the Producer Day to encourage people to come and meet the people behind the produce and to understand the work, blood, sweat and tears that goes into supplying the final product.”

The Bert’s Barrow Meet the Producer Day takes place at Austfield Farm, Hillam between 12 and 4pm and entrance is free.

This event will host 30 of the farm shops producers including Stockbridge Technology Centre, Miss Friday Bakehouse, Holme Farmed Venison, T D Goodhall independent dairy and Burtree Puddings.

There will also be family friendly entertainment, from a bouncy castle to an observational bee hive.

The event will be held under shelter so visitors need not worry about the weather.




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