Nominated for a ‘Rural Oscar’ at the Countryside Alliance Awards 2019

“We’re so proud to be nominated for a ‘Rural Oscar’ in the Countryside Alliance Awards 2019.”

Nicknamed the ‘Rural Oscars’ the Awards are now in their 14th year and are the Countryside Alliance’s platform for celebrating rural businesses, produce and communities. The Awards are public-nomination led, meaning that we have been nominated by one or more people who value the remarkable contribution we make to the local area. The ‘Rural Oscars’ are something of a GOLD standard in the rural business awards. The feel-good factor and pride that they bring cannot be overestimated. Those involved at every level have told us of the positive impact that this recognition has had on them, their business and their communities.

The 2019 ‘Rural Oscars’ were launched in early September across five categories and are based on a public nomination. Now that nominations are closed a list of regional finalists has been drawn up and judging begins. Regional winners will be announced and will be invited to a reception at the Houses of Parliament next June.

Wish us look! We will let you know how we fare!

from Sallyann and Geoff Kilby

A treat for you and YORS at Christmas!

Have you added our delicious and nutritious rapeseed oil to your Christmas shopping list?

With half the fat of other culinary oils like olive oil, packed with omega 3 and essential vitamins, and with a higher smoke point of 230 degrees,  it’s a delicious and nutritious gift or a tasty treat for you and YORS.

The YORS range of rapeseed oil products is available from the following supermarket retailers:

Morrisons Rapeseed Oil   Waitrose Rapeseed Oil Wholesaler


This month’s Yorkshire recipe:

Wharfe Valley Wilfra cakes – a twist on a Yorkshire classic!

We have a delicious Yorkshire recipe to share given to us by Steph Moon,  a well known Yorkshire chef. Steph represented the North East on BBC2’s Great British Menu in 2011 and is a consultant chef in her own business ‘All things food’. She recently prepared this treat for us whilst recording an episode of Made in Leeds at our rapeseed farm in Collingham, Yorkshire.

This is a traditional Yorkshire recipe for a cake which was historically baked and given out to the people  of Ripon to celebrate the return of St Wilfred from exile in the 7th Century.

Shortcrust pastry: 8 oz plain flour, 1 oz Wharfe Valley rapeseed oil, 2 oz butter or margarine, 1 tablespoon caster sugar, 1 pinch of salt, 1 egg yolk, 1-2 teaspoons water

Filling: 1.5 lb peeled and thinly sliced cooking apples, 3 oz demerara sugar, 3 oz grated Wensleydale cheese, lemon rapeseed oil to drizzle.



Rub the Wharfe Valley rapeseed oil and butter into the flour, sugar and salt. Mix to a stiff paste with the egg yolk and a little water. Leave to rest in a cool place until required.

Line a swiss roll tin with half the pastry and lightly prick the bottom. Lay on the finely sliced apples and add the sugar. Grate the cheese onto the top. Put on a pastry lid and brush with milk and sugar. Make a few slits along the top and bake for 10 minutes at 425oF, 220o, Gas Mark 7; for 10 minutes and then lower to 350oF, 180oc, Gas Mark 4; for a further 30 minutes. Serve with custard or cream.

The combination of apple and cheese is one much loved by Yorkshire men and women, “An apple pie without the cheese is like a kiss without the squeeze,” or so the little jingle would have it!

Tempting YORS tastings at Booths this Autumn

Tasting Yorkshires Original Rapeseed Oil at Booths

Booths tastings this Autumn

Booths Supermarket stock the full range of YORS Yorkshire Original Rapeseed Oil and it’s on offer in store until 9th October then again from 17th October until 4th December…

YORS Rapeseed Oils

YORS range of Rapeseed Oils

Its a great time to try our range of award winning rapeseed oils at one of the many in-store tastings, and a great time to buy as a gift, with plenty of in-store promotions on the oils:

  • Original Extra Virgin Rapeseed Oil – 500ml for £3
  • Oak Smoked Rapeseed Oil – 250ml for £1.86
  • Chilli Rapeseed Oil- 250ml for £1.86
  • Garlic and Rosemary Rapeseed Oil – 250ml for £1.86

Don’t miss out! Find out where the stores are located here:

We’re celebrating being shortlisted for Farming Business of the Year 2018 in the Rural Awards 2018

Yorkshire Post Rural Awards logo

We are very proud to be shortlisted for Farming Business of the Year 2018.  This is a new category in the Rural Awards 2018, established by the Yorkshire Post.

About the Awards: The Rural Awards were established to celebrate the vital role that the rural and agricultural community plays in the economic success and profile of our region, and do so publicly in order to demonstrate on behalf of all our rural communities, just how hard-working, forward-thinking and market-leading the county’s rural businesses are. These awards give due recognition to some of the dedicated individuals who play crucial roles in their communities. By holding these awards, Yorkshire Post hope to broaden people’s understanding of the countryside and how it is managed.

Results are announced at an Awards Ceremony on Thursday, 11th October, 2018 at the Pavilions of Harrogate, The Great Yorkshire Showground, where we will find out if we’ve been successful.

Read more at:

We’re celebrating an award: Yorkshire’s Best Family Business

Wharfe Valley Farm YORS

We’re so proud! Wharfe Valley and Yors rapeseed products are produced at Wharfe Valley Farms – Yorkshire’s Best Family Business 2018, voted as the people’s choice!

We are very proud to announce our fabulous news:

Wharfe Valley were voted as the winner of the people’s choice award for Yorkshire’s Best Family Business in June 2018.

Winners were selected regionally from a number of industry sectors, with an overall winner of the title, Family Business of the Year and a special award recognising the public’s favourite also awarded, The People’s Choice Award.

The Family Business of the Year Awards were created to celebrate the UK family business sector, to recognise the diversity of family firms across the country and to celebrate the contribution that they make.

To read more CLICK HERE:

It’s National Vegetarian Week … 14th to 20th May 2018

14-20 May 2018

Celebrate the veggie way

We are celebrating national vegetarian week in May 2018!

Here’s another healthy vegetarian recipe which we love:

Apple and Raspberry Loaf (Serves 8)

Ingredients: 120ml YORS rapeseed oil, 170g golden caster sugar, 50ml milk, 3 eggs, 170g self raising flour, 1 tsp baking powder, 1 large peeled and sliced cooking apple, 1 small handful of fresh or frozen rasp

Method: Put sugar, flour, YORS rapeseed oil, milk, baking powder and eggs into a bowl and beat well in  a golden batter. Peel and slice the apple. Put about a quarter of the mixture into a loaf tin  and then place half of the apple in. Put a further quarter of the mixture in the tin and add sliced apple. Top with remaining mixture and sprinkle with a tablespoon of  caster sugar. Place in oven at 160c/gas3 and bake for one hour.

TELL US HOW YOU USE YORS – Yorkshire Original Rapeseed Oil – and we’ll reward you with a FREE DELIVERY CODE for use in May 2018*

Contact us HERE or Email:  with your favourite rapeseed oil recipe.


Tell Us how you use YORS for ‘FREE DELIVERY’ in April 2018

TELL US HOW YOU USE YORS – Yorkshire Original Rapeseed Oil – and we’ll reward you with a FREE DELIVERY code for use in April 2018*

Contact us HERE or Email:  with your favourite rapeseed oil recipe.


We’ve included a carrot and ginger soup recipe to give you some inspiration and can’t wait to hear from you and read YOR surprising ideas.


Quick, easy and mouth wateringly good. This soup is perfect for a lighter lunch, so why not make a few more portions and keep it in the freezer for emergencies.

Each serving provides 160 kcal, 2g protein, 23g carbohydrate (of which 19g sugars), 4.5g fat (of which 1g saturates), 10g fibre and 0.9g salt.


  • 1 tsp rapeseed oil
  • 1 small onion (75g/2½oz peeled weight), finely chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, finely chopped
  • 20g/¾oz fresh root ginger, peeled and finely chopped
  • 200g/7oz carrots, roughly chopped
  • 300ml/10fl oz vegetable stock
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 spring onion, finely chopped, to serve1.Heat the oil in small saucepan over a medium heat. Add the onion and cook for 2–3 minutes. Add the garlic, ginger and carrots and cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. 3.Pour the soup into a food processor and blend until smooth. Return to the pan and reheat gently.
  • 4.To serve, pour the soup into a warm serving bowl and garnish with the spring onions.
  • 2.Add the stock and season with pepper to taste. Bring to the boil, then reduce the heat, cover and simmer for 20 minutes, or until the carrots are soft.
  • Method

We can offer a range of salad dressings, mayonnaise and vinegars alongside the delicious and nutricious cold pressed extra virgin rapeseed oils in a variety of infused flavours.



A healthier you long term with YORS – Yorkshire Original Rapeseed Oil …

healthier you with YORS rapeseed oils

2018 healthy you with YORS

Make the long term lifestyle switch to a healthier you with Yorkshire Rapeseed Oil…

We’re here to help you make the healthy lifestyle change to rapeseed oil that can be sustained in 2018 – not just for the short lived New Year’s resolution.

If you’ve just bought the latest fitness dvd, joined a gym or signed up to a diet program in a fit of conscience after the festive indulgence, then consider a long term switch to rapeseed oil based products because of their health benefits and nutritional make-up.

Our cold pressed extra virgin Yorkshire rapeseed oil is harvested without chemicals and retains all the nutritional goodness from pressing from field to the bottle.

As well as being 100% natural and chemical-free, rapeseed oil boasts:

  • Half the saturated fat of olive oil
  • High in essential oils from omega 3, 6 and 9
  • A rich source of Vitamin E
  • High in healthier monounsaturated fats
  • Helps maintain cholesterol levels
  • Retains all natural nutrients with its high smoking point
  • Contains no artificial preservatives and is trans-fat and GM free.If you still need convincing, then not only are our oils extremely good for you, they also taste great too! In 2017 we have been working hard to expand both our product range and the relationships with nationwide distributors to ensure they are even more accessible throughout the UK. Customers can look after their family’s health.

Currently available in Supermarkets and Wholesalers across the UK. Please contact us on 01937 572084 to find out more or click here.

We wish you all the best for the New Year and look forward to sharing with you some more on our exciting news later this month!




Top Score for YORS – Yorkshire Original Rapeseed Oils – at Morrisons flagship Skipton store this week

We are very proud that WM Morrisons Supermarket, Skipton has added our whole range of YORS branded products, Yorkshire Original Rapeseed oils, mayonnaise and salad dressings.

In the first week customers have responded well to the YORS products and YORS Chilli Infused Cold Pressed Rapeseed Oil was one of the top selling lines.

Range stocked in the Skipton store includes the following:

  • 500ml Rapeseed Oils including our ‘Great Taste 2017’ award winning Chilli and Sicilian Lemon, plus the Original Cold Pressed, Garlic & Rosemary, Black Pepper, Smoked, plus our popular, 200ml, healthy, Original Spray Oil.
  • Mayonnaise including Lemon, Lemon & Garlic, Smoked Chilli, Smoked Garlic and Smoked Original.
  • Salad Dressings including Honey, Mustard & Elderflower, Sweet Apple, Chilli Ginger and Summer Herb.


You can now find the YORS range in: Skipton Morrisons, Broughton Road, Skipton, BD23 1RT.

Danny Clee, Morrisons Local Solutions Manager for Yorkshire, said “Our customers tell us they want to see more food and drink produced locally in our stores and our foodmakers programme aims to do just that. Sourcing more local food and reducing the distance food travels is a priority for Morrisons so we’re delighted that Wharfe Valley Farm is stocked in our Skipton store.”

Sallyann Kilby, Director of Wharfe Valley Farm, said “Our Yorkshire Original Rapeseed range is an obvious choice for the new Skipton Morrisons flagship store as provenance and quality are paramount in their local supplier strategy.

Wharfe Valley Farm was one of the first rapeseed producers in the UK in 2009, having recognised the many advantages of growing rapeseed crop on their farm in Collingham, West Yorkshire, using traditional methods of ‘swathing’, which is chemical-free harvesting.

Since then the range has increased to over 30 products, with a firmly established reputation as a leading Yorkshire rapeseed producer. We have had a great start this week in selling the wider range of rapeseed oil products in Morrison’s, reinforcing our belief that there is greater consumer awareness today of the health benefits of cold pressed rapeseed oil over other culinary alternatives.”

Morrisons currently stock the YORS Cold Pressed Original Rapeseed Oil throughout their Yorkshire stores.