When Beverley Town Council organised the first Food Festival in 2006, little did they know it would go on to be an annual success enjoyed by thousands of residents and visitors alike.
The original idea was to bring a few producers from Beverley’s rural hinterland into the town centre to help celebrate local food, so on a crisp Sunday morning in 2006, thirty-five producers set up their stalls along with a small Food Theatre, in what proved to be a big success for the Town Council – one that has grown stronger year on year.
It’s easy to see why new-build homes at the Williamsfield Developments housing scheme in Hutton Cranswick are being quickly snapped up by buyers eager to live in a super-efficient home within an attractive community.
This is the East Yorkshire-based organisation’s first development, and company directors Paul and Joanne Lisseter have worked hard to ensure every aspect of the scheme – including the electrics and solar installations courtesy of James Foley Electrical Ltd – hit the highest quality mark.
Beverley and Holderness MP Graham Stuart met local farmers at Mr Jono Dixon’s farm in Patrington, to discuss their concerns about calls from several environmental groups to ban the well-known weed killer, glyphosate.
Some studies have shown that glyphosate is safe but further studies have also highlighted the chemical as a probable human carcinogen limited evidence that suggests glyphosate may act as an oestrogen mimic, which is of significance for breast cancer risk.
BREXIT, the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) and fuel price trends will be the topics up for discussion at the inaugural Rix Agricultural Open Day in April.
Keynote speakers Duncan Lambert, director of Rix Petroleum, Mark Todd, UK Wholesale Business Manager from global Energy Company Phillips 66, and farmer and NFU board member Guy Poskett, will address the region’s farmers at the event on Wednesday, April 12th at the Rix Pavilion in Driffield.
The new 2017/18 East Yorkshire Enjoy Local Food Guide was unveiled at a recent meeting of the East Riding of Yorkshire Rural Partnership at Bishop Burton College.
This edition marks the 15th year of the guide’s publication and is the biggest yet, running to 40 pages. The guide is packed with information on local food producers, suppliers, retailers and hospitality businesses that are proud to incorporate local produce into their menus.