We’re holding our first Festival of Pies on September 29 & 30th and we need some help!
Do you love pies? If so, would you like to join our tasting panel on the afternoon of Friday, September 29th? If so, email [email protected] or contact us via Facebook/Twitter.
During the Festival there will be lots of free pie tastings; a pie tasting panel and a pie-making competition.
Put the date in your diary now!
Don’t miss our fantastic Summer Sale.
25% OFF all women’s and children’s clothing, including dresses, tops, tunics and skirts by some of our favourite brands.
If you love Seasalt, Joules, Regatta or Tulchan make sure you pop in – but be quick as our sale items usually sell very quickly!
Work is now well under way on creating our Christmas Cabin.
Builders started on the groundworks last week. Gavin Baker from Shanco, Castleford, and his team of Danny Phillips, Patrick Sullivan and Martin Nowak are making great progress. They spent this morning digging out the footings for the Cabin and at 2pm they’ll start pouring in the concrete….
Apologies to any customers inconvenienced by the building work on the edge of our site.
WE are holding our very first Festival of Sausages this month (May).
Free sausage tastings every day, fun competitions and demonstrations are being planned along with an event to see how many sausages can be eaten in 60 seconds. If anyone fancies joining in please get in touch with [email protected]
“The range of sausages our butchery team make every day are some of our bestsellers so what better festival to have. Who doesn’t like a good old British banger! This will be a real celebration of the fantastic sausages we make here and we want our customers to get really involved with the various competitions we are planning,” said Mike Clark, owner of Country Harvest.
As part of the Festival we are asking people to come up with their favourite, unusual flavours of sausage. A variety of customer suggestions will then be created by the butchery team and tasted by our sausage panel (anyone fancy being on that?) at 3pm on Thursday, May 4. Ideas for unusual flavours of sausage – the winner will receive a sausage-related prize – should be emailed to [email protected] or send them to Sausage Competition,
Country Harvest, A65, Ingleton, LA6 3PE.
“We’ve won lots of awards for our sausages and now we want to create something really different so we are asking our Country Harvest customers for suggestions – the more eccentric the better! I’m really looking forward to having a go at creating them – should be a lot of fun!” said award winning butcher George Taylor.
The Festival will also feature George’s spicy sausage challenge at 3.30pm on Saturday, May 6. If you think you can take the heat then let us know so we make enough hot bangers on the day…but beware, they are going to be very, very spicy!
And if you fancy watching how sausages are made then attend George’s free demo in store at 2pm on
Thursday, May 4.
The Festival of Sausages, where we will also be fundraising for our charity of the year, North West Air Ambulance, runs from Thursday, May 4 to Saturday, May 6.
*There will also be a special prize for the best picture posted on Facebook and Twitter of a meal used creating George’s sausages. Thinking caps on food fans!
Lots going on in store this Easter, including:
25% OFF all lamb. Offer applies on Good Friday, Easter Saturday, Easter Sunday and Easter Monday while stocks last.
Buy two delicious jars of Hawkshead Relish and get a third free. Applies to both sweet and savoury jars.
Come to our Sloemotion tasting event from 11am-3pm on Easter Saturday. A chance to try some delicious sloe gin!
Try our new frozen fish range – Big Fish – in store ready for Good Friday. We’ve got a choice of salmon fillets to choose from including plain, sweet chilli and lemon and pepper.
In the Coffee Shop we’ve got salmon and dill fishcakes on the Specials Menu on Good Friday and then over Easter we’ve got lots of delicious lamb dishes, including minted lamb pie, lamb shanks and lamb chops.
And remember…we are open EVERY day over Easter, including Easter Sunday.
Happy Easter to all our customers.
COUNTRY HARVEST is expanding!
This week we received planning permission to put a 60ft by 30ft Christmas Cabin in the grounds of our existing business, creating six new jobs. Work on the cedar-clad building starts after Easter. The Cabin will officially open on September 1.
“Christmas is a really busy time for us and we want to ensure customers have an even wider choice of both gifts and decorations. This will bring visitors to Ingleton and the surrounding area at a hugely important time of year but one which is traditionally a quieter one for tourists. We will be offering lots of exciting and unusual decorations and gifts. There will also be more traditional offerings to encourage people from further afield to shop here and that will have a positive impact on the wider area,” said Country Harvest owner Mike Clark.
Work starts on creating the building and 29 extra parking spaces – approved by Craven District Council’s planning committee on Monday – almost immediately. The Cabin will predominantly be used to sell Christmas items, but in the spring and summer will also promote the work of selected local artists.
“We have so many wonderful Christmas items which we have sourced from both the UK and across Europe – we want to offer our customers things that they will not see anywhere else locally. We are very excited about this huge development at Country Harvest. This will enhance our existing offering in our gift hall and we hope our customers, old and new, will be as well,” said Mike. The Christmas Cabin will be managed by experienced retailers Rebecca Clark and Samantha Sherwin.
The 2017 spring/summer range of Tulchan women’s clothing is now in store.
We’re loving the new range – full of wonderful, warm colours and intricate zip and button details.
They’ve even got a design inspired by the buildings in Kirkby Lonsdale!
A big thanks to Karen and Michelle from Tulchan for putting the clothes on display for us.
A huge thank you to all the Country Harvest customers and staff who helped us raise an amazing £5,362 for charity in 2016.
Our nominated charity was North West Cancer Research.
The main fundraiser during the year was an Auction of Promises organised by the Mansergh branch of the charity and held at Country Harvest during the summer. So many people and local businesses donated amazing prizes and then gave generously to win some of the auction prizes.
Thank you to everyone concerned – particularly Wendy and Brenda who organised the Auction.
*This year Country Harvest’s nominated charity is North West Air Ambulance.
The sky’s the limit when it comes to Country Harvest’s charity fundraising this year.
Our chosen charity for 2017 is North West Air Ambulance (NWAA) which provides such an invaluable emergency service across the area.
For every £9 we raise, that’s another minute the helicopter can be in the air. Bearing in mind most missions last about an hour that means we need to raise £540 for each trip.
One of the real benefits of the NWAA is not only can they get to difficult, rural areas but they also take the patient to the correct hospital for them – whether that’s Kendal or Lancaster or specialist care hospitals like Alder Hey.
Country Harvest will put on a couple of fundraisers this year which we hope all our staff and customers will get involved in and there are also collection boxes in our Gift Hall and Coffee Shop should you be feeling generous. If you wish to make a larger donation please let us know.
“I have a very personal reason to thank the NWAA as many years ago they helped my family in an emergency situation. I’ve never forgotten how grateful I am to them and this is my small way of paying something back. We’ve got lots of events planned and I hope everyone will get behind this fantastic charity,” said Mike Clark, owner of Country Harvest.
Please note Country Harvest will be shut from January 23-26 2017 for painting and redecoration to take place.
We will re-open at 9am prompt on Friday, January 27th.
Apologies for any inconvenience this may cause to our customers.