Pop into the store between 10-12 on Tuesday, June 14, and enjoy our monthly food tasting session.
To mark National Picnic Week, we will be tasting foods perfect for a packed lunch including Fellsman Pie, cheese and crackers, honey & spelt bread and our delicious home made almond slices.
We look forward to seeing you.
A SPICY burger created by our butcher Kabel Taylor has been named one of Britain’s best – beating rivals from some of the country’s top retailers.
The Cajun chicken burger was made by Kabel specifically for the prestigious Meat Management Industry Awards 2016. The mix of chicken, onion, delicate spicing and crispy covering of Cajun schnitzel breadcrumbs captured the judges’ attention and they awarded the burger a Highly Commended accolade in Britain’s Best Burger category.
It’s not the first award for the Taylor brothers. Younger brother George, who runs the butchery department here at Country Harvest, is a former Young Butcher of the Year and has won national awards for his pork sausages; his lamb and mint burger was also highly commended at the Meat Management awards last year.
“Kabel and I work really well together and it’s great for him to win the award this year! We made some turkey burgers after Christmas and they went down really well, particularly when people were thinking about health and perhaps losing a bit of weight. So when we decided to enter these awards Kabel came up with the idea of a lightly spiced chicken burger. We tried them out on our customers and we’re over the moon that the judges liked them as much as our customers did,” said George.
The brothers make up to 10 different flavours of burgers and sausages a week. “We are always getting our customers to try out the new flavours, often people need to taste before they buy. We put out pork, ginger and spring onion sausages for a tasting and they started selling really well – before that nobody bought them! But our best seller by far is our pork sausage which won Reserve Champion at an awards in November and since then sales have gone up massively,” said George.
“I really enjoy working in the backroom, creating new recipes and preparing all the meat products for the customers. I leave George to be the frontman and it’s great that he’s so pleased my burger has won this award – we really complement each other,” said Kabel.
We are launching a series of free monthly food tastings this month.
On May 24, we will be encouraging our Country Harvest customers to try something new, including an award-winning burger, Stilton with mango and ginger cheese, Donker bread made at their bakery in Bentham, chutneys, jams, handmade fudge and homemade cake.
“We often trial new products in store but this is a way for us to guide customers about how certain foods are complemented by other products. There’s a lot of buzz in the press about food matching and this is our way of letting customers try things out for free and see if they like them,” said Food Hall manager Richard Simmonds.
The Tuesday Tastings run from 10-12pm.
KEEN cyclist Kabel Taylor may not be competing in the Tour de Yorkshire but he’ll certainly be making sure that the crowd who attend won’t be doing it on an empty stomach.
Kabel and his brother George will be supplying more than 1,000 burgers and another 1,000 bangers for Stage One of the major sporting event on Friday which will see the cyclists tackling a 115-mile route from Beverley to Settle.
George, who was named Young Butcher of the Year in 2014/15, said they will be getting up at 1am to make everything fresh for Ingleton Cricket Club which is having a stall in Settle to raise cash for its junior teams.
“We started supplying burgers and sausages to the cricket club so when they approached us to help out with this fundraiser we were happy to help. It’s an early start for us but we’re quite used to it when we get big orders,” said George.
Kabel, 26, who regularly goes on long bike rides in Gisburn and the Lakes, is in charge of making the burgers at Country Harvest and his younger brother George will recreate his award-winning thick pork sausages.
Dave Mcgonnigal, captain of Ingleton Cricket Club, said if they sell out of all the burgers and sausages they will raise about £1,500. “That’s almost 25% of what we need to survive a year; it’s a one-off opportunity.”
CONGRATULATIONS to our gift hall and clothing manager Rebecca Hooper for her ‘outstanding achievement’ award at last night’s Apprenticeships gala at Kendal College.
Rebecca, who has worked at Country Harvest for seven years, successfully completed her NVQ in Visual Merchandising at the College. On Monday night more than 80 people attended the awards evening with Rebecca picking up an Outstanding Professional and Personal Achievement Award in Retail and Hospitality.
Her tutor Vicky Dixon said: “Rebecca has excelled at this qualification. This was a new area for her and she has grown in confidence. She has also grown into her role and she has improved working relations in her team and can now successfully relate to colleagues on all levels. She has become super organised and as a result her sales figures have improved dramatically.”
Well done Rebecca!
Another Fabulous Fish Night is being organised at Country Harvest, following its sell-out success last year.
The Fenwick Steak and Seafood Pub is holding the event at Country Harvest on Thursday, April 7.
Tickets for the event include a talk by restaurant entrepreneur Chris Neve followed by a cookery demonstration by the Fenwick’s executive chef Antony Shirley. Then diners will enjoy a two-course fish supper prepared by the Fenwick’s chefs. The night starts at 7pm and tickets are strictly limited, so buy your £25 tickets soon.
The event is a collaboration between Country Harvest, a food hall, gift shop and cafe on the A65 at Ingleton, and the award winning Fenwick pub in Claughton.
Country Harvest managing director Mike Clark said: “When we hosted this event last year it was a complete sell-out and an event which people have kept asking us to hold again. It’s been tricky organising this one as Antony is so busy but we’ve managed to get the date in April which we hope won’t be too short notice for all our customers who keep asking us to put the evening on again. It was such a fun night and we are sure this one won’t disappoint either!”
To book tickets pop into Country Harvest or to reserve your tickets ring 015242 42223.
A CELEBRATION of some of the area’s small cheese makers is being held in May.
Country Harvest, near Ingleton, is holding a cheese and wine evening on May 19 to help promote local cheese makers and encourage people to explore the fantastic food made on their doorstep. The cheeses include one made by a young farming couple who are diversifying into the world of cheese making for the first time; others are by more established makers with decades of experience behind them.
For some it will be the first chance to try cheeses like Fellstone, a Wensleydale-style cheese made by Clare and Tom Noblet at their 250-acre upland hill farm Whin Yeats in Hutton Roof.
Other cheeses on offer at the tasting in May include one produced by Ribblesdale, a small artisan producer based in Hawes which specialises in goats cheese; the milk is sourced from a single herd of goats in Lancashire and used to create cheeses on their Yorkshire farm. Sykes Fell Ewes Milk cheese, handmade by the Procter family in Goosnargh, will also be on offer at the event, alongside a Blue Swaledale , rich from cows’ milk with a natural rind, crafted in Richmond, North Yorkshire.
The five cheeses will all be accompanied by wines selected by Chris Leather from Stainton Wines in Kendal. Chris will host the evening and discuss each of the wines in turn and why they should be paired with that particular cheese.
Country Harvest’s Food Hall manager Richard Simmonds said: “Country Harvest is in such a great location where the Dales meet the Lakes and on the cusp of Lancashire too so we’ve chosen cheeses from all three counties. We’ve got a long association with a lot of these cheese makers and we’re also really excited to be the only seller of Fellstone cheese in Yorkshire – it really couldn’t be more local to us as Clare Noblet’s parents are our next door neighbours at Country Harvest! We think we’ve put together a really interesting night for fans of good food and those who like things made from local producers….we’ve included one cheese from much further afield though as we thought it would be a real challenge for Chris! With his encyclopaedic knowledge of wine I’m sure he’ll be fine though and that we’re all going to learn plenty of things too.”
Tickets for the event which runs from 7pm-8.30pm on May 19 cost £10 and are available from Country Harvest on the A65 at Ingleton. Stainton Wines is the main stockists of wine at Country Harvest, a combined food emporium, coffee shop and gift hall.
When the brass band last appeared at the venue the event was a sell-out so anyone interested should book their tickets early.
Tickets for the concert on Wednesday, June 15, cost £18 and include a tasty buffet supper while the band performs a mixed programme on the Coffee Shop patio (under a marquee if raining).
Michael Roberts, of Sedbergh Brass Band, said: “We are delighted to be returning to Country Harvest. The band had a really enthusiastic response last time we played there and hopefully the sun will shine. It’s a wonderful location overlooking Ingleborough and, with many new pieces this year, the band is certainly looking forward to performing there again.”
Country Harvest store manager Steve West added: “We are thoroughly looking forward to the evening which was such a success in 2014 that lots of our customers demanded we put it on again!”
To get tickets pop into Country Harvest, a combined coffee shop, food hall and gift shop, on the A65 near Ingleton. www.country-harvest.co.uk
We’ve got a special treat for all our customers this week to celebrate St Valentine’s Day.
Anyone who purchases a bottle of wine or Prosecco can get TWO 10oz prime sirloin steaks for just £10.
Wine, steak…what more do you need on the most romantic night of the year?
HOME cured bacon and handmade sausages will be among the tastings on offer at Country Harvest, near Ingleton, on Friday, January 29, to mark Breakfast Week.
Staff will be busy putting a variety of tasty treats together for customers to try between 10.30 and noon. There will also be marmalades, lemon cheeses, croissants and Skipton-based Yockenthwaite granolas to try.
Among the highlights will be Country Harvest butcher Kabel Taylor’s cured bacon and his brother George’s – who won Young Butcher of the Year 2014/2015 – range of bestselling bangers and black pudding.
“We have a lot of regular customers who come here particularly for the breakfasts and in the food hall we now stock a lot of mueslis and marmalades and curds which have proved very popular. It’s the best meal of the day and as my office looks out over snow capped Ingleborough I always need our bacon sandwich to keep me warm when I get into work every morning,” said Steve West, shop floor manager. To celebrate Breakfast Week Country Harvest is also offering all of its customers to the coffee shop a FREE tea or coffee with every cooked breakfast (either Full English or vegetarian option) served from 9am-11.30am). The offer runs all week, from Monday January 25-29 2016.