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Where to Get Everything You Need for Easter

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With Easter just around the corner, now’s the time to make the most of the North East's and Yorkshire's plentiful pantries

Whirlow Hall Farm Shop
Whirlow Hall Farm is the perfect place to stock up on fresh ingredients. The on-site butcher provides customers with the finest local beef, pork and lamb, all raised in the fields surrounding the farm. Accompany your roast with the farm shop’s fantastic selection of locally grown fruit and vegetables. From rhubarb and raspberries, to aubergines and chillies, there is more on offer here than you may expect – when a basketful of ‘cucamelons’ comes in from the polytunnel, you’d be forgiven to thing you were in the Mediterranean, not Sheffield. Join the ‘Werlot’ wine club whilst you’re visiting to reap the rewards of the farm’s very own vineyard. 
Whirlow Lane, Sheffield S11 9QF
01142 620986 www.whirlowhallfarm.org

Broom House Farm
The team at the family-run Broom House Farm breed, rear and sell their own grass-fed Aberdeen Angus beef. You’ll also find lamb, mutton (all properly hung and prepared) and pork, burgers and sausages, and they stock a wide range of local produce. Don’t forget to visit the coffee shop while you’re here, for brunch, lunch and homemade scones and cakes.
Near Witton Gilbert, Durham DH7 6TR
0191 371 8839 www.broomhousedurham.co.uk

Blacker Hall Farm Shop 
Offering a brand new click and collect service, you’ll never have to miss out on your favourite farm produce from Blacker Hall Farm. Pre-order a delicious selection of Blacker’s seasonal and local produce – with a butcher, bakery, deli, greengrocer and wine loft on site, you’ll be spoilt for choice. For a special, stress-free meal, try their superb home-reared fillet steak accompanied by a delicious pre-prepared leek and bacon gratin, all polished off with a slice of the ever-popular luxurious chocolate delice made with Longley Farm cream. Collect your special delivery from the beautiful 400 year-old barn and whilst you’re there, why not visit the fantastic Barn Café for a cup of tea and slice of homemade cake. 
Branch Road, Calder Grove, Wakefield WF4 3DN
01924 267202 www.blackerhallfarmshop.co.uk

Burtree Puddings
Sticky puddings, sauces, cakes flapjack, brownies... Darlington-based Burtree have won more Great Taste Awards than we can count, and for good reason: Jean Christophe Novelli once said he’d be happy with a Burtree sticky toffee pudding as his last meal. All their puddings are made with free ranges eggs, English butter and double cream from the dairy farm next door. Pudding perfection.
01325 463521 www.burtreepuddings.co.uk

Sloemotion Gin
Using foraged botanicals and hedgerow berries, Sloemotion Gin is inspired by the beautiful Yorkshire countryside which surrounds its home on Green Farm. Infused with six different botanicals, Sloemotion’s Hedgerow Gin will make your tipple truly special this spring. Enjoy a refreshing Hedgerow Gin and tonic aperitif, bringing together a nip of crab apple, the sweet tang of rosehip, heady elderflowers and nettle leaf. For a real treat, try Sloemotion’s Hedgerow Rhubarb and Raspberry Gin – combining the best of Yorkshire’s botanicals, this is the perfect accompaniment to a spring dinner party or any al-fresco occasion.
Green Farm, Barton-le-Willows YO60 7PD
01653 618288 www.sloemotion.com

Chocolate Fayre
Chocolate Fayre has been providing Barnard Castle’s residents and visitors with the finest chocolates for more than 30 years. They’re moving premises this summer – after which they’ll be found at 10 Horsemarket – but you’ll still be able to find chocolates sourced from some incredibly talented chocolatiers, as well as fabulously creamy ice cream, made from double Jersey cream, and other quality confectionary treats.
31a Horsemarket, Barnard Castle DL12 8LX
01833 631307 www.chocolatefayre.co.uk

Bondgate Bakery
Based in Otley, this award-winning bakery uses traditional bread-making techniques and locally sourced, untreated flours to create a whole range of delicious baked goods. Many of Steve and Sally’s recipes come directly from Steve’s grandmother, including the classic parkin and Yorkshire curd tart, whilst the baker’s range of gluten-free breads are both innovative and delicious. If you have family and friends visiting this Easter, be sure to stock up on Bondgate’s fantastic range of sourdough loaves, indulgent cakes and traybakes, or take the pressure off cooking by picking up a tasty homemade quiche.
30 Bondgate, Otley LS21 1AD
01943 467516 www.bondgatebakery.com

Corbridge Larder 
A sophisticated deli and café with hidden depths. You'll find some of the best of the region’s produce is on the shelves, as well as gorgeous hampers and gifts, and the café upstairs serves great coffees and a varied menu. 
18 Hill Street, Corbridge NE45 5AA 
01434 632948 www.corbridgelarder.co.uk

Hutchinson Hobbs Farm Shop
Barry and Jenny, along with Barry’s parents, opened the fantastic Hutchinson Hobbs farm shop to provide customers with quality, local produce. Recently winning Best Small Farm Shop in the Farm Retail Association Awards, the shop’s shelves are lined with delicious fresh produce to try this spring. The on-site butcher sources meat directly from local farmers reducing food miles and promoting sustainability within the community. Try the home-cured and home-smoked bacon for a delicious breakfast, or choose a selection of freshly baked scones and hot-cross buns for a teatime treat – locally made jam and organic clotted cream from Stamfrey Farm provide the perfect accompaniment.
Holdenfields Farm, Castlelevington, Yarm TS15 9PB
01642 788748 www.hutchinsonhobbs.co.uk

Grainger Market
Over the last couple of years, Grainger Market has become one of Newcastle’s prime foodie destinations. As well as the range of high-quality butchers, artisan bakers, greengrocers and fishmongers, there are more and more dining destinations – find burgers at Meat:Stack, crêpes and gallettes at La Petite Crêperie, Chinese dumplings at Nan Bei and gooey treats at Pet Lamb Patisserie.
Grainger Street, Newcastle NE1 5QQ
0191 211 5542 www.newcastle.gov.uk/graingermarket

Roots Farm Shop
Run by the Hutchinson family, the superb Roots Farm Shop is based at Home Farm – part of the beautiful Arncliffe Estate in East Rounton. Providing an essential hub to the local community, Roots has all you need. Local fare on offer includes fresh fruit and vegetables, artisan bread, local preserves and a wide range of Yorkshire and British cheeses. The Roots butchery team have an impressive array of fresh local meat to choose from, and they are always happy to help by sharing cooking tips to create a special spring meal. Treat friends and family to an Easter gift from the shop – from locally-crafted jewellery to beautiful homeware, there’s something to suit every taste at Roots.
East Rounton, Northallerton DL6 2LE
01609 882480 www.rootsfarmshop.co.uk

North Acomb Farm Shop
A fabulous family-run farm shop. They rear and produce their own Aberdeen Angus beef, lamb and pork on the farm, and also offer cakes, gourmet ready meals, pies, pasties, biscuits, black pudding and scotch eggs, all made in the farm shop kitchen, as well as a range of local produce and artisan foodie treats. Their homemade sausages are legendary – don’t go home empty handed.
Bywell, Stocksfield NE43 7UF
01661 843181 www.northacombfarmshop.co.uk

Tipple Tails
These yummy fruitcakes are made in Sheffield by passionate baker Jane Stammers. Bursting with flavour and packed with plump, juicy fruit, Tipple Tails’ cakes are a real treat and elevate the humble fruit cake to delicious new heights. The exotic Coco Bazaar is a luxurious chocolate fruit cake, full of flavours from the east – pistachios, honey and cardamom accompany the cake’s vine fruits laced with heady rose geranium and Turkish delight liqueur. Yet there’s nothing more comforting than a warm cuppa and a slice of the rich Cherry Orchard, bursting with cherries and almonds. If you can’t choose between Tipples Tails’ fantastic range of flavours, don’t worry – their four-month fruit cake subscription means you can enjoy a different cake each month so you won’t miss out.
Stockists Yorkshirewide
01142 322154 www.reallygreatfruitcake.co.uk

PureKnead
Step inside Pure Knead and discover a jaw-dropping range of delicious artisan breads and gorgeous cakes, all made with quality ingredients. They also offer a bespoke cake service, so you can commission something especially for you, made just the way you like it.
152 Park View, Whitley Bay NE26 3QW
07964 864181

Radford’s Butchers
This fifth-generation butcher has the expertise and experience to make sure you get the perfect cut of locally reared meat. Based in Whitby, Radford’s believes that the provenance of its produce is key to ensuring that their customers come away with a quality product – the butchers select their meat from Malton Livestock Market on a weekly basis. If you’re looking to spend less time in the kitchen and more time enjoying Radford’s delicious products, why not choose something from the fantastic deli counter, serving award-winning homemade pies, roasted meats, pasties and fruit pies. Radford’s not only supplies some of the top restaurants in the area, if you live locally you can also get their produce delivered to your door.
81 Coach Road, Whitby YO22 5EH
01947 810229

Herb Fed
Chartered surveyor turned farmer, Edward Wilkinson left London to pursue his goal of producing quality poultry with provenance and traceability at the forefront of everything he does. Traditionally farmed on Yorkshire pastureland and hand-fed on natural cereals, Herb Fed’s birds are treated with care and respect which is reflected in their exceptional taste. Try a Herb Fed free-range chicken for the perfect centrepiece to a Sunday roast this spring.
Woodmans House, Pilmoor YO61 2QG
01845 501168 www.herbfedpoultry.co.uk

Priory Vodka
Produced from potatoes grown in the fields surrounding the 12th-century Syningthwaite Priory, this special spirit has Yorkshire provenance at its heart. David Rawling distills the award-winning vodka on his farm using local spring water and an uncomplicated approach to produce its  refreshing and natural taste. Coming to Living North LIVE this year, be sure to stop by to try David’s unique Priory Vodka, or take a bottle home with you and shake up a delicious vodka-based cocktail.
www.prioryvodka.co.uk

Hutchinson Hobbs
Recently awarded the title of Small Farm Shop of the Year 2019 by the Farm Retail Association, there’s every reason to visit Hutchinson Hobbs Farm Shop & Butchers, just outside Yarm. You’ll find everything from artisan bread, English cheese, homemade pies and quiche, to olives, pates, oils and preserves in the farm shop, while in the butchery they produce their sausages and burgers, cure their own bacon and ham, and source everything direct from local farms – including their grass-fed, dry aged beef and lamb.
Holdenfields Farm, Castlelevington, Yarm, Stockton-on-Tees TS15 9PB
01642 788748 www.hutchinsonhobbs.co.uk

Bluebird Bakery
Since starting out with a few loaves of bread on a market stall, the Bluebird Bakery has flourished and now has three shops across Yorkshire – in Malton, York and Leeds. The bakers behind Bluebird, Al and Nicky Kippax, produce some of our favourite home-baking. Try their healthy hand-shaped artisan bread, made with local organic flour and without saturated fats or additives, or choose the ever-popular pork and fennel roll for a delicious snack on the go. If you’re more of a sweet-tooth, Bluebird Bakery has a selection of frangipane tarts, earl grey tea cakes and lemon muffins for you to try, but the bakery’s firm favourite is their award-winning brownies – made using chocolate from the York Cocoa House, and a top secret recipe. 
Talbot Yard Food Court, Malton YO17 7FT
07454 585957 www.bluebirdbakery.co.uk

Published in: April 2019

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