Yorkshire family business wins northern farming award

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Yorkshire family business wins northern farming award

The team at a North Yorkshire rapeseed oil business are celebrating after winning a regional farming award.

Thixendale-based Breckenholme run by father and son Ben and Adam Palmer (pictured), won the Diversification of the Year category at the 2023 Northern Farmer Awards that were held in Harrogate recently.

Co-founder, Adam Palmer said: “Little did we know when we filled our first bottles of Yorkshire Rapeseed Oil 15 years ago that we would have grown both the business and an amazing team, and still be winning awards! It’s a real team effort and we’re very proud to have won.”

The team beat stiff competition from Listers Crisps and Pollington Grange to win the award.

Organised by the Northern Farmer magazine and supported by Mole Country Stores, the Northern Farmer awards reward and celebrate the farmers who work tirelessly to keep the nation fed.

The Diversification award, sponsored by Carr’s Billington, celebrates businesses that are working to create a more diverse environment and to improve and enhance the countryside, whilst maintaining a viable business.

Breckenholme is home to two brands, both of which are based on award-winning rapeseed oil that is pressed, blended, bottled and labelled on the family farm in the heart of the Yorkshire Wolds. Yorkshire Rapeseed Oil was established in 2008 and was followed by lifestyle brand Charlie & Ivy’s in 2014. The brands produce a range of oils, bread dippers, dressings and mayonnaise that are sold in farm shops, delis and specialist independent retailers nationwide.