Local supply ethos key to new Craven Heifer Yorkshire-themed menu

Local supply ethos key to new Craven Heifer Yorkshire-themed menu

The Craven Heifer in Addingham has launched a new Yorkshire Favourites bar menu, featuring products sourced direct from local farmers, producers and suppliers across the county.

Mark Owens, executive chef at the Craven Heifer (left), is pictured making his choice from the signature beef range at R&J Yorkshire’s Finest.

Mark Owens, executive chef at the Craven Heifer (left), is pictured making his choice from the signature beef range at R&J Yorkshire’s Finest.

The inn is now sourcing high-end beef from the Waterford Farm brand, a ‘signature range’ from R&J Yorkshire’s Finest Farmers & Butchers in Kirkby Malzeard, north of Ripon, one of the region’s leading suppliers of meat products to the Yorkshire hospitality sector. It is one of the few catering butchers in the country to maintain its own herd of pedigree Limousin and Charolais beef cattle, which form part of the Signature Range.

The fully matured beef is being used in a minute steak sandwich with Yorkshire Blue cheese from Shepherds Purse, near Thirsk, featured on the Yorkshire Favourites bar menu. Other local suppliers of fish, vegetables and cheese are also incorporated in a variety of Yorkshire-themed dishes, among them Bleikers Smokehouse in Leeming Bar and Botton Village Creamery in the North York Moors National Park, along with meats home-cured in-house by executive chef Mark Owens and his team.

Mark explains: “Our main thrust remains on sourcing food as locally as possible, then preparing and serving it to the best possible standards – and at the right price.

“We promote provenance at every opportunity and always look to champion our select band of passionate local producers and suppliers by showcasing the best of Yorkshire’s home-reared meat and home-grown produce.

“Another of our key aims is to educate our customers, both young and not so young, about the values of eating healthy, sustainable locally produced food. We are spreading the ‘let’s keep it local’ ethos at every opportunity and cementing our commitment to Yorkshire food, farming and the environment, at the same time helping to boost the regional economy.”

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