We kicked off our search for The Nation’s Local Foodmakers in our home county this spring, hoping to discover Yorkshire’s best food and drink producers. If this was a taste of things to come, we’re extremely excited to see what else is on offer during our tour of the UK in 2017.
After sifting through our first batch of applications from proud local foodmakers, we welcomed more than 20 of Yorkshire’s best foodmakers to Victoria Hall in Keighley, West Yorkshire in this spring. There, they showed off their delicious wares to our buyers, customers and local store colleagues as well as the West Yorkshire Women’s Institute.
“Our customers tell us they want to see even more food that is made in Yorkshire, and that’s why we asked the county’s best suppliers to get in touch.”
Mark Collings, Regional Manager for Yorkshire
Meeting new suppliers on the Yorkshire leg of our National Foodmakers tour - and venturing further afield to find even more - is all about uncovering those hidden gems that will offer our customers even more food and drink that’s made ’just down the road’ from our stores. The suppliers we think could make it at Morrisons will now be invited to our Head Office in Bradford for the next stage of selection. Keep your eyes (and taste buds) open for updates.
Doing Yorkshire proud
Did you know that all our rhubarb is grown by two Yorkshire suppliers within the Rhubarb Triangle between Wakefield and Leeds? In selected stores we also stock local ales like Timothy Taylor Landlord Ale, serve Yorkshire ham on the deli and sell parkin made in Bradford. We make more fresh food than any other retailer too - right here in Yorkshire. Like our sausages at Farmers Boy in Bradford, and our own bread at Rathbones in Wakefield.