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Here are a selection of our recent press releases;

Country Living magazine puts Bridlington family farm on the map

November 2013

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Thornholme farming family is delighted that Country Living magazine has helped to put them on the map with a vitreous enamel farm sign.

Chris Shipley applied for the sign on behalf of his family; father Patrick, mother Margaret and sister Katie, who have farmed in Thornholme for over 60 years.

Chris said; “We were delighted to learn that we had been chosen, as there were only 100 plaques available and there are over 300,000 active farms in the UK.*

“Manor Farm is one of the dying breed of mixed dairy, arable and beef farms and it’s vital that we manage the farm and profit from the synergies that mixed farming affords us to safeguard the farm for future generations.”

‘Help Put Farming on the Map’ is part of Country Living’s ‘Keep Britain Farming’ campaign that aims to reconnect the nation with the people who grow the food and shape Britain’s countryside.  Research conducted by Country Living suggests that 83% of respondents want to know where their nearest farm is and found that people are intrigued about what lies beyond the anonymous farm gates they pass on their journeys. In an attempt to remedy this, Country Living and Charnwood invited farm businesses to nominate themselves for one of the 100 signs bearing their name and informing people about what they do.

Patrick Shipley concluded; “We are proud of our farm and our heritage and wanted a Keep Britain Farming sign to highlight our location on a busy road from West Yorkshire to the East Yorkshire coast and to give people a flavour of the diversity that lies behind the farm gates.”

Bridlington business promotes sausages with an international flavour for British Sausage Week

Boerewors sausages

Thornholme family farming business Manor Farm Beef is celebrating British Sausage Week (4-10th November) with an international twist on the traditional British pork banger.

Manor Farm Beef owners Chris and Charlotte Shipley use beef from their Yorkshire Wolds grass fed cattle combined with whole coriander seeds, red wine, nutmeg, all spice and a secret spice mix to produce South African Boerewors sausages that are full of flavour and have been very well received since they launched earlier in the year.

Charlotte Shipley said; “The Boerewors have really satisfied the public’s desire to try something new and different and the fact that they’re gluten and nitrite free, they’re proving very popular with coeliacs and people with food intolerances.”

Manor Farm Beef rears pedigree Belted Galloway, British Blue and Limousin cattle that are specially bred and fed to produce the best possible taste and texture.  The are all born at Manor Farm and spend all of their lives grazing lush pastures before going for slaughter at 30 months (as opposed to the industry standard of 16 months).  The beef is then sold through selected restaurants, Manor Farm Yorkshire Beef Boxes and at Driffield and Hovingham farmers’ markets.

Yorkshire Beef Business reaches the final of a National Farming Award

November 2013

Directors at Thornholme farming business Manor Farm Beef are celebrating after being shortlisted in the inaugural British Farming Awards.

Chris and Charlotte Shipley have reached the final in the Beef Innovator of the Year Category in the national awards that celebrate the creative thinking, innovative approaches and the relentless hard work of farmers working throughout the industry. 

To reach the final, Chris and Charlotte submitted a nomination that proved that the small, family run beef business can grasp new opportunities, develop its potential and maximise its impact.  Of the shortlist, Charlotte said; “We’re proud to have been shortlisted for this prestigious award in only our second year of trading and delighted that it helps to put small, Yorkshire Wolds farmers on the national farming map.”

Commending Manor Farm Beef, the judges said; “What makes this beef enterprise stand out from the rest is the way in which Chris and Charlotte, from Bridlington are adding value to beef products in an original and exciting way.”

The other finalists in the category are Alison Eggert-Hobbs from West Sussex and Paul Westerway from Gloucestershire.  The winners will be announced at an awards ceremony during the Business of Farming conference at the Sixways Stadium in Worcester on 5th November. 

Organised by Farmers’ Guardian in association with M&S, the British Farming Awards reward the extraordinary breed of farmers who have made their business a success through sheer determination, grit and foresight in the face of climate change, reducing financial support and increasing bureaucracy.  The other awards categories include Arable Innovator, Renewables Innovator, Sheep Innovator, Farm Retail Innovator and Machinery Innovator.

Driffield beef producers launch explosive new biltong

October 2013

Wolds artisan beef producer Manor Farm Beef has marked the inaugural Driffield Beer Festival and its proximity to Bonfire Night with an explosive new biltong.

Fireworkers Yorkshire Beef Biltong is made from Manor Farm’s own beef that is flavoured with Three Peaks Chilli Jam and covered in green, red and yellow chilli flakes to resemble firecrackers.

Chris Shipley developed the recipe after Steve Bates from Driffield business The Fireworkers challenged him to produce the ultimate fiery biltong for bonfire night.

Fireworkers Yorkshire Beef Biltong will be on sale on the Wold Top Brewery bar at the Driffield Beer Festival on Friday 1st November and Saturday 2nd November.

Organised by Driffield Showground Events Ltd, the Beer Festival features over 30 different beers and ciders, live music and a sausage eating competition.  Admission is £7 and includes a souvenir pint glass (for the first 250 visitor daily), a programme and half a pint of beer.

Bridlington Boerewors are a big hit with South Africans

October 2013

As the growing number of South Africans domiciled in the UK make the most of the warm spell to strike up the last Bris (barbecues) of the summer, an enterprising Bridlington farming family has increased its range of South African inspired delicacies.

Such was the success of the Yorkshire Biltong launched earlier this year, that Chris and Charlotte Shipley brought forward plans to add the traditional South African sausage, Boerewors to their Manor Farm Beef range.

Made by Hutton Cranswick butcher James White from Manor Farm’s premium minced beef mixed with whole coriander seeds, red wine, nutmeg, all spice and the Shipleys’ secret spice mix, the Boerewors has been very well received by everyone who’s tasted them.

South African born Beverley Varley from Pocklington said; “These are as good, if not better, than any Boerewors that I’ve had back home – full of flavour and packed with meat.”

“Because they don’t contain rusk, they are ideal for people on a gluten free diet and because they don’t contain nitrites, they suit people who prefer to eat preservative free food” added Charlotte Shipley.

Manor Farm Beef will be taking fresh beef, Boerewors and Biltong to the 8th Beverley Food Festival on 6th October and there will be a free sample pack of Biltong with every Boerewors purchase whilst stocks last.

Wolds businesses collaborate for York Food Festival product launch

September 2013

Two Yorkshire Wolds businesses have come together to launch an explosive treat for visitors to York Food Festival (20-29th September).

Three Peaks Yorkshire Biltong is the brainchild of Thornholme farmers Chris and Charlotte Shipley and artisan producer and self confessed foodie, Simon Barrett, aka The Chilli Jam Man from Thixendale.

The collaboration came about as a development of Manor Farm Beef’s Chilli Bites biltong which launched earlier this year following a conversation between Simon and Chris at Malton Food Festival earlier in the year.

Biltong is a mildly spiced and salted air dried meat whose name derives from the Dutch ‘BIL’ meaning buttock and ‘TONG’ meaning strip.  Chris and Charlotte imported equipment from South Africa and started producing the delicacy from cuts of their own home grown, grass fed beef that is seasoned with a home-made dry spice rub and dried for 24 hours in a UV cabinet that simulates the South African sunshine.  In the case of Three Peaks Yorkshire Biltong, the dry rub is replaced with a liberal coating of The Chilli Jam Man’s Three Peaks Chilli Jam.

Inspired by Yorkshire's Three Peaks and with a heat rating of 9.9, the jam is an eye watering mix of Birds Eyes, Habaneros and Bhut Jolokia chillies.

Of the collaboration, Manor Farm Beef’s Chris Shipley said; “It’s been great working with Simon and we’re both really pleased with the result.  Three Peaks Yorkshire Biltong tastes fantastic, although maybe not for the faint-hearted!”

 Three Peaks Yorkshire biltong will be on sale for £4 from the Chilli Jam Man’s stall for the duration of the 10 day festival and on the Manor Farm Beef stall from 20-22 and 28-29 September. Manor Farm Beef will also be selling their original, pepper, chilli bites & garlic biltong alongside a new gift pack.

Successful Agriculture meets archeology event on a Bridlington farm

August 2013

Organisers of a recent archaeological farm walk have hailed the event a great success.

Archaeologist Charlotte Shipley hosted a fun and informative evening of archaeology and farming at Manor Farm, Thornholme last month.  30 visitors learnt how Yorkshire Water excavations revealed a farmstead dating back to the Romano British period and why recent geophysical evidence suggests that the farmstead is much larger than the excavations reveal.

Of the event, Charlotte said; “There’s so much to learn about how the site lies in relation to the wider landscape of the Yorkshire Wolds and Holderness flats and I was delighted that so many people shared my enthusiasm. We had a great mix of all ages and archaeological knowledge and everyone enjoyed the walk and continued chatting over the biltong, cheese and wine supper.”

Visitor Beverley Varley came from Pocklington with her family and was highly delighted; “It was an interesting, well-organised event, with a lovely group of people and a fabulous supper.  We were fascinated to learn what lies beneath the soil and we hope that Charlotte does more events in the future.”

The event was part of the annual Festival of Archaeology that is coordinated by the Council for British Archaeology and offered over 1,000 events nationwide between 13th and 28th July.

Pub foodie fest showcases East Yorkshire producers

August 2013

Further to the success of its inaugural Foodie Fest in May, The Ship Inn in Sewerby will host another event to highlight the best of Yorkshire’s artisan food producers on 25th August.

Organised by food loving pub landlord, Charlie Kilburn, the gastronomic extravaganza will feature the cream of East Yorkshire’s artisan producers including Manor Farm Beef, Ginger Kitten cupcakes, Wold Sausage, Pucketts Pickles and Twisted Chilli.

The ‘day of fabulous food, drink and live music’ takes place at the popular Sewerby pub between 11am and 4pm on 25th August and will feature a demo kitchen from Circus of Food and Gourmet Burgers and Yorkshire Beef Biltong and Boerewors from Manor Farm Beef at Thornholme.

Landlord Charlie Kilburn explained the rationale for the festival; “The August Bank Holiday weekend is always busy, so we thought that we would celebrate it and showcase the best of Yorkshire’s food and drink producers with a free to enter food and real ale festival.”

Charlotte Shipley from Manor Farm Beef attended the May Foodie Fest and is delighted to be supporting the event again.  She said; “Charlie and his team at the Ship have been so supportive since we launched Manor Farm Beef that we’re pleased to be able to attend the festival and to announce that The Ship will be the only restaurant that will feature our new Yorkshire Boerewors on its menu.”

Bridlington Beef Business steps up production ahead of Driffield Maker Market

August 2013

A Bridlington Premium Beef business has high hopes of the second of three Driffield Maker Markets this week (17th August).

Chris and Charlotte Shipley from Manor Farm Beef at Thornholme were delighted by the success of the inaugural market at Cross Hill that sold locally produced food, up cycled items, arts and crafts, plants and designer makers art and have been busy making burgers and biltong to stay ahead of demand for the next market.

Designed to complement Driffield’s thriving high street shops, the Maker Market was introduced by the Town Council to bring together local food producers and quality designer makers as part of the ‘Real Driffield Sensational Summer’ Campaign.

Commenting on the July market, Charlotte Shipley from Manor Farm Beef said; “It was a fabulous, well organised and well supported event, both in terms of the number of stall holders and visitors.  We had a fantastic day and had sold out of burgers and Yorkshire Beef Biltong by mid afternoon!

“We’ll be making sure that we’re extra well stocked for the next market on the 17th as I’ve heard that there will be even more stalls than last time and hopefully even more visitors.  The Town Council has worked hard to make this a success and we’re very proud to be a part of it.”

The last of the Summer Maker Markets is on Saturday September 21st, but traders hope that it may become a permanent fixture.

Agriculture meets archeology on a Bridlington farm

July 2013

Dig into the past to see where archaeology meets agriculture at a forthcoming event to celebrate the 23rd Festival of Archaeology (13-28 July).

On 28th July, Charlotte Shipley, a former paediatric nurse who retrained as an archaeologist when the family relocated from Oxford, will host a fun and informative evening of archaeology at Manor Farm, Thornholme.  Visitors will learn how excavations have revealed a farmstead dating back to the Romano British period and why recent geophysical evidence suggests that the farmstead is much larger than the excavations reveal.

Of the event, Charlotte said; “There’s so much to learn about how the site lies in relation to the wider landscape of the Yorkshire Wolds and Holderness flats. I will lead a guided site walk and talk which will include the site of the Romano British settlement and an area of Medieval earthworks. After the walk, we will continue to discuss how farming and archaeology run alongside each other over a cheese and wine supper.”

Charlotte was inspired to retrain as an archaeologist after her husband and young family returned to Manor Farm after 12 years in Oxford and she appreciated the rich archaeological value of the farmstead.

The event takes place between 5 and 7pm at Manor Farm, Thornholme, near Bridlington on 28th July.  Tickets cost £5 and are bookable and payable in advance. Please contact Charlotte on 01262 490354  or 07912 941333 or email info@manorfarmbeef.co.uk  The ticket price includes the cheese and wine supper.

The Festival of Archaeology, coordinated by the Council for British Archaeology, is a great opportunity to discover your inner archaeologist and to meet the experts. Whether you are young or old, enthusiast or beginner, there will be something for everyone. The Festival offers over 1,000 events nationwide, organised by museums, heritage organisations, national and country parks, universities, local societies, and community archaeologists like Charlotte.

Charlotte also runs Manor Farm Beef, a speciality grass fed pedigree beef business, with her husband, Chris.

Manor Farm Beef creates new biltong for Howden Show

June 2013

Bridlington business Manor Farm Beef makes its debut at the third Howden Show next week with the launch of a new product.

Garlic biltong is the latest addition to the Manor Farm Yorkshire Biltong range that was launched in March and has proved very popular.

Manor Farm Beef co founder, Charlotte Shipley explained the rationale for the new product; “It’s our first time at Howden Show and we wanted to celebrate by offering visitors something that they won’t have seen anywhere else.  Apart from the family and friends who have helped us with our taste trials, no members of the public have tasted Manor Farm Yorkshire Garlic Biltong yet, but I can guarantee that they won’t be disappointed!”

Biltong is a mildly spiced and salted air dried meat whose name derives from the Dutch ‘BIL’ meaning buttock and ‘TONG’ meaning strip.  Earlier this year, Chris and Charlotte Shipley imported equipment from South Africa and started producing the delicacy from cuts of their own home grown, grass fed beef that is seasoned with a home-made dry spice rub and dried for 24 hours in a UV cabinet that simulates the South African sunshine. 

At the Show, Manor Farm Biltong will be available in the new Garlic flavour plus ‘original’, ‘Chilli bites’ and 'golden chilli' versions in 50g packs at £2.90 or three for £8. 

Advance tickets for the Show on 7th July are £5 for adults, £2 for children under 14 years or £12 for a family ticket (for two adults and two children) and are on sale from Parkin’s Butchers, Annie’s Fruit Bowl, Michelle Louise, California Gardens, Flourish & Prosper, The Wellington Hotel and Touchwood Homecare in Howden; the Jug & Bottle in Bubwith; or the Goole Times office in Goole.

Bridlington businesses showcase Wolds food and drink

June 2013

Bridlington businesses Manor Farm Beef and Wold Top Brewery have been invited to participate in a unique event to showcase Yorkshire’s finest artisan producers.

‘Taste the Wolds’ takes place at the Robert Fuller Gallery in Thixendale between 11am and 4.30pm on 13th July and follows on from the successful Taste the Wolds evening event last year.

Manor Farm Beef will be showcasing its new garlic biltong whilst Wold Top Brewery will be unveiling its new Mallard and Hello Velo beers for train and cycling enthusiasts respectively.

The two family owned farm based businesses will be joined by a host of local companies including Fieldhouse Flowers, Yorkshire Rapeseed Oil, Ryedale Vineyards, Staal Smokehouse and Epicure’s Kitchen.

Manor Farm Beef rears pedigree Belted Galloway, British Blue and Limousin cattle that are specially bred and fed to produce the best possible taste and texture.  The are all born at Manor Farm and spend all of their lives grazing lush pastures before going for slaughter at 30 months (as opposed to the industry standard of 16 months).  The beef is then sold through selected restaurants, Manor Farm Yorkshire Beef Boxes and at Driffield and Hovingham farmers’ markets.

Farm based Wold Top Brewery brews traditional real ale from home and Wolds grown malting barley, the finest hops and pure, chalk-filtered Wolds water.  Its range of award winning ales is available through the website www.woldtopbrewery.co.uk, independent, family owned retailers, farm shops, delis, hotels, pubs and off licences nationwide.

Pub foodie fest showcases East Yorkshire producers

May 2013

A food loving pub landlord is hosting a Foodie Fest to highlight the best of Yorkshire’s artisan food producers next week.

The ‘day of fabulous food, drink and live music’ takes place at the Ship Inn, Sewerby from 11am on 26th May and will feature 20 stalls including Gourmet Burgers and Yorkshire Beef Biltong from Manor Farm Beef at Thornholme, Smoked Salmon and Duck from Staal Smokehouse at Long Riston, Yorkshire Wolds Sausages and Ginger Kitten cupcakes, to name but a few.

Landlord Charlie Kilburn explained the rationale for the festival; “The Bank Holiday falls at the end of ‘Love Your Local Market Fortnight’, so we thought that we could celebrate it with a free food and real ale festival and throw in some live music for good measure!  We’re so lucky to have so many great, artisan producers on our doorstep and it will be great to showcase them to our visitors from all over the country.  We are also delighted that celebrated chef Stephanie Moon will be demonstrating recipes using the stallholders’ ingredients.”

Charlotte Shipley from Manor Farm Beef said; “It’s good to have such an event on our doorstep – in terms of food miles, you can’t get much fresher!  The event also coincides with the start of BBQ Week and we’ll be launching a new range of gourmet burgers.  We did a Biltong and Beer evening at Ship Inn back in March and it was a great event, so I have high hopes for the Foodie Fest.”

Manor Farm opens gates for Open Farm Sunday

May 2013

Last year’s Open Farm Sunday events on 335 farms attracted over 150,000 people (making Open Farm Sunday more popular than Glastonbury!) and a Bridlington farming family is hoping that this year’s events will be even better.

Chris and Charlotte Shipley from Manor Farm Beef will be opening the gates to Chris’s parents’ farm, Manor Farm, at Thornholme, Bridlington for the third time on 9th June.

Explaining the rationale for opening the farm to the public, Charlotte Shipley said; “With events surrounding provenance of food being high on the media agenda this year, consumers’ interest in where their food comes from is keener than ever.  The theme of this year’s Open Farm Sunday is Discover the story behind your food and we have a series of events planned, including interactive family fun in the farm yard, with home -made Manor Farm Beef Burgers and a guided farm walk with environmental and archeological interest.

Open Farm Sunday is a fantastic opportunity for everyone, young and old, to meet the farmers who grow their food and care for the countryside.  We hope that the events are well supported as it’s a great day out.

The schedule of activities is;
Family fun in the farm yard: 11am - 1pm See how we milk our cows, rear our beef and harvest our crops. There will be lots of activities including a story tent and decorating a barn owl box. A selection of our machinery will be in the farm, offering some great photo opportunities! 

Lunch: 1pm-2pm We will be firing up the BBQ and there will be a selection of Manor Farm beef burgers, cakes and drinks on sale. Please also feel free to bring along a picnic. 

Farm walk: 2pm - 4pm A guided 3.5mile walk (over rough ground) will take in the arable side of the farm, including our environmental projects and Romano British settlement. This is unfortunately not suitable for buggies. 

Charlotte advises that visitors wear appropriate footwear and clothing as Manor Farm is a working farm which may be muddy.

Open Farm Sunday is the only day in the year when farmers and producers across Britain unite to open their farm gates to the public. It’s organised by LEAF (Linking Environment And Farming), who established Open Farm Sunday in 2006 and have been managing it annually ever since.  Almost one million visitors have visited Open Farm Sunday events since it began.  For more information about Open Farm Sunday, please visit http://www.farmsunday.org.  Other participating East Yorkshire farms include Home Farm, Sledmere Estate, Elmswell Farms, Driffield, Manor Farm, Lund and Weighton Wold Farm, Market Weighton.

Bridlington beef business celebrates BBQ week with the launch of new burgers

May 2013

A Bridlington beef business has chosen National BBQ Week (27th May – 2nd June) to launch its summer menu of gourmet beef burgers.

Thornholme family business, Manor Farm Beef has introduced two new flavours in addition to its popular regular burgers that are hand made using 100% prime Yorkshire beef, herbs and spices and Yorkshire Rapeseed Oil.  The new gourmet ‘Biltong Burgers’ have been developed because of the popularity of Manor Farm’s Yorkshire Beef Biltong and are made from 8oz of minced beef that is flavoured with the special blend of herbs and spices that is found in the original Biltong and the new ‘Stuffed Beer Burgers’ are made from Manor Farm Beef, Wolds Cottage Kitchen boozy caramelised red onion chutney with Wold Top Brewery's Headland Red Ale, with an extra splash of Headland Red for good measure.

Commenting on BBQ Week, Charlotte Shipley from Manor Farm Beef said; “There were over 3 million BBQ’s held during National BBQ Week last year and beef burgers are one of the most popular BBQ foods.  Since the horsemeat situation, sales of our beefburgers have rocketed because people know that the beef has only come from our farm, that I make them without preservatives or additives and that they make a tasty and nutritious meal for all of the family. An added bonus for coeliacs is that all of our burgers are gluten free as they’re made from100% beef and don’t need to be bulked out with rusk.”

National BBQ Week is the UK's Annual Celebration of Better Barbecuing and heralds the start of a summer long celebration of alfresco eating, entertaining and barbecues.

The burgers will be on sale uncooked at forthcoming Driffield and Hovingham farmers’ markets and cooked at the Wold Top Brewery and Hunmanby Grange Open Day on 1st and 2nd June.

Manor Farm Beef supports Great British Beef Week

April 2013

Bridlington premium beef producer Manor Farm Beef is celebrating Great British Beef Week (21-27 April) by sharing its passion for British Beef with two East Yorkshire restaurants.

Great British Beef Week is the brainchild of Ladies in Beef, a group of female beef farmers who care passionately about British beef and is an annual celebration of the British Beef industry.

This year, Ladies in Beef is joining forces with the Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution (R.A.B.I.) to raise vital funds for farming families in financial difficulty. 

Manor Farm Beef owners Chris and Charlotte Shipley will be supplying their Yorkshire Beef Biltong for the Charcuterie Tasting Board and  the fillet for the Beef Wellington for Drewtons ‘Come Dine with Me’ event on 27th April and will be talking to the diners about how they followed their dream from Oxford academia back to the family farm near Bridlington. 

The theme of this year’s Great British Beef Week is ‘Host a Roast’ and Manor Farm Beef will be ‘hosting the roast’ at Beverley Brasserie Dine on the Rowe on Sunday 28th April, with proceeds benefitting R.A.B.I.

Of the initiatives, Charlotte Shipley says; “Great British Beef Week is a great way to educate  people how fabulous slow grown, grass fed beef tastes and we’re very grateful to Drewtons and Dine on the Rowe for letting us share our passion with their customers!

Former Oxford University academic launches Yorkshire Beef Biltong

March 2013

A former chemistry tutor at Oxford University who returned to the family farm between Driffield and Bridlington after 12 years has launched a Yorkshire Beef Biltong.

Chris and Charlotte Shipley followed their dream to provide sustainable, wholesome food for their young family and returned to Manor Farm, Thornholme to help with the family dairy farm and to set up Manor Farm Beef in 2011.

Manor Farm Biltong will be launched at two special Biltong and Beer evenings – the first with Wold Top Brewery beers at the Ship Inn at Sewerby from 8pm on 15th March and the second on 29th March at Yorkshire Ales in Snaith from 7.30pm where people will be able to try the South African delicacy with a Yorkshire twist alongside local beers.

Biltong is a mildly spiced and salted air dried meat whose name derives from the Dutch ‘BIL’ meaning buttock and ‘TONG’ meaning strip.  The Shipleys have imported equipment from South Africa to maintain its authenticity and produce the delicacy from cuts of topside, silverside, thick flank and fillet that is seasoned with a home produced dry spice mix and dried for 24 hours in a UV cabinet that simulates South African sunshine.  Manor Farm Biltong will be available in ‘original’, ‘Chilli bites’ and 'golden chilli' versions in 50g and 100g packs at £2.50 and £3.90 respectively. 

Producing Biltong appealed to Chris on two levels; “As a producer of premium beef, I was convinced that Biltong made from home grown, grass fed beef would taste superb and, as a former rugby player, I embraced the South African custom that no sporting occasion, be it rugby, cricket or football, is complete without a few beers and a good supply of Biltong!”

Charlotte Shipley, a paediatric nurse who has retrained as an archeologist, added; “ Biltong is pure protein and its low carbohydrate content makes it popular with diabetics as well as sportsmen, walkers and followers of the popular paleo diet.  We’re really hopeful that people will like it as much as me, Chris and the girls do!”

Following the sampling evening, Manor Farm Biltong will be available from a ‘Pop Up’ Farm Shop at Manor Farm (near to the Ee-Why garage) in Thornholme on 29th of March from 10am until 4pm and from the website, www.manorfarmbeef.co.uk.

Manor Farm Beef rears British Blue and Limousin and Belted Galloway cross cattle that are specially bred and fed to produce the best possible taste and texture.  The are all born at Manor Farm and are reared grazing lush pastures within two miles of the farmhouse before going for slaughter at around 24 months (as opposed to the industry standard of 16 months).  The beef is then sold through selected restaurants, Manor Farm Yorkshire Beef Boxes and at Driffield and Hovingham farmers’ markets.