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Top of the Shop with Tom Kerridge airs for 8 weeks commencing Saturday the 22nd October 2022 on BBC2 at 12 noon. Filmed here at Town End Farm Shop. Food producers with fledgling businesses come to test out their products on the locals in Malhamdale, in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales. Tom Kerridge Presents […]

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Yorkshire Dales Cheese Festival, Celebrating Local Produce

Enjoy tempting tastings of local cheese each day.  Our menu will feature “Trio of Wensleydale Cheese & Homemade Fruitcake”, our special Festival “Local Cheese & Charcuterie Platter”, Dale End Mac n Cheese, Wensleydale Quiche and much more….. Look out for cheesey bites and themed dishes in local cafes and restaurants, demos using local produce, cookery […]

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Town End Farm Shop: where every product has a story

By Vince Bamford 24 August 2022 The Grocer MagazineIt’s clear from Chris Wildman’s passion for his shop, and the food it sells, that retailing is in his blood.A fifth-generation shopkeeper and butcher, Wildman has – with the help of his family – built Town End Farm Shop in Airton, North Yorkshire, into an award-winning operation.Town […]

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Butchery Courses are back!

After an enforced break, we can now restart our traditional butchery, charcuterie & salumi courses. Held on the Farm here in the Yorkshire Dales you can try your hand at full pork butchery and leave with the knowledge to prepare your own dry cure bacon, sausage and on the Salumi & Charcuterie course try your […]

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British Charcuterie Awards

The Best Charcuterie in Britain Yorkshire Dales farm shop wins Champion Product A farm shop in the Yorkshire Dales with its own Charcuterie production has won the top product award at the British Charcuterie Awards for its home produced Longhorn Beef Bresaola. The awards postponed from last year had to change the judging process to […]

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