Happerley News

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Can One Person Inspire A Global Food Provenance Movement?


  Maybe not. But Happerley's Founder, farmer Matthew Rymer, believes he can inspire the consumer to. How? By 'Living Happerley'. What is this? It is quite simple, really. To Live Happerley means only eating food or drinking liquids in which you know their origins. You can eat and drink what you like! You are abiding by one simple rule — not knowing where your food is from...

Welcome Victoria Clark as Director of Operations


We are pleased to announce that Victoria Clark has been appointed our Director of Operations. Victoria will bring her experience in leadership, business analysis, and project coordination to our growing team. Victoria’s enthusiasm for farming and conservation stems from a childhood spent in the countryside around the Lake District. She has proven to be a dedicated advo...

Happerley / Addington Event - Moved To September 20th


  The Happerley / Addington Fund Provenance Heroes Event has been switched to 20 September. We apologise for any inconvenience this causes. This is due to the need to accommodate the growing interest both in the event and our film from key individuals within the food industry, and also media. The delay also allows us time to announce the Happerley Advisory Board and inaugura...

Happerley Provenance Tour will be at The Cotswold Show


Join us at The Cotswold Show & Food Festival - Saturday 1st & Sunday 2nd July 2017 Find out more here More to follow.

Is There Any Future For Family Farms?

General Producers

  Last year, The Prince’s Countryside Fund (PCF) issued a report claiming of the family owned farms remaining in 2000, 50% have now gone out of business.   That statistic highlights a seismic shift in how our land is being farmed and one that should concern us all. Family farmers are an exceptionally economically resilient community, working to the prin...

Happerley Announces a New Identity


We are pleased to announce a new identity and certification marque.   This has been designed to reflect the core values of Happerley: food provenance rooted in honesty, transparency and integrity. The change was driven by the expressed desire from various food businesses to be certified, but asking for a more appropriate certification marque to carry on label fo...

The Midcounties Co-operative Food to pilot new technology to increase supply chain transparency

General Intermediaries Retailers Consumers

The Midcounties Co-operative Food has today announced a new partnership with food technology business Happerley to become the world’s first retailer to pilot a new system that will enable customers to track the provenance of the Society’s ‘Best of our Counties’ range.   The technology was developed by Happerley to enable people to learn more a...

Plant Trees on Your Land – More Funding Available January 2017

General Producers Intermediaries Retailers Consumers

Farmers wishing to plant up a new woodland can apply for funding from The Woodland Creation Grant; operating under the umbrella of the Countryside Stewardship scheme.   Funding applications can be submitted from 3 January until 1 March 2017. However, the forms are available now so woodland officers have more time to make a site visit and make any necessary amendments...

Support Your Local Producers at Christmas

General Producers Retailers Consumers

The festive season is upon us so now so what better time than to try and keep your Christmas shopping local to show support for your producer neighbours. Before you rush off to the supermarket or begin a marathon shopping session online, perhaps just stop for one moment and take a good look around your local community; you will be amazed at the rich assortment of Christmas good...

West Country Food & Farming Businesses Urged to Keep Promoting Provenance

General Producers Intermediaries Retailers Consumers

Food and farming businesses in the West Country have been urged not to let provenance opportunities slip through their fingers. Humphrey Richards, area director for Lloyds Bank across Devon, Dorset and Somerset, has said that there is a decline in the number of businesses seeing the benefits of promoting their product’s geographical point of origin or its uni...