Open Call Event at Fodder

Yorkshire suppliers are invited to showcase their wares at Fodder on Thursday 5thMarch.  The award winning regional food shop and café, based on the Great Yorkshire Showground in Harrogate stocks an abundance of food and gifts from Yorkshire, and is looking to add to its ever growing list of quality suppliers.

“We often get requests asking if we would like to stock particular products and felt that an ‘Open Call’ event, where potential suppliers can simply bring their products and then spend up to ten minutes meeting our buying team was a great idea.  It’s a bit like speed dating but we’re marrying up the best products with Fodder” said Managing Director Heather Parry.  “A big advantage is that we will be able to evaluate the products and give feedback immediately to the producers” she added.

Over 85% of the products stocked in Fodder are from Yorkshire and the aim of the shop is to champion the best local food, drink and gifts – making shopping locally, easy.  “Our customers really care about where their food comes from and we are always interested in adding new products to complement our wonderful existing suppliers and offer more local food and gifts to our customers,” continued Heather. 

To attend the event, please contact . Potential suppliers are asked to arrive between 6pm and 7.30pm with products, packaging and price information.  Potential suppliers will have between five and ten minutes to showcase their products to our buying teams, which include chefs, butchers and retail managers.    


Contact Julie Smith, Shop Manager on

Fodder is an award winning local food shop and cafe based on the Great Yorkshire Showground in Harrogate.


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The Yorkshire Agricultural Society was formed in 1837 and is a charity dedicated to supporting the farming industry and rural life. Best known for staging the annual Great Yorkshire Show, England's Premier Agricultural event and Countryside Live, it's sister event. The value of the support it provides to regional farming and countryside initiatives has risen year on year to nearly £1m. The 2016 Great Yorkshire Show runs from Tuesday 12 – Thursday 14 July and Countryside Live is on Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 October 2016. Both take place at the Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate, North Yorkshire and are flagship events for agriculture and rural life. The Society plays a key role in supporting rural life, through grants, sponsorships and has a very active education department which runs a wide range of activities aimed at increasing the knowledge of young people and their teachers about the important role farmers play in producing our food and caring for the landscape. An important date on the annual calendar is the annual Countryside Days event when thousands of primary school children use the showground as a resource for learning. In June 2009, the Society also opened its Regional Agricultural Centre at the showground which will be a focus for excellence for the industry, as well as the new home of the Society. Yorkshire Event Centre Limited (YEC) is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Society and all YEC’s profits go to fund its charitable work. Who's Who in the Yorkshire Agricultural SocietyChairman: Simon TheakstonPresident: Sarah YorkPresident Elect: Lord MiddletonChief Executive: Nigel Pulling