All posts tagged: Lottie Shaw’s

Bert’s Barrow – Love Farm Shop

You know how I crave locally sourced food – I’ve just discovered a whole barrow of it at a super farm shop, in the delightful North Yorkshire countryside. Bert’s Barrow, near Hillam, North Yorkshire Started up by Marlene and Ian (Bert) Thompson with a cart at the side of the road and an honesty box, they sold locally sourced seasonal vegetables in aid of the village defibrillator fund. Now a new farm shop is tucked into an original barn with hens roaming outside in the area where you can sit and enjoy an ice cream. The family, Charlotte Wells Thompson and Jason Thompson are now developing the farm shop and a veg box delivery service with plans passed for a tea room…Whoop!! The welcome on entering the shop is warm and friendly, and inside the door sits Bert’s original cart. It is piled up with tempting locally sourced food products and at the rear of the shop is a mouth-watering display of seasonal fruit and vegetables. You just know that produce available in farm shops is …

Lottie Shaw’s Easter Treats

Easter this week and I was delighted to have the opportunity to review a delicious Easter gift bag of authentic hand baked treats from Lottie Shaw’s, a family company based in this fantastic food county of Yorkshire. This small craft bakery is tucked away in the back of Elland, West Yorkshire. Lottie Shaw’s family have baked seriously good biscuits and cakes in Yorkshire for over 100 years and their recipes passed down through the generations. The range of yummy products are now packaged in sustainable artisan packaging with raffia and luggage ticket labels and mine arrived in this useful jute bag. So with a large pot of tea to hand, I started sampling! And a perfect start was the Parkin. You know if a product has won the Best Bakery Product 2013/2014 and Supreme Product in the Deliciously Yorkshire Award then you are in for a treat really don’t you. The taste of treacle was lovely and it had a nice stickiness to it, really soft, had that homemade taste, and was really easy to …