The Fodder café at the Yorkshire Showground has celebrated its 6th birthday with the new arrival of “Fodder on the Hoof”.
An original 1960’s Airstream, has been brought back to life and has been fitted out as a take away option for everything from coffee to chicken burgers. It will be located next to Fodder this new initiative has been named ‘Fodder on the Hoof’.
Fodder chefs will be serving regional produce with a frequently changing menu to reflect the seasons.
Heather Parry, Managing Director is delighted with the new addition to the Fodder family and said:
Fodder’s success in the first few years has been remarkable and proves how many people actively chose to support our local farmers and eat quality, local produce.
‘Fodder on the Hoof’ will cater for the current surge of ‘grazing’ and eating on the run. It will be open all day with a varied seasonal menu.
It is a nice add on; once customers have done their shopping they can have a tasty coffee or bacon sandwich on the way out – making shopping an even tastier experience than before.
There have been some amazing success stories during that time. Lottie Shaw’s Parkin with 10,846 being sold to date- they have used Fodder as a springboard to trial and expand their range from one product to many products.
And, since Fodder opened:
- Over ½ million hot drinks have been sold
- 28,283 Sunday lunches have been served in the café
- 43,294kg of sausages, in excess of 137,000 boxes of eggs, 9,485kg of Yorkshire Cheeses plus almost 11,000 bunches of asparagus have been sold in the shop.
- 247 farmers and producers sell their products at Fodder
Fodder continues to support the Harrogate Homeless Project by giving them all the food that is good enough to eat but not good enough to sell.
All the profits that Fodder generates, support the work of the Yorkshire Agricultural Society.