Organic veg box producer Riverford has been shortlisted in the Food Producer of the Year category in this year’s Flavours of Herriot Country Awards.
Riverford runs four farms including Home Farm at Newby Wiske near Northallerton where it employs 20 staff and grows fresh, seasonal organic fruit and vegetables, supplying veg boxes to 4,000 customers a week across the north – 40,000 a week are delivered nationally.
The operation at Home Farm is headed by farmer Peter Richardson and is supported by other local organic farmers.
Together they grow more than 35 different crops to offer range and variety to northern customers throughout the year.
The Flavours of Herriot Country Awards are now in their ninth year and the 2013 winners will be announced on Friday 22 November at Thirsk Racecourse.