New deal for Bedale meat company signed with Co-op

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Family run catering butchers Yorkshire Dales Meat Company has secured a sizzling deal with Co-operative Food in Leyburn to sell its locally sourced lamb, pork and beef.

As a direct result of the deal, the Bedale business has taken on one full time butcher at its factory, to meet the demand.

Nearly 30 different cuts of meat - ranging from lamb shoulder to pork steaks and beef casserole steak - from the award winning butchers will be sold at Co-op’s Leyburn store, located at 11 Market Place.

The deal comes on the back of the company recently securing a contract to supply 26 Co-op stores across Yorkshire.

Run by father and son team, Yorkshire Dales Meat Company source meat from the family’s 230 acre farm and from trusted local suppliers that share the same commitment to the highest standards of food provenance and passion for great food.

The firm currently employs 30 staff including a team of butchers, drivers and sales support staff, who are based at its factory in Patrick Brompton, near Bedale.

James Knox, Managing Director at Yorkshire Dales Meat Company, said: “We’re delighted to be extending our product offering with the Leyburn Co-op.

“It’s great news for the business and gives us the opportunity to demonstrate our breadth of offering.

“Our meat comes straight from the farm, whether that’s our farm or other trusted suppliers, so we can provide the freshest seasonal beef, lamb and pork for customers.”

“It’s clear that the Co-operative is very much in tune with the current consumer trend towards food provenance and buying quality produce.”

Kate Jones, Head of Local Sourcing at the Co-op, said: “We are delighted with the initial response to our local sourcing initiative which has seen us team up with more than 50 new Yorkshire suppliers across the county.

“However, the agreement we have come to with the Yorkshire Dales Meat Company to sell their products in our Leyburn store takes the initiative on to a new level and hopefully it is something we could do with other local suppliers in other suitable locations.”

She added that the deal fit in with the company’s vision of carrying out business in the community.