Cooks Larder, a North Yorkshire-based online farm shop, is celebrating its one-year anniversary since launching on the 21 September 2020 amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
When Jamie and Ros Randall founded Cooks Larder in Kirkbymoorside, they set out to make the food and drink they source from local farmers, producers, and artisans readily available to the people of Yorkshire.
Their overriding goal for the business is to be a great source of delicious local produce. Their online farm shop enables people to access quality produce available from across the region, delivered every week.
And by doing so they are helping to support local farmers and producers.
Reflecting on a roller-coaster first year, Jamie said: “Covid has challenged everyone greatly in the last year.
“We hope we have provided a way to make everyone’s lives a little easier and more enjoyable.
“During our first year, we have got over 90 British suppliers on board & have added over 700 individual products to our website.
“Of these, 70% of these are being sourced directly from Yorkshire. So we hope our story is a good one for the local community.”
The couple, along with their young daughter, returned to Yorkshire after 12 years in Sydney, Australia and with them, they brought a fresh perspective when it comes to food and drink.
Ros said: “In this world where vegetables are available all year round, we have tried to keep it seasonal and local which is more sustainable, more flavoursome and reduces the carbon food miles. Our aim is to support our British farmers and inform our customers on what’s in season as well as providing recipes for inspiration.”