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Our Story.

We are a proud Yorkshire farm shop and café who help over 430 local farmers and producers to bring you the best quality tastiest food for you to enjoy at Fodder, at home or sent as a gift.

Fodder is open seven days a week, with free wifi, free parking, a beautiful view and a warm Yorkshire welcome.


Fodder was established in 2001 to help and support the local farming community. We sell locally sourced food and drink in our award-winning farm shop and café and online from our home in Harrogate. We’ve searched our beautiful county to source the very best farmers and producers and we are beyond proud to work with more than 430 Yorkshire farmers and producers. An amazing 85% of what we sell and serve comes from Yorkshire.

Growing the farming community

We want to inspire you to eat well so we’ve made local food accessible and affordable to our customers while helping the local farming community to grow and prosper. Not only do we support farmers directly by buying from them, every penny we make goes to support the work of the charity – the Yorkshire Agricultural Society.

Experience and enjoy

Championing Yorkshire food and drink, our team of staff are dedicated to ensuring customers enjoy their food experience with us. Our café showcases our wide range of locally sourced food and we are passionate about eating food in season – when it is at its best and nutritious.

We look forward to welcoming you into the Fodder family.


Supporting our community

Fodder is one of the commercial activities of the Yorkshire Agricultural Society.

The profits from Fodder go directly to the Society, a registered charity, and help contribute to the funding of the Society’s charitable work. The charitable work of the Yorkshire Agricultural Society provides help to children, teachers and people in the rural community, through education, development and support.

Current Vacancies

Kitchen Porter

Hours of Work: variable hours up to 5 days per week/ 40 hours per week available. Operational hours are 8am to 5pm.

Are you passionate about working in a busy friendly kitchen offering the best customer service? If so we have a great opportunity for you to join our award winning kitchen team helping to keep everything clean, tidy, and running smoothly.

The main function of the Kitchen Porter is to ensure that the pot wash area is kept clean and tidy and that all the washing up is done as efficiently as possible.

Download a full job description for this role here

To apply please send your CV and covering letter to

Café Assistants

Hours of Work:  From 21 hours per week, worked over 3-4 days from Monday – Sunday

Are you passionate about local produce and offering the best customer service? We are looking for talented individuals to join our award winning team.

You would be working within a team in the café to meet customers, take orders and serve food and drink. No split shifts or evening work, share of tips and we pay more than minimum wage!

Download a full job description for this role here

To apply please send your CV and covering letter to


Staff Benefits

You will be working in our specially designed sustainable building as part of a first-class team where there’s no split shifts or evening work, and a good rate of pay.

We also offer the below benefits to all our staff:

  • 3% employee and 6% employer contribution to pension scheme
  • 34 days holiday – incl. Bank Holidays
  • Staff discount
  • Subsidised private healthcare scheme
  • Life assurance of x4 annual salary after 12 weeks service
  • Free parking
  • Uniform provided


Our building truly embraces the environment, with 22 sustainable features within it – including loo doors made from recycled bottles to the living sedum roof that provides fantastic insulation plus a wonderful habitat for insects, while filtering the rainwater so it can be recycled too. We encourage customers to bring their own containers to fill with  products from the butchery and deli.


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