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.
Fodder is open seven days a week, with free wifi, free parking, a beautiful view and a warm Yorkshire welcome.
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.
Food that cannot be sold or used in the café is donated to local food charities included Harrogate Homeless Project and Resurrected Bites.
We have regular collections from these charities who use our waste food to divert good quality produce from going to landfill. These charities convert it into meals for cafes, meals at homeless shelters and provide it to families through community grocery scheme.
Deputy Head Butcher
Fodder are recruiting for a Deputy Head Butcher at our Farm Shop and Cafe located on the Great Yorkshire Showground in Harrogate. Fodder represents the spirit of Yorkshire and we believe that shows through every aspect of what we do, from the locally sourced produce to the staff who greet every guest with a smile.
As a skilled butcher do you enjoy managing and motivating the team to be knowledgeable and passionate about the products we serve?
Are you enthusiastic about customer service and helping raise standards in a successful, award-winning butchery department?
If so you may well be the perfect fit for the new Deputy Head Butcher position we have available in our butchery department. We’re already well established but we’re still growing and have exciting plans for the future so this is a great time to join the team!
To apply for this role please click here.
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
- Health and wellbeing support
- 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.