August 4, 2022

Customers Push Bison Farm Shop Towards Rural Oscar

A family-run farm that offers tours and meat products associated with the Wild West is poised to compete with the country’s elite local food retailers for a rural Oscar.

The owners of Langthorne’s Buffalo Products, which is based on a 400-acre farm in Brompton, near Northallerton, will join the finalists at the Countryside Alliance Awards climax in the House of Lords in April.

Paul Langthorne said the business started ten years ago with two buffaloes, after his son Andrew developed a severe dairy allergy and built a reputation in the area’s farmers markets. he opened a cafe and a farm shop, stocking lean meat. .

He said their best-selling bison burgers and sausages have proven particularly popular with the Gurkha community of Catterick Garrison, who don’t eat beef.

The other products in the store, such as lamb, pork and eggs, come from a small department.

Mr Langthorne said his customers especially liked the fact that all of their cattle were born, raised and slaughtered on site, and much of it was from rare breeds.

The volunteer run Barkers’ of Huby between Thirsk and York will compete in the village store and post office category after being acquired by the community a year ago following the death of one of its longtime owners.

Countryside Alliance Awards Director Jill Grieve said: “The finalists are all exceptional, so for Barkers’ and Langthorne Buffalo going this far is a huge achievement for them.”