Win a gift box from Reet Yorkshire Food.

Based in the cathedral city of Ripon, Reet Yorkshire Food was launched by Martin Bennett and his wife, Elissa Bennett, in October 2020.

Martin has worked in the food industry for 40 years, starting his working life in his local Tesco cheese and bacon manufacturing plant and progressing into many areas of the food industry. Elissa worked in sales and marketing before joining the business in February 2022.

For four years, Martin had worked for a manufacturer of artisan foods, but when Covid arrived in 2020 he was furloughed and subsequently made redundant. During this time, he decided to “take the plunge” and open his own artisan food business.

Having a passion for jams, marmalades, chutneys and relishes, this felt the natural path to follow and Reet Yorkshire Food was founded.

Aspiring to create a strong brand that would stand out on the shelves, the couple worked with a brand specialist and development team based in Yorkshire. The brand expresses their passion for robust flavours and colours.

The couple said: “As a new start-up business, we have decided to keep the range small and produce five great flavours of each jam, marmalade, chutneys and relishes. We also produce great tasting lemon curd, tomato sauce and fruity brown sauce.

“For Christmas 2022, as well as our luxury mincemeat we will be introducing some new products, festive jam, cranberry sauce, beetroot and orange chutney and carrot relish. We use only the finest and fresh ingredients and wherever possible we use locally sourced Yorkshire products. The majority of our fruit and vegetable waste is used at local allotments for composting.”

The business has received the Yorkshire Mark license, a providence mark for independent food and drink producers in Yorkshire, and is well on its way to its Salsa Accreditation, an approval scheme that helps local and regional food and drink producers supply their products to national and regional buyers.

In May this year, the business won the New Starter Business of the Year 2022 at the Yorkshire Choice Awards, after last year being shortlisted for the Garbutt & Elliott awards True Yorkshire Grit category.

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We have teamed up with Reet Yorkshire Food to offer three readers the chance to each win a Reet Yorkshire Food gift box.

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Where did Reet Yorkshire Food owner Martin Bennett begin his 40-year career in the food industry?

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The closing date is Monday, October 10. A winner will be chosen at random from all correct entries.

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The winner of last issue’s competition was Peter R Fletcher.

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