Our food suppliers

Yorkshire Purchasing Organisation

Based in Wakefield .YPO is a consortium of local authorities. North Yorkshire County Council is a member authority.

YPO supply all our free range eggs (only free range eggs are used) which are sourced from a supplier in East Riding.

Gilmoors

Fresh meat and poultry, cooked meats, frozen foods, bread

Based in Ripley, Harrogate Gilmoors supplies a range of items including fresh meat and poultry, home produce cooked and sliced meats, frozen fish and fish products, frozen vegetables and frozen and fresh bread and bread products.

All the meat and poultry is sourced from local and regional farms.

Products are delivered on a “multi drop” vehicle incorporating a chilled and a frozen compartment reducing the carbon emission in the delivery of food to schools in North Yorkshire

Stuarts

Fresh fruit, vegetables and prepared vegetables

Stuarts are based in Scarborough and  deliver a range of fresh fruit, vegetables, and prepared vegetables, bread, milk, dairy products. As the seasons allow, Stuarts buys directly from growers.

Carricks

Fresh fruit, vegetables and prepared vegetables

Based in Snape, near Bedale, Carricks supply a range of fresh fruit, vegetables and prepared vegetables, bread, milk, dairy produce.

Class 1

Fresh fruit, vegetables and prepared vegetables

Based in Skipton, Class 1 supply a range of fresh fruit, vegetables and prepared vegetables, bread, milk, dairy products. Class 1 source much of the produce they supply from directly from Lancashire growers

UK Sourcing of Food

In 2014/2015 we spent £5.3 million on food. 71% of all the food we used was grown or produced in the UK. 29% was imported.

Fair Trade

A range of fair trade and organic products are available as required.  North Yorkshire County Caterers use a range of Fair Trade Products including

-       Fair Trade Coffee Sticks

-       Fair Trade Instant Coffee Granules

-       One Cup T Bags

-       Fair Trade Granulated Sugar

-       Fair Trade Granulated Sugar Sticks

-       Fair Trade Demerara Sugar Sticks

-       Calypso Fair Trade Orange Juice

-       Calypso Fair Trade Pure Apple Juice

-       Fair Trade Honey

-       Fair Trade Cadburys Cocoa

-       Fair Trade Cadburys Drink Chocolate

Organic

The following organic products are available:

-       Organic Penne

-       Organic Plain White Flour

-       Organic Oat flakes Porridge

-       Organic Spaghetti – Gluten Free

-       Organic Penne – Gluten Free

-       Organic Fusilli – Gluten Free

-       Organic White Basmati Rice

-       Organic Oat Flakes

-       Organic Coconut Milk

Gluten Free

A range of gluten free products are also stocked including:

-       Sausages

-       Pasta

-       Flour

-       Bread and Sponges Mixes