Rhubarb Triangle Farm Shop
This curiously-named farm shop comes with a wonderful story of evolution, as well as a fabulous selection of delicious local produce.
The Dobson family have been farming in Carlton since 1815 and in the early years the farm had livestock as well as crops. The farm served the local community with vegetables for over five generations and, as the farm grew in size, it supplied the local markets, the national markets and then the supermarkets.
The buildings, which now form the farm shop, were used to house the cows.
The animals were housed on the ground floor and the straw and hay stored above. John Edward Dobson forced some of the first ever Yorkshire rhubarb in the hay loft above the cows, using the rising heat from the cows to force the rhubarb and bring it to market early.
Fast-forward a couple of hundred years and the buildings were no longer fit for agricultural use so Simon Dobson and his management team felt it was quite fitting that they should be refurbished and used to sell meats and dairy products and, as they played such a major part in the history of Yorkshire Forced Rhubarb, they decided to call it The Rhubarb Triangle Farm Shop.
They take pride in offering great Yorkshire produce. Their suppliers are carefully selected so that they only stock goods they can recommend. Their deli is filled with fresh, locally produced goodies keeping food miles to a real minimum and helping to fulfil their mission statement…
‘Our aim is your satifaction’
They stock free-range eggs from their own hens, fresh breads from Boulby’s of Horbury, cheeses from The Yorkshire Dales Cheese Company, flapjacks and tiffin from Lottie Shaw’s of Halifax, frozen seafood from Chapman’s at Grimsby, Stickey’s local honey produced from bees on their own land and, of course, a huge choice of meat.
Their onsite butchery features fantastic cuts as well as their increasingly popular homemade kebabs, sausages and burgers. Beef is from their own farm and also from Hartshead Moor, and is hung and matured for a minimum of 21 days. Their lamb is from the rolling hills of Yorkshire too. Pork and chicken is also local.
So it certainly isn’t just about the rhubarb….
The Rhubarb Triangle Farm Shop
Green End Farm
0113 288 7034
Monday – Friday 8.30am – 5.30pm.
Saturday 8.30am – 5pm.
Sunday & Bank Holiday Mondays 10am – 4pm.
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