Our response to coronavirus (COVID-19)

At the Yorkshire Agricultural Society, we are continuing to follow the Government’s advice in this rapidly changing situation.


Fodder, our farm shop and café at the Great Yorkshire Showground, remains open for food shopping with social distancing measures in place but the café is closed. Fodder’s online shop is also open and a delivery service is available. For more details visit the Fodder website.

Farm To Fork

We have launched a new social media-led campaign to champion the work of farmers and farm retailers in Yorkshire during the pandemic.

The Farm To Fork campaign aims to celebrate the continuous work underway across the county to produce and make available to consumers high-quality, locally produced food at a time when a reliable supply of food is a key concern.

Read full details, including how to take part in the campaign, here.

Labour Shortages

The COVID-19 pandemic has led to a shortage of seasonal labour on UK farms to help pick and pack fruit and vegetables. British workers are being encouraged to apply for these paid positions on local farms across the UK.

Any British workers who wish to register their interest in these seasonal employment opportunities can do so via HOPS Labour Solutions, while the CLA has listed other relevant labour recruitment agencies on this dedicated webpage.

Continued support

Please keep an eye on our websites for details of any further changes as the current situation continues to evolve.

We thank you for your continued support and loyalty through these difficult times.

As a Society, we are continuing to strive to support Yorkshire’s farming community. For all the latest details, see our Twitter and Facebook pages.

For regularly updated information on guidance and advice available to rural businesses, see the Yorkshire Food, Farming & Rural Network’s dedicated blog post, here.

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