Taste Tradition was founded on New Year’s Day 2004
Nestled near the top of Sutton Bank in the North York Moors National Park, the Ashbridge family has farmed in Cold Kirby for three generations. The traditional methods of breeding, rearing and finishing livestock used in our grandfather’s days are still evident in our farming protocols. The breeds we have chosen are well suited to outdoor rearing and quite simple, taste incredible – “the proof of the pudding is in the eating” as they say.
We believe our success is due to the increased value people place on animal welfare, traditional farming methods and high quality, beautiful tasting real produce. Over the last few years we have been fortunate to have won many industry awards, both locally and nationally which we believe is testament to our quality of products and service. Our awards are proudly on display in our meeting room here at Thirsk.
Our origins, selling meat “from the farm gate” seem a long way off nowadays. By strictly following our principles in terms of quality and service, we have grown the business from a home industry to an annual turnover in excess of 3 million. Our fully EEC licensed cutting premises are purpose built and we are SALSA accredited giving our customers the confidence that we operate at the highest level when it comes to food safety and hygiene.
We supply hotels and restaurants, independent retailers and butchers shops nationwide.
Our customer list includes many of the country’s best known chefs and restaurateurs including quite a large number of TV’s celebrity chefs. Although we supply some of London’s biggest attractions such as the National Galleries, Royal Academy of Art & Kew Gardens to name but three – we have not lost sight of our loyal local customers. It is these customers who we can really look after well by “being on the doorstep” and giving daily deliveries and welcoming customers to the farm etc.