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Farmer’s Honey Marmalade Wins Top Spot At The World Marmalade Awards.

Hugh Bayley and Bee Campaigner 180113

11:04am 23rd March 2014

Local beekeeper, Mark Pennington from Kirby Grindalythe, near Malton has gone from selling his produce at local farmers markets to selling them at the London store Fortnum and Mason.

After keeping bees as a hobby for many years, Mark decided to expand his hives and create his own honey selling business, Yorkshire Wolds Bees.

He decided to look into making other honey related products and came up with making a variety of different flavoured Honey Marmalades.

In February Mr Pennington entered one of his marmalade flavours into the World Marmalade Awards which this year attracted more than 2000 entries from across the globe.

On the 1st March 2014 it was announced that Mark had won the Double Gold Award for his Honey and Lemon Marmalade.

After attending the Awards Presentation in Cumbria, Mark was then invited to sell his marmalade at the well known Fortnum and Mason store down in London.

Mark said: “This is very exciting for us as a family. To go from selling our products on a farmer’s market stall one day, to seeing it displayed for sale in Fortnum and Mason the next is absolutely fantastic.”

Having now received a second order in one month it would appear that the Honey and Lemon Marmalade is a popular choice for the shoppers in the London store.

Although he is now supplying Fortnum and Mason, Mark is continuing to attend the local farmers markets in Driffield and Filey and is also attending other events such as Living North at York Racecourse from the 28th-30th March.

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