I was born and brought up on Bottom Farm in the beautiful Northamptonshire village of Hargrave. Following university, I joined my parents in the family business as a fourth generation farmer, but it was soon evident that farming, driving tractors and growing crops alone was not going to sustain the family business for another four generations.
Returning to my university research on rapeseed oil, a passion was awoken, which quickly turned into an obsession for the fantastic culinary properties and nutritional benefits packed in those tiny little seeds. Following years of research, I launched Farrington’s Mellow Yellow® in 2005 as Britain’s first ‘seed to bottle’ cold pressed rapeseed oil.
With my Mother’s help bottling the oil, I would drive around local shops in my old battered car, gaining customers who remain loyal to this day. Later in our farmhouse kitchen, my wife Eli, with her superior taste buds and trusty jam jar to hand, started creating salad dressings and mayonnaises to add to the range.
Today, our Mellow Yellow range is sold in shops and restaurants nationwide and abroad. We now produce as many bottles in a day as I did in the whole of our first year.
Provenance remains as important as ever and with our fantastic team we ensure that the same passion, attention to detail and quality ingredients still goes into every bottle we make.