Sweet success for ice cream business

Lauren Atkinson, William Clappison, sales staff member Rose Hopper and Harry Foreman, ice cream production manager. (submitted)

Lauren Atkinson, William Clappison, sales staff member Rose Hopper and Harry Foreman, ice cream production manager. (submitted)

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A family-run ice cream company is celebrating its 10th year in business.

Mr Moos was opened in 2003 by husband and wife team Judith and Stephen Foreman, who run the business with the help of their son, Harry.

On Sunday 4 August the farm will hold a day of celebration to mark the milestone birthday.

Judith Foreman, who set up the business with her husband, said: “It was Ben & Jerry that were the inspiration that we can do something that can be fun.”

The couple received a grant from the Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs 11-years-ago and acquired the building in the Autumn of 2002.

Judith and Stephen come from a dairy farming background, but when the milk market was deregularised in 1994 the pair decided to set up the ice cream business.

“We no longer have a dairy herd and we source our milk from local farmers including Chestnut Dairies near Hornsea and Bishop Burton College,” said Judith.

Mr Moos employs four full time staff and over the summer 20 staff members help at the cafe and farm - many of whom are students.

The business, which has a cafe on site, now supplies ice cream on a wholesale basis, and has its products sold at Tesco.

Judith said: “The staff we have got here in the shop are so enthusiastic. I love meeting people and talking to people and the customers that we get here are so enthusiastic about the product.”

The anniversary celebrations will run from 1pm to 6pm at Southfield House Farm in Skipsea, and admission is free. All proceeds going to Yorkshire Air Ambulance.