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New pie company baking up a storm in Northumberland

10th April 2024

New pie company baking up a storm in Northumberland 

Northumberland’s unique food and drink sector has seen a new addition who are baking up a storm at their new home in Vallum, Northumberland.

Magpye is a plant-powered vegan pie company, who have recently flown into the county, relocating from North Tyneside at the end of February.

Located in west Northumberland, in the heart of Hadrian’s Wall Country, is Vallum Farm, an idyllic location home to a community of creative businesses. Offering an inspiring hub for businesses across the creative sector, it’s a place where we look forward to seeing Magpye develop and grow over the coming months and years.

Chris and Sarah, founders of Magpye began their planet friendly pie-making journey in 2019, where they created their plant-based masterpiece at home, before moving into their own unit in North East England. Today they stock their delicious produce in a range of outlets across the UK and even provide enough pies to fuel the hungry football fans at Forest Green Rovers FC, the world’s greenest football club.

Chris Fryer, Co-Founder and owner of plant-powered vegan pie company, Magpye said:

“Relocating to Northumberland marks a fresh chapter for Magpye, under the wide skies and amidst the inspiring landscape that fuels our creativity. We’ve already felt a warm welcome and immense support from Advance Northumberland, whose encouragement has been as satisfying as the fillings in our pies.

This move isn’t just a change of scenery; it’s a chance to expand our horizons, to innovate, and to continue crafting pies that make hearts and bellies full. We’re ready to roll out our vision for Magpye’s future, one delicious pie at a time”.

Using sustainably sourced flour, plant-based butter and completely free of palm-oil, Magpye offer a wholesome experience, and a meat-free alternative, Magpye provide a tasty opportunity to experience a delicious spin on a traditional British classic.

Rachel Ryder, Business Growth & Investment Manager at Advance Northumberland said: “It's been a joy supporting Chris and Sarah on their investment journey. Their delicious vegan products are a testament to the creativity and vibrancy of Vallum Farm. Magpye is a fantastic addition to the county and our food and drink sector, we look forward to seeing them expand and grow their business here”.

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