Hello. I’m Karen Park and I’m originally from Galloway in South West Scotland. I moved to Northumberland in 2010 when I married my husband David, an arable farmer. Prior to moving East I was a solicitor but food has always played a central part of my life (and it’s in my genes – my mum taught Home Economics and my dad is a farmer) so it’s not surprising I’ve ended up here.

It was a very happy coincidence which led me into rapeseed oil production. In 2016 the founders of a local rapeseed oil company – Baste & Bray – approached my husband asking if he would supply them with rapeseed, which he did. Four years later I ended up taking over the business and in 2021 I launched Seabanks as I wanted a brand with a connection to the farm.

We live on the farm with our two young children.

The farm lies between Warkworth with its medieval Castle and Alnmouth a picture-perfect village with expansive golden beaches (pictured below).


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