All the latest news from the farm and the kitchen
After a fabulous weekend at Aldeburgh Food & Drink Festival last year, when we were lucky enough to be sponsors, we are over the moon to be joining the fun again for 2017! On the 23rd and 24th of September, we’ll not only be returning the world’s biggest combine and our popular family meadow, but we’ll also be bringing our all-new pizza oven!
Aldeburgh Food and Drink Festival is one of our favourite events, and to celebrate our return as sponsors we’re offering one family a very special weekend at the festival!
A marinade is a great way to tenderise and add flavour to any meat, but shop-bought versions are often underwhelming and relatively unhealthy. Nothing beats fresh, homemade marinades, especially during barbecue season, so we’ve put together our top tips for making your own.
This month, we’re giving one lucky reader the chance to win an amazing hamper from local chicken producer Sutton Hoo. Sutton Hoo chickens are slowly reared and truly free-range, and you really can tell the difference in flavour. With fans including Tom Kerridge and Diana Henry, it’s a must-enter!
This month we’ve welcomed our new team member, James, into the Hillfarm fold. And, as he’s a former chef, we thought we’d pick his brains on how to make delicious dressings using our cold-pressed rapeseed oil! Here he shares some fabulous tips and tricks, and lets us in on his favourite recipes.
This month we’ve teamed up with master millers, Marriage’s, to offer one lucky person the chance to win an exclusive selection of Marriages baking flour, hillfarm rapeseed oil & the Great British Bake Off baking book.
Living and working on the farm means I come face-to-face with some of Britain’s most impressive wildlife day in, day out. In fact, one of my favourite ways to spend a little downtime is wandering through our fields, looking out for birds. So, to mark the start of summer (and the return of some of our favourite feathered friends), here’s a little ‘I spy’ of birds I’ve seen lately.
We all know that rapeseed oil is more healthy and versatile than olive oil, but what other reasons are there to buy cold pressed rapeseed oil? Here are 5 little-known benefits of our cold pressed rapeseed oil, compared with olive oil.
Our cold pressed oil is considered one of the best rapeseed products on the market, according to customers and experts alike. But how do we make sure our oil tastes as good as it does? How do we measure taste, and how do we approach quality control here at Hillfarm? We unveil all the hard work that goes into making Hillfarm cold pressed rapeseed oil so undeniably tasty.
Last year’s Hillfarm intern, Harriet, is in her final year of an Agri-Business degree at Harper Adams.
As part of her Honours Research Project, she’s asked if our customers can fill out a quick questionnaire about your experiences with small business marketing. All answers are anonymous and confidential, and Harriet says a big thank you in advance for your help!