seeds from the oil seed rape plant & rapeseed oil

Behind-the-Scenes: How We Measure & Improve Taste of our Rapeseed Oil

posted by Lawrence Frohn on March 30, 2017

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.

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Win a gressingham duck & hillfarm hamper!

posted by Hillfarm Oils on March 29, 2017

This month we’ve teamed up with our friends and neighbours, Gressingham, for an exclusive competition to win a very special hamper of gressingham duck & hillfarm goodies.

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Can you help last year’s intern, Harriet?

posted by Lawrence Frohn on March 3, 2017

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!

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What is cold pressed rapeseed oil?

posted by Sam Fairs on February 23, 2017

If you’ve bought a bottle of our rapeseed oil or spotted it in the shops, you’ll have noticed we describe it as ‘cold pressed’. But what does this mean exactly, and why does it matter? To answer your questions, we’ll be taking you through our oil-making process one step at a time.

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What happens to bees in autumn and winter?

posted by Clare Fairs on February 22, 2017

How much do you know about the way bees live? We’ve quizzed Hillfarm’s very own beekeeper Arlen on what happens to bees during the colder winter months, and what they’re doing now spring is just around the corner.

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We’ve been shortlisted for Co-op Producer of the Year (and we need your help to win!)

posted by Lawrence Frohn on January 12, 2017

Industry recognition for all the work we do here at Hillfarm is fantastic, and it doesn’t get much better than being nominated for the East of England Co-op’s Sourced Locally 2017 Producer of the Year!

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4 Health Benefits of Hillfarm Cold Pressed Rapeseed Oil

posted by Sam Fairs on January 8, 2017

You’ve probably heard that rapeseed oil is considered healthier than butter and many other oils, including sunflower and olive. But do you know exactly what makes it so healthy? Here are 4 ways rapeseed oil packs a serious health punch.

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9 Top Tips for a Cracking Hassle Free Christmas

posted on December 13, 2016

With Christmas approaching at lightning speed, I know how hard it can be to pull off a cracking celebration – especially if you have lots of mouths to feed! So to give you a helping hand, I’ve put together my top tips for making the most of the Christmas break.

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Bee Friendly Shoppers Guide to Rapeseed Oil

Hillfarm featured in Friends of the Earth’s Bee-Friendly Shopper’s Guide to Rapeseed Oil

posted on November 23, 2016

Did you know a third of all food we eat is pollinated by bees? And how about the fact that bees contribute £651 million to the UK economy every year? Here at Hillfarm we take our commitment to saving the bees very seriously, which is why we’re over the moon to be recognised by Friends of the Earth.

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Our Fun-Filled Weekend at the Aldeburgh Food Festival

posted by Clare Fairs on October 24, 2016

Last month we were lucky enough to have a stand at the Aldeburgh Food Festival, so I thought I’d take to the blog to give you an update on a wonderful weekend!

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Hillfarm family meadow at the Aldeburgh Food & Drink Festival

Visit the Hillfarm Family Meadow at Aldeburgh Food & Drink Festival

posted by Clare Fairs on August 25, 2016

On the 24th and 25th of September we’re going to be sponsoring the fabulous Aldeburgh Food & Drink Festival, and we couldn’t be more excited! The event is always brilliantly educational, promoting healthy eating and fresh ingredients, which we feel very passionate about.

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Sam, Clare, Lottie & Harry Fairs

My Life as a Farmer’s Wife, Summer Edition

posted by Clare Fairs on August 22, 2016

I love being a farmer’s wife. I live on a beautiful farm, my husband Sam does a job that he’s very passionate about, and our kids get to enjoy the great outdoors on a daily basis. But being a farmer’s wife isn’t always easy. My days are often quite chaotic and action-packed (yet very rewarding all the same), so today I’m going to give you a little insight into my life over the busy summer months.

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