All the latest news from the farm and the kitchen
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!
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.
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.
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!