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.
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.
As you may already know, we recently trialled a new clear bottle for our Hillfarm Cold Pressed Rapeseed Oil. To those who took part in our survey, a big thank you for your fabulous and insightful feedback! Many of you loved the new-look clear bottles, mainly because it allowed you to see the beautiful golden colour of our oil. But our traditional dark green bottle edged it, and here’s why – according to you.
Selfridges Foodhall has to be one of the most upmarket and innovative food shops in the country, priding themselves on sourcing and stocking some of the best quality food and drink from small artisan producers in the UK. Now you can buy hillfarm mayonnaise and garlic mayonnaise too!
We like to change our look from time to time with eye-catching bottle tops. Look out for our new regal purple lids with a golden crown to celebrate Queen Elizabeth becoming our longest reigning monarch surpassing her Great Great Grandmother Queen Victoria.
The Great Taste Awards are the UK’s most recognised awards for food and drink. This year we sent our Mayonnaise and Garlic Mayonnaise off to face the scrutiny of a judging panel of 450 influential chefs, food writers and retailers. Success! The mayonnaise won the ultimate accolade of 3 Stars – a standard only met … Continue reading Great Taste Awards – Success!
At Hill Farm we only make oil with rapeseed grown on our farm. We grow about 1000 acres every year in fields around our home in Heveningham in north-east Suffolk, not far from the coast. Oil with provenance We often get asked if the soil and weather at Hill Farm have an impact on the … Continue reading Single estate rapeseed oil
We recently found some five year old bottles of hillfarm cold pressed rapeseed oil and were intrigued to know how they tasted! We are legally required to put a two year shelf life on our bottles but wanted to know how the oil really kept over time, would it have oxidised and gone-off like olive … Continue reading What’s the shelf life of hillfarm Oil?
We’re seeing increasing demand for cold pressed rapeseed oil from the retail sector with sales to both the multiple and independent retailers showing annual growth rates in excess of 20%. New markets The development of new markets in the manufacturing sector is also increasing demand for hillfarm cold pressed rapeseed oil as manufacturers look to improve the health credentials … Continue reading Doubling production to cope with increasing demand
When I joined hillfarm oils back in May 2013 I knew nothing about vegetable oils except that they were used for cooking. So, my first task was to set about making a list of all the things vegetable oils, in whatever form, were used for. A week later my list was still growing … Continue reading The inspiration for the hillfarm hand wash and hand lotion