EDP food awards finalist Candi’s Chutney interview

A top-quality chutney can turn a simple plate of cheese and biscuits into a delicious treat, so we’re really lucky to have had a chance to interview Candi Robertson, owner of Candi’s Chutney –  widely recognised as one of Norfolk’s finest chutney makers. Every Artisan food producer and has a different tale of how they […]

We’re proud Great Taste Award Winners for 2014

Last month we were very proud to be awarded more gold stars at the 2014 Great Taste Awards – arguably the most recognised Fine Food awards scheme in the UK open to all food producers, big and small. This year we won Gold stars for both our Twice Smoked Gressingham Duck Breast and Twice Smoked […]

We’re giving away an Artisan Food Hamper!

We’ve put together a hamper containing some delicious Artisan food and drink from our favourite regional producers – and we’re giving it away for free! Just visit the hamper competition page and enter your e-mail address to be in with a chance of winning (UK residents only, I’m afraid!) As well some delicious smoked meats […]

Simple barbecue ideas for the foodie in you

In my experience, when it comes to outdoor cooking, simple barbecue ideas are the best! We’ve already had one or two barbecues at Hall farm this year – and, weather permitting, plan to have a few over the course of the summer. We’ve got an old metal barbecue – a standard charcoal one, as I […]

3 perfect picnic food ideas for the discerning foodie

A great way to raising your picnic up to the next level is slipping in a few locally produced Artisan food items – something to make it special and unique and really give your a picnic flavour of your region. Perfect Picnic Essential 1: Bread and Cheese If you don’t do anything else you should cover […]

Planning ahead for christmas dinner (In June!)

Even though we are entering the height of summer and the sun is (occasionally) blazing, we’re already thinking about Xmas Turkeys at Hall Farm! The turkeys we rear for Christmas arrived on Hall farm as day old “poults” (turkey chicks) in Mid-June – around week 24 in the working farmer’s yearbook. We recently took delivery […]

Great Suffolk Food events every foodie should visit

Just because I’m a Norfolk farmer and Artisan food producer it doesn’t mean I don’t get around a bit in pursuit of the most delicious regional delicacies. During the last year I’ve been visiting Irish smoked houses, but in this post I thought I’d write about Norfolk’s neighbouring County, Suffolk, and the brilliant treats for […]

Foodie fathers day gifts for 2014

Father’s Day 2014 is on June 15th, and it’s fast approaching! In our house Father’s Day tends to get slightly overlooked – like most families, I expect, it plays second fiddle to Mother’s day. Being a fairly traditional farming family here at Hall Farm, it tends to be Mum who does a lot more work […]

Upcoming Farming and Artisan Food events

With spring turning to summer May, June and July is when the farming and Artisan Food events season really starts to happen! The first big event for us is The Pig and Poultry Fair in May – it isn’t really for consumers.  It’s more for farmers to see the new farming equipment and what’s new in […]

Taste of Excellence awards success for our North Norfolk Smokehouse

Our little North Norfolk Smokehouse has garnered more praise from the judges at the Pig & Poultry Marketing magazine awards this year! Morton’s Traditional Taste’s oak smoked chicken crown and smoked duck crown’s have received a commendation from the 2014 Pig & Poultry Marketing Awards in Taste of Excellence Award category (sponsored by Morrisons Supermarkets […]

A mild Winter on Hall Farm in Norfolk

The mild winter (2013-14) certainly helped make life easier on Hall Farm this year – for us and our freerange chickens! The warmer weather has meant we’ve been able to have the chickens out in the fields and mobile sheds for the majority of the winter, which helps keep the feeding costs down. If the […]

Home smoked food: Advice from a professional smokehouse

This post starts with a confession – before I set up Morton’s Norfolk Smokehouse I had very limited experience of smoking meat at home! We had a charcoal barbecue with a bit on the side into which you could put logs and wood chips – this would then smoke meat for you. It’s main disadvantage […]

A short tour of Smokehouses in Ireland

Just after Christmas I popped over to visit a friend of mine living in Ireland.  A native Irishman, my friend lives in the Cork area on the southern edge of Ireland – I’ve been there before a few years ago with my family, but this time it was just a quick trip on my own […]

Stay healthy with safe poultry handling and preparation

The potential consequences of not handling and preparing poultry correctly are not great. Basically, poultry can give you severe food poisoning unless you prepare and cook it properly. If you store, handle and cook it properly, you will kill bacteria and viruses that poultry may carry. Common types of Bacteria carried by poultry Salmonella is […]

4 delicious smoked duck breast recipes

Since we built the Morton’s smokehouse we’ve been producing some delicious artisan smoked meats – the most popular is our Great Taste Award winning smoked Gressingham Duck. They are delicious hot or cold, cooked with other ingredients or simply sliced and eaten with some nice bread and salad (especially if you’re impatient, like me). To […]

5 delicious turkey leftover recipes

We’re planning ahead this year, so we’ve collected 5 interesting turkey leftover recipes in preparation for the days following Christmas Day. With all that rich food it’s sometimes nice, after the festivities are over, to eat something simple and nutritious – leftover turkey is an ideal ingredient for this! If you like the look of […]

Artisan food expert Katy Truss’ Christmas turkey buying guide

This week’s christmas turkey buying guide has been kindly supplied by Artisan food and drink expert Katy Truss who works on behalf of The BBC Good Food show sourcing the very best producers for their awards schemes. Home for me has always been North Norfolk, and after 10 years away in London working for the BBC […]

What makes Norfolk sausages great

Every region in the UK seems to have its own variety of great sausages – it’s almost a staple British food! Norfolk is no different in this, having a tradition of great sausage making which will stand up there with the best of them – as a free-range food producer myself I think I know a […]

Rob’s easy turkey cooking instructions

Rob put on his best apron for our video demonstrating his easy turkey cooking instructions for those of you who love a classic Christmas dinner. If you’re lucky enough to be having a beautiful free range norfolk black or norfolk bronze turkey from an award winning producer like us you shouldn’t have to worry about following […]

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