Planning ahead this Christmas

While some may believe this is far too early to be thinking of Christmas – we both know that’s not true. To master the organisation of the season, the ‘To do’ lists need to be started. Discussions should be had over who is cooking for the family – at which point you can either sign […]

Janet Peachey: One of Norfolks finest local jam makers

This week’s local food producer interview is with Janet Peachey who runs Peacheys Preserves, One of Norfolks finest local jam makers producing a variety of artisan jams, jellies, preserves and winner of two Bronze Awards at the 2011 Marmalade Awards. Peachey’s Preserves is based near Diss in South Norfolk and the company has been going for […]

In search of norfolk chocolate for Easter?

With Easter knocking on our door we thought it only right to celebrate great Norfolk Chocolate – so we sought out one of the regions most interesting and individual small producers! Originally working for chocolate giant Kinnerton (Britains largest manufacturer according to their website), Dale Skipper (that’s Mrs Dale Skipper!) has ended up running her own […]

We’re Giving Away A Mother’s Day Cheese Hamper!

Our first hamper giveaway of 2015 is a special Mother’s Day Treat that any cheese loving Mother will adore! Enter our Mother’s Day Cheese Hamper competition Now! As with our previous hamper competitions we’ve teamed up with some of our favourite local artisan food producers to create a fantastic, delicious prize for one lucky foodie […]

Norfolk is now home to Award winning British Charcuturie!

Following our interview with Jamie Archer, one of Norfolk’s finest butchers, we thought we’d carry on the pork theme and have a chat with Jackie Kennedy, owner of MarshPig – an award-winning charcuterie in South Norfolk. It was a personal love of great food that started her journey into producing her own salami – she […]

We’re giving away a Norfolk Bronze Christmas Turkey!

Here’s a scary thought for Halloween – Christmas is just round the corner! To make it a little less frightening we’re giving away one of our delicious Free-range Norfolk Bronze Christmas Turkey from our award-winning Norfolk farm! The 6.5Kg turkey is big enough to feed 10 to 12 hungry friends and family members and would […]

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 […]