What makes a Turkey special?

How do you pick your Christmas Turkey? Is it how it looks in the movies, where there’s a mad rush to the last cling-wrapped Turkey in the frozen aisle of the Supermarket? It shouldn’t be! The first clue to a good Turkey is to buy fresh – never frozen. This way it is very easy […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

The best Norfolk christmas markets for food

Norfolk Christmas Markets and Local Food Fairs are a great way for local food producers like us to showcase our wares and for people to come and pick up great christmas gifts you won’t find anywhere else. They offer a wide range of foods; Fine cheeses, cured hams and meats and handmade chocolates are just some […]

Foodie Christmas gifts from Norfolk and Suffolk

We’re busy here at Morton’s getting our Turkeys ready for your Christmas table; and as the nights draw in I guess some of you will be busy getting ready for your Christmas too. This got me thinking of what I would suggest for those looking for great foodie christmas presents as a special treat for […]