A family-run Surrey Hills farm dedicated to connecting people with the countryside, Hill House Farm is expanding its range of ‘farm to fork’ products with the launch of a range of ready meals.
The selection of four ready meals is all made using free range Gloucester Old Spot pigs reared at Hill House Farm, near Dorking, in Surrey.
“Our customers kept asking us how best to cook different pieces of meat, so I decided to broaden our range and incorporate some tasty nutritious ready meals into our portfolio,” says Hill House Farm’s Ian Jones.
“Knowing the provenance of all key ingredients is really important to our team, and this launch is the culmination of many months of work and development. We hope these will be the first of many ‘farm to fork’ products to come from Hill House Farm.”
The new range includes pulled pork cooked for 16 hours in a special Hill House rub; sticky ribs with soy and honey; slow roasted shoulder of pork in Black Noise porter from Dorking Brewery, with root vegetables and herbs fresh from the garden; and braised collar bacon cooked in cider, with greens, peas and beans.
Each of the meals is prepared on site in Hill House Farm’s purpose-built production unit and is packaged in fully recyclable material.
Prices for the two portion servings start from £5.85 and are available to purchase from a number of Surrey retailers, including Secretts of Milford near Godalming, Village Greens Farm Shop at Denbies Wine Estate, near Dorking and Kingfisher Farm Shop in Abinger Hammer, as well as the farm’s online shop.
At a time when there continue to be so many questions raised about intensive farming methods and when uncertainty remains over future food and drink trade agreements and standards due to Brexit, it’s encouraging to see this small Surrey farm finding an innovative new route to market for their lovingly reared produce.
Farm to fork philosophy
Based in the Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Hill House Farm is a family-run farm dedicated to connecting people to the countryside through food and rural experiences. Their rare-breed Gloucester Old Spot pigs and Southdown sheep are free-range and home-reared on their 17 hectare farm near Dorking, Surrey. Hill House Farm propose a 'learn, life and leisure' philosophy and believe it’s really important to know where your food comes from and what’s gone into creating it.