Redhill Farm pies win Jamie’s approval

Published on February 17, 2013

Lincolnshire’s Redhill Farm Free Range Pork is celebrating double success after being chosen by Jamie Oliver to supply one of his restaurants, as well as being named one of Lincolnshire’s favourite food businesses in a public vote.

The award-winning farmer and producer has been selected by Jamie Oliver to supply its award-winning free-range pork pies for his British Tapas menu at his new Union Jacks bar at Gatwick airport.

In addition, on February 7, Redhill Farm was named joint-winner of The Lincolnshire Co-operative People’s Choice Award, as voted by the public to honour their favourite Lincolnshire food producer or eatery.

Redhill Farm Free Range Pork, run by founders and directors Jane and Terry Tomlinson, is a pioneer of high-welfare free range pig farming and was awarded Lincolnshire Producer of the Year in 2012. Farmers Jane and Terry breed, rear and produce nationally-acclaimed free-range pork from their small, Freedom Food-accredited farm near Gainsborough, Lincolnshire.

Jane Tomlinson said: “We are shocked and it hasn’t sunk in yet! We’re not on Facebook and don’t have many followers on Twitter so it’s a great surprise to know that there is so much genuine support for our business! Thank you to everyone who voted for us!”

Jane (left) and Terry Tomlinson receiving their Co-operative award on February 7

After a visit to the farm last year, the Jamie Oliver team went away delighted with what they saw and how the company fits with the Jamie Oliver ethos.

Commenting on the Jamie Oliver deal, Jane said: “When faced with the possibility of supplying possibly the highest profile customer in the world we didn’t have to do anything different. Everyone gets the same high quality product from us all the time. Jamie Oliver picked the best pork pie he could find and it’s the one we make here on our farm!”

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Matt Wright
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Matt lives in Leicestershire with his wife, two kids and dog. He is passionate about British pubs, slow food and home brewing. He founded Great Food Club (originally as Great Food Magazine) in 2010 after being inspired by local producers near his home town of Melton Mowbray - Britain's 'Rural Capital of Food'.