I was an avid viewer of Jimmy’s Farm – for those not too familiar this was a TV series originally broadcast in 2003 which documented the setting up of a farm by Jimmy and Michaela Doherty. The farm was transformed from a derelict wilderness into a free range working farm, and its unique selling point was Jimmy’s commitment to preserving rare breeds such as the Essex and Oxford Sandy Black pig.
Fast forward to 2015, Jimmy and Michaela’s hard work has certainly paid off; Jimmy’s Farm, located within the picturesque Suffolk countryside makes for a great day out there is the farm park, which is open to visitors seven days a week and also home to a variety of rare breeds: Angus Lowline cattle, the aforementioned pigs, pygmy goats, along with sheep, donkeys and emu, to name but a few
In addition, Jimmy’s Farm also boasts a restaurant – where you can dine on fresh, local produce. There is a field kitchen, concessions, farm shop and butcher, again offering the best of Suffolk’s local produce, including Jimmy’s award –winning sausages. Conveniently, the butchery has an online presence, so if you are unable to make a physical visit, order online where 24 hour delivery is available, and options range from: sausage packs, classic roast joints to meat boxes great for immediate use or ideal for freezing.
Over the coming weeks and months Jimmy’s Farm will host an exciting programme of events, which include: The Science and Nature Festival (21st& 22nd March) geared toward interactive and engaging activities for children. The Sausage and Beer Festival (25th & 26th July), which provides ample entertainment for both children and adults with live music, cookery demos from top chefs and the best local food and drink producers on hand to ensure visitors are well-fed and watered.
For an ideal day out in some of England’s prettiest countryside pay a visit to Jimmy’s Farm.
Jimmy’s latest series, Jimmy’s Australian Food Adventures, is currently on More 4 on Sundays at 8pm.
For further information about Jimmy’s Farm including the online butchery please visit: jimmysfarm.com