Good Choice! Quality Food Awards for Hodmedod

Good Choice! Quality Food Awards for Hodmedod

by Nick Saltmarsh November 25, 2017 1 Comment

Hodmedod won two awards at the 2017 Good Choice! Quality Food Awards. Our Yellow Pea Flour and Roasted Green Peas with Horseradish were both category winners, while our Lightly Salted Roasted Fava Beans were highly commended.

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Mapping the Great British Pea Line

Mapping the Great British Pea Line

by Nick Saltmarsh November 06, 2017 3 Comments

How do you eat your peas? Whole or soft? Parched or mushy? Black or green? Carlin or marrowfat? (We’re talking proper dried peas here, not those Johnny-come-lately immature fresh “garden pea” imposters*.)

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We did it! BBC Food & Farming Awards: Best Food Producer 2017

We did it! BBC Food & Farming Awards: Best Food Producer 2017

by Nick Saltmarsh September 22, 2017 4 Comments

Wow, we won! We're over the moon to have won Best Food Producer in the 2017 BBC Food and Farming Awards.

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First British lentil harvest underway

First British lentil harvest underway

by Josiah Meldrum August 31, 2017 1 Comment

After three years of research and crop trials we started harvesting the first commercial crop of British-grown lentils at the end of August. Over the next few weeks six farms in Suffolk, Hampshire, Wiltshire, Hertfordshire and Sussex will harvest a range of organic and non-organic lentils.

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Autumn Food Festivals: Borough Market, Abergavenny and Aldeburgh

Autumn Food Festivals: Borough Market, Abergavenny and Aldeburgh

by Nick Saltmarsh August 26, 2017

We’ve an exciting autumn ahead. We're with River Cottage at Borough Market all September, at the Abergavenny Food Festival on 16/17 September, and at the Aldeburgh Food & Drink Festival on 23/24 September. The winners of the BBC Food & Farming Awards will be announced and we and our growers will be busy harvesting quinoa, lentils and beans. And don't miss our Organic September special offers!

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We're BBC Food & Farming Awards finalists!

We're BBC Food & Farming Awards finalists!

by Nick Saltmarsh March 19, 2017 3 Comments

We’re over the moon to be one of three finalists for the Best Producer category of the 2017 BBC Food and Farming Awards. It’s a testament to the many wonderful farmers and producers we work with – and to the potential of British farming to produce an ever wider variety of foods.

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Protein-packed Peas

Protein-packed Peas

by Nick Saltmarsh January 14, 2017 1 Comment

Pea protein is on-trend for 2017. We're delighted that the sustainability benefits of vegetable protein and the naturally high levels in dried peas (rather than fresh or frozen) are being recognised but believe that minimally processed whole peas, split peas and pea flour have most to offer both nutritionally and for their taste and versatility.

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Soils and Pulses, a Symbiosis for Life

Soils and Pulses, a Symbiosis for Life

by Nick Saltmarsh December 05, 2016

Every year on 5th December, World Soil Day celebrates the importance of soil in the natural world and in sustaining human wellbeing. In 2016, the UN International Year of Pulses, the day's theme is the relationship between soil and pulses. Pulses depend on soil to grow but also contribute to the health and vitality of soil, helping it to sustain life.

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Naked Barley arrives at the Bean Store (at last!)

Naked Barley arrives at the Bean Store (at last!)

by Josiah Meldrum July 30, 2016 1 Comment

After a global search for seed, a couple of years of trials (and several months working out how to flake and mill it) we’ve finally welcomed organic naked barley into the Bean Store.

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Pulses on Air - The Food Programme celebrates the International Year of Pulses

Pulses on Air - The Food Programme celebrates the International Year of Pulses

by Nick Saltmarsh July 29, 2016 1 Comment

BBC Radio 4's Food Programme investigates pulses from Britain and further afield to mark the UN International Year of Pulses. Hodmedod's Nick Saltmarsh joined Sheila Dillon, Jenny Chandler and Sanjay Kumar in discussion at the BBC's Bristol studios.

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Great Taste awards for Hodmedod's British Quinoa, Carlin Peas and Yellow Pea Flour

Great Taste awards for Hodmedod's British Quinoa, Carlin Peas and Yellow Pea Flour

by Nick Saltmarsh July 28, 2016

Three of Hodmedod's British-grown pulse and grain products are among the 2016 Great Taste awards winners! We're delighted that the quality and taste of our Yellow Pea Flour, canned Carlin Peas and British Quinoa have been recognised in these acclaimed awards, widely considered as the benchmark for fine food and drink in the UK.

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Abyssinian Peas

Abyssinian Peas

by Josiah Meldrum July 02, 2016 1 Comment

We were very excited to discover Abyssinian peas in the John Innes Centre's seed bank and are now running garden trials to find out more about these unusual and beautiful peas from Ethiopia.

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