Whirlow Hall Farm

Not far away from the inner city hustle and bustle of Sheffield you’ll find the peaceful settings of Whirlow Hall Farm Trust. Originally developed in 1979 by Alan Aikin the trust has now been running at the time of writing …

Sheffield Organic Growers

Back again in the Moss Valley of Sheffield this time to visit another small scale producer who is doing everything organic with the aim of bringing vibrant and nutrient packed vegetables to dinner tables across the city. There’s something slightly …

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Is it time to ‘Think Different’ when it comes to food?

This morning something got me thinking. When I was sat having breakfast at the crack of dawn I didn’t do my usual thing of listening to the radio, instead I browsed youtube for a quick hit of inspiration…and I stumbled …

Hazelhurst Fruitery

I’m back at the Moss Valley in Sheffield, If you’ve followed the Real Food Func blog before you’ll know already about my trip to Moss Valley Fine Meats and the afternoon I spent on the farm there with Stephen and …

Manor Farm Dairy Raw Milk

As I’m sitting in a field on a warm sunny Monday afternoon thoughts of the good life are running through my mind, maybe one day I’ll have something like this of my own, a small holding maybe, enough land to …

Moss Valley Fine Meats

As I sit in the large farmhouse kitchen at Povey Farm in the Moss Valley with Stephen his wife Karen and son Oliver the simplicity of the Real Food Func message hits me and all the dots are joined together… …

Learning From Tradition – The Philippines

My good friend Alex  is currently travelling around South East Asia, we got talking one day over WhatsApp about the food he was eating whilst away from home, when we got onto the topic of the local diet he had adapted to whilst in …

Being Proactive About Probiotics

Everybody has heard of the term Probiotics, but the question is what are they? More importantly why do we need them to be healthy? Probiotics as described by the World Health Organization are live organisms that generate a health benefit …

The Economically Sound Food Choice: Part 1

After watching an episode of ‘Eat Well For Less’ on the BBC recently I found it infuriating that the programme most definitely didn’t live up to its title! Families are made to live for a week using cheaper variations of …

The Marmite of Organ Meats

There will be many of you out there that turn your nose up at the thought of having liver for dinner, and I have to admit until a few years ago I was in the same boat. You might have …