2013 - Featured in Kirstie Allsopp’s Christmas Crafts

Featured in Kirstie Allsopp’s Christmas Crafts

I love the ham Phil gives me: it’s absolutely delicious and big enough to feed a small army, so it lasts way beyond Christmas Day. A few years ago, when we were making Kirstie and Phil’s Perfect Christmas, we asked Farmer Guy if he’d let us in on the secrets of making one of his glorious hams and he kindly agreed.

2010 - Kirstie and Phil’s Perfect Christmas

Kirstie and Phil’s Perfect Christmas

​Farmer Guy helped Kirstie and Phil learn how to create the perfect Christmas Ham on their Channel 4 show.

2007 - Farmer Guy featured in Shooting Times & Country Magazine

Farmer Guy featured in Shooting Times & Country Magazine

“Farmer Guy” has been at it since the early seventies and he deals in his own old-fashioned country hams, cured in the traditional way.

You can buy a half or whole one in a variety of dressings. The simple recipe is an old one and a well-kept secret. It involves the finest sea salt from Essex along with Kentish apples and honey, for his farm is at Upstreet, near Canterbury. The pigs are free-range, happy pigs.

To me the venture seems entirely laudable and the way farming ought to be going. It was a superb reminder of how meat used to taste when we had our own pig in the garden, succulent and full of flavour. I have placed a repeat order for 2007.