I love my organic porridge in the morning, soaked over night with mixed fruit and then pinged in the microwave for 3 minutes. For me it’s the perfect healthy start to the day.
I rediscovered porridge a while ago and now can’t live without it. Trouble is the brand I fell in love with isn’t available any more in my local supermarkets. So I went on a quest to find a replacement, this time I wanted an organic porridge made with perhaps a little more love and one with firm provenance.
After extensive research I stumbled upon Pimhill Farm based in Shropshire, organic since 1949! Pimhill Farm was started in it’s current form by Sam Mayall from good old Lancashire in the North of England. Sam came from an industrial family background but sadly developed tuberculosis as a child. Following advice from the doctors, Sam chose the cleaner air job of farming and in 1923 the whole family moved lock stock and barrel to Shropshire to take on Pimhill Farm.
The organic porridge revolution begins
To cut a long story short and not to steal the thunder of the Pimhill website, Sam read a book called Humus and the Farmer by Friend Sykes it was this book that changed the direction of Pimhill Farm and ensured Sam became pivotal in the newly formed Soil Association, becoming Vice President for a number of years. The organic revolution was slowly under way.
Today Pimhill Farm still has a Mayall at the helm in the shape of Ginny Mayall alongside her husband Ian Anderson, they have 260 cows, grow wheat and of course oats.
Simple but high quality range
I believe organic food tastes better, if only because you know it’s organic. I also believe food with great provenance also makes eating it far more satisfying, link this with a great heritage, plus sustainability and not to mention a family firm! Then hey my porridge should taste like the nectar of the gods.
You can buy Pimhill Products on the Pimhill Farm website by clicking here. Or if you are just looking for porridge and want to try some in smaller boxes you can click here to buy direct from Amazon.
Update 30/07/2016 – My Jumbo Porridge Oats arrived !
I ordered my 5kg bag of Jumbo Oats direct from Pimhill, they arrived only a day or so later. After eating a good few bowls of porridge I can safely say they are delicious! The taste and texture is perfect for me and knowing the products provenance is simply wonderful.
I’ve heard that quick porridge oats fly off the shelf in supermarkets and I really don’t know why. Making porridge in a microwave is simple and equally convenient. Here’s what I do, porridge in a bowl, cover with milk, pop it in the fridge over night, next morning ping it in the microwave for 3 mins. Perfect porridge every time and no added ingredients.