From Field To Plate
At Hjem we have spent a great deal of time and energy sourcing the best quality produce and ingredients Northumberland has to offer. And it's not just our food that's local, our tableware is also handmade by a local potter and our beer is brewed just down the road. We are incredibly proud of the suppliers, farmers and growers we work with and take a lot of satisfaction in supporting local businesses and workers.
Take a look at our wonderful suppliers, growers and farmers below.
Pork & Dairy
North Acomb Farm
A family run farm with an excellent farm shop just 10 minutes drive from the restaurant. Robin and his wife Caroline have a herd of dairy cows which produce their milk, cream and butter as well as pigs that produce our delicious breakfast sausages and bacon.
Jeff lives at the bottom of the garden and looks after our chickens who roam in the field next door. We use our eggs for breakfast every day as well as the cakes, biscuits and pastries we bake for our pub guests. He also tends our small roof garden where we grow a selection of plants and herbs as well as our garden out in Gunnerton where we grow veggies and flowers throughout the year.
Jamie’s family have been farming at Sewingshields for more than six decades. Northumbrian black faced sheep, Whitebred shorthorn, Galloway and Blue-Grey (crossed between the shorthorn and Galloway) cows are all kept on the farm and spend 365 days of the year out on the hills and fields of the farm making their meat some of the best in the country.
Rosie has been working in the pottery in Alston to create the beautiful ceramics and tableware used in the restaurant.
Jeremy Thompson St John Lee
The local vicar and father to the restaurant manager, Ally, Jeremy has put his hobby for woodwork to use in creating many of the beautiful wooden bowls and pots used in the restaurant.