About us

Farmhouse Cooking Ltd is a small family business which began as a farm diversification scheme in 1989.

As her children grew older, Margaret Holland, former nurse and midwife, started cooking from the farmhouse kitchen and selling cakes and pastries to the local villagers from a trestle table outside her front door.

After about a year Mrs Holland was approached by Mrs Blyth from Friday Street Farm Shop at Farnham to provide her with her home-made cakes. The business grew through word of mouth and now supplies over 20 outlets covering Suffolk and parts of Essex.

What our customers say

Dear Mrs Holland, I’m writing to tell you I am in trouble with my wife. I bought three packets of your delicious Cheese Straws from Friday Street Farm Shop last week, on my way home, and when I got home, there was only one packet left. I’ll buy more next time.

Mr M from Chelmsford

Dear Margaret, Food Award – A wonderful achievement, thoroughly deserved. It is the appropriate recognition of your successes and the way that you have built up and maintained a superb business. It must be a tremendous boost for your team. Very many congratulations to you all from everybody here. Your Sincerely, Richard

Richard from Ipswich

Many thanks, You and your staff did a marvellous job. The canap├ęs were delicious.

Mr & Mrs P. from Ipswich

Dear Mrs Holland, Having recently bought sausage rolls made by yourself from Farmer’s Market, would it be possible to supply some to us, about 30? Absolutely delicious!

Mr B from Beccles