Farmer and TV pre­sen­ter Jimmy Do­herty first hit our screens more than 10 years ago when BBC2 fol­lowed his progress af­ter buy­ing a pig farm near Ip­swich, Suf­folk, in the se­ries The farm, which he runs with his wife, Michaela Fur­ney, now has an award-win­nin

Un­wrapped Jimmy’s Farm. Food

Country Life Every Week - - A Few Of My Favourite Things - Il­lus­tra­tions by Chris­tian David Moore

Maker of the best cider in the world, and lo­cal to me in Suf­folk, is As­pall, which has its own apple or­chards and has been ap­ply­ing its craft for eight gen­er­a­tions, since 1728. Its prod­ucts are steeped in her­itage and ac­tu­ally spelt cy­der, in­di­cat­ing a true, strong cider (01728 860510; www.as­pall.co.uk)

I have a Land Rover De­fender, but my Range Rover Sport is bril­liant for the fam­ily and for driv­ing around the farm. There’s noth­ing like get­ting a brand-new car and mine ar­rived look­ing su­per pris­tine, but, af­ter fer­ry­ing my three daugh­ters around, the car was soon filled with glit­ter, which was a bit awk­ward when I got out of the car to at­tend a se­ri­ous meet­ing and sparkled all the way to my chair (www.lan­drover.co.uk)

Not all lux­u­ries have to be big and flashy or very in­dul­gent. I love Jer­sey Royal pota­toes be­cause they’re only avail­able for a short spell and are unique to Jer­sey, which makes them very spe­cial in­deed. Time off at the week­end of­ten in­volves cook­ing a roast with the chil­dren—hav­ing time to cook with them is a real lux­ury to me (www.jer­sey­roy­als.co.uk)

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