January Newsletter

February 7, 2023

The Moo Man premiered Ten Years Ago!

In January 2013, The Moo Man had its world premiere at The 2013 Sundance Film Festival It was an amazing time! The Moo Man is a 90 minute documentary film by Trufflepig Films. The film makers, Andy and Heike live in Scotland now, but in 2008 they lived locally and had our milk delivered to their home. They asked if they could make a film about our farm, as they loved the cow stories on the milk bottles. They spent three years filming and one year editing, reducing 150hrs of footage down to an award winning beautiful 90 minute film. As well as its success at The Sundance, it had its European premiere at the Berlinale Film Festival, and UK premiere at the 02 in London. However, the real premiere took place at the wonderful Pavilion cinema in Hailsham, with one of our cows on the red carpet in George Street! It then went on to be shown at over 100 cinemas in the UK, and other film festivals around the world including the Food and Wine Festival in Melbourne. In 2014, it was shown by the United Nations in Brussels as part of the UN Year of the Family Farm, with Steve and Claire speaking to an audience of over 300 that included politicians, journalists, students. If you haven’t seen the film, you can currently download it on Amazon Prime and YouTube. It’s a great way to see our farm, how we look after our cows and where your milk comes from!

On the Farm

Turn Out Day will be on Easter Bank Holiday Monday, April the 10th!

Don’t miss out on this fantastic day on the farm. The annual Turn Out Day is now quite an established Hailsham event. Last year saw over a thousand visitors come to the farm to see how much it means for our cows and youngstock to go back out onto grass again after having been in for the winter.  Tickets are available on the Hook and Son website, www.hookandson.co.uk

The day will also include tractor and trailer rides around the farm, a B B Q, and a Farmers Market in the field. 

Another Date for your diary, April 23rd, The Mad Marsh Run is BACK!   

Set on the farm, the course takes in the very western edge of the beautiful Pevensey Levels, with amazing views across the marsh. It is a course that takes you away from any sign of civilization as you experience the unique beauty of such an open, untouched peaceful landscape. Taking part is an incredible way to experience the wonderful Pevensey Levels. We are thrilled to hold this event again. Not only will the 2023 Mad Marsh Run have the same 10km course, it will also now include a new 5km run!  This new 5km course will have the same challenging fun natural obstacles and lovely views, it just means you won’t have to run so far! There are also spectator tickets available, for those who are supporting runners, or just want a great day out on the Pevensey Levels watching people trying to jump ditches! There will be a Bar B Q on the day with Hook and Son burgers, and tractor and trailer rides offering a ‘hop on – hop off’ service for spectators around the course. For something a bit different, it’s a great day out!
We are also looking for volunteers to help steward the event. If you would like to help out on the day, please get in touch.
The event will be held on Sunday 23rd April. Easy to remember, Shakespeare’s birthday and  St Georges Day! For more information and to buy tickets, please visit the website
We are also looking for volunteers to be involved with the event, to help with car parking, and stewards for the ditch jumps and course obstacles. Please get in touch if you would like to become involved.

Camping on the farm

Our campsite will be open for Turn Out Day, and The Mad Marsh Run. It would be brilliant to stay at the farm when these events are on. For more information, please contact camping@hookandson.co.uk

We have two vacancies at Hook and Son
We currently are looking for production staff and for someone to do a farmers market in London on Sundays. If you are a hard working team player, and would love to be part of the Hook and Son team, please contact the office for further information.

Thank you for all your support for our farm!

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