When John Rymer founded JSR Farms Limited in 1958, he established some important business principles. He also set out a simple formula that has continued to provide a focus for the group's activities and growth - people, pigs, peas and potatoes.
Today it is one of the largest family-owned farming companies in the UK. It has 2 operational companies; JSR Genetics Ltd - a highly successful international pig genetics company and JSR Farms Ltd - an integrated arable business demonstrating sustainable farming.
More information on the JSR Group is available by going to the main JSR website.
A cookery school for everyone.
The Yorkshire Wolds Cookery School is situated at Highfield Farm near the picturesque village of Southburn, four miles from Driffield. Surrounded by the panoramic views of the Yorkshire countryside, The Yorkshire Wolds Cookery School is the perfect place to relax, socialise and most of all improve your cookery skills!
Our popular and well equipped cookery school serves as the testbed for our two main end products, pork and beef. The school provides facilities and professional expertise to monitor and promote eating quality as well as developing new recipes and training students of all ages and abilities in the art of cooking high quality, locally produced food. The school can accommodate up to fifty people for cookery demonstrations and also has eight individual stands for a hands on, practical experience.
We were delighted to be shortlisted in the Best Cookery School, England category at the 2017 Food Awards. George, Lynne and Alison attended a glittering awards ceremony in Manchester on 2nd October and were thrilled to be named as the winner.
Highfield Farm Guesthouse offers comfortable bed and breakfast rooms for both the cookery school clients and those wanting a short break in the countryside. The cookery school can be hired by corporate clients along with the excellent conference facilities at our Visitor Centre located at the Southburn site.
Highfield Farm is the Yorkshire Wolds at its best. Our converted former Farmstead with nine bedrooms is set in beautiful Wolds countryside, surrounded by farmland and a wealth of wildlife. With stunning scenery it is the ideal venue for a relaxing break. Take a walk in the Wolds countryside and explore the wonderful wildlife that the area has to offer.
Offering a very high standard of both business and holiday accommodation, you are sure to enjoy a very relaxing stay at Highfield Farm. Each room, named after a Yorkshire Wolds village, enjoys open views of the surrounding countryside and benefits from luxury en-suite facilities. You are also sure to enjoy one of our award winning breakfasts.
Located in one of the UK’s unique natural areas, there is a great wealth of things to do and see nearby. From wildlife and bird watching to cycling and exploring historic country houses, there are numerous attractions that will make your stay with us very memorable.