About Us

In case you didn’t know …

Samphire is owned and run by two Norfolk smallholders Karen and Jeff Nethercott. Karen used to be a corporate accountant whilst Jeff worked in the building trade but a few years ago they moved to a Norfolk smallholding and life changed forever.

Chickens and ducks were quickly followed by sheep, pigs and geese and the interest in smallholding became an obsession. In 2005 they gave up the day jobs and opened the first Samphire shop at Blickling Hall. A second shop opened in 2009.

The shops have now closed and the smallholding has become Samphire HQ. We have built a commercial kitchen at the smallholding where we cook all the things we sell at markets and fairs. 

Here's a bit of history …