Puddings, Pies, Piccalilli and Pigs!

Our first foray into the delights of Saddleback pork this week – far less fatty than the Oxford Sandy and Black X pigs from the Spring, the first two of our summer boys have just returned and are looking really good. Dark, purple almost wild boar-like meat available as Country Sausages in the shop or …

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Christmas at last!

The Satsumas, Clementines and Oranges have arrived so Christmas must be just around the corner! Lots of lovely citrus this week including acerbic Seville oranges. We will be making Seville Orange Tart for the restaurant and the first of the season’s Marmalade for sale in the shop and online. We have decided our Christmas opening …

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Salt Beef and Sauerkraut – Happy Hanukkah!

A nod to Hanukkah this week with home made salt beef from Hampton Gay Longhorn Brisket – the beef has been brining for a week or two and will be on the menu from Friday. We will be serving this with our new-season Sauerkraut – a deliciously crunchy and sour counterpoint to the meltingly soft …

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Our first Game of the season …

Fresh, local Pheasant on the menu this weekend. Our first game of the season has been delivered and we are busy plucking and prepping so that we have delicious seasonal treats on the menu. I will be cooking the Pheasant with Cider, Calvados and Cream – Phaisan Façon Pays d’Auge as the French might say. …

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Christmas Party?  Birthday or Anniversary?

Mid November and our thoughts are turning to Christmas. If you are thinking of holding a Christmas party or perhaps a special anniversary or birthday party, why not talk to us about hiring one of our rooms? Many of you have already held celebrations at the farm – we’re always happy to discuss booking all …

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Another great harvest …

Another fantastic harvest this week – perhaps our best carrots ever – certainly the largest! A testament not just to the industry and skills of Arnald and the team, but also a validation of the new Agro-ecological approach we are taking to our farming. Permanent raised beds, no till, heavy mulching and letting nature do …

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Autumn Nights, Worton Nights

Far shorter days, much cooler air and although the flowers in our gardens are just about holding on, there’s no doubt the season is changing. The leaves are colouring and falling as Autumn progresses and this weekend the clocks go back just to reinforce the feeling of the year closing in. On the farm there …

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Cabbage Harvest!

Cabbages galore this week! All our cabbages are at their best right now – we are harvesting the first of this season’s crop and are delighted with the results. We have Savoy, January King, Red and White cabbages for sale in the shop, online and on the menu. We are also beginning the work of …

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The return of our signature Tarte Tatin

After a glorious, almost balmy, weekend when lots of you got to enjoy leisurely lunches outdoors in the sun, the chill mornings this week leave no doubt that Autumn is upon us!. Although there may be a few summer vegetables still clinging on in the glasshouses, we really are at the end of summer. We …

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