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 …

Read more

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 …

Read more

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 …

Read more

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 …

Read more

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 …

Read more

New Animals to see at the farm this week

Lots of new workers at the farm this weekend! You are already aware that we have some wonderful, characterful Saddleback pigs at the farm working on rooting up the perennial weeds in our new field. As part of our commitment to farming holistically, we are committed to not using any artificial chemicals – not even …

Read more

Chops,  Chamber Music and Chattels

A slightly different email this week as we want to sing the praises of 3 friends of the farm. First up is Tim at Hampton Gay farm. Those of you who have eaten the Vitello Tonnato and Carpaccio over the summer are already aware of how delicious Tim’s Longhorn Beef is – a perfect example …

Read more

The trees are heavy with fruit

We are now in full harvest mode for apples and pears. Most of the fruits are reaching perfect ripeness and we will have a wide selection available in the shop. Many of you know Rupert at Tiddly Pommes. For several years, Rupert has been the chap responsible for pressing and bottling our apple juice – …

Read more

Its Quetsche time once again…

At last, and more than two weeks later than last year, the Quetsche plums are starting to ripen.  When I checked back to 2020, I realised that we had picked the plums before.the August Bank Holiday.  This year, it has taken this current blast of Mediterranean warmth to soften the fruits.  Many of you already know, …

Read more