The long Easter weekend beckons…

The long Easter weekend is coming and although the weather will not be as summery come the weekend, there is a real optimism that things really are going to open up again after our long winter!    Here at the farm, we are delighted that the Avian Flu restrictions on outdoor poultry have at last … Read more

Stunning tulips again this week!

More and more wonderful tulips this week.   The greenhouse flowers are now at their peak with fiery and voluptuous colours complementing the earlier pastels.   Flowers will be available as single stems for you to mix and match or as bunches in a range of sizes.  Such a tonic to lift the spirits and with … Read more

An abundance of pork this weekend!

Lots of delicious pork this week from our two over-wintered pigs. Gloucester Old Spot/Oxford and Sandy crosses, these were big pigs – what used to be called bacon pigs rather than porkers.  Covered in a good layer of fat and well-marbled throughout, the meat is delicious – a long way from supermarket pork in any … Read more

More Spring flowers this weekend!

Last weekend’s warmth and sunshine may have departed but there is still more than a hint of Spring in the air.  We have more flowers this weekend with Anemones and wonderfully-scented Grape Hyacinth by the bunch.  The Iris Reticulata are making a great display of iridescent blue as the first potted bulbs to flower but … Read more

Beautifully scented Muscari!

Just a quick update to let you know that we have our very first flowers for sale this weekend.  Beautifully-scented Grape Hyacinth (Muscari) available for those who come for a first taste of spring in the sunshine at the farm tomorrow or Sunday.   Lots of delicious cakes and savouries, many alliums and that perfect Caerphilly cheese all … Read more

Lengthening days and hints of Spring warmth

Puntarelle

Lots of new items from Italy this week. Cime di Rapa, Pomegranates, Quince, Bergamot Lemons and my favourite, Puntarelle. A delicious winter salad – Puntarelle or Cicoria de Catalogna has light green stems in a heart surrounded by leaves shaped like dandelions. This is a favourite dish in Rome where they blanch the initially bitter … Read more

A celebration of seafood this Valentine’s Weekend

Lots of seafood from Cornwall this week!  Sweet, delicate whole Plaice for roasting, Skate wings to serve with brown butter and capers or plump, juicy Mussels.   For those looking to celebrate with a special meal, we have two stress-free possibilities this Valentine’s Weekend… The amorous might try our fabulous, native Fal oysters (pictured above) a real treat on … Read more

Delicious Winter Greens from the farm this week

Lots of winter greens this week. Cavolo Nero, Kale, Spinach, Chard and, of course, lots of wonderful Cabbage. My particular favourite at the moment is the wondrous January King (picture above) but we have white, red and sweetheart cabbages as well. Anyone feeling they need a tonic of minerals and vitamin C – these really … Read more