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 …

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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 …

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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 – …

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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, …

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Lots of Tender Sweetcorn…

Huge industry across the farm this week as the harvest gets up to full speed. All the team are involved in picking the fruit and helping to process for the shop or for storage. Plums are being stoned for jams, chutneys, drinking vinegars, cordials and the freezer, Onions and Garlic are being strung together to …

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New boys at the farm this weekend…

After a few months absence, pigs are returning to the farm – just in time to help deal with our windfall fruit glut! Our new boys, Pedigree Saddleback boars, will be in new accommodation in the far field beyond the orchard. We have moved the pigs to give the land in the woods a rest …

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Our stunning Interlaken grapes are ripe!

The second and, we hope, final week of Electricity works at the farm is underway – anticipated power cuts mean that we are unable to open tomorrow or Thursday.  Everything should be completed by Thursday PM and we will be opening for hot croissants and hand-made Mirabelle Jam at 10am on Friday morning. Lots of delicious farm-grown …

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Stunning Dahlias and Sunflowers

The beginning of August and our cutting garden is resplendent with big, bold Dahlias. We will have lots for sale in the shop and online – if you don’t see a bunch you like, just let us know and whenever possible we will pick a bunch for you there and then. Following on from our …

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