Sultry Sun, Succulent Lemon Soles and Sumptuous Sorbets!

As the sun beats down this weekend, where better to while away an hour or two than in our beautiful gardens?  Choose one of our shady tables in the orchard or under the walnut tree and enjoy a glass of iced white or perhaps a glass of our new Pinot Noir from the Davenport Vineyard …

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Lots of Artichokes, Romanesco Cauliflowers, Marseille Figs…

Now we are past mid-summer, the homegrown harvest is growing every week. Lots of crops are coming into their prime including baby Fennel, Cauliflowers, Romanesco, French Beans, Kohlrabi, Cavaloi Nero, Kale, Gherkins, Courgettes, Cucumbers and, of course, the Artichokes shown above. Not as big as the Globes we have been sourcing from Brittany, our smaller …

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Lots of Seafood up from Cornwall this week

Lots of fresh seafood from our new supplier down in Cornwall this week.  We have wonderful Cock Crabs with huge claws bursting with white meat, deliciously tender Cuttlefish, plump Lemon Sole, Stone Bass and small sweet Mussels. Such a delight to have found a reliable new supplier of high quality seafood – we hope to …

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An abundance of Strawberries this week …

An abundance of strawberries this week and, perhaps, a huge affirmation of our new approach to farming.   For years, we farmed strawberries in the glasshouse aiming for the earliest crop we could achieve – this often worked and we had a modest crop of small, sweet and, above all early, berries.  This year we …

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New arrivals at the farm this week…

All change in The Piggery this week…  We have several new arrivals as we plan to build a small herd of breeding Pedigree Saddleback pigs.  Monday saw the arrival of a breeding Sow and 5 young gilts – we are hoping that Julius, our pedigree boar, will relish his duties and that we will have …

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Our first Cabbages of the year….

A really exciting time of year at the farm as the team are planting furiously to ensure our summer and winter row crops are in the ground in good time to take advantage of the damper conditions of the last 10 days.  Of course, the Spring and Early summer crops are coming to harvest at …

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Fresh Seafood again this week….

A mouth watering selection this weekend at the farm.   First and foremost we have an excellent new seafood supplier – based in Cornwall, and with a commitment to sourcing day-fresh fish from the inshore, day boat fleet out of Brixham, Newlyn and Plymouth, we hope to continue our tradition of serving glistening fresh seasonal …

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At last … the Runner Ducks are running again!

A very happy week at the farm as, after 5 months locked inside due to Avian Flu Restrictions, our Indian Runner and Cayuga Ducks were released to run around the farm and do what they were bought for – eat slugs! Beautiful and entertaining in their own right, the Runners are a key part of …

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Gastrophysics Returns to the farm this Saturday

Another Bank Holiday weekend and we are ready for it: a fascinating evening of discussion, delicious food and strange ideas on Saturday when Professor Charles Spence, Head of the Crossmodal Research Laboratory in Oxford presents another Gastrophysics event. Having worked with many of the world’s most innovative chefs, including Heston Blumenthal and Ferran Adria, Charles …

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A Sea of Glorious Tulips!

Our outdoor tulips are now in full bloom and presenting a fantastic view for anyone eating in the glasshouse or on the terrace. We will have this abundance for the next couple of weeks and then a slight hiatus before the flowers of full summer so its well worth visiting and, perhaps, taking a few …

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