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 of grass fed, traditional beef. We hope to have another side of beef in a month or so. In the meantime, we are very excited to take one of his outdoor reared Oxford and Sandy pigs. This weekend we will be serving Porchetta on a bed of Beluga Lentils with apple sauce made from our own Golden Nobles. Next week we will be busy chopping, stuffing and curing so we hope to have fresh sausages on the menu again!

On a completely different note, many of you have been to concerts at the farm hosted by or involving members of the Oxford Chamber Music Festival. The Festival has returned and there are concerts all this week around Oxford. There are some some fascinating concerts on offer – I am particularly looking forward to the Beethoven Triple Concerto at the Sheldonian on Sunday evening. Whatever your taste, there is likely to be something to prick your interest – Click here to see the programme. Although we are not hosting any events this week, we are talking to Priya about a concert or two in the Spring – we’ll let know as soon as details are confirmed.

Finally we are delighted to be hosting a stall from Arthur Brown Interiors at the farm this weekend. Why not come along and have a look at the quirky designs by this local Cotswold company?

A wonderful spread of seafood this weekend both in the shop and in the restaurant. Oven-Roast Lemon Sole, Palourde Clams, Lobsters, Mackerel, Native Fal Oysters and, my own favourite, Cock Crabs.

Do come and join us for some wonderful food over the coming days.