Online Shop Open – Reminder 29th April

Delicious Cornish Red Mullet – try them on the barbecue!

I am delighted to tell you that the online shop is now fully re-stocked and open for business again.

After the delicious shellfish last weekend, The Cornish Shellfish Company are sending us some glisteningly fresh fish caught by day-boats out of Newlyn.  

This week we have a choice between Red Mullet – delicious grilled or barbecued with extra virgin olive oil, lemon and herbs – and one of our other favourites Ray Wing.  Slightly sweeter and fleshier than Skate, these are delicious prepared in a similar way with Black Butter.  First poach the wings in a herb/vegetable stock for 5-10 minutes until firm.  Lift from the liquid and drain on a warm plate whilst melting butter in the emptied pan.  Watch till the butter bubbles and browns, then immediately add capers with their vinegar, lots of chopped parsley and a squeeze of lemon juice.  Return the wings to the pan to bathe in the sauce, then serve with some of our Jersey Royals and a watercress salad to the side. Simple, delicious and ready in under 20 minutes.  Details of the available fish are in the online shop where you can pre-order for collection on Friday or Saturday.

From our gardens and greenhouses, we have lots of seasonal treats this week including:

  • Tat Soi – a very tasty stir fry green
  • Puntarelle di Brindisi – great in a salad with anchovies, lemon and oil or blanched and sautéed with extra virgin olive oil, garlic and chilli
  • Fresh Herbs – Parsley, Coriander and Mint
  • Rhubarb
Heirloom Tomatoes fresh from The Isle of White again this week.

The farm will be open as usual on Friday and Saturday so you are welcome to come to the shop and buy your fruit, vegetables and bread in the normal way. For those who can make it, there will be a slightly broader range of produce available including our delicious salads, some soft fruit and berries.  We took a new delivery of farmhouse cheeses from the Netherlands this week and there is definitely plenty of your favourite goats cheese!

Of course we all have to adhere to strict social distancing rules:

  • Everyone will need to sanitize their hands before coming into the shop
  • Only one customer in the shop at any time
  • The queue (if we’re busy) will be spaced at 2m intervals (we’ll set out chairs to make this more comfortable!)
  • No cash payments will be accepted – only cards

We will be offering Click and Collect or Delivery options only on Sunday. We anticipate being fairly low on stock again by the end of Saturday so to avoid disappointment, we will be re-publishing a detailed stock list on Saturday evening to allow you to place online orders whether for morning Click and Collect or afternoon delivery.

We hope you are all keeping well and look forward seeing you or speaking to you at some point over the weekend.