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 the same time – one of the key members of our farming team, Jairo, is pictured above rightly proud of a just harvested spring cabbage which is almost as big as he is! We also have our very first peas of the season – crisp and sweet, they’re picked fresh each morning and are so good eaten straight from the pod that we haven’t managed to get as far as cooking any just yet!
More delicious seafood with Monkfish, Plaice, Cock Crabs and Mackerel arriving overnight and available for sale in the shop or in the restaurant from tomorrow morning.
A reminder that we are now open on Saturdays from 10am to 11pm throughout the summer. You can join us for an early evening cocktail or dinner. Tables will be inside or in the gardens depending on temperature and your inclination. All Saturday evenings are now bookable except where we have a Worton Nights event – the next of these is on 28th May when we will serve a dinner to compliment a talk by Colin Tudge – a long time friend of the farm, author, journalist and co-founder of the Oxford Real Farming Conference. Colin, one of the key figures in the Agro-ecological farming movement in the UK, is an informed, perceptive and entertaining speaker and we are looking forward to a fascinating evening as he talks to the subject – FOOD, FARMING, AND THE GREAT RE-THINK . Click here to book your tickets.
We look forward to welcoming you to the farm again this week, whether you come to shop, to breakfast, to lunch or, on Saturday, for dinner.