Perhaps our best ever Quince harvest

A super abundant harvest of Quince this year.  So many fruits that we haven’t yet harvested them all.  So many fruits that one tree has collapsed under their weight!

There are so many myths about this beautiful fruit.  Some believe it to be the Forbidden Fruit from the Garden of Eden, others suggest it was a quince awarded as a prize by Helen to Athene which triggered the Trojan War.  What we do know is that this much misunderstood fruit originates from the Caucusus and Persia and that it’s scent is heavenly…

Eastern, exotic and, above all, perfumed, you should definitely have one or two in your fruit bowl if only for the warming scent that will pervade any room as the fruits ripen. 

Once you’re ready to eat them, they can be cooked either alone or to enhance any cooked apple dish.  Apple and quince sauce, for instance, makes an irresistible accompaniment to autumn roasts such as pork or duck.  If you can wait that long, it is also a perfect tracklement to serve with a Christmas goose! 

This weekend, we will be serving Honey and Bay Poached Quince with our Thick Jersey Cream and a Spiced Quince Sauce as an accompaniment to the roast Wild Duck.

We look forward to welcoming you to the farm again this week, whether you come to shop, to breakfast, to lunch or, on Friday or Saturday, for dinner.