Fall Fruits

Our Organic hedgerows are abundant at this time of year with Autumn fruits, including Sloes, Rose Hips, Blackberries and Crab Apples. We are also lucky to have some late apples in our heritage orchard including Sops of Wine and Bramley. We have been busy picking our share (leaving enough for the wildlife and livestock – yes, they love to munch on berries too!) and we’ve had a time scale for the blackberries – old folk lore suggests that they should be harvested before Michaelmas on the 29th September (or 10th October), or the devil turns them sour! Have a look at this interesting article on culinarylore.com for the background to this tale!

   The blackberries go into jams and pies, the apples into chutney, apple sauce and pies also.

Bramley Apples

Sloes go into jam and a little tipple of gin (saved for the festive season)! Elderberries are used in jams and syrups, as are rose hips, (very good for colds – especially with our home made ice cream)!

From the same family as sloes, are our plums, damsons and cornish bullums – the latter you may not have heard of. All go into our delicious jams.

Tempted?

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Cornish Pasty Perfection!

Scrumptious Cornish Pasties

If you are after a true taste of Cornwall, look no further than our delicious, delectable and ever popular savory pasties.

Delicious Cornish Pasties

We use a closely guarded, family recipe, which goes back generations to create our traditional, home made, shortcrust pasties in our farmhouse kitchen. In addition to our mouthwatering Cornish Pasty (beef), we can also cook scrumptious Cheese and Onion and Vegetable.

Please pre-order either in the shop or on 01637 861667, to ensure we can freshly prepare and bake your pasty for collection.

Nothing beats a Cornish Pasty to warm you up on a grey day, to pack in a picnic in the sunshine, to bring to the beach or enjoy for an evening meal. A true taste of Cornwall from a true Cornish kitchen.

 

Pump up the Jam (and Chutney)!

Tried and tested, traditional family recipes are used to create our delicious range of Jams, Jellies, Chutneys and Relishes in our Farmhouse Kitchen.

We include our own organic, seasonal fruit and vegetables, including fruits from our hedgerows and wild areas, making sure we leave enough to satisfy the local wildlife!

Our wild fruits include Sloes, Damsons, Rose hips, Blackberries and Elderberries.

Fruits from our orchard consist of heritage varieties of apple including ‘Cookers’ Sops of Wine,  Bramley and ‘Eaters’ Beauty of Bath, Victoria Plums and Damsons.

Perfect jams to accompany our own breads, scones or splits, our chutneys, jellies and relishes are also an amazing compliment to our own Organic Hams, Sausages, Burgers, Steaks, cold meats or some local Cornish cheese. Superb on a sandwich.

Plums

All our mouthwatering and  tasty preserves are very popular, so either pop by the shop to see what we have in season or contact us to make a special order of your favourite!

Spicy Tomato Relish

 

We are BEElievers!

Bees are of utmost importance to us at Gluvian. They are part of the indigenous ecosystem and are vital to the pollination of our plants and trees. Being an Organic farm, we don’t use pesticides, so our wildflowers, wild spaces, orchard and hedgerows are abundant with native species which the busy bees thrive in and it’s a healthy habitat for them!

Despite the major insecticide companies insisting that the chemicals they produce are ‘safe’, independent scrutiny from major field trials, have produced reports which are conclusive that the use of pesticides damage the survival of bee colonies, accounting in part for their decline. See here for a recent article from the Guardian.

So what can you do to help? The Soil Association has launched it’s summer campaign #BeeOrganic which we have been following closely and updating social media with images of our little friends on the farm. It doesn’t take a lot to plant bee friendly species in a window box or garden and feel good about being part of their recovery!

Steak your claim!

This August looks set to start fair, with a couple of days providing glorious Cornish sunshine. Why not make the most of them by cooking alfresco and enjoying one of our mouthwatering, tender, Organic beef steaks.

We have rump, rib eye, sirloin and fillet, all sizes to suit all appetites and budgets. Bred and reared on the farm, slow fed on our Organic Cornish pasture and antibiotic free.

Perfect Picnics!

Planning a picnic with friends this summer? We have plenty of good locations around here – beaches, moors, parks or simply a comfy spot of grass in the Cornish sunshine.

Why not order some of our scrumptious, traditional farmhouse kitchen scones, jams, splits, yeast buns, saffron buns, chutneys, pasty pie or ham and egg pies.

Perfect for a lazy lunch, all you have to do is serve, sit back and enjoy! Which raises the question… jam or cream first?

The apple of my eye…

I’ve had my eye on this little bad boy for a while. It’s a survivor! In farming, we are often at the mercy of nature, and late this spring we suffered gales which took a few of our fledgling apples off. The effects of the unseasonable weather can be seen all over the local area on windward hedges, where it scalded the spring growth leaves. Very unusual. However, we are still expecting a decent crop as we had a bumper blossom in the orchard and local, industrious bees were busy pollinating whilst collecting the sweet rewards. We will have both ‘eaters’ and ‘cookers’, all juicy and delicious heritage varieties which the family have been ‘scrumping’ for generations. In addition to being available in the farm shop, we will use them in our home produce, including our farm house kitchen jams, jellies and chutneys, except for this one – this one’s mine!