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.
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.
Rode Hip Syrup
Damson and Orange Jam
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.
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.
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
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?
Ooh wee ’tis warm here on the North Coast! Nothing better to cool you down than one of Val’s indulgent, home made ice creams! Yum!
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!
The weather is looking good and it’s time to break out the BBQs! Try our own delicious Organic Beef Burgers, Steaks, Sausages and our own very tasty Organic Pork Sausages.
For bumper breakfasts try our Organic Bacon, Free Range Eggs and order some of our Farmhouse Baked Bread.
Free Range Eggs.
White Loaf and Cornish Splits
Honey and Seed Loaf
With Easter now in site, we will start taking orders for our delicious home produce, including our home baked Hot Cross Buns. Did you know that in Ireland there is a saying “Half for you and half for me, between us two, good luck shall be”! There are plenty more old traditions that can be found about Hot Cross Buns, have a look at this link on Smithsonianmag.
We also make Traditional Simnel Cakes, which are a delight for both Mothering Sunday and Easter.
We have Organic Joints of Beef, Lamb or Pork for a celebratory meal, or even an Easter Ham. Check out Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstalls’ recipe here in the Guardian. Have a look at our flyer to see what we can tempt you with as we dip our toes into Spring.
Brrr! We are in for a few chilly days and nights here in Cornwall, but at least it is dry so we can still get lots of work done on the farm. If you need warming up, why not order one of our scrumptious, homemade, Cornish pasties.
Made to a family recipe, everything from the golden pastry to the juicy, hot, peppery filling is bound to thaw you out. We make traditional steak or cheese and onion, both a firm favourite with our customers.
Let us take the stress out of your Christmas entertaining!
We produce in our farmhouse kitchen, delicious home made seasonal goods, including:
Chutneys, Quiches, Game Pies , Ham and (our Free Range) Egg Pies, Christmas Cakes and Puddings.
Enjoy a joint of Organic Beef, Lamb or a Gammon for your Christmas or New Year celebrations, complimented with our seasonal, organic vegetables.