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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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.

Boast about your roast!

Stuck for ideas about what to cook for dinner this weekend? How about one of our succulent, tender, organic beef roasting joints. Sizes to suit all budgets, crammed with plenty of slow grown, delicious taste.

 

Need some inspiration? Here are some recipes from Red Tractor who we are certified by, in addition to the Soil Association for our meat and vegetables. Try Rosemary Roast Beef with Balsamic and Cranberry Glaze or a hearty Roast Beef with Crispy Bacon, Mustard and Herbs – try our own organic Cornish bacon! We have plenty of flavorsome, in season vegetables to accompany, give us a call on 01637 860635 to order.

Bank Holiday BBQ?

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