The 2013 fruit season may be over but don’t despair – we’ve stocked the freezers throughout the summer so you can enjoy freshly frozen fruit at any time of year. ...
Never picked your own before? No problem! It’s simple – just turn up with sensible shoes and enthusiasm for picking fresh fruit. Pick your own (also known as PYO) means that you can go onto the farm fields and choose your own fruit. You can decide which fruit you’d like to pick, even which variety [...]
The sweetcorn is ripe and ready, picked fresh daily for the farm shop. We pick the sweetcorn to meet demand, at least once a day and sometimes more if we run out. If you would like a larger number of cobs (eg more than 10), we recommend you contact the farm shop ahead of time [...]
Due to this year’s unprecedented late start, you still have time to enjoy the summer fruit season. But don’t delay! This coming week will be the last to enjoy the easiest picking, and the crops will taper off throughout the rest of the month. Blackcurrants The picking is really easy on this lovely fruit – [...]
This typical Tuscany focaccia recipe is traditionally served with Chianti wine. The chef, Ugo, from The Sun Inn, Dedham gave us this recipe as a great way to enjoy our blackcurrants. Mix the flour and yeast together, then gradually add the water and mix until you have a bread dough. Cover with towel and leave to prove [...]
The raspberries are currently dripping off the canes. The strawberries are still plentiful. The dessert gooseberries, blackcurrants and redcurrants are all luscious. It’s a fantastic time to come picking summer fruit! We expect all the summer fruit crops to continue fruiting well into August.
Homemade strawberry ice cream is delectable but labour intensive if you don’t have an ice cream maker. This ingenious Jamie Oliver recipe lets you create the most delicious strawberry ice cream* in just one minute. And if that weren’t good enough, it’s fat free. The recipe calls for frozen strawberries, which means you can stock [...]
Another delicious recipe from our friends at The Mistley Thorn, this creamy zabaglione semifreddo offsets the tart and floral gooseberry and elderflower compote to make a perfectly balanced dessert. Semifreddo is Italian for semi-frozen dessert. It can be made in advance and makes an impressive dinner party dessert. Serves 6 to 8 people. Zabaglione semifreddo Whisk together [...]
Local restaurant The Mistley Thorn created this refreshing gooseberry and mint cordial with our gooseberries. It’s a lovely balance of sweet and tart, and the first time we’ve tried gooseberries in a drink. Try it mixed with rum as a mojito cocktail. The Mistley Thorn uses seasonal, local produce such as our fruit. They’ve partnered with [...]
Thanks to this glorious weather we’re enjoying, the strawberries crops are ripening beautifully – meaning very easy picking and exceptionally sweet fruit. Many varieties are ready now so there lots of fruit and something to suit everyone’s tastebuds! The Hapil and Elsanta are still good, and the Symphony, Fenella and Florence are also underway. Enjoy [...]
This recent fabulous weather has brought the summer fruit crops along at a pace so that the raspberries, blackcurrants and dessert gooseberries are all ready for picking too. Raspberries The Minerva variety is ready to pick, and the Tulameen and Leo are gradually ripening. The raspberries will be plentiful and the picking much easier in a week’s [...]
New crops and varieties of strawberries are now ready for picking, as the pick-your-own season gets well underway. Broad beans The broad beans are in abundance and will continue for many weeks. They’re very tender when young and freeze well, so don’t delay coming to stock up! Check out our recipes ideas, such as minted broad beans [...]