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First Elsanta strawberries

Farm open for summer fruit picking

The farm is now open for summer fruit picking! The first strawberries and gooseberries are both ready, as well as the broad beans. The first strawberries are ready in time for the bank holiday weekend. There is masses of fruit ready to turn ripe and so the picking will become easier throughout next week. The broad beans […]

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Broad bean and pea frittatas

Pea and broad bean fritters

This easy-to-make Jamie Oliver recipe is well appreciated by the vegetarian in our family, and it’s a good way to make vegetables appealing to children. You can either use fresh broad beans now or freeze some down to make the dish in the winter. I substituted cheddar for pecorino cheese and found it was just as good. It goes […]

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Crop update: Strawberries, strawberries everywhere

Create Wimbledon at home with some freshly picked strawberries – at pick-your-own quality and prices! Strawberries There are masses of Elsanta strawberries and so the picking is very easy, and the pick-your-own favourite Hapil are also plentiful. Elsanta keep well so they’re best if you need the fruit to last a few days. Bu if […]

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Broad bean, mint and ricotta bruschette

Broad bean, mint and ricotta bruschette

This is a great alternative to tomato based bruschette (also known as bruschetta). A very light, fresh seasonal starter to enjoy before those summer barbecues. The recipe is from Russell Norman’s cookbook Polpo, featured in the Observer Food Monthly. Makes 2 bruschette. Place the broad beans into boiling water for 5 minutes, remove and plunge into cold water, […]

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Crop update: Saucepans at the ready – jam season is here!

Homemade jam is a great way to keep the taste of summer alive throughout the year. Our customers are a creative bunch, making jam with their children as end-of-term gifts for teachers and unique wedding favours. The jam strawberries are now ready for picking. As we move round the different plots to each new variety, […]

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Radish and broad bean salad

This recipe, given to us by our friends at the Cookery Workshop in Frinton-on-Sea, combines just a few bold flavours to create a refreshing summer salad. Serves 4 to 6 Place the shelled broad beans in a pan of boiling water and simmer for 1-2 minutes. Drain in large colander and refresh under cold water. […]

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Broad bean picking

Crop update: easy picking on the early crops

Oh goodness, what weather we’re having. At least the summer fruit is here – we can offer you the taste of summer, if not the weather! Fortunately, the grass tracks around the farm keep the mud to a minimum. All the early crops are easy to pick at the moment. The Elsanta and Christine strawberries […]

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Easy picking on the early crops

The strawberries are ripening nicely, the gooseberries are getting bigger and there is a huge crop of broad beans which are really easy to pick. The farm soon dries out after rain so don’t let the clouds put you off! Sign up for our email newsletter to find out when the raspberries and other crops […]

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Elsanta variety of strawberries

June on the farm

Ah June, it’s the most exciting month on the farm. As the summer sun shines (we hope), we welcome our pick your own customers back onto the fields for the first of the summer fruit and vegetables. The early varieties of strawberries are usually the first crops to ripen up. We bring them forward in […]

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Now open for picking!

We’re pleased to tell you that we’re now open for picking. What better way to celebrate the Jubilee weekend than with some freshly picked strawberries and cream? The earliest varieties of strawberry, Christine and Elsanta, are ready to pick. It’s relatively easy picking with lots more berries ready to ripen as the season progresses. We […]

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