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First redcurrants of the season

Get ready for summer pudding season

Time to get ready for summer pudding season! The redcurrants are ripe and ready, and the first blackcurrants and raspberries are just ripening. The blackcurrants and raspberries will be in full swing by mid next week (8 July). Delia’s summer pudding is our favourite – check out the recipe.  

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Raspberries starting to fruit

Raspberries, redcurrants and dessert gooseberries ready

This time last year, we’d only just started picking the strawberries – and now we have raspberries, redcurrants and dessert gooseberries ready for pick your own. The ever-changing British summer keeps us on our toes! The latest crop of broad beans, sown in the spring of this year, also just started. All these crops will […]

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Redcurrant and strawberry cheesecake tart

Redcurrant and strawberry cheesecake tart

This is a great dinner party dessert – so easy to make but looks and tastes great! The pastry rolls out beautifully, not something I usually find with such a short pastry. You can omit the cream from the cream cheese mix, it spread perfectly well without it. Serves 6. Preparation time 1 hour, cooking time 15-20 minutes. […]

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Summer pudding

Summer pudding

This easy-to-make traditional summer fruit dessert is a delicious combination of sweet and sharp. At the right time of the season, you can pick all the fruits needed for this recipe on the farm. We also stock a summer pudding mix of frozen fruit in the farm shop. Delia Smith’s summer pudding recipe is our family’s […]

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Ripe blackcurrants

Crop update: The currants are ripe at last!

It’s the height of the season with all of the crops now ready for picking. Strawberries There are still plenty of the mid-season strawberries Hapil and Elsanta available to pick. The later varieties Symphony, Florence and Fenella (named after the breeder’s granddaughters) are also now ripening up. These varieties all need to be picked fully […]

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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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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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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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Homemade raspberry jam

Homemade jam

There is nothing to beat homemade jam! It can’t compete with the commercial jams on price but it wins hands down on flavour, texture, and scoring brownie points with friends and family. Traditionally, jam is made in a preserving pan, but making smaller quantities in a large saucepan is just as good. The pan needs […]

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