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Strawberry summer cake

This strawberry summer cake is super simple to make and guaranteed to excite the taste buds – just ask our little helper! This melt in your mouth treat was just as yummy using regular plain flour (instead of barley flour) and a smidgen less sugar, as suggested. The sprinkle of sugar on top turns the berries into a delicious jam. […]

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Now picking first strawberries

And we’re off! The farm opens for this year’s pick your own fruit season on Saturday, 6 June. The first strawberries and gooseberries are ripe and ready, with a bumper crop of strawberries to come. Looking forward to seeing you all again for a season of fresh summer fruit! Check the fruit calendar for more details […]

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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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Strawberry rhubarb crumble bars

Strawberry rhubarb crumble bars

These strawberry rhubarb crumble bars combine the delights of a crumble with the very special flavour of strawberry rhubarb pie, into one far-too-easy-to-eat bar.  Strawberries add a wonderful sweetness to the tart rhubarb, which means you can cut down on the sugar needed to enjoy it. Whether that elevates this more-ish snack to ‘healthy’ status is open for […]

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First strawberries ripening

The first strawberries of the season are just turning red, and so we will open the fields for pick your own this weekend (Saturday 24th May). The gooseberries and broad beans will also be ready to pick. The strawberries will be more plentiful by next week as they ripen up. The farm shop will stock […]

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Strawberry lemonade with agave nectar

Strawberry lemonade ice lollies

We’ve been testing a few recipes to find the best strawberry lemonade, and we couldn’t resist freezing some to see how it fared as strawberry lemonade ice lollies. This recipe is the best so far: thicker than usual, easier to make, and neither too sweet nor too lemony. Delicious. The agave nectar in this recipe is […]

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Strawberry granita

Strawberry granita

This refreshing strawberry granita is more rustic than a sorbet yet more refined than a slushy – and super-easy to make. It’s a great way to use all those baskets full of fresh strawberries that you picked (we like it when you do that). The recipe works just as well with frozen strawberries – just […]

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Gooseberry buds in spring

Spring on the farm

The first buds are forming on the plants, which means it’s spring on the farm already. There’s a real buzz around the farm at this time of year as all the plants spring back into life. This mixed with some nervous energy – what kind of season will we have this year? Growing summer fruit […]

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One-minute strawberry ice cream

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 […]

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Sweet summer strawberries

Strawberries exceptionally sweet and plentiful

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 […]

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