Archive | 2020
Frozen raspberries

Farm shop open all year

The fruit will be ready in late May. Until then, the farm shop is open all year round, with a selection of staples: freshly frozen fruit, homemade jam, seasoned firewood, and free-range eggs. The farm shop also stocks well-seasoned firewood from our sister company One Man and His Log. The fields will open late May 2021, […]

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Strawberry picking during COVID pandemic

What a season!

The fields are now closed for the year after a season quite unlike any since the family moved here 80 years ago. You’ve been brilliant at showing up, keeping to your bubbles, and picking those fields clean.

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Strawberries and cream shortbread sandwiches

Strawberries and cream shortbread sandwiches

Beautifully buttery and crisp shortbread biscuits filled and sandwiched together with softly whipped cream and sliced strawberries. These shortbread sandwiches are a quintessential British summertime treat.

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Blackcurrant brownie cheesecake

Blackcurrant brownie cheesecake

Visitors to the farm shop will surely have been tempted by one of the locally-made small-batch chocolate brownies in stock in the summer. Essex Bakery make the best chocolate brownies we’ve ever tested, and they pair wonderfully with the summer fruit. The Essex Bakery team are a creative bunch, always trying out new brownie flavours. […]

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Gooseberry crumble cake recipe

Gooseberry crumble cake

Why choose between cake and crumble when you can have both?! The fruit in this gooseberry crumble cake really offsets the sweetness. We won’t judge if you serve it with custard. This recipe is adapted from one spotted in Sainsbury’s Magazine. We’ve added a little extra fruit (obvs), and a sprinkling of flaked almonds on […]

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Redcurrant and elderflower sorbet

Redcurrant and elderflower sorbet

This delicately flavoured, seasonal sorbet is delicious served with roasted peaches, and a honey and oat crumb. Developed by Chef Ewan at Church Street Tavern, inspired by picking redcurrants at the farm.

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Gooseberry, lemon and elderflower tart

This vibrant lemon tart flavoured with new season gooseberries and foraged elderflower makes the perfect light summer dessert. Garnish with elderflower sprigs and extra gooseberries; I like to lightly poach mine in elderflower cordial. This recipe was kindly given to us by Jess Noy at The Gamekeepers Daughter, an award-winning chef who runs Takeout Thursdays: […]

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Strawberries ripening

Summer fruit season 2020

The strawberries are ripening with all this lovely weather, and will be ready by the end of the month.  Strawberries and gooseberries will be ready at the end of May. Raspberries, red and blackcurrants, and dessert gooseberries, will be ready at the end of June.A few broad beans will be ready in early June; a larger crop later in the month. Keep and eye on […]

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