We had the pleasure of paying Tre, Pol & Pen Farm Shop a visit!
This fabulous farm shop is nestled in the Tamar Valley in Cornwall.
The site’s name derives from the Cornish saying, “By Tre, Pol & Pen Shall Ye Know All Cornishmen” with ‘Tre’ meaning farm or homestead, ‘Pol’ meaning pond or spring and ‘Pen’ meaning hilltop or headland.
On arrival at this beautiful location, the large and modern building had us intrigued and although it was a wet, grey and miserable day, we sure had a bright and sunny reception.
We immediately headed to the spotless and incredibly spacious restaurant to refuel...
Tre, Pol & Pen believe that the 'best meals come about when friends, food and family meet' and it's pretty clear that this magnificent space with its huge glass windows and wonderful views, is such a meeting venue.
From the extensive menu, we chose the full English breakfast with great expectations and we weren't disappointed!
Far from it!
Great care had obviously been given to the presentation of this delicious platter of sausage, bacon, eggs, sourdough bread, tomatoes and fresh local mushrooms.
A truly beautiful looking AND tasting, locally sourced breakfast.
We just had to try the homemade milkshake made with local 'Cornish Moo' milk.
Thick, creamy and very, VERY tasty. Of course this milk, along with all the items we had just devoured are all available within the farm shop.
Being in Cornwall the farm shop is stocked up with a fantastic range of local & Cornish produce & products.
There's plenty of local artisan gifts, ranging from children's wooden toys, to hand crafted jewellery, all presented beautifully with a little background information regarding each maker and producer, giving a truly local feel.
There is a well stocked butchery counter with a vast selection of meats from their very own Ruby Red herd.
Of course we didn't go away empty handed, we took on some sirloin steak and cooked it as recommended by Tre. Pol & Pen's knowledgeable, in-house butcher.
Utterly delicious and extremely tender!
You'll find a zero-waste, refill section, containing nuts, grains, cereals and pulses as well as household cleaning products, encouraging customers to reuse and refill.
There's a fabulous play area for the little ones and dogs are welcome in the outside seating area and surrounding grounds.
Tre, Pol & Pen is an absolute gem of a farm shop and a definite 'must visit'.
The building, its layout and its interior itself, are stunning, the produce is local, fresh & plentiful, the gifts are interesting & imaginative, the staff are helpful & knowledgeable, the breakfast, well...that was just plain delicious and now we have to ask ourselves,
is Tre, Pol & Pen the most Instagramable farm shop?
Mon - Sat
Shop: 8.00am - 6.00pm
Cafe: 8.00am - 4.30pm
Shop: 8.30am - 5.00pm
Cafe 8.30am - 4.30pm
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We all know that 'GIN' is 'IN' don't we?
...I mean it's the nations favourite tipple right?
But, what's different about Greensand Ridge's gin and what stands out, is their ability to create their gin from surplus produce or byproducts.
Not ONLY that, but Greensand Ridge have actually built their own carbon-neutral micro-distillery with the mission to reduce food waste by fermenting and distilling quality produce that those big chain supermarkets just wont take.
Located in the heart of the Weald of Kent, Greensand Ridge Distillery create & craft unique & wonderful Gins, Fruit Brandies & Rums, all of which are distilled with 100% renewable energy... How fabulous is THAT?
Greensand Ridge Distillery's aim is to build a truly sustainable business & produce the finest spirits possible that reflect the flavours of the Kentish woods, orchards, fields & hedgerows.
With their quest for great flavours and by rediscovering, long forgotten ingredients, Greensand Ridge have created an unusual set of spirits.
London Dry Gin, Raspberry Ghost, Wealden Rum, Apple Brandy, Rye Cask Gin and PX Cask Gin
Greensand Ridge's London Dry Gin is distilled in small batches from a carefully selected combination of fifteen botanicals, 8 of which are found on their doorstep, in the heart of The Weald, such as poppy seeds and cobnuts, and each one plays an important role in creating this delicately balanced flavour.
This premium and incredibly flavoursome gin is very well balanced, it goes down smoothly and leaves a pleasant sweetness on the tongue*
It's wonderfully fresh, spicey, zingy AND moreish (probably a little TOO moreish as I'm trying to write)
It's really no surprise to me, that this bottle of loveliness has already bagged itself some pretty prestigious awards.
Well deserved, I say!
*NB No arms were twisted when asked to review this product
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On top of all that Greensand Ridge Distillery create and make, they also offer a fabulous gin experience.
This has to be the PERFECT gift for any gin lover?
Take a tour of their fantastic distillery, learn about the art of distilling and the different gin botanicals and THEN (this is the best bit) you'll distill your own full bottle of gin on an individual copper pot still, selecting from their amazing range of over 40 botanicals, whilst enjoying a complimentary G&T!
When the day is done and if you're still standing, you will take home your very own handmade bottle of gin...brilliant...SIGN ME UP!
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Conveniently located just outside the beautiful village of Yealmpton, situated between the thriving Ocean City of Plymouth and the hidden South Hams gem Mothercombe beach, Ben’s Farm Shop is the ideal destination for anyone wanting to buy good, simple food from good, sustainable farming.
Ben's are renowned for their traditional butcher’s counter that provides a wealth of free range or organic meat from trusted local farmers and offer an excellent range of fresh organic meat as well as their famous sausages and dry cured bacon.
The shelves are packed full with seasonal fresh fruit, veg and produce that is sourced directly from small, local producers and growers.
With ample free parking, there’s plenty of time to browse the impressive range of store cupboard essentials, wines and beers, chilled and frozen products and much more.
Ben's Farm Shops are located at Staverton, Totnes, Yealmpton & Exeter and also have Ben's Wine & Tapas in Totnes High Street.
YEALMPTON FARM SHOP OPENING HOURS:
Mon - Sat 9.00am - 6.00pm
Sun - 10.00am - 5.00pmrs
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Located in Somerset, Lye Cross Farm have over 50 years of cheese making experience and continue to use old-fashioned cheese-making skills to make their fantastic and award-winning cheeses.
Lye Cross Farm are the UK’s only cheese-maker of 100% certified grass-fed Cheddar!
Lye Cross Farm offers a fantastic range of handmade cheeses, both conventional and organic and the entire production & packaging process takes place here, ensuring maximum quality control as well as a minimum carbon footprint.
The Farm Shop is filled with fresh, locally sourced produce and boasts a fantastic butchery. The beef here is reared on the family farm and is sold alongside locally sourced lamb, pork and poultry...
You'll find great range of local ciders, beers and wines, not forgetting the deli & fresh bread counter.
Fresh fish is available every Thursday.
Cowdray Farm Shop sits in the very heart of the Cowdray Estate and boasts a traditional butchery, a deli counter and a fabulous cafe!
Local is really important to Cowdray and they go to great efforts to source delicious food and drinks within West Sussex.
The deli counter offers a wonderful range of hand selected, artisan & even seasonal cheeses and charcuterie. as well as a interesting and unusual selection of continental cheeses.
Cowdray's award-winning & traditional butchery boasts locally sourced venison, beef, pork and lamb, with the lamb reared on the estate.
Cowdray offer an amazing array of fresh local produce, fine wines, local honey and are committed to reduce, reuse and recycle which is apparent in their self-service coffee grinding area and gravity bins containing organic nuts and seeds.
The inviting cafe offers home cooked and freshly prepared foods.
Full English breakfasts, sandwiches & snacks are on the menu along with some substantial home-cooked comfort lunches, afternoon teas, a children's menu and gluten-free options.
All ingredients used are fresh n' local and every tempting cake is created on site.
There's extensive parking, wheelchair access and free WI-FI. Take advantage of the scenic outside seating area, it's must for those dry days!
9.00AM-5.00PM 7 days a week
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Hunscote Farm Shop, established in 1980, is a family run business in Warwickshire supplying quality home grown & affordable local produce.
Understanding that traceability is important to their customers they endeavour to supply local Warwickshire produce whenever available.
Hunscote is well known for the quality of their home grown potatoes and boasts a loyal and regular customer base. An excellent choice of fresh fruit & vegetables are always available as Hunscote themselves cultivate vegetables including leeks, beetroot, carrots, marrows and rhubarb, to name but a few!
Within the farm shop you'll find honey, homemade cakes, pies, cheeses, jams, chutneys, ice cream, biscuits, gluten free products, frozen veg, pastries, tea, coffee, juices, dairy produce, clotted cream...
Hunscote's own, home-reared lamb is available all year round including locally sourced bacon, pork & sausages.
The plant nursery is ever expanding and each year the choice of quality plants increases.
As these are raised in-house from young seedlings, customers are not expected to pay garden centre prices!
To locate Hunscote Farm Shop & all other Warwickshire farm shops, click HERE
Monday-Thursday 8am - 5.30pm
Friday 8am - 6pm.
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Once upon a time, set in an enchanting botanical nursery at the foot of the Pentland Hills, just outside Edinburgh, the Old Curiosity Distillery was founded.
Creators of unique gins that are 100% natural, Old Curiosity have the passion AND knowledge to grow, hand-pick, harvest and infuse over 600 different kinds of herbs and flowers & are forever experimenting and creating new & exciting magical colour-changing gins.
Every bottle is naturally distilled and free from chemicals, sugars & fruit extracts.
Sounds like a fairy tale?
I reckon it is...
Just how aesthetically pleasing is this?
I feel somewhat 'Alice in Wonderland' when I pop the stopper. This beautiful bottle will never be hidden at the back of my dusty old drinks cabinet as, let's be honest here, it's a work of art!
The aromatic Lavender and Echinacea gin not only boasts the restorative qualities of the lavender but the medicinal petals of the echinacea flower too, all 100% natural of course.
Serve this chilled, add a splash of tonic whilst watching the miracle of nature unfold with its colour-changing reaction.
If ever a gin could heal the soul, this would be IT...!
Old Curiosity's Apothecary Rose Gin is a superbly elegant, fresh n' floral gin.
The unique and delicate rose flavour makes this an incredibly soft tasting tipple.
The Rose, of course is freshly picked from the Secret Herb Garden.
You could really jazz up your cocktail evening with this little beauty as it's pretty perfect to add to cocktails with its magical colour-changing qualities.
That said, this is neat...NEAT!
How's this for a special & unique 'gin lover' gift?
Three magically & deliciously natural gins within this gorgeous miniature gift set.
This wonderful, handcrafted gift set contains colour-changing, Apothecary Rose, Lavender & Echinacea and Chamomile & Cornflower.
I mean, REALLY, who in their right mind, would be disappointed to receive THIS on their birthday?
By subscribing to Old Curiosity's GIN CLUB, us gin lovers are in for a treat!
We can expect a monthly delivery of a brand new and exclusive gin such as 'Hot Pink Tulip' & White Heather & Rose (for example), along with garnishes, mixers and exclusive offers and events.
Sign me UP!
If THAT'S not enough, then how about spending an hour touring The Old Curiosity Distillery where you can wander around the beautiful secret gin garden and see behind the scenes with the distillery tour?
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Ben & Ella’s Farm Shop is a brand new and exciting farm shop situated on the Essex/Suffolk border, run and owned by a young and incredibly passionate couple.
Specialising in local British produce, Ben & Ella's cheese counter boasts an enviable array of over 40 different varieties of British cheeses.
This environmentally conscious business, insists that all their packaging is biodegradable and have a strict 100% no palm oil policy within the shop
Ben & Ella work closely with other independent businesses that share those same values.
Being a 'guilt free' and affordable one stop shopping experience, Ben & Ella's sell fresh fruit & vegetables, freshly baked artisan sourdoughs, breads and pastries all created in their in-house bakery.
In fact, ALL their baked goods are handmade by Ben himself whilst Ella manages the shop - what a team!
They're a dog friendly farm shop too-and even have their very own 'Dachshund Deli Dog' 'Crunchie'
Ben & Ella's now stock a great range of outdoor and potted plants and are soon to open their own gift shop opposite the farm shop.
They also are onsite at Baythorne Hall, along with an independent butchers, cafe, antiques store and wine shop.
Monday – CLOSED
Sunday – 10am-4pm
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Incredibly, The Taunton Cider Co. was established way back in 1911 and thankfully, relaunched in 2016 by a small group of cider enthusiasts (well done you people!)
Today, once again, The Taunton Cider Co. produce a range of award-winning ciders, using traditional methods and crafted using only the finest & locally sourced apple varieties.
I've had a tough weekend sampling Taunton's Original Dry Cider.
I can sum this dry cider up in one word: APPLES!
This is a very easy drinking cider, (too easy some may say)
It's refreshing & crisp but nothing overpowers the apples used. There's an incredibly moresish twang to it which brings the feel of the countryside to me, without me even being there...
This is a fantabulous tasting craft cider and it's definitely not just a refreshing summer or festival tipple, this is a lip-smacking cider that's appropriate to drink year-round.
Taunton Cider Co. combines timeless traditional methods with the contemporary craft to create outstandingly tasty ciders & as well as their Original Dry, The Taunton Cider Co. also produce Taunton Original Medium Cider AND Taunton Original Vintage Cider.
Both of which are bold & fruity with outstanding taste.
This is real craft cider at it's best...
If you know a cider drinker who'd like to drink it all of the day...then here's the perfect gift!
Taunton's Original Cider Gift Pack.
Let's be honest, who wouldn't want to receive THIS?
You can buy online HERE
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Trevilley Farm Shop pride themselves on good quality Cornish foods. This traditional family-run farm, produces and sells quality Cornish meat & artisan produce and are uncompromising when it comes to ONLY selling Cornish produce. All products are locally grown or produced and supplied from Newquay and the surrounding region and virtually all are organic and traditional.
Trevilley themselves, produce a wide range of vegetables including cauliflower, leeks, cabbage and swede & have even been awarded 'Cornwall Life' 'Food Producer of the Year'.
Alongside the abundance of fresh vegetables, you will find a good range of meats, preserves, pastries, eggs, breads, poultry, hampers and an incredible selection of produce from over 100 local suppliers!
Not only do Trevilley supply produce to many local restaurants, they also offer a variety of other services too, including delivery of hampers and produce boxes to local self-catering cottages and even offer a field to hire (with wonderful views) for marquee events such as weddings!
Trevilley have recently launched a mail order service, so there's no need to miss out on farm fresh produce!
You can purchase ALL your farm shop goodies online, with delivery throughout the U.K.
Monday - Saturday 9.30 to 5.30pm
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If, like me you're keen to support cruelty free, palm oil free AND 100% natural beauty & herbal products, then you're reading the right review!
I've rather pampered myself this week with The Ilex Wood range of natural beauty products (I know, I know, tough job)
The Ilex Wood are based in Northamptonshire and create the most wonderful, herbal remedies and luxurious skin care products, including face creams, lip balms, salves and serums that smell oh-so-natural!
Top of my hit list was the 'Boo Boo Balm'
Apart from its fabulous name and the cool looking tin, The Boo Boo Balm is an all natural and soothing balm for minor cuts, sores and bruises. This little tin of healing, herbal salve will help sooth n' heal a wide range of common ailments.
Pop one in your handbag or in the car, as this'll make a very handy companion, especially if you have little one's, as this magical stuff will ensure there'll be no more boo boos!
Dandelion is a natural, mild analgesic, (who knew?) so if you suffer with joint pain, sore muscles, tired limbs or even very dry and chapped skin, this luxurious Dandelion & Rosemary Salve is a herbal, vegan and a 100% natural, pain reliever, ideal for everyday aches and pain.
I'm liking this a lot...sure is nice to know that nothing and no one has suffered for my pain relief!
The Rose & Frankincense Facial Serum is created using a blend of oils, infused with rose and lavender, sounds delicious doesn't it?
Well, it is!
This natural, but luxurious & gentle serum, has left my skin glowing!
Yep, my skin is super-soft AND hydrated, so if you're needing to perk up that tired & dull face (AND feel like a million dollars) then this natural and anti-ageing serum certainly does what it says on the tin...so to speak.
The Ilex Wood range is beauty without cruelty at its finest, with simplicity being the key.
If you're looking for a special and thoughtful gift, then you might want to check out Ilex's beautifully wrapped, vegan gift box with free U.K delivery.
You'll find nothing unnatural, nothing complicated & nothing toxic in ANY of Ilex's range, which is oh-so important for today's conscientious buyers.
Yep, The Ilex Wood proves that beauty really doesn't have to cost the Earth...
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Located in the beautiful Herefordshire countryside, the family run Oakchurch Farm Shop offers EVERYTHING from fresh and local produce to a butchers, clothing, gifts, a garden centre and even a restaurant!
The farm shop is stacked with an abundance of locally grown, quality fruit & veg and during the summer months all the soft fruits available, including Oakchurch's famous Strawberries, are grown and picked daily on the Oakchurch farm. You'll also find a seasonal and very popular, organic pic 'n mix veg section!
Be sure to visit Berries Restaurant & Coffee Shop located within Oakchurch farm shop.
This fully licensed restaurant, serves up freshly prepared and locally sourced foods, from breakfast to lunch along with sandwiches, a specials menu, drinks, snacks and delicious Herefordshire Cream Teas.
You can enjoy a traditional carvery every Sunday and during the summer months, you can make good use of the large patio area. The kids can be entertained in the play area with the addition of a herd of Dwarf Goats to keep them interested!
You'll find all that you need for your gardening requirements in Oakchurch's garden centre, be it garden tools, pet foods, wild bird feed and accessories. The outdoor area hosts an array of bedding plants and trees.
Oakchurch is a great family day out, with ample and free parking!
To locate Oakchurch Farm Shop & Garden Centre and all other Herefordshire farm shops, click HERE
Mon-Sat 9.00am - 5.30pm
Sun 10.30am - 4.30pm
Based in North Wales, The Aberffraw Biscuit Company started out in 2013 and is run by a husband and wife team.
The Aberffraw shortbread is a traditional, handmade shortbread in the shape of a scalloped shell and it's said to originate from the 13th century!
Is this the oldest biscuit in Britain?
In more recent years (quite a lot more) Aberffraw Biscuits have received much media attention, winning Ambient Food Manufacturer of the Year in the Food Awards and an appearance on TV with the highly acclaimed Paul Hollywood.
How's THAT for a claim to fame??
Aberffraw's handmade shortbread's are beautifully buttery and crumbly.
These are LUXURY shortbread biscuits, make no mistake and I'm clearly not the only one who feels this way. Aberffraw's Traditional Biscuits bagged themselves a Great Taste Award in 2018!
But hold up, there's WAY more in Aberffraw's range!
The chocolate Aberffraw shortbread is nigh on impossible to resist, with its rich shortbread and a gorgeously heavy, chocolate flavour.
And the divine lemon Aberffraw shortbread, with lemon zest and juice, is so moreish it's no surprise it's already won a Great Taste Award.
The Bara Brith shortbread is created with tea, spices and raisins, making this a sweet & spicy shortbread and this certainly delivers on quality.
Luckily for you, you can satisfy your taste buds & indulge in Aberffraw's award-winning, handcrafted range and buy online!
You could even treat someone special to one of Aberffraw's super-duper gift tins...if you can bear to part with it, that is!
No one had to bend my arm for me to sample & taste and yes, sample a bit more to write this review, no sir. The only casualty during this review was my waistline and you'll understand why when you try these scrumptious (and special) shortbread's yourself!
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The Chapman family are incredibly proud to be part of the rich fishing heritage that Grimsby is famous for and quite rightly too!
With their strong values & superb quality, Chapman's offer a truly scrumptious & utterly unique range of handcrafted fish & seafood dishes.
If you like a little fishy on your dishy, read on!
My hardest job this week was to actually CHOOSE one of Chapman's dishes to review as they all look so darn good!
Using only the very best quality fish and ingredients, Chapman's range varies from luxury fish pies, smoked haddock & breaded fish to prawns, scallops and fillets.
I reluctantly selected the Haddock Bake. I say 'reluctantly' as I also had my eye on the ginormous fish fingers... FOMO.
Firstly, Chapman's sure don't cut corners on size, what a great sized portion this is!
This AWARD WINNING Haddock Bake is full of exciting flavours and for a moment, I feel I'm eating freshly caught fish. The crumbly crushed croutons, broccoli, leek and melted cheese are incredibly mouthwatering. This dish is different, it's exciting & I reckon these Haddock Bakes wouldn't be out of place in a Michelin star restaurant.
And why should I miss out on Chapman's fish fingers??
OK, I admit it...I usually opt for the high street BIG name fish finger and never really thought they'd be THAT much difference.
Oh how wrong I was!
Firstly and yes, childishly, the size amused me. I reckon these jumbo deluxe, fish fingers are equatable to 4 'regular' fish fingers.
Another huge and very obvious difference is that Chapman's fish fingers are PROPER, as in proper chunks of cod, chunks that you can get your teeth into.
Fish finger sarnies will never be the same again as these blow any high street bought fish fingers out the water (so to speak)
If you're rather partial to a fish cake then you should know that Chapman's AWARD WINNING (yep, more awards) gourmet Fish Cakes are handmade using the best fish and carefully selected ingredients.
The innovative flavour combinations such as 'Thai Style Salmon', 'Haddock & Leek' and 'Smoked Salmon & Horseradish' are just a few of the truly scrumptious fish cakes Chapman's create.
I cannot write a review without mentioning Chapman's Classic Fish & Parsley Fish Cakes.
This is THE original Fish Cake...the Fish Cake that started it all off...YEP, the mother of all fish cakes. These Cod & Potato fish cakes are handcrafted and yes, you got it AWARD WINNING!
These guys must be quite literally, tripping over their awards!
Once you've tried and tasted Chapman’s Fish Bakes or Coated Fish products, you will want to try them all.
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This award-winning, FABULOUS farm shop boasts a butchers, a fishmongers, deli, licensed cafe, PYO, a play barn AND a florist!
Cobbs café offers daily specials, including locally sourced fresh homemade dishes, light bites, breakfasts and afternoon tea & cake. Book in advance for their busy but popular Sunday lunch!
With a garden terrace, a play barn for the little people and free wifi, you can spend a pretty afternoon with the whole family here. Every Friday is ‘Family Friday’ with an extended service until 5pm.
There’s a fab selection of both gluten free and sugar free products in the farm shop itself along with freshly baked bread, luxury ice cream, freshly prepared sandwiches and of course, Cobbs Farm award winning sparkling wine.
Yes, your weekly grocery shop can be done here (enjoyably too) even with the children. Check out their numerous evening events too, such as their vineyard tour & sausage making evenings...
To locate Cobbs Farm Shop along with all other Berkshire farm shops, click HERE
Monday - Thursday
9am - 6pm
Café 9am - 5pm Play Barn 9.30am - 5pm
Friday 9am - 6pm
Café 9am - 5pm Play Barn 9.30am - 5pm
Saturday 9am - 6pm
Café 9am - 5pm Play Barn 9.30am - 5pm
Sunday 10am - 5pm
Café 10am - 4pm Play Barn 10am - 4pm Fishmonger CLOSED
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Been feeling a tad hot under the collar this week after a little box arrived on my doorstep!
Might have been a little box but BOY, it sure was bursting with the most incredible aromas!
Zepice produce handmade artisan Mauritian spice blends, using traditional family recipes that have been passed down the generations and after nigh on a week of getting creative with some of these spices, I thank the lord that these authentic blends have made it through the ages...
Using only freshly ground ingredients, Zepice blends of spices & their authentic curry powders are available in varying strengths depending on your pallet.
I sampled the versatile, Oak Smoked Medium Curry blend and the immensely rich aroma had my mouth watering before I had even laid the table!
What more can I say, other than delectably delicious.
Good to know that each blend is carefully created & prepared to compliment various proteins and you'll find NO artificial colourings, NO thickening agents and NO artificial flavourings in Zepice's range.
Yep, it's ALL natural and is even suitable for vegans AND vegetarians!
The aromatic and authentic, oak smoked curry blend is rich, deep and intense with an exotic burst of flavour. The carefully selected combination of spices ensures that this really DOES taste as good as it smells!
Zepice's oak smoked sea salt is perfect to season your dish or simply to use as a rub to enhance your adventurous Asian creation!
The carefully balanced ratio of green, black, white, pink & green peppercorns in Zepice's mixed peppercorn jar, will ensure your dish achieves its full flavour.
It's pretty clear that Zepice are passionate about their spices and curry powders (I am too now)
There's no excuse NOT to spice up your life with Zepice.
Check out their recipe page for all the inspiration you may need and ENOUGH of those dull dinners!
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This week, I came across this fabulous company and I reckon this is going to beee an easy review!
Let's put it this way...no one had to physically twist my arm to sample Keepr's Gin.
Having launched in 2013 in the heart of the Cotswolds, The British Honey Company actively supports beekeepers & the British honey bee, ensuring their future in our environment and with each one of their hives working endlessly to pollinate British meadows & hedgerows, you can guarantee scrumptious and, more importantly, traceable, 100% raw honey.
Now, with not only the most incredible range of honeys and jams under their belt, The British Honey Company presents 'Keepr's, an imaginative & exciting range of handcrafted honey and honey infused spirits!
Taking inspiration from the British countryside, your taste buds will certainly come to life with Keepr's Rum. Gin's & Vodka's.
I sampled (quite a decent amount of) Keepr's fragrant & rather unique Strawberry & Lavender Gin.
If you're a gin lover, like myself, I'm sure you'll find this elegant, fresh n' fruity flavour spectacularly lip-smacking, particularly on the rocks (try saying THAT after 3 samples!)
Keepr's adventurous range includes Honey Gin, Strawberry & Lavender Gin, English Raspberry & Honey Gin, British Honey & Salted Caramel Vodka, Elderflower Vodka, Apple & Honey Vodka, Cotswold Honey Spiced Rum, Christmas Spiced Cotswold Honey & English Vodka and After Dinner Mint & English Vodka.
Sounds tempting right?
Even better, you can buy direct HERE.
You could even treat a special someone with a Keepr's Gin & Jam Gift Set.
As well as being absolutely delicious, by drinking it, I'm supporting our vital and incredibly busy bees and I really love that each bottle is traceable to its hive.
Yep...it's definitely a win, win, win, win from me!
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The award-winning Blagdon Farm Shop is passionate about growing, rearing & cooking the very best local food and their own farm supplies the shop each morning with traditional seasonal veg ranging from new potatoes & sweetheart cabbage to the more exotic purple sprouting broccoli and Romanesque cauliflower.
Within the farm shop you'll discover a butchery & a farmhouse kitchen. There's a delicious range of organic produce as well as salad and the most amazing display of fruit & veg. On the Deli counter, you'll find a wide selection of local cheeses, handmade pies and quiches . There's a mouth-watering range of ready to eat pastries & sweets with everything from delicious roulades to traditional fruity pies.
The Craft Butchery stock a counter full of fresh, locally sourced meats, including their own grass fed beef, pork, lamb and poultry. Blagdon's homemade burger was crowned North East Burger Champion 2016!
The Bakehouse & Larder offer delicious, handmade foods using farm fresh ingredients. Blagdon's boast over 25 'ready to be cooked at home' dishes including beef stroganoff, lasagne and macaroni cheese.
If you're looking for premium, quality, gluten free products, then you've come to the right place!
I still find it surprising AND frustrating with the lack of choice when it comes to great tasting, gluten-free treats.
That is, until I discovered SIN!
Since starting back in 2011, SIN have bagged themselves numerous 'taste' awards for their great tasting cakes 'n bakes & are continuously developing and adding to their range, all of which are created in their dedicated gluten-free commercial kitchen!
Thanks to SIN, you can forget those dry and bland tasting gluten-free treats from the past. These artisan bakers have created some terrifically tasty cakes, cookies & tray-bakes with moist treats such as their Shameless Oaty all Butter Flapjack, their Wickedly Fruity, Oat & Nut Granola Bar.
SIN's Chocolate Tiffin Bar tastes delicious as does the Truly Lovely Chocolatey, Biscuit and Marshmallow Rocky Road (my favourite!)
For 'on the go' munch, SIN offer freshly baked, sealed & wrapped, individual servings too! Perfect for lunch boxes or for a quick sweet-fix.
These 'Little Black Box' cakes can even be delivered to your door so you can feast your taste buds on these fancies anytime.
Within this range you can choose from Chocolate Orange Brownie, Pecan Brownie, Lemon & Cranberry Cake & Orange Polenta Cake.
SIN certainly are helping make people happy with cake and you don't have to be gluten intolerant to enjoy these great tasting bakes, so how about signing up for a freshly baked, gluten-free cake subscription?
Yep, SIN offer that service too!
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We all strive for a healthy balanced diet right?
Well... the 'Oat-So-Good' Company are a traditional, family owned company based in Swansea with MASSES of years of experience within the baking industry and their top quality, hand baked cereals are all designed with health in mind!
Not only is this award-winning granola cereal LOW in sugar but it's HIGH in fibre and suitable for Vegetarians and Vegans! It can also aid in increasing energy levels and muscle fuel, helping keep hunger and snacking at bay.
Let's be honest, it's never too early to get your summer body into shape and what a great way to start your day with this toasted and ready to eat tasty cereal?
Choose 'The Original Granola' and experience a delicious combination of jumbo rolled oats, mixed chopped nuts and healthy seeds including walnuts, peanuts & almonds.
Or the 'Sultana & Raisin Granola' is a tasty and classic combination with succulent sultanas and juicy raisins.
And 'Cranberry & Apricot Granola' is a seriously lively and zingy combination of delicious cranberries and apricots.
But this hi-fibre granola isn't JUST for breakfast, oh no!
Why not add fibre to your summer pudding by topping it with a sprinkling of Oat-So-Good granola or even use it as a healthy added ingredient to your baking day?
Find all the inspiration you need on 'Oat-so-Good's recipe page.
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We thought we'd be SUPER organised in 2019 and have had the pleasure of trying out Britain’s favourite home diary...
Recipe Diary have recently launched their 2019 range of week-to-view diaries and we have to admit, here at Fabulous Farm Shops HQ, we're absolutely loving this bright 'n bold range!
Six gorgeous cover designs for 2019
We love that these week-to-view diaries are packed with not only the obvious calendar and metric conversions but also a delicious, weekly recipe each with a full-colour photograph. The mouth watering recipes will certainly help provide us with much needed inspiration throughout 2019.
Good to know that each recipe has already been triple tested, meaning it's super simple to prepare...
There's the added bonus of lots of handy nutritional information and a range of meat and vegetable cooking times too!
We'll never miss a birthday or important appointment ever again as the Recipe Diary comes with a sheet of memorable date stickers and there's tonnes of essential kitchen & home information, plenty of writing space, plus planners, reminders, useful numbers, addresses and anniversaries.
We think this new range of Recipe Diaries are practical and pretty and the perfect 2019 diary for planning our busy lives!
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Waterloo Cottage provides food nutritionally dense and good for us, meat bred to the highest ethical standards, containing no antibiotics and that tastes great.
Angus & Kirsty and all at Waterloo Cottage Farm, work with others like them, encouraging the local community to join in with them on their journey. Their shop still holds their initial principles as its driving force.
Pasture fed Highland cattle and sheep, truly free range pigs are grown on the farm. If not grown on their farm then the meat is sourced from liked minded local farmers using the same animal husbandry methods. The shop sells perfectly matured meat, a growing range of ready meals, great deli products from corned beef to charcuterie are all made on site, 100% traceability of all produce.
As Kirsty and Angus understand more about the land, animals and how the human body responds to food their methods change. Plants are grown for their medicinal qualities both for human consumption and for their animals, reducing the need for chemicals. They experiment with growing other types of food to make sure their bodies receive the right nutrients.
Waterloo Cottage believes that together local producer/farmers working alongside the wider community can make a difference. Working with school children to eat and cook good local food, educating with farm days and 'adopt a pig' schemes; engaging the future customers. Waterloo Cottage runs pork pie sessions, butchery masterclass mornings, sausage making sessions and open farm days. All are designed to encourage a healthy diet and enjoyment in great tasting food.
Hutchinson Hobbs Farm Shop is the place to be if you love quality food. This is a family run business who pride themselves on working with local farmers to bring the best to the plate.
They're all about sourcing, preparing and retailing the finest products, hanging their meats the traditional way, preparing it fresh each morning, keeping packaging to a minimum and providing a welcoming & friendly service.
Hutchinson Hobbs have a fantastic range of fresh fruit & vegetables, artisan bread, cakes & traybakes and much. There's also a great variety of local beers, wines and spirits including a vast range of gins as well as good selection of tonics to accompany them.
Bank Holiday Mondays:Closed
J.McCready & son is a family business based at Jacobs Farm, Goldhanger Road in Heybridge & Daymens Hill Orchard, Tolleshunt Major.
Growing a wide range of vegetables in season, including purple sprouting and white sprouting broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, curly kale, cavelo Nero, brussel sprouts, khol rabi, onions, leeks and carrots. Homegrown potatoes - Maris Piper, Desiree and earlies (in season) along with tomatoes, aubergines and cucumbers from the glasshouse in the summer,
Apples in season-cox's orange pippin, D'Arcy spice, Ida red.
Other varieties available from August 2019 include Discovery, Katy, Laxton fortune, Early Tydemans Worcester, Merton Worcester, Jonagold, Sunset, Ashmead kernel, Spartan, Queen, Bramley, Howgate Wonder, Beurre Hardy pear, Conference, Comice & Quince.
Daymens Hill orchard opens for pick your own apples and pears in Sept/October.
Hay and straw bales (barley). Local honey, logs, coal and kindling.
Mon-Sat 9- 5.30pm
Sun - 10- 2.00pm
Pynes Farm Shop has been operating for over 35 years through 3 generations of the Pyne family. We are renowned for our home grown vegetables, free range eggs, and lamb.
Our Maris Piper potatoes have won awards at the Honiton Agricultural Show in 2016 and 2018.
We are proud to also supply as much West-country produce as possible including preserves, chutneys, cereals, ice cream, and delicious meat and dairy.
Situated within the Otter Estuary and on the South West Coast Path, an area of outstanding natural beauty, Pynes Farm Shop is the perfect place to visit for shopping as it used to be.