Christmas Chocolate Choice

We are extremely fortunate to have a wide choice of seriously good chocolatiers based locally, with a superb range in stock making ideal Christmas presents. From JKFine Chocolates single-origin chocolates sourced direct from cocoa farmers, to the Chichester based phenomenon Montezuma’s, we have fun stocking fillers, trays of truffles and … Read More

Get into the Christmas Spirits

We have a truly wonderful selection of local gins, rums, vodka, mead, honey whisky and liqueurs perfect as stocking fillers (plenty of miniatures) presents or because you simply deserve a good drink. All of them are from local, artisan producers and make unique gifts. We have the following producers: Chichester … Read More

Homemade Christmas Cakes

If you need a single reason to come to Stansted this weekend, then surely supporting Jennifer Gerrish is the one.  Jennifer makes Christmas cakes by hand exclusively for the Stansted Christmas Fayre and was distraught to learn that the Fayre was cancelled due to the weather. They are the ultimate … Read More

Medlar, Quince and Crab Apple

The Medlars are ripe and we’ve been gathering them off the tree.  Adam will be making chutneys and jams from this extraordinary fruit that originates from Persia and Southwest Asia, but was introduced to England by the Romans.  It has been cultivated for at least 3000 years and was popular … Read More

Belted Galloway Beef Boxes

We have been ageing some very special beef in the butchery over the last couple of weeks: Belted Galloway from East Marden.  Lee has prepared some beef boxes with a selection of mince, shin, diced and chuck steaks ideal for the autumn, with 4kg for £39.  The hindquarter steaks need … Read More

Autumn Deli Treats

As the nights draw in, we’ve adjusted our home-cooked deli delights with the more earthy flavours of pumpkin, beetroot and black pudding (amongst others) to offer a range of seasonal, seriously tasty rolls, quiche and Scotch eggs. Have a look at this selection, then pop into the farm shop and … Read More

Thinking of Stew

Stews, Casseroles, Hot Pots, Tagines – they combine delicious ingredients, hearty flavours, comforting depths with simple one-pot cooking and that precious commodity: time.  With a little bit of forward planning, you can create a meal for a large group of people for not much money, a small amount of preparation … Read More

Halloween Half Term

It’s half term and we will be celebrating Halloween with spooky events for everyone, as well as a seasonal menu, Halloween cheese and of course our Halloween Spooky Supper. For those kids on half term, we have a large number of Pumpkins locally grown at Foots Farm in Chidham (£2.50 … Read More

Celebrate Your Local Cheese

Celebrate Your Local Cheese. Did you know that there are at least twelve Sussex and Hampshire artisan cheesemakers creating 69 different types of cheese, including goats, ewe and cow’s milk? They come in an incredible variety of shapes, names (Dirty Vicar, The Idle Hour, Lord of the Hundreds) and flavours … Read More

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