Herdwick Mutton

We had the opportunity to get some Herdwick Mutton in this week.  Herdwick sheep have grazed around Borrowdale in the Lake District for over 1000 years, and are uniquely acclimatised to the Cumbrian Fells.  The meat has been hung for two weeks and provides a gamey, full flavour that reflects … Read More

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Organic Fruit & Veg Box

Our organic fruit and veg boxes are grown and put together by Wayside Organics in Oving, near Chichester.  The quality of every item is fantastic, with a great variety to keep you going through the week. The box changes fairly regularly, but you always get what’s best and in season. This … Read More

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This week’s New Cheeses

Our cheese counter is filling up we approach peak Christmas Cheese and start getting in a frenzy, so we’ve added a few really interesting British cheeses to interest you this week. Rollright A mellow, buttery, ‘washed-rind’ cheese that expresses the rich and diverse clover pasture of Chedworth’s Manor Farm. It … Read More

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Going local this Christmas.

This Christmas will not be business as usual for so many people.  With anxiety about Covid-19, jobs and livelihoods, and whether we can even spend time with friends and family this Christmas, we need to be more considerate and check in with those people who need support. There are simple … Read More

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Blackmoor Apples & Pears

I whizzed down the A3 to Liss to visit the Blackmoor orchards where they grow an impressive quantity of apples and pears, and where you can buy apples from an honesty box, or high-quality fruit trees and other goodies from their nursery online. Their apples are stored in enormous, barn-sized … Read More

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Local Dayboat Fish

We have worked with Chantelle and Pete from Fresh From the Boat since we first started, many years ago.  Pete catches the fish, Chantelle sells the fish.  They now have a huge number of customers, a wonderful new unit in Emsworth Yacht Harbour, and have loads of local dayboats supplying … Read More

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Hey Pesto – Our premium pesto is back

This week we have brought back our premium pesto, it’s the best you can get. The reason it is so good is that it is made fresh and is unpasteurized, so the flavours are as vibrant as if you had made it yourself.  Using Parmigiano Reggiano, PDO Genovese basil, pine … Read More

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Edible Squash

The varieties of edible squash now available are fantastic, and I encourage you to move beyond the butternut and delve into the strange shapes and colours of the other squash on offer.  They are also the ultimate vegetable for the panic buyers out there, as you can store them for … Read More

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Sourdough Bread from Bread Addiction

We are thrilled to be getting Bread Addiction’s fabulous sourdough bread back in the shop tomorrow (Friday).  We will have large loaves (800g) of white, brown, seeded and pumpkin available, and are hoping to be able to stock these every Friday from now on. Each loaf is made with organic … Read More

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The Stansted Tree Fund Project

Stansted Park have launched a Tree Fund Project where you can help fund the planting of a new tree.  Please see details below, and if you enjoy walking through the incredible Stansted Woodland, then this would be a lovely cause to support… A CALL FOR HELP With winter approaching the … Read More

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Healthy and Wild – Venison & Grouse

The game season has started again, and if you care about your health, it’s great to include wild game as part of your diet.  The Covid-19 crisis has highlighted the critical importance of diet to your overall health, and game is the healthiest meat you can get. Fallow deer need … Read More

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