Rocket, Honeycomb, Goat’s Cheese & Walnut Salad

We have some Stansted Estate honeycomb available this weekend.  Collected by John the Bee Man, the bees have had a fantastic year across the wildflower meadows of Stansted, producing some truly excellent honey. This is a delicious salad that combines salty and sweet with the peppery rocket.  You can use … Read More

Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple cider vinegar has long been regarded as a beneficial tonic, with the ancient Greeks using a combination of water, vinegar and honey to make the ‘medicine’ Oxycrat.  Willy’s ACV with ‘The Mother’ contains friendly, probiotic bacteria; acetobacter and lactobacillus and with a ph of 5, can help support an … Read More

5 Star Rating with the Food Standards Agency

A huge pat on the back to Sam, Lee (Butchery), Gavin (Kitchen) and the team for ensuring that we maintain our 5 star rating with the Food Standards Agency following a full inspection today.  While this should be a given, it is one of the parts of our business that … Read More

The Future of Food

This is a pretty broad topic, so I’ll start narrowing it down immediately.  We’re at a crossroads with farming and Brexit, with our politicians on the verge of deciding the future of our countryside, farming and food production. We have all read the headlines about free trade with America and … Read More

Lamb Kofta Recipe

We have been getting ready for a weekend of catering parties and Lee has been mass producing our lamb koftas.  These will be available to buy in the butchery using local lamb, but if you would like to make them yourself, the recipe is very simple and the results are … Read More

Tempted by Truffles

July is truffle season, with the summer truffle available throughout Europe (including in the South Downs).  While we don’t (yet) have the trained hounds to dig out these wonderful delicacies, we do have a great selection of Italian truffle products so that you can enjoy the incredible truffle taste without … Read More

Burrata & Heritage Tomatoes

While we love to champion our fantastic local produce, occasionally there are products that have to come from further afield because they are so good and simply can’t be replicated.  Burrata Cheese is one of those – a delicate ball of contrasting textures and flavours that is a culinary experience … Read More

Great Taste Awards Produce

The Great Taste Awards has been described as the ‘Oscars’ of the food world and the ‘epicurean equivalent of the Booker prize’. It’s a proven indicator of delicious food, and you can use it as an accurate guide for discovering something extremely tasty that you might otherwise overlook  We have … Read More

Local Strawberries & Raspberries

The English fruit season has started and we have a great selection of strawberries and raspberries from Chichester and the New Forest.  The smell of fresh strawberries coming off these punnets is fantastic, just in time for the Bank Holiday. Add some meringues and lashings of cream, dunk them in … Read More

Wild Ferment Cider & Goodwood Beers

We have stocked Silly Moo cider for a long time, but they have just brought out a new line: Wild Ferment that is made with wild yeast and is unfiltered, providing a seriously apple tasting cider.  Gavin described his Wild Ferment as “delicious apple taste, that’s not too sweet and … Read More

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