Ice Cream Weather

The clouds are parting and the sunshine is pouring through while I write this, as forecasters assure us that we are in for a sustained period of summer weather. Yes, it’s officially Ice Cream Weather. Caroline’s Dairy makes fantastic tasting ice cream from the dairy cows on their farm in … Read More

Give Peas a Chance

We like to think that we have our fingers on the pulse of local food with a fantastic new range of British dried peas and beans from Hodmedod in the shop. From Black Badgers to fava beans, kabuki peas to split green peas, we have five different types, packaged beautifully … Read More

Woodland Pork with Stansted Saddlebacks

We are excited to see some new arrivals at Stansted. Our first Saddleback pigs have arrived from Manor farm in Botley, which was the farm where the BBC filmed ‘Wartime Farm’. We are hoping to have some delicious woodland pork by September. The pigs will help clear some of the … Read More

Article in the Sunday Telegraph

We were thrilled to have an article written about our Fresh Fish Friday’s with Pete the Fisherman in this weekend’s Sunday Telegraph. It sets out what Sam and I have been working on achieving for a while at the farm shop which is to provide fantastic fish direct from the … Read More

Farm Shop Now Open

The Stansted Park Farm Shop is up and running, with a very busy and successful first month behind us. The feedback has been great, and the support has been enormous – so thank you to everyone who has popped in, and for those who haven’t, we look forward to meeting … Read More

New Farm Shop

Exciting news! We’re planning to open a new farm shop at Stansted Park, near the Garden Centre and wonderful Pavilion Tearooms. It will be in an old stable block that used to be the premises for Le Salon Du Chocolat before they moved to Chichester. We’re hoping to be in … Read More

The joy of ceps

The king of wild mushrooms are the ceps (in French), porcini (in Italian) or Penny Bun (good old blighty). They can be found in the UK as early as July until the first frost and are one of the tastiest and satisfying of all foraged foods. They normally start popping … Read More

Four Fish – A book review

I’ve just finished reading Four Fish – A journey from the ocean to your plate by Paul Greenberg and would recommend it to anyone interested in the future of our fisheries. It’s amusing, brilliantly written and clearly gets the point across without lecturing the reader or getting you depressed. It’s … Read More

Horse mushroom pizza

A lovely ring of horse mushrooms have appeared on my parents lawn, they are similar to field mushrooms, but grow much larger. They often appear in grass fields and are definitely worth eating. They can be confused with the poisonous yellow staining mushroom, the difference being that the stem of … Read More

Giant Puffballs under the Harvest Moon

It was a day for large, white round things yesterday as the forces of nature combined with a harvest moon and a puffball. We sliced the puffball into lovely slabs of pure white, and dipped them into beer batter (1/2 self raising flour, 1/2 water and a good glug of … Read More

Loch Ryan Oysters, tasty, sustainable and wild

Native oysters are now back in season (September to April) and it’s worth dredging up a bit more information. We source our Natives from Rossmore oysters who manage the oyster fishery in Loch Ryan on the East Coast of Scotland. This is Scotland’s only wild fishery, having remained in the … Read More

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