Meet the local Big Cheese

Who would you have on your board this Christmas? We are blessed with some fantastic local cheeses that all compliment each other on the cheese board so that you can have a distinct array of outstanding cheeses from Sussex and Hampshire alone, although we do have other great British cheeses … Read More

It’s Turkey Time!

This is the final week where we can guarentee you the size of turkey you want, and please do try and order your gammon, smoked salmon, foie gras, local veg and anything else we can help you with as soon as possible. The turkeys are from Walters Farm where they … Read More

Acorn-fed Pannage Pork

You may have noticed that this year there is a particularly heavy fall of acorns, and this is wonderful news for the acorn-fed pigs of the New Forest and for those who like outstanding pork with a rich, nutty tasty and outstanding texture. In Spain you pay serious money for … Read More

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Where are you getting your turkey from?

We are now taking orders at the shop for this years turkeys and I wanted to give you some more information about them which helps explain why they are so tasty, succulent and delicious. You can read all about how they are reared below, and you can read what our … Read More

Woodland Pork

We have Stansted Saddleback pork available this weekend, reared half a mile from the farm shop. They have been in a pen under the trees, eating leftover vegetables from the farm shop, feed, bracken and bramble. These rare breed pigs do have a thicker layer of fat which is where … Read More

World Record Pumpkin Boat

My cousin Dmitri is planning to break the 100 meters record today – Rowing in a PUMPKIN. He is setting off from Trafalgar Wharf at 1pm today in a giant pumpkin that has been hollowed out. We will be there, offering Stansted Farm Shop Pumpkin soup and offering our wholehearted … Read More

Our new BUTCHERY is now open!

We are thrilled to announce the opening of our new butchery: Gavin is now ready to serve customers from Thursday to Saturday every week, with local meats from Stansted and neighbouring farms. For tomorrow and the weekend, we have Stansted Saddleback pork, Stansted venison, Southdowns lamb and some 33 day … Read More

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Bespoke Foraging Course

We were contacted by Highbury College to see if we could arrange a foraging and cooking course for their Level 3 Professional Cookery Students. At short notice, I took 9 students and two teachers for a foraging walk along the hedgerows to the Stansted orchard and then back through the … Read More

Sloe Gin Course

This promises to be a lovely course – a saunter through the Stansted Woods while you chat about general foraging, then a quick gather of sloes round the sloe bushes. Weather permitting, we’ll have a picnic in the woods at a beautiful location before returning to the farm shop where … Read More

Deer Management at Stansted

THE DEER OF STANSTED FOREST Wild deer are beautiful and fascinating animals and of the five species found in the British countryside two, fallow and roe are resident in Stansted Forest and a third, muntjac is occasionally seen. Roe, along with red deer are native to Britain, fallow were introduced … Read More

Apple pressing for juice and cider

Our apple press and scratter have arrived and are ready to make use of all those lovely apples that you have been wondering what to do with. We are hiring them both out for the day. Apple pressing is a hugely enjoyable activity that’s best done with friends and family. … Read More

Mushroom Weather

The summer sun seems to be a distant memory as gales and rain sweep across the sky, but I love the British seasons. I look forward to the autumn colours, but most of all the excited anticipation of wild mushrooms. The excitement stems from the fact that nothing is guarenteed … Read More

Game On

As summer draws to a close, do not despair – there is some seriously good eating to be done instead of lazing around nibbling on salad. Yes, the game season has arrived in style and we have plenty of Stansted Venison (both roe and fallow are in season) and local … Read More

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