Why we should be eating wild venison.

Wild Venison The venison season is in full flow and there are several reasons why you should be sitting down to enjoy a meal or two of this delicious wild game. With historically high populations of both fallow and roe deer across the South Downs, as well as increasing numbers … Read More

Seville Orange & Almond Cake Recipe

Seville oranges are in season at the moment, ideal for making marmalade.  However, you can use the strong bitter flavours in other ways including this truly excellent Persian cake that uses Seville Oranges and ground almonds.  The result is a sticky, nutty cake with the mature citrus flavours coming through. … Read More

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Burns Night Haggis, Neeps, Tatties & Cheese

In celebration of Burns Night on Friday 25th January we will have a range of freshly made Haggis, 3 superb Scottish Cheeses and of course plenty of Neeps and Tatties available in the shop. Our haggis have been raised to the highest welfare standards, roaming free across the Highlands of … Read More

Inspired, Healthy, Winter Veg Recipes

We want to inspire you this week with winter veg that is often regarded as a bit dull, but with a couple of simple recipes, can be elevated to seriously tasty, and which are healthy, fresh and in season. Our Cauliflower, kale and savoy cabbage are locally grown in Chidham … Read More

How to Cook your Turkey

Preparation – For Whole Birds and Crowns As soon as possible after collecting your Golden Turkey®, remove all packaging and store in a cool place, preferably at the bottom of your fridge. • Where applicable, remove the giblets and keep separately in a cool place. • Remove the turkey from the fridge 2 … Read More

The Farm Shop Christmas Feast

I’m well aware that everyone has their own traditions and favourites when it comes to Christmas, but if I had my way with all the produce in the shop, this is what I would plumb for.  Bear in mind that you are cooking for friends and family, that you want … Read More

Mad About Seafood

We have some outstanding new seafood meals in the freezer at the moment.  They are delicious, made in West Sussex from sustainable fish stocks and come in compostable packaging. We currently have the following available: Salmon Wellington – £5.99 –  a succulent and delicious top quality Scottish Farmed Salmon in a … Read More

Quickes Cheddar Truckle

A mature Quickes Cheddar Truckle is a wonderful thing to have over Christmas – cloth bound, inviting a dig as you pass by, this is a serious piece of cheese. It’s described as a complex creamy cheddar that offers outstanding depth of flavour. An exquisitely distinctive taste which develops as … Read More

Local Christmas Cheeseboard

It’s now possible to have a seriously good cheeseboard using Hampshire and Sussex cheese makers. Not only is the quality outstanding, but the variety is also so diverse that you can have 6 or more cheeses on the board with completely different styles, tastes and textures. We have been raving … Read More

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Ashling Park Sparkling English Wine

I wanted to give a shout out to our local sparkling wine: Ashling Park which has just won Gold Medal at the Decanter World Wine Awards 2018 for their Ashling Park Cuvee NV.  With only 9 UK golds this year, they are up with the best.  The judges described Ashling Park … Read More

Try Smoked Trout this Christmas

We have some seriously delicious smoked trout available from Chalk Stream Foods this Christmas and it’s worth giving trout serious consideration instead of smoked salmon this year. The award-winning (2 gold stars) cold smoked trout is finely sliced and available in packs of 100g, 200g and whole sides (minimum 450g) … Read More

Pannage Pork 2018

This year the pannage season has been fairly short, despite huge amounts of acorns in some areas of the New Forest. Richard has had his pigs (rare breed Middle White / Landcross) out on the acorns fattening nicely. They’ve enjoyed the relatively mild weather this autumn and have been hoovering … Read More

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