Sussex Charcuterie: Salami, Beer Sticks and Bacon

We recently discovered the delights of Moons Green Charcuterie who are hand-making the best British charcuterie we have yet tried.  Based in East Sussex, John and Jose create every recipe, stuff every saucisson, grind their own spices, hand rub every cure into every pancetta, pork buttock, loin and bacon slab … Read More

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Tuppenny Barn – Organic Smallholding Open Day

This Sunday afternoon (13 July) Tuppenny Barn are holding an open day from 2-5pm where you can explore the lovely smallholding and see their amazing new Education Centre, made with hay bale walls, it is an incredibly beautiful oak framed roundhouse. This is a great chance to explore an organic … Read More

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Hairy Hungarian Hog – Mangalitsa Pork

The Mangalitsa Pig looks half sheep half pig, with a distinctive fleece that derives from being cross-bred with a wild boar.  It’s meat is renowned for wonderful flavour due to a rich marbling of fat that provides succulent texture and taste which has led to the meat being described as … Read More

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Courgette Recipes and the Veg Swap Scheme.

Following on from a newsletter request for courgette recipes, we had a great response for some delicious solutions of managing the seasonal glut. It might be worth pointing out that if you do have a glut of any fruit or veg this summer, then we would be happy to barter … Read More

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Crayfish Party

We have some live local crayfish available at £19/kg or £90 for 5kg – a perfect summer party food! Enjoy a delicious celebratory feast with a glorious Swedish crayfish party while at the same time eating one of the most ethical and ecologically tasty wild foods as you play your … Read More

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Burwash Rose: semi-soft raw milk Cheese

We currently have one of our favourite cheese discoveries in the deli at the moment: Burwash Rose.  This cheese is made from raw milk from a grass-fed dairy herd in the village of Cuckfield, West Sussex. The cheese is then crafted by Traditional Cheese Dairy in Stonegate East Sussex Burwash … Read More

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Tremendous Trout Treat – Wild Tagged Sea Trout

Sea Trout is very similar to wild salmon, being slightly more delicate, but equally as tasty and considerably cheaper.  This is a superb opportunity to enjoy this fantastic wild fish during the short season when it is available.  Prices are currently £16/kg. The Sea Trout are caught and tagged in … Read More

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Grow Your Own Clothes – cloth making course

Cathy Flower-Bond will guide us through another of her amazing courses on 12th July – how to grow and make your own clothes! The course runs from 10.30am to 3pm. Learn about how to produce natural fibres from fleece, nettle and flax. before spinning a little on spindle whorls (Try your … Read More

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Go the South Downs Way

At the last minute I was foolishly persuaded to hit the South Downs Way on Tuesday with some friends who had already cycled from Winchester to Amberley the day before.  I met up with them in the Sportsman Inn the night before in some trepidation, as I hadn’t exactly prepared … Read More

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Little Green Courgette

The first courgettes are well and truly here – versatile, delicious and soon to turn into a glut.  If you have a garden or allotment with a couple of courgette plants, then you will need every recipe possible to keep fully enjoying them until the end of the season. Our … Read More

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This Summer you are cordially invited to Yarty

Yarty hand make delicious cordials using old family recipes as well as some that have a modern twist.  They use only the finest fruit in season, often from local farms (they are based in Jane creates the cordials using her Grandmothers, Mabel’s recipes.  They use carefully selected fruits that are … Read More

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Farm Shop Cookery Demos at the Garden Show

We have a great line up of inspiring chefs who will be showcasing the best seasonal produce (available at the Farm Shop).  Click on the links for more information on each demo – and there is limited seating so do get there early. Friday 6th June 1.00 – 1.40pm Neil … Read More

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New Events & Courses coming up

We have two new courses coming up as well a couple of events that might be of interest.   Our first course would make an ideal Father’s Day present, being a BBQ Course and Beer Tasting on 19th June from 6.30 – 8pm.  We also have an Elderflower foraging course on … Read More

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National Watercress Week

It’s National watercress week with the watercress festival in Alresford.  We get our watercress from the Hairspring beds in Hambrook which was founded in 1870 by George Hair and has been in the family ever since. Originally the beds were supplied with groundwater, but with droughts in the 1970s,  they … Read More

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