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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Local, sustainable and organic BEER

A cold glass of beer at the end of a hot summer’s day can give untold pleasure, especially when it tastes fantastic and is brewed in Sussex with local ingredients. The Hepworth Brewery in Horsham has a cracking selection of delicious beers made with local ingredients. While I prefer the … Read More

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Hedgerow Hunting

Some delicious hedgerow jelly and jam arrived this week, courtesy of the Hedgerow Apothecary, alongside marmalade and lovely raspberry vinegar. Christine gathers from many local hedgerows to make her pots of delight – she is based in West Ashling and is planning on running courses for the Stansted Farm Shop … Read More

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Roe Deer in season

Roe bucks are currently the only deer in season at the moment which means that we have limited supplies of venison in the shop. While there are plenty of roe deer on the Stansted Estate, the foresters avoid shooting the larger bucks as they have established territories. Considering that the … Read More

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Veg out this summer

The sunshine is bringing out the best in British fruit and veg, and we have a great array of scrummy local produce to choose from. Courgettes, broadbeans, tomatoes and aubergines are all in full flow, and because of the cold spring, the delayed asparagus is still going, although it is … Read More

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Wood fired pizza, sun fired farm shop.

With the cracking weather coming this weekend, the pizza will be up and running on Friday to Sunday, midday to 2.30pm. If you mention this post over the weekend, you get a free can of drink with your pizza. Our special this weekend is asparagus and pancetta, although we will … Read More

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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

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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

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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

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