The Brocolli Barter, crop swap & corn exchange
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It is an unusual sight, but at this time of year it is possible to see some of our customers turning up to the farm shop laden with rhubarb, and leaving with a couple of line-caught mackerel, with no money changing hands. We are open to bartering at the shop, … Read More

Hedgerow Hunting
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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

Roe Deer in season
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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

Veg out this summer
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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

Wood fired pizza, sun fired farm shop.
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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

BBQ Night at the Farm Shop – 25th July 6-9pm
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We are having an informal BBQ night at the Farm Shop on Thursday 25th July at 6pm. Tickets are £12 and available in advance from the shop, or call to reserve (02392 413 576). There are a limited number so let us know by . We will be grilling whatever … Read More

Ice Cream Weather
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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

The South Downs food trail
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The South Downs National Park have launched a new magazine that you can pick up for free at the farm shop. It highlights many of the Southdownsey things you can do as well as mentioning their food trail. We get a photo and a fine mention!… Read More

Give Peas a Chance
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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
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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

Respect your Elders – Spring foraging for Elderflowers
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It’s a great time for a bit of easy foraging, as the Elderflowers are finally coming into bloom. If you are new to foraging, then this is a great one to start with – elderflowers are easy to identify, their large white blooms are in most hedgerows and woodlands at … Read More

Article in the Sunday Telegraph
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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

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