September 2017 Newsletter

Going with the grain!

Welcome to September! Aw, what a shame the weather was so unsettled for much of the summer hols, although it did pick up towards the end. Indeed, the last week or so, was sun, sun, sun all the way, which was wonderful for our Open Farm Day (Bank Holiday Monday). According to comments we received, it was a sweltering success! So many thanks to everyone who came along and supported us. Well here we are in September, a month that can be tranquil, attractive, settled weather and a time when we see remarkable changes taking place in the rural landscape - nature at its best! It's also the turning point in the year; marking the end of summer; the start of term; the beginning of autumn; and for farmers like us it's the start of a new cycle of ploughing, planting and cultivation now that the main harvest is in - all go in the wonderful world of farming!

Last chance to grab a ticket for an enchanting evening under the stars - not to be missed!

This Thursday evening (7th) is a must for all foodie and cinephiles - you're just going to love what we've cooked up! A welcome drink on arrival, delicious Mexican supper and a delectable film screening of 'Like Water for Chocolate'. The weather looks promising, so what are you waiting for! Call NOW on 01225 873707 (opt 3) to book a ticket.

Edible Feast! 23rd Sept - 8th October

Once again we are delighted to link up with the Great Bath Feast now in its 5th year, and it's just getting better. Proprietors and owners of some of Bath's most prestigious and sought after hotels, restaurants, cafes, pubs and shops have formed an excellent line up - just waiting to be explored! Here's what's going on 'down on the farm' in October. Thursday 6th Drawing the Harvest with local artist Natasha Clutterbuck £60.00. Friday 7th Chocolate Two Ways - £25
Saturday 8th Foraging without Fear - £ 15 adults / £10 Children. Click here for further information. Tickets can be booked by calling 01225 873707 (opt 3) or calling into the shop.

Yonder Festival - Friday 30th September

Ticket sales are going really well, but there's always room for improvement say's young entrepreneur William Gay. Top of the bill is Annie Mac swiftly followed by Chris Lorenzo, Gentleman's Dub Club, Dimension and Addison Groove to name but a few. Gates open 1pm and close prompt at 11pm - no messing! Call us to book or for more information.

British seasonal food at its peak!

After capitalising on the late summer gluts of courgettes, runners, chard and soft fruits etc., autumn is starting to punch its way through the landscape, adding wonderful vibrant crimson hues to the countryside's culinary larder. This season British apples, juicy damsons, plump figs and soft flavoursome mushrooms are all being gathered in for more heartier cooking. The main attractions of our wild harvest are now ready. Blackberries add colour and flavour to traditional puds, jams, preserves and jellies and are ready for the picking now. It's a crime to miss out on them, as it is to forgo the more hard-won pleasures of elderberries which are also ready now. Head to the countryside this month, as the year's best jam-and-jelly making opportunities start now! Next up is sloes, just in time to make a bottle or two of sloe gin in time for Christmas!

Taste of Timsbury - Saturday 23rd September

We are thrilled to support Taste of Timsbury once again this year. This wonderful local rural event is a country pantry in the making! Now in its second year, the line up doesn't fail to impress. Event organisers have managed to scoop up a handfuls of the area's most sought after food and drink producers to bring visitors a fantastic food event. We'll be taking our pop-up market stall to showcase what we do here. We look forward to seeing you there!
10am - 3pm. Free Entry.

Fresh Fishmonger - Wednesday 13th September - 11am -3pm

We know we keep carping on about when Steve Harvey (fresh fishmonger) will be here with his amazing wet fish stall, but we still think it's worth a mention.

In the pipeline

Friday 27th October Pop-up restaurant in the café
What better way to finish off of a long hard week than enjoying a jolly good steak with a glass delicious Malbec - a marriage in heaven!
£35 pp to include main course, dessert and half a bottle of Malbec. Pre-booking and pre-payment necessary. From 7pm

Saturday 16th December Deck the Halls!
Join Sarah Wilson, Compton Garden Flowers for one of her fabulous festive floral workshops.
Christmas Wreath - 10 am - 12 noon
Christmas Table Decoration - 2pm - 4pm
Price £39.50 each to include welcome drink on arrival with festive pastries fresh foliage, equipment, materials and tuition.

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