December 2017 - Newsletter

Phew! We're almost there! But before we shut up shop for a couple of days we would like to say a huge thank you for all your support this year and to wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Hugh, Celia and the Newton Farm team.

What a turn up for the books!

Not only did Santa join us at our annual Crafts and Carols event on Sunday 10th December, but he also managed to bring the snow with him! Indeed, despite the bitterly cold, wet and windy start we were thrilled that friends and families beat a path to our doors and had a jolly good time. P.S.Santa was overjoyed by the politeness of all the little ones who visited him that day and wishes them a wonderful Christmas. Ho! ho! ho!

Down on the Farm

Our cattle are now happy in their open airy barns, the pigs are thrilled to be in their pens and the sheep are content grazing on the Newton Farm Parkland - happy days!

Cock-a-doodle-doo!

We've just started stocking a new range of pretty coloured eggs.These lovely eggs are produced on a family-run farm near Bath, namely New Macdonald's Farm. All year round the chickens roam freely and enjoy the sunshine, fresh air and grass that mother nature provides. The chickens have a happy home and a happy life which makes their happy quattro coloured eggs - apparently, the best ever!

Talking Turkey!

With Christmas now upon us, around two thirds of UK households are choosing to cook roast turkey on Christmas day, so here's a few tips on how to keep your food beautifully fresh and safe:-
* As the weather forecast here in the South West is predicted to be mild, we highly recommend that all chilled items including your turkey are stored at 5 degrees C or less. So no potting sheds, garages or window sills this year!

* When food shopping, take sufficient bags so that you can separate out raw and ready-to-eat foods to avoid cross-contamination.
* Check the guidance on your turkey to ensure you have enough time to fully defrost it – it could take much longer than you think!
* Don’t wash raw turkey; as it tends to splash germs onto your hands, clothes, utensils and worktops.
* Work out the cooking time for your bird by checking the instructions on the packaging. Before eating; check that the meat is steaming hot throughout; there is no pink meat visible when you cut into the thickest part, and that the meat juices run clear, not tainted pink.
* Turkey meat is so versitile. It's as delicious cold with pickles and chutneys as it is when used for a tasty curry which can then be frozen, but make sure it is only reheated once!

The Rounds!

Our evening delivery service (Wed, Thurs, Fri) has paused for the Christmas holidays,and will resume on Wednesday 10th January 2018.

In the pipeline:-
Steak and Malbec Evening
Spring Flower Workshop
Drawing the plot!
Pottery Workshop
Little Yoga classes

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