Winter warming dishes ‘Pie day’ is served 12noon – 2pm every Wednesday & Thursday here at the Farmer’s Table!
Our pies are all freshly handmade with ingredients from our farm shop, produced within our farm kitchen, our pies are served with chips or mash, peas & gravy, a true classic British tradition for you to enjoy!
After the mayhem of Christmas it’s now time to get those jobs done around the farm in time for spring and hopefully some good weather. As we prepare for the lambing season ahead, we also have lots of exciting new ventures to look forward to this year, one being our event hire space here at Foxholes Farm.
Enjoy two acres of fields along with 50 acres of fantastic views overlooking our stunning lakes and farmland, providing the perfect backdrop for weddings, functions, team building and corporate events. We are situated just 20 minutes from London and with easy access to the M25, M11, A10 and only 10 minutes from Hertford North and East train stations, making Foxholes Farm your perfect location. Our Event space offers you the opportunity to personalise your own event with easily accessible fields and parking, ready for you to bring along your own equipment. Available April – October, we are now taking bookings for 2019. For all enquiries or event hire bookings please contact email@example.com
As the game season continues make the most of the versatile meat available, low in fat and highly nutritious, game meat is very much suited for winter slow-cook casseroles. With so many fresh vegetables in season this month, such as kale, cabbage, carrots, parsnips, cauliflower, leeks and swede, these vegetables all make the perfect accompaniment to your winter dishes. Burns night is around the corner, if your partial to a wee whisky and haggis we have everything you need to host the best ‘Burns Night’ supper.
If you don’t fancy cooking a Sunday roast, a warm friendly welcome awaits you here at the ‘Farmer’s Table’, serving up a tasty Sunday roast every Sunday from 12noon until 3pm. Situated within our farm the ‘Farmer’s Table’ also serves breakfasts, lunch, afternoon and high tea. What more could you wish for to lose those January blues than some good old fashioned tea & cake from Foxholes Farm!
We still have limited places left for our January & March Butchery classes, if you would like to secure a place, please call 01992 552900 or e.mail firstname.lastname@example.org
There is still time to order in time for Christmas, our butchery counters will be full to the brim on a first come, first serve basis ready for Christmas & New Year! Our butchers are always happy to cut any size meat to order..
To order call 01992 552900 or email email@example.com
As we head into the festive season, it’s been by far one of the fastest and most challenging years for the farming industry! With the seasonal weather being a big focus this year, from a late spring full of below zero temperatures meaning the young where being born in the snow, to keeping all our stock hydrated throughout one of the warmest summers, reaching the hottest temperatures for over 40 years.
Here at Foxholes Farm we have Christmas all wrapped up, this month our butchers are franticly preparing all our Christmas meats with all the trimmings, making sure our customers all have their orders on time. So whilst our butchers add the finishing touches preparing the Christmas orders, our counters will still be full to the brim with delicious cuts of beef, pork, lamb, poultry and game. Although our turkey pre-orders are until 11th December, our butchery counter will always have something you’ll love and our butchers will always be pleased to give advice on how to cook the perfect festive feast!
The farm shop has everything you need for your festive lunch, Brussels, parsnips, red cabbage, carrots and potatoes are currently all in season, not forgetting the all important stuffing. We have gifts galore for the ultimate foodie, from fine British cheese from our deli counter, artisan gins and chocolates to craft brewed beers, or why not choose your own bespoke hamper. Choose a box, choose your gifts and simply wrap, or bring out the butcher in you and learn the tricks of the trade, book one of our 2019 butchery classes, or purchase as a gift, our classes will be running from January to March.
If all the shopping gets to you, simply wind down and enjoy a glass of bubbly or a cup of tea or coffee with our festive ‘High Tea’ (for two), served daily throughout December. Three tiers of dainty sandwiches, festive bites, cakes and bakes all to be devoured in the relaxing surroundings of the Farmer’s Table. If you’re a late starter at the weekend, come and enjoy an all day breakfast or Sunday Lunch served every Sunday until 3pm, the ‘Farmer’s Table” is open daily until 4pm, serving breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea.
So after the last orders have been collected, the animals are all tucked away, we can finally relax (although us farmers never do) with a glass of bubbly and start to celebrate the festive season. My team and myself would like to thank our customers for their loyalty and custom throughout this year, wishing you a very happy Christmas and a prosperous New Year!
Tiered Cheese Cakes now available to order, our team are here to help advise which cheese to choose to suit your budget.
With so many fantastic products from local and regional producers, home grown meats & delicious desserts to try before you buy!
Pick your own hamper.. Choose a box, choose your products & wrap.
Our bespoke tiered mix & match cheese cakes to order, large or small, great for buffets, order now in time for Christmas & New Year party celebrations.
Our butchery counter will be taking your Christmas & New Year meat orders, just fill in your Christmas order form and we will do the rest!
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After the frantic half term holidays we now start to focus on Christmas! November is a very special time of year here at Foxholes Farm as we look forward to the coming weeks with a festive feast allowing our visitors to sample the delicious food, drinks and gifts our farm shop has to offer. The farm park has now closed for the season although some of our farm animals will still graze for the winter months whilst some will nestle into their winter corners. Our daughter Charlotte has the hardest job at this time of year, with the darker mornings and evenings drawing in so quickly, Charlotte has to make sure all her herds are kept safe, fed and watered and with our 1000th calf having been born, the farm certainly keeps her busy!
Our butchers are here to help and being open seven days a week we aim to please every customer that walks through our farm shop door. Fine cheese, pies, turkeys, beef, gammon and cold meats can now be ordered in time for Christmas. Take advantage and order early, you can order any size and cut to suit you budget or needs. The Christmas order form can be downloaded from our website or is available from our farm shop.
Why not treat your family or work colleagues, our Farmer’s Table is offering a festive lunch that’s sure to please. Available from the 19th November, Mon-Fri 12.00-5.00pm, a three course festive lunch for £24.95 per person. Or if you love tea and cake our ‘Festive high tea for two’ offers a selection of festive finger sandwiches, festive bites and treats all washed down with a pot of tea or coffee or why not add a glass of bubbly.
The farm shop has a great selection of gifts, from artisan gins to chocolates, cheese and condiments, perfect for making your own bespoke hamper. Just fill a basket, purchase some wrapping then add some fabulous goodies giving you the freedom to make it your own. Our butchery classes make great gifts, a practical course learning the tricks of the butchery trade, whether you’re a small holder, restaurant owner, chef or just a keen foodie our butchers will share their amazing skills.
Which brings us to our Feast of all feasts, our Christmas feast tasting weekend is back! Saturday 1st December & Sunday 2nd December 11.00am–3.00pm, join us for a weekend of festive food, giving you the chance to try before you buy. Free parking, free admission, come and taste some of the best produce around from fine cheese to cold meats, condiments and desserts, washed down with a glass of mulled wine but don’t forget to taste our very own grass fed beef.
So make it a date and we look forward to seeing you soon!
We are now taking bookings for our Festive Christmas Lunch and Afternoon High Tea!
To book simply call 01992 552900 as spaces are limited!
Please wear suitable clothing & footwear.
Farmshop, butchery & tea room open usual hours.
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The ‘Farmer’s Table’ will be open till 4pm every day serving breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea, or why not check out our outside catering van, serving hot & cold food & drinks including ‘build your own burger’ situated within the Farm Park! Family fun for everyone….
After one of the driest harvests in years we start to look forward to autumn here at Foxholes Farm. As the fields gradually turn from brown to green it’s a food haven for our outdoor animals. Although autumn grass is not as sweet as in spring we are thankful that our animals can still gracefully graze at this time of year.
We had a great start to the month, our resident local DJ Richie Firth from Absolute Radio, popped into the farm with his young family and ended coming face to face with one of our lady goats! #GoatGate was born, the craziness of radio coverage, in more ways than one. Richie described his ordeal (or lack of one) on air all week as his fears of #GoatGate continued on the new show ‘Home time’ so they spoke to us and wanted an opinion. So there we were on drive time radio inviting Ritchie back to face his fears. The story continues! You can listen to all the shenanigans for #GoatGate by downloading the podcast from the Absolute Radio website. https://absoluteradio.co.uk/schedule/hometime-with-bush-richie-380/episodes/112733/?play
If you wish to take advantage of the rest of the season our farm park is still open at weekends from 11am to 3pm. After a few hours walking around our farm park feeding the animals why not pop in to our tea room for a light lunch or a lovely Sunday roast with all the trimmings, or maybe before your lovely walk try our Farmer’s full English! Our Tea Room is open every day from 9am to 4pm, (10am Sundays) serving breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea. Christmas is never too far away and we are now taking bookings from 19th November to 21st December 2018 for Christmas parties, a tasty Foxholes Farm set menu lunch for you to enjoy with family, friends or work colleagues.
October is a plentiful month for great British fruit and veg. Cauliflowers, potatoes, carrots, parsnips, kale, leeks, pears and apples are just some of the delights our farm shop has to offer. Autumnal stews are made easy from our butchery counter, with only a few extra ingredients added to beef, lamb or pork, along with stock and fresh veg to give you the perfect one pot dish.
Our farm kitchen team are always baking fresh pastries ready for customers to purchase from our deli counter. Sausage rolls, quiches and scotch eggs make great suppers or snacks and check out our new fine British cheese range from Shepherds Purse. Christmas is slowly creeping into the farm shop with our superb new line of gifts such as candles, hand lotions, calendar’s and spirits, now is the time to start your shopping early. Our Christmas order form is also available to share online or pick up a copy from our farm shop, helping you to have a stress free Christmas.
Join in the Half Term fun on the farm this Halloween. Our Halloween barn and Farm Park will be open from 27th October to 4th November, barn games, choose your own pumpkin and lots of spooky goings on here at Foxholes Farm. Open 11am to 3pm every day, admission £9.95 per child, accompanying adults only £3.75 per person. (Price includes entry into the farm park, games barn, and one pumpkin per child). No booking necessary, free parking, just turn up!
Putting an end to the month before the fireworks start, is ‘British Sausage Week’ 29th October to 4th November. A celebration of the British banger! We go sizzling mad with sausage tastings, recipes and sausages on the Tea Room menu, we love to let the nation know about our brilliant bangers. Pop in and try our farmhouse sausage creations with pork, beef and lamb, perfectly made just for you