The Asparagus season is upon us early but these beautiful green spears have been selling like hot cakes. With their tantalizing flavour the quality so far this year has been exceptional. Lightly steam for 2 to 3 minutes then serve with a sprinkle of sea salt, a spoonful of hollandaise and you’ll have the perfect dish to enjoy asparagus at its best! New to the butchery counter this month we have free-range chicken pieces marinated in Jamaican jerk spices, ready for you to cook in the oven or over hot coals for the best taste, just in time for the bbq season.
Our farm shop is now stocking Pinksters Gin, a locally distilled premium gin made with fresh raspberries it is deliciously dry with a fruity smooth finish, perfect summer cocktails. Check out our Foxholes Farm face-book page for up and coming tastings of new products in the farm shop.
Come and celebrate ‘National Real Bread Week’ (14th – 22nd May) with us. Our farm shop will be hosting bread tastings and giving out information on the various different varieties along with recipes. Or if you like to bake at home we have many different varieties of local and regional milled flour.
With Half Term school holidays just around the corner, come and join in the fun here at Foxholes Farm. We will be running our ‘Meet the Farmer’ sessions during the half term holidays. Our farmer will take you on a guided tour of the farm to meet and get up close to the animals, learn how we rear our stock and enjoy farm life on our Hertfordshire farm. Sessions are Tuesday 11am and 2pm £3.00 per person, please book in advance through our farm shop Tel 01992 552900 to avoid disappointment.
A note for the diary, on Sunday 5th June (11.00am -3.00pm) we are very proud to be hosting this years Open Farm Sunday here at Foxholes. This event gives us the opportunity to open parts of our farm to visitors, sharing our farming methods, how our food is produced and how this has an impact on our lives. Hog roast, BBQ, tractor trailer rides, kitchen garden, meet the animals, machinery displays, butchery demonstrations and gun dog displays are just some of the main attractions this year. Entry into the farm is free of charge.
And finally our butchery classes, as these classes are proving popular we have added some more dates for May and June making perfect Father’s Day gifts.
The “Whole Hog” Course May 19th & June 16th.
“Evening” Butchery Classes May 26th & June 23rd