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  • Everything that makes the Great British Summer! -July Blog 2017

    Everything that makes the Great British Summer comes into play this month.

    Farming this time of year has it`s bonus points, the early light mornings are great for getting those farm jobs completed before the sun starts to break through and the heat turns up. More calves have been born this season and there’s not a more satisfying feeling than nurturing your own straight out onto the fields. Our spring lambs seem to be growing every day, playing in the fields and they even managed to get themselves published in the Daily Express Saturday magazine (1st July Edition). It was a pleasure to play host to the Daily Express who asked if they could shoot their July fashion feature here on our farm. It was a rainy wet spring day with torrential rain, how the amazing editorial team managed a photo-shoot was beyond us, but they did and the results were amazing. See the link…

    Beetroot, salad leaves, aubergines, courgettes, strawberries and especially cherries are flavour of the month and with National Cherry Day (16th July), what better time to stock up and make seasonal pies, tarts and scrumptious desserts, or simply pick up some picnic food from our deli counter, to take with you.

    The butchery counter is bursting to the brim with meats already prepared for the BBQ. The BBQ season is so short so make the most of our stunning marinades that bring out the full flavour and tenderise your meat on the grill. Our friendly butcher`s are always on hand to give advice and will always cut to order. Why not celebrate National Hotdog Day (23rd July) and make delicious hotdogs with our hand-made sausage range, serving them with relish and mustard is a must.

    Sit back and relax here at Granny Smith’s Tea Room with a delightful seasonal array of dishes, our specials board changes with the seasons and with refreshing duck salads to home cooked terrines there’s something for everyone. ‘Pimm’s a clock’ is a good way to relax and un-wind, whether your sharing with friends or simply want a glass to yourself, served by the jug or glass, laced with fresh fruit and mint it’s the perfect summer tipple.

    The School holidays are nearly here and we have been preparing our farm park in readiness for six weeks of summer fun. Most of our farm animals are in the fields this time of year enjoying the great outdoors. Our alpacas, donkeys, horses, goats, cows and new baby calves are great to see and feed on those balmy summer days. If the weather fails we will be opening up our barn with indoor activities, so come rain or shine Foxholes Farm is the place to be this summer.






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