Welcome to our mid Spring newsletter, a wonderful time of year on the farms. All of our new calves are now out on pasture with their mothers, so too, the piglets are enjoying muddy fun in their paddocks. Our two lambs & two pygmy goats have now settled in nicely & our babies chicks are now almost fully feathered & will be joining our laying flock this month.
At our arable farm near Ware, the crops are enjoying the warm weather & growing at great speed, as is our grass, which we shall be harvesting this month for winter animal fodder.
Our Aberdeen Angus bull will be joining our heifers this month in preparation for 2015’s early spring calves.
New season lamb is in!! Local & delicious, enjoy this tender treat whilst it’s at it’s best & do ask our butchers for our huge selection of complimentary marinades, not just for lamb.
So to , English asparagus is now available, a little earlier than last year, due to the warm weather. It’s not here for long, so enjoy while you can.
On the deli counter we have wonderful homemade saddleback pork pies, available in 3 sizes – including a slicing buffet pie, available plain, or with local game or black pudding & fresh bread, delivered daily by Simmons the bakers.
A big thank you to all our customers for supporting our ‘New Addition’ to our farm. Our Tea Shop is proving to be a huge success, with daily specials, meat platters & cream teas proving to be particularly popular. Our new decking & safe play area is a lovely sun trap & we are introducing an undated spring menu this month, including British Tapas & fruit , cream & meringue sharing plates. Our first event of the year, our bank holiday Hog roast, was a sell out. We were blessed with lovely sunny weather & we are currently organising our next event, watch this space for updates. Granny Smith herself has produced some beautiful needlework gifts for you to purchase in our tea shop.