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  • October – blog 2016

    Autumn brings us misty mornings, newborn calves, rustic roasts and fantastic food. With so many new born calves over the last two months, these babies have been keeping our herdswomen Charlotte rather busy. Guiding our cows all the way from start to finish, Charlotte is always on call day or night to make sure our cows are comfortable to allow for a natural, healthy birth.

    Although most of our cows have been soaking up the lovely sunshine grazing on our nature reserve, there comes a time when our land needs to heal, so we now prepare for the colder months ahead by bringing some of our herd indoors.


    As we enter another busy food season, Autumn brings us shorter days and chilly nights so it`s nice to start thinking about slow cooked dishes like casseroles and stews to keep out the cold. Our butchery counter has a wide selection of cheaper and leaner cuts of meat such as shin, leg, brisket, skirt and flank all of which are rich in nutrients and perfect for braising slowly with seasonal root vegetables. We have a wide selection of pork, beef and game, great for preparing a rustic roast dinner or a quick and easy stir-fry.

    Granny Smiths Tea Room hosted its first Cheese and Wine evening in September teaming up with The Wine Education Company. Duncan our local sommelier talked our guests through different wines which was accompanied by our own cheese from the deli counter, we were delighted that so many people attended and enjoyed such a great evening of fantastic cheese & wine.
    The doctor said I suffer from a full scale panic attack. I took 1 mg pill of Ativan (Lorazepam) and within a few minutes I became calm, started to breathe slow and regularly. I also felt warm, my head was clear but a bit sleepy.


    With the colder weather why not treat yourself to our traditional Sunday roast lunch, served from 12 noon till 3pm or try our cooked Farmers’ breakfast, a hearty breakfast served with our own bacon, sausages and eggs. Served Mon-Sat until 11.30 and Sunday until noon.Halloween will soon be here so team Foxholes are getting ready for some Half Term Spooky Farm Fun. Pumpkin bowling, barn games and a ‘spooky tea room specials’ menu are some of the activities taking place and our Farm Park will be open every day (weather permitting,) 22nd -30th October 11am -3pm. Pumpkins are no on sale in our farm shop, fancy dress welcome.

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    Make your Bonfire night go off with a bang!!


    British Sausage Week, 31st Oct – 6th Nov. We will be giving out free sausage tastings of our homemade sausages and our cosy tea room will be serving the great British banger with traditional mash and gravy (Children’s menu also available).

    So make sure you join us this Autumn and we look forward to seeing you for some food, farming, family and fun.





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