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  • October – Blog 2018

    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.

    Foxholes Cow

    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.

    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 Week29th 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


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