As the sun rises over misty fields with the sound of cows awaiting their feed, once again it’s the start of a new year here at Foxholes Farm. Refreshed from a few days rest we now start to plan our journey through the months ahead. January can be a tiring month with early morning starts and harsh winter frosts along with the darker days, it’s important that our cattle have sufficient food and water whilst they start to count down the days until they can graze in the fields.
Our farm shop and butchery has been busier than ever and by popular demand we have brought back our evening butchery classes. Come and learn the traditional tricks of the trade from one of our experienced butchers, you can book via our farm shop or website (see our event page for details).
Our farm shop is always fully stocked with seasonal vegetables, this seasons must have vegetable is cathedral cauliflower which not only look stunning but taste great as well. We have swedes, potatoes and the all important fresh haggis, perfect for Burns night it’s healthy and delicious however you decide to cook this wonderful dish. Our favourite cheeses this month are Stinking Bishop (it’s bark is bigger than its bite) and Snowdonia Amber Mist, a cheddar with a wee little drop of whisky.
If it’s pastries your after our delicious deli counter has some amazing oven baked hand-made pies. Made fresh in the farm kitchen with a water crust pastry then filled with our own pork, mixed herbs and baked to perfection. Or why not try our farm sliced fresh cooked meats, all pre-packed ready to take home.
January is a month for looking ahead here at foxholes farm and we have lots going on throughout the coming year, from lamb feeding to butchery classes, product tastings to farm days, there will be something for everyone. Our young farmers will be making an appearance this Spring as we play host to a fun filled day as the Hertfordshire Young Farmers Association have their first annual rally. Our 25acre Farm Park will be re-opening this spring with an animal barn, play area and lamb feeding there’ll certainly be a lot to keep the kids entertained.
Granny Smiths Tea room is a great pit stop for a quiet lunch or afternoon tea. Our tea room is open every day until 4pm so come and snuggle indoors and enjoy the view, or if you’re feeling brave wrap up and sit outside with a hot chocolate. We have a wide range of visitors booked in this year from informal birthday lunches to family christenings. As we celebrate the great British breakfast week come and try our popular hearty big farmers cooked breakfast with our own bacon and sausages, although here at Foxholes Farm it`s always breakfast week!!!
For all Event listings do visit our web page www.foxholesfarm.com