It seems to have been a very busy few weeks since I last wrote! An incredibly busy August Bank Holiday, and then people making the most of the late summer sunshine - As always I am very grateful for people's support and their patience at very busy times in the shop and café.
David and Toby went fruit picking in the Ellenden Orchards this morning before the shop opened, and returned with a harvest of apples and some late variety plums.
We now have in stock the following:
Late Victoria plums (Limited availability)
Marjorie Seedling Plums (Limited availability)
Lord Lambourne Apples
We have been asked quite a few times about Christmas meat orders. In light of the recent media hype, we have checked with Richard Baldwyne, our supplier of Free Range Bronze Turkeys and Cockerels, and he has confirmed all our orders prior to December 3rd will be fulfilled. We can continue to take orders after this date, but they will be subject to availability. We are hoping to have our meat order form available in the next couple of weeks, and it will be available to download off the website.
We have taken our first Christmas order for a rib of beef, and we do have very exciting news on the meat front - watch this space in the coming weeks!
Any questions you may have about ordering for Christmas, please just ask.
I am very pleased to tell you we have given our website a face lift! I owe huge thanks to Sara Page and Mick Hurst at Areca design who have redesigned and up-dated our website. We are always open to any constructive feedback please go to the tab 'Get in Touch'.
Sara, Mick and the team have put an enormous amount of time and effort into the new design - we hope you like it as much as we do.
The combine is safely back in the barn for another year, harvest complete. The farming trio of Toby, David and Grandad move onto cultivating and planting the new crops. These are long days and sometimes nights, making sure the conditions are conducive for germination of the seeds.
William and Matthew have both started their new schools and seem to be settling in well. William at St Egwins Middle School and Matthew Prince Henry's High School - both boys have been asked by the PE teachers if they have an older brother called Toby!! Clearly well remembered by the sports departments! I think we are very lucky to have such good state schools in our catchment area.
We have a lovely array of plants at the entrance to the shop, demonstrating an array of Autumn colours - I do love this time of year, just not what it leads onto!
Enjoy the beautiful autumnal sunshine.