So harvest is over ! Our Summer family of pickers are mostly homeward bound after a very busy and lucrative time here. They go home to their communities hoping for good snow as many of them work in the ski business in the winter. They were a good crew and we hope we will see most of them next year. Continue reading “So Harvest is Over …”
The annual fundraiser Christmas Fayre organised by Rebecca from Aylton is on Thursday from 4.00 – 8.30 pm. This year proceeds will be split between the Royal Agricultural Benevolence Institution (RABI) and Aylton Church. Continue reading “Christmas Fayre at The Feathers Hotel on Thursday 16 November”
I do hope you enjoy this as it would be a delicious alternative on Christmas Day for vegetarians should you be entertaining any. My father, who was strictly a meat man, thought it was lovely. I would make my own shortcrust pastry, but if you are not happy with making your own then by all means buy ready made, just try to get an all butter version. Continue reading “November Recipe: Chestnut and Leek Pie”
We are very lucky in Ledbury and District to have some super places to eat – a view confirmed by entries on Trip Advisor. What is more, most of these feature food and drink products from the local district.
When Jo Stephens took on the Trumpet Corner Tea Room and Art Gallery just over 2 years ago she realised the importance of using local produce. “People appreciate good quality food from local sources and our regular customers recognise that local sourced food means keeping money in the local economy.” Continue reading “Local is the word at Trumpet Corner Tea Room and Art Gallery”
Herefordshire has plenty of reasons to celebrate English apples, orchards and cider and the annual Big Apple weekend offers a special opportunity to enjoy the autumn countryside on the Marcle Ridge. The event is based on nine venues in and around Much Marcle – and cider and perry making will be in full swing at seven of them! Continue reading “Big Apple Harvestime celebrations 14th and 15th October 2017”
I do hope you like this recipe. I use Jersey milk when making a rice pudding or bread and butter pudding, please do not use skimmed or semi skimmed. Any eating apples will be fine, we are spoilt for choice at this time of year. Continue reading “October Recipe: Cider-Baked Apples with Buttermilk Rice Pudding”
Harvest is half way through ! The plums have all been picked and packed and sold, the conveyor was put into storage and a cheer went up from Mr B and Damian our packhouse manager. It has been a good year but as you may have noticed Autumn came early. The chill was in the morning air by August 8th and this hastened all fruit into ripeness. Clive and the teams worked long hard hours to get the plums in and now the apples are following fast and earlier than usual. The packhouse worked hard to pack and despatch 147 tons of plums. Continue reading “Castle Fruit Farm Harvest 2017 – Part 2”