Strawberries now in the Farm shop

The first ready picked strawberries from our greenhouse are now in the farm shop - and they taste fantastic! It's a limited supply each day (they seem in no rush to ripen this year) but we also have lots of lovely strawberries from Ardleigh (Essex) so there should be...

Posted 16 May 2014

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Protecting the Cherries

We reached another milestone in our farming year yesterday as, on a misty morning, the cherry nets were stretched out over the cherry orchards to protect them from the birds. Over the years Stephen Taylor has invented some ingenious contraptions, with the ultimate goal of unfurling over 100 metres of netting...

Posted 30 April 2014

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Planting new trees

The Lathcoats team are busy planting a new orchard of gala apples - about 4000 trees in all. And before they could start to plant the trees, every one of the tree stakes had to be carefully measured out, lined up and dug in. It's a beautiful site from every...

Posted 29 April 2014

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The Bee Shed is a year old

It's a year this week since we opened the Bee Shed and to celebrate Lien and Denise have been baking! Guinness cake, lemon cake, chocolate nests and chocolate banana cake. And if you are more savoury than cakey, then there are delicious sage and onion pulled pork huffers. Thank...

Posted 11 April 2014

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