Vote for us in The Essex Life Fine Food & Drink Awards 2014

The Essex Life Fine Food & Drink Awards 2014 are now open and we would love it if you felt able to vote for us in the Top Farm Shop and also the Coffee or Tea Shop of the year categories. It meant a huge amount to us to win in 2012...

Posted 23 May 2014

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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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