Sunday, 13 March 2011

The Farm Shop

Weekends wouldn't be the same without a visit to our local farm shop for fresh seasonal vegetables. Everything is locally grown, there is a wonderful selection of different apple

varieties all of which are actually grown in the orchard behind the shop.

The eggs are free range, delicious and one quite often finds double yolkers. Jams and chutneys are homemade by local ladies from produce grown in the orchard. The plum jam is devine and I'm totally addicted to the chilli jelly, so much so that I persauded the nice people who run the shop to get me the recipe.

There is even a section devoted to the birds with a wide variety of resonably priced wild bird seeds.

All so much nicer than the supermarket especially as my shopping is carried to the car.


  1. Hi Carol, thanks for visiting, its nice to meet you. The Farm shop looks great, and a bag of apples for 1 pound that's a wonderful price.

    Looking forward to seeing what you have been up to in the future posts. I will add you to my sidebar blog list (my way of following),bye , Tam x

  2. Hi Carol,

    Thanks for stopping by my blog. I took a quick look around your sweet blog and am now a follower. I also went over to your son's blog and I'm following there too and looking forward to his posts.

    See you soon.

  3. Farm shops are so much nicer
    Thanks for your kind thoughts
    Cate x

  4. I agree, it is so nice to go to a farm shop and support local people. Everything is so fresh and has a better taste too. The chilli jelly sounds very good and I love plum jam... on hot buttered toast! I have been following your youngest son's blog and have enjoyed looking at the pictures of all your lovely horses and ponies. It is great that he is so enthusiastic, (my son will not go near my horse!) and look forward to seeing his future posts. Abby x

  5. Hello Carol,
    How nice this local farm shop, wish I had one in our neighbourhood.
    Love the birdhouses !
    Thanks for your lovely comment !
    Have a nice week,

  6. What a lovely little shop! I'm so envious. We don't have anything like that here. Although, there is a blueberry farm about 20 miles away - can't wait til blueberry season gets here ;).
    Your blog is lovely too - such charming photos!

  7. I have been having fun reading your older posts, oh how I wish we had a place like this....

  8. We have a local farm shop but I'm ashamed to say I don't visit very often. Yours sounds great.

    Thanks for dropping by my blog. Hope to see you again soon. xx

  9. Gosh that all looks so healthy!! Thanks for stopping by my blog, love Helen x

  10. Visiting farm shops is one of my most favourite pastimes. x