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Some delicious recipes submitted by our fantastic members. We hope you enjoy trying out some of these Devonian favourites.

Pancake Day at Beeson Farm

  Pancake Day is a firm favourite with our family – especially the dog, who waits expectantly for any failed flips and pancakes falling from the heavens! Although we love a good, fluffy, American-style pancake for breakfast, we think for

Posted in Member Farms, Recipes

Quench your thirst in Devon!

South Devon has some hidden gems of breweries, distilleries and vineyards.  Whether you want to take a tour or just sample what’s on offer you can make some great holiday memories whilst quenching your thirst. Salcombe Gin Salcombe is South

Posted in Member Farms, Recipes, Retail

Farm shop – keeping it local…….

They say we are a nation of shopkeepers and here at Lower Campscott we certainly enjoy keeping the farm shop well stocked with all sorts of essential groceries, as well as our succulent meat and some delicious treats as well. 

Posted in Beach, chickens, Cows, Member Farms, Recipes, Retail, Shopping

Chocolate cake recipe, courtesy of Mincombe Barn:

Luke’s chocolate cake with chocolate ganache.  Can be decorated according to the season! Ingredients: 225g Butter or baking margarine 225g Caster sugar 225g Self-raising flour 50g Cocoa powder 1 teaspoon baking powder 2 large duck eggs or 4 chicken eggs

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Easter at Little Comfort Farm means egg hunts and plenty of chocolate

The Easter egg hunts have always been popular with our holiday cottage guests at Little Comfort Farm and we hold one each week throughout the Easter holidays so everyone staying on the farm gets a go. Clues are hidden around

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All the fun of the (Bampton) fair!

Bampton Fair is one of the oldest surviving Charter Fairs in the country, having been granted its Royal Charter by King Henry III in 1258.  It is always held on the last Thursday of October, which this year falls on

Posted in Cows, festival, Member Farms, Pubs, Recipes, Retail, Sheep, village show

How about a traditional ploughing match?

Do you fancy the chance to enjoy a rural day out in the glorious mid Devonshire countryside?! The Cheriton Fitzpaine 71st ploughing match and produce show is nearly upon us and here’s a reminder not to let the date pass.  View the ploughing

Posted in Recipes, Retail, village show

Whirlwinds and woodpeckers at Little Comfort Farm!

Roger was making silage this week when he noticed a strange bird in the sky, or perhaps it was a flock of birds, about 200 feet up swirling around.  He hopped out of the tractor to take a look and

Posted in insects, Member Farms, Recipes

Spotlight on Salcombe

Nestled in the South Hams district of Devon and a haven for ‘yachties’ and those who prefer to keep their deck shoes firmly on dry land, Salcombe is a popular resort town for all ages.  It delivers beautiful golden sandy

Posted in AONB, Beach, Ferry, Recipes, Retail, Sailing, Shopping, walks

Bottling apple juice and preparing for lambing……..

Here at Yellingham we’ve embarked on an exciting new project………bottling our own apple juice!  I contacted an apple pressing company from Newton Abbott, who duly arrived on the appointed day and the process began. We had collected kilos and kilos

Posted in Lambs, Member Farms, Recipes, Sheep, Shepherd