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

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

Posted in Member Farms, Recipes

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

Posted in Member Farms, Recipes

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

A typical (soggy) day in the life of Middlewick Farm….

It’s that time of year when the ewe’s are brought in from the fields and into the lambing sheds ready for lambing. Today we walked the last of them home. Our first two pure poll Dorset lambs from our new

Posted in Calves, Cows, Lambs, Member Farms, Recipes, Sheep

Get stirring those Christmas puddings!

As the traditional ‘Stir Up Sunday’ fast approaches (22nd November), why not try this delicious Christmas pudding recipe, provided by Anne Boldry of Newhouse Farm: Ingredients: 75g suet 40g self raising flour 75g fresh breadcrumbs 1 tsp mixed spice ½

Posted in Member Farms, Recipes