Springing into Summer
The Farm is busy as ever, as is Fine Foods. The Show season has begun and we have launched ourselves into it with an exceptionally busy May. We have already covered Exeter Food Festival, St. Ives Food & Drinks Festival, Christchurch Food Festival, Spring Tide Summer Festival, as well as our local and regular Farmer’s Markets. We have a very busy summer ahead of us at Fine Foods. By the time the June copy of the Link lands on your doormat, we will have been to River Cottage Spring Fair, Symondsbury, Bath & West and Ottery St. Mary Food & Families Festival. These events give us an opportunity to showcase our products and give customers a chance to meet the team, ask lots of questions and sample our delicious range of award winning products. They are, in fact, our shop window.
It’s been a long time since harvesting our crop of winter oil seed rape last July. The soil was carefully prepared by Shaun, our Farm Manager, who also planted the tiny black seeds back during August and early September. The seeds germinate within 4 to 5 days and our rapeseed fields were soon tinged with green, first two leaves, then four and six. The tiny plants continued to grow stronger and got themselves established, before the weather started to become colder during the late Autumn; and then they hibernated for a while.
Coming to a Screen Near You
I believe you will really enjoy having a look at what we are doing over at Fussels TV. Having created ourselves a fabulous demonstration kitchen during the building of our new premises it was always a bit of a pipedream to create some video content for you by us.
Kitchen Demo Day - The Friday 13th Club
On 13 October last year, a group of farmer friends came to the Fine Foods Demo Kitchen for a day to acquire and learn new skills and have lots of fun at the same time. They are the Friday 13th Group. Approximately twice a year (wherever Friday 13th lands) they get together to do a variety of things, sometimes pretty offbeat, sometimes a day’s shooting. I did hear them suggest ballet classes for this spring! Now that would be a lot of fun, having spent a day with these guys! They embrace whatever is planned!