Saturday, 1 December 2012

Christmas Trees, Mistletoe and lots more!

We have now got our beautiful locally grown Christmas Trees in stock in a range of sizes and we also have traditional Spruce as well as Nordman Non-Drop Firs- so it all looks very Christmassy in our Car Park in this lovely frosty weather!
 We are still taking orders for Christmas traditionally reared Turkeys, Geese and Capons but don't leave it to long to place your order! We also have a wonderful range of Christmas food and drink including cakes, mince pies, cheeses, preserves, chocolates and lots more!
 We are open Monday-Saturdsay 9-5pm and Sunday 9-1pm although Sundays 9th, 16th and 23rd we are open from 9-4pm.
  And if you buy a Christmas Tree at the Farm Shop you will get a voucher for a pot of tea or coffee at the new Tea Barn at the bottom of the Farm  Shop car park.So come up and see us soon!

Tuesday, 13 November 2012

Christmas is Coming!

We are now taking orders for traditionally reared Christmas Turkeys. Geese and Capons from Hyden Farm, Hambledon. In the Farm Shop we now have a wonderful choice of festive food including chocolates, cakes, desserts preserves and lots more! By early December we will have Christmas Trees, Holly Wreaths, Mistletoe available and this year you will be able to warm up in the the new Tea Barn  with mulled apple juice, hot chocolate and lovely home-made cakes after you have chosen your Christmas Tree!
         During December,if you buy a Christmas Tree at the Farm Shop you will receive a voucher for a free pot of proper tea or coffee in the Tea Barn which is at the bottom of the Farm Shop car park.
    Or spend £20 in the Tea Barn and get a voucher for £1.50 off a Christmas Tree from the Farm Shop.
Our Farm Shop opening hours are now Monday- Saturday 9-5pm and Sundays 9-1pm and on Sundays 9th, 16th and 23rd December we will be open from 9-4pm!

Monday, 17 September 2012

Pick-Your-Own Sweetcorn, Runner beans, Raspberries and more...!

We have now started PYO Sweetcorn at 50p a cob... and it is delicious and well worth the wait!
 We also have PYO Autumn Bliss Raspberries, Blackberries, Runner Beans, Calabrese, Carrots, Courgettes and Marrows.
  And for those that like it hot.....  in our Farm Shop we have our own homegrown Chilli Plants at £3.99 or 2 for £7. Varieties include Super Chilli, Gusto Purple, Cayenne and Bulgarian Carrot.
We also stock a wide range of lovely  chilli products from the South Devon Chilli Farm including sauces, chutney and jelly.
 Our opening hours are 9am-5:30 every day including Sundays.

 P.S. Don't forget that Andy Johnson's Fish Van is in our Car Park Wednesdays and Saturdays from 11am-2pm for lovely fresh fish!

Saturday, 1 September 2012

Runner Beans and lots of other lovely veg!

We have now started PYO Runner Beans at £2.95/kg and we also have our Autumn Bliss Raspberries at £5.95/kg. Other crops available for PYO include the last few Blueberries, Blackberries, Carrots, Courgettes, Calabrese and Marrows.
   Now it is September, our opening hours are now 9am-5:30pm every day including Sundays.

 Andy Johnson and his Fish Stall are in our Farm Shop Car Park every Wednesday and Sunday from11am-2pm with delicious fresh fish

P.S. The Tea Barn is due to open late September... watch this space!!

Saturday, 21 July 2012

Blueberries... and masses of really big berries!

We now have PYO Blueberries at £5.95/kg and there are lots of really tasty big berries.. they obviously thrive in the rain!
 We also have Raspberries, Strawberries, Currants, Loganberries ,Tayberries as well as Carrots, Calabrese, Courgettes , Broad Beans  and Marrows!
  During the Hampshire Food Festival 1st-31st July, if you pick £10 worth of fruit or vegetables you can get a free Meadow Cottage ice-cream- so pick -your- own and treat yourself! We now also stock lovely Mooka Gelato in small and large tubs- just right for a summer party!
 We  are open every day 9am-7pm  so come up and see us soon!
 Happy Picking!

Monday, 16 July 2012

Masses of Raspberries Loganberries and Black Currants!

We now have masses of Raspberries, Loganberries and Black Currants as well as some Red Currants. Blueberries will be starting later this week.... just need a bit of sunshine! We also have Rhubarb, Broad Beans, Carrots, Spinach, Courgettes and Calabrese... and Lettuce and Cabbages! So there is LOTS to pick down on the Farm and we also have ready-picked fruit and vegetables available in the Farm Shop.
 After a very successful tasting day on Sunday we now stock a lovely range of the South Devon Chilli Farm's produce- including Chilli Chutney, Apple and Chilli Jelly, Hot Habenero Sauce, Chilli Growing kits and lots more!
  We are open from 9am-7pm every day.... and if it's a wet day we have wellies and coats to lend you if you come unprepared for the Great British Summer!
 Happy Picking - come up and see us soon!

Thursday, 12 July 2012

Dessert Gooseberries

We have now started picking our Dessert Gooseberies (£4.95/kg) but come up soon as they are very popular and won't last long. Our cooking Gooseberries have just about finished now.
Despite the rain we have lots of lovely crops for picking- we still have Strawberries £3.98/kg), lots of lovely Raspberries (£5.95/kg), Rhubarb (£2.20/kg) as well as Black and  Red Currants  (£3.65/kg). Loganberries Tayberries and Sunberries (all at £5.50/kg).
   In the vegetable line we have lovely tender Broad Beans (£1.98/kg?, Carrots (£1.10/kg) and Courgettes at £1.50/kg.
   We are open every day from 9am-7pm and we can even lend you wellies and coats if you come un-prepared for the rain. We kitted out an intrepid family yesterday with cotas , boots and even bags to fit over shoes... so no excuses about the weather!!!! See photo!
 It won't be long until the Blueberries are ripe.. and Blackberries are nearly there as well!
Happy Picking!

Wednesday, 4 July 2012

Strawberries Raspberries Currants Gooseberries Loganberries and Tayberries!

Well- it really is the season for delicious soft fruits and we have lots ready for picking! There are masses of Strawberries, Red and Black Currants are just starting as are Raspberries, Loganberries and Tayberries.The Gooseberries are doing well but do have a short season so don't leave it too long to come up and pick them. The new crop Broad Beans are delicious and tender and  we have also just started picking Courgettes.... and Carrots will be ready very soon.
And we have lots of delicious recipes for you to take away and try at home.
 During the Hampshire Food Festival (July) we are offering a free Meadow Cottage ice- cream to everyone who spends over £10 on Pick-Your-Own... so come up and Pick-Your-Own and treat yourself!
Happy Picking!
P.S. Don't forget to visit Andy Johnson's Fish Stall in our Farm Shop Car Park Wednesdays 11-4pm and Saturdays 11 till 2pm for the most delicious local fresh fish!

Friday, 29 June 2012

Masses of strawberries...and now Raspberries as well!!

It must be Summer at last! We have SO MANY Strawberries at the moment... it will never be easier to pick so do come up soon whilst they are at their peak! PYO Strawberries are £3.98/kg and they are absoloutely delicious!
And we have have now started Raspberries at £5.95/kg PYO. We stll have lots of Gooseberries at £3.75/kg PYO as well as Broad Beans (£1.98/kg PYO).
We still have some Asparagus but we are now coming to the end of the season- and unusually we have carried on picking later this year as we had a late start.
We are open 9am-7pm every day so come up and see us soon!

 Don't forget that Andy Johnson has his Fish Stall in our Farm Shop Car Park on Wednesdays from 11-5pm and Saturdays from 11-2pm- great fresh local fish!

Tuesday, 26 June 2012

Strawberries... we have MASSES for you to pick!!!

Well... our Strawberries are absoutely fantastic at the moment... just right for Wimbledon Strawberries and  Cream and Pimms!! PYO Strawberries are £3.98 per kg and if you haven't got time to pick we also have them ready-picked in our Farm Shop witha special offer buy 2 get a 3rd punnet free!
 We also have wonderful Broad Beans, Gooseberries and Rhubarb. Our Red Currants and Raspberries will be ready soon so the Summer Season is looking good!
 We are open every day from 9am-7pm so why not pop up after work or school and enjoy our beautiful pick-your-own fields on a summer's evening?
Happ Picking!
Alison x
PS We are now into the last week or so for our Aspaargus so make sure you don't miss out!

Saturday, 9 June 2012

Pick-Your-Own Strawberries, Gooseberries and Broad Beans

We have now started PYO Strawberries at £3.98/kg, PYO Gooseberries at £3.75/kg and Broad Beans at £1.98/kg. We also have Strawberries, Gooseberries and Broad Beans ready-picked in our Farm Shop .
 We still have our deliciou s asparagus in our Farm Shop and have a special offer on tips at £4.80 per/kg whilst stocks last as well as a Buy One Get One Half Price on 1kg bags of Cooks Choice asparagus
We are open every day from 9am-7pm so come up and see us soon!
  And don't forget to visit Andy Johnson's Fish Van in our Farm Shop car patrk Wednesdays 11 till 4pm and Saturdays 11 till 2pm.

Wednesday, 6 June 2012

Pick-Your-Own Gooseberries!

We have now started PYO Gooseberries at £3.75/kg and we will be starting PYO Broad Beans very soon. And our Strawberries are nearly ready- we just need a little more sunshine! We still have our delicious Asparagus in the Farm Shop and currently have tips on special offer at £4.80/kg and 1kg bags of Cooks Choice Asparagus are £5 each- buy one and get a 2nd half price!
We are now open from 9am-7pm every day so come up and see us soon.
Don't forget to visit Andy Johnson's Fish Van in our Farm Shop car park on Wednesdays from 11 till 4pm and Satursdays from11 till 2pm- for a fantastic selection of fresh fish.

Thursday, 31 May 2012

Summer Time!

In June we start our longer opening hours of 9 till 7pm every day and Bank Holiday Monday and Diamond Jubilee Tuesday we will be open from 10-4pm. Our Strawberries will be ready in about a week and our Gooseberries will be ready about the same time- not in time for the Jubilee unfortunately due to the cold weather back in April.
 But our Asparagus is growing well and is absolutely delicious so make the most of the short season and enjoy it whilst you can! Our last cut is lat June so we still have a lovely month of Asparagus to go!
We have lots of delicious cakes and desserts for your Jubilee Parties as well as local charcoal or barbecues and cottage garden plants to cheer up your gardens.
come up and see us soon!
Alison xx

Wednesday, 9 May 2012

Asparagus here at last!

Now we have hopefully got through the worst of the cold weather, our Asparagus is growing well and we now have bundles (£2.90 / 454g) and  kitchen grade baskets (£4.75 / 1.36kg) availaable in the Farm Shop.
However, because of the heavy rain the asparagus needs very careful washing and you may even wish to peel it to get rid of the sand that is washed up from the soil onto the stems and under the scales on the stems.
Out in the fields we have PYO Rhubarb doing very well with the recent rain! Our other crops seem to be doing well despite the weather aand we are hoping to start our Strawberry harvest at the end of May.
 If you haven't found him yet- do come up and visit Andy Johnson's Fish Van in our Farm Shop car park from 11 till 4pm Wednesdays and Saturdays 11 till 2pm- fantastic local fish!
  At the bottom of our car park you may have noticed that building work for our new Tea Room is now well under way and we are hoping it will be open by August for light lunches and teas... offering you a welcome rest from all that fruit- picking!
 We are now open from 9am till 5:30 every day and from 9am till 7pm from 1st June so come up and see us soon!
Durleighmarsh Farm

Thursday, 12 April 2012

Asparagus Season has started... Hurrah!!!

We have just started harvesting our delicious Asparagus... another early year! At present it is ungraded and sold loose but we will be having our usual bundles and baskets as the season progresses. As the nights are still cold we are likely to have an interrupted supply so please be patient... we cannot control the weather!!
Here's to another fantastic Asparagus season!
Our Farm Shop is open from 9-5:30 every day including Sundays so come up and see us soon!

Saturday, 24 March 2012

Pick-Your-Own Purple Sprouting Broccoli!

Due to recent warm weather, we have started our delicious PYO purple sprouting broccoli and it £1.95/kg.
From Sunday 25th March we are open every day from 9am-5:30pm (Sundays included).
So come up and see us soon for fresh seasonal vegetables and a wide range of local produce including soups from Madeleine's Kitchen, ice-cream and Jersey cream from Blackburne and Haynes, organic meat from Rother Valley Organics as well as delicious chocolates and sweets from Montezumas! We also have potted herbs, logs, kindling and charcoal.
See you soon!
PS It won't be long until our delicious Asparagus is ready- watch this space!