Recently you may have noticed the demolition of several buildings in the farmyard. This is to provide additional car parking as we anticipate demand increasing once Bakergirl has opened. The delay in opening has been caused by one or two building control issues, but hopefully these will be resolved in the next couple of weeks.
Despite all the glorious sunshine in July when we made good progress with the early harvest, we still have most of our wheat and spring sown crops to cut. The large heap of wet grain in the yard, waiting to be dried, is testament to the unsettled weather we are now having.
With the soft fruit season almost behind us, our attention turns to the start of the plum and apple season. Our sweet, large and juicy Oxfordshire plums are just perfect for eating raw or for pies and jam making. Discovery apples, now on sale, mark the start of the English season, but are at their best if kept refrigerated until eating.
Although we tend to associate squashes with autumn we do already have some colourful, early maturing ones ideal for roasting or stuffing. Try something different and give them a go!