Our local farm shop, Village Greens, is a not-for-profit, run by lovely people to serve our local community on Bodmin Moor. They provide local and organic produce, fabulous cooked breakfasts and great company in our sometimes lonely bucolic idyll. We love what they do for our community, we love their gorgeous cakes and produce and want to share their weekly newsletter. In it Di provides beautiful and amusing insights into modern organic smallholding and farming life. Come and join us on Friday mornings if you can - bring a shopping bag too, but in the meantime, sit back, read on and enjoy...
A change of plans found me indoors stirring a pan of chutney while rain poured from the sky. This task was even more enjoyable because I might have been outside digging a trench had my itinerary not changed. Nothing like swerving a bit of hard graft in dreadful weather to lift the spirits. The trench will clearly not dig itself, but grappling with spades, stones and soil is more fun in dry conditions.
A break in the weather saw me off to the orchard armed with baskets to pick plums. The dogs came along to patrol the borders of their territory, and I spent an hour gently gathering fruit in the sunshine. Whether it's destined for the fruit bowl, the jam pan, more chutney, or even liqueur, those baskets contain the beginnings of something delicious, to be concluded in the next couple of days.
The fruit and veg stall has some late summer treats, plums, of course, calabrese, local courgettes and cucumber, squash and sweet potatoes, and yet more doughnut peaches.
The soup is slow roasted tomato and haricot beans, served with freshly baked sourdough, or wholemeal roll. We're still looking out for empty toilet cleaner bottles that are suitable for refilling so we can expand our range of bulk cleaning products, please drop them to us if you have any to spare.
See you there