Archive for April, 2010

Latest from The Farm Shop – April

21st April 2010

Not quite the start to Spring that we were hoping for, but we do have cheer of another sort to offer you. As you can see from the pictures we have started selling fruit and vegetables again. We hope you like the range we are offering, but please let us know if there is anything that you would like us to stock.

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Recipe of the Month – April 2010

15th April 2010

Pork Chops

Well this one couldn’t be easier. As usual, you can make it as complicated as you like, so here is a basic recipe with some suggestions.

1 pork chop per person, not too lean (the chops, not the person).
Sage – just beginning to grow again now, so fresh if you have it in your garden is best. Sage has quite a pungent taste, so two decent-sized leaves per chop should be enough.
Cider and cider (or balsamic) vinegar.
Cream or crème fraiche.

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The Mangold Wurzel Competition

15th April 2010

Get your seed today and start sowing for the

4th Orchard Park Mangold Wurzel Competition

  • £100 Prize Money (£75 Seniors, £25 Juniors)
  • £1 Entry – Open to All, proceeds to MSAADA
  • Sow your seeds now for best results
  • In October, bring your best Mangolds in for the Weigh-In
  • Open to all the family
  • Ask for details at the till

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How to grow your Mangold Wurzel

12th April 2010

Mangel Wurzel or Mangold Wurzel (Beta vulgaris), is a root vegetable of the family Chenopodiaceae, genus Beta (the beets). It has large white, yellow or orange-yellow swollen roots – mostly above ground. Both leaves and routes can be eaten, if you find you’re really hungry! Leaves can be slightly steamed for salads or lightly boiled as a vegetable if treated like English spinach. They like to be well fed and watered and the roots like potato for serving mashed diced or in sweet curries.

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