Breakfast Week: 25th-31st January 2015
It may seem like a cliché, but breakfast really is the most important meal of the day! Here's why...
- People who eat breakfast consume more vitamins and minerals over the course of a day.
- Breakfast eaters have better concentration and are more productive throughout the morning. Researchers believe this is due to replenishing glucose, the brain's main energy source.
- Researchers speculate that eating breakfast may reduce hunger later in the day so it becomes easier to maintain your weight, or even lose it.
- People who eat breakfast have higher energy levels and may engage in more physical activity. It has been proven that athletes who skip breakfast train less effectively.
- Breakfast eaters have lower cholesterol, which reduces the risk of heart disease.
Sunday 25th January marks the start of Breakfast Week. This campaign champions the importance of breakfast, and also gives us the chance to think where our breakfast foods come from and supporting the farmers that produce them.
Both Orchard Café and Lagan Farm Shop are proud to be supporting Breakfast Week. Here's how you can get involved!
Our butchers have developed a delicious, exclusive chipolata made with fresh, local ingredients (pork, bacon, black pudding, mushroom and tomato). They taste absolutely delicious and are available for this week only - don’t miss out!
Why not treat the family and save £2.50 with a breakfast pack? You’ll get 12 breakfast chipolatas, 8 rashers of back bacon and 6 large free range eggs for just £7.50!
All week the café will be serving the new, exclusive chipolatas for breakfast, so you can try before you buy from the Farm Shop!
Feeling hungry? Come on in for our Big Farmhouse Breakfast! For one week only you can choose 8 breakfast items to have with toast and a regular hot drink of your choice for £8.95.
For those with a smaller appetite, pick up a copy of the Blackmore Vale Magazine this Friday, 23rd January. We’ve popped a voucher in there so you can get a regular 5 item breakfast and hot drink for just £4.95 until the end of January.
We're looking forward to seeing here soon!
Our Farm Shop is the perfect one stop destination!
Not only are we Gillingham’s only independent butcher, we were also voted ‘Best Farm Shop 2012′ in the prestigious Taste of Dorset Awards; a great achievement to follow on from ‘Best Meat Producer 2011′.
We are the principal outlet for superb beef from our own herds of British Whites, Irish Moil and the superb Red Polls. The quality of our grass fed and grass finished beef is indisputable and our Red Poll have recently won 5 awards, including ‘Overall Champion Herd’ and ‘Highly Commended Steer’.
We are also proud to sell our own home grown lamb from Romney and Wiltshire Horn flocks on our farm.
We are delighted to have been awarded the ‘Red Tractor’ label for our beef and lamb… look out for the label on our meats. Good news also is that our beef and lamb now falls under the newly designated PGI (Protected geographical indicator) of South West meats which recognises the unique nature of these products.
The Farm Shop’s team of experienced and knowledgeable butchers, led by Dave Mortimer, prepare homemade sausages, burgers, faggots as well as meat pies, pasties and sausage rolls.
Our own-made pies include:
- Lamb Hotpot
- Steak & Mushroom
- Steak & Kidney
- Chicken & Mushroom
- Leek & Ham