As autumn draws in, we are starting to see an amazing new selection of fruit and vegetables, with purple sprouting broccoli and winter squash’s being the first to arrive. With the demand for tasty homemade soups and stews ever increasing we have all the local ingredients you will need.
With the changing economic climate, we are all watching our pennies, so as a local service we are conscious that we need to be competitive and so have been comparing our prices with a well-known large supermarket. I am happy to say that many of our prices are cheaper, plus if you only want to buy one carrot or one potato then you can. We also pride ourselves on using as little and reduced packaging as possible on our vegetables, therefore less food waste, less miles, and shop local.
I am amazed by how many blackberries there are on our hedgerows. Perfect for those yummy apple and blackberry crumbles with a good dollop of double cream and custard! Bramley apples are available to buy too!
We continue to stock the Cacklebean eggs from our local Stow-on-the-Wold farmer Paddy and Steph Bourn. Their rare breed, free range, Arlington White chickens live in traditional chicken houses giving them home comforts and freedom to roam. Cacklebean not only supply us with their traditional eggs, but also delicious quail eggs. Our treasurer Ben made this delicious avocado, sourdough and quail eggs on toast; give them a try…with a crack of black pepper to finish.
Our famous warming Old Orchard Bledington
Sloe Gin is back in stock, however we have a
special favour to ask! If anyone is able to pick any sloes over the next few weeks our supplier would be most grateful. Please drop these off at the shop to be used in the next batch of our Bledington Sloe Gin.
As a nation we have all witnessed a sad yet momentous time in history with the passing of our unforgettable monarch. We can all remember the smiles and laughter Her Majesty gave us when we had the life size cardboard cut out at the shop and then at the Platinum Jubilee Street Party. She was a remarkable lady and a truly amazing Queen. Rest in peace Your Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
As we move forward to darker evenings and cosy nights by the fire, please remember we are open until 5.00pm, so if you need any firelighters or even some hot drinking chocolate you know where we are. Thank you for your continued custom and we look forward to seeing you soon.