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News From The Farm: February 2020

News From The Farm: February 2020

It is often difficult to find access to a wide range of organic convenience goods. Supermarkets are notorious for having small organic sections that, besides fresh fruit and veg, limit themselves to mainstream items such as baked beans, kidney beans and chickpeas.
As part of our mission to provide convenient access to organic and sustainably-sourced goods from producers that share our ethics, we put significant effort into seeking out choice organic items that are on the more unique end of the spectrum.

In addition to our range of West-Country cheeses, milk, yogurt and eggs, locally-produced jams and chutneys from Hembridge Organics, and our collection of pantry items from Essential, we are pleased to announce that the following special products will soon be available from our online store. Make sure you give them a go!

 

Nutcessity
Mike from Nutcessity started blending his iconic, organic nut butters back in 2016. In the short time since, his award-winning products have become nationally recognised for their singular, wholesome deliciousness. In his own words: “I wanted my nut butter to be sufficiently different - in flavour, texture and nutritional specs. Because I don’t add refined sugar or syrups, my spreads are slightly sweet in a wholesome fashion; whilst their texture is more fudgy & creamy.” With blends such as Caromel Cashew, Date & Walnut and Gingerbread Almond, Mike’s nut butters are novel, memorable and absolutely scrumptious.

The Bristol Tea Company
James started the Bristol Tea Company in 2011. Having spent many years working on organic farms in and around the Bristol area, James understands the need to know where food comes from and seeks to create strong links with farms that practice sustainability at all levels. As a consequence he has made sure that his teas are sourced ethically and fairly, direct from tea estates in India and Sri Lanka. A friend of the farm for many years (he used to help deliver our veg boxes), we are proud to be able to make James’ teas available to you. We will be stocking his rich Bristol Breakfast and fragrant Gunpowder Green loose teas.

Hodmedod’s
A small but fast-growing independent business, sprouted from The Great British Bean Project, Hodmedod’s was founded in 2012 to source and supply beans and pulses grown on British farms. Hodmedod’s are committed to working directly with small farmers to enable this sector to thrive. You’ll soon be able to buy their nutritious Split Fava Beans, Split Yellow Peas, Split Green Peas, Whole Fava Beans, and Carlin Peas from our website.

Mushrooms
We’ve been looking for a reliable and varied supply of organic mushrooms for some time. Thanks to Tom and Phelim at The Mushroom Farm, the hunt is over! Their innovative mushroom growing project, based near The Farm, uses shipping containers to raise mushrooms of all kinds. We will soon be stocking a range of their exotic mushrooms - from Hen of the Woods to several varieties of Oyster mushroom - in addition to our existing offerings of Portobellos and Chestnuts.

The Bristol & Bath Cook Book
Hot off the press, we are proud to be featured in The Bristol and Bath Cookbook. This mouth-watering indie cookbook goes behind-the-scenes of our most cherished local food and drink partners, with recipes and commentary from The Bath Soft Cheese Company, Mark's Bread, The Social Bar and Cafe, Rosemarino and Under The Stars. The Community Farm is proud to be included in this illustrious list, along with a special recipe from our good friend (and BBC Cook of the Year), Jo Ingleby. Copies are limited. Order this February and get 10% off!

Do we deliver to you?

We deliver to Bristol, Bath, Chew Valley, Weston-Super-Mare, Frome and plenty of places in-between!