Wednesday 22 February 2012

This Week At Farm Direct....

While the last of the snow melts away, a few days of sunshine serves as a timely reminder that spring is just around the corner. Now it's a potential drought that concerns us and with water shortages expected this summer, we are having to re-think our growing strategy for the year.

It's amazing how quickly the change in weather affects what we have available. The first of the baby plum tomatoes are now ripe and ready to pick, these were the sweetest of last years crop and we can expect the same this time around. We have baby parsnips (smaller and sweeter than last seasons giants), as well as organic cylindria beetroot (it looks a bit like a beetroot sausage!) and purslane (a salty salad leaf that's also at home in a stir fry).

To keep you busy in the kitchen, we have wild meats from the Suffolk countryside (see below for more details), or for a night off cooking try Shokoh's new range of prepared meals.

If the last few days of sunshine have still not shifted those winter blues, the first daffodils of the season will brighten up your mood and your living room (1 bunch 99p, 5 bunches for £3.99).

New to our seasonal sausage range, we have Duck, Orange and Apricot, Lamb and Rosemary, Pork Honey and Mustard and Spanish Sausages (made with Paprika and Red Pepper). Give them a try and let us know what you think.

And finally, a resounding success from last week, our hand-roasted Suffolk coffee has received some great feedback. This week our Kenyan range is complimented by a new single estate Brazilian bean - sweet from start to finish, with floral, caramel and honey notes. Enjoy!

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