Canara Farm first signs of new crops.

Canara Farm first signs of new crops.

Canara Farm’s range of produce over the winter months has been restricted to Baby Turnips and Rainbow Chard. The Rainbow Chard has unfortunately ended now, we are still getting some stunning looking Baby Turnips picked fresh a couple times a week.   Growing in the Canara Farm Nursery. We have previously mentioned our Canara Farm crop plans for 2016 and are pleased to see some promising early signs of these crops. In the nursery at the moment we have early shoots of Chick Peas. Mangetout. Broad Beans. The Chick Peas are a variety known as Principe. The flavour is described as sweet and nutty and are eaten “Edamame” style. Once harvested these fresh green pods will have one or two peas inside. We are hoping for another successful crop of the Shiraz Purple Mangetout. Over the past few seasons chef’s used these purple peas to add a dash of deep purple colour to salads and stir fries. We can’t wait to see this beautiful variety appearing on the plants as they mature. Growing alongside the Mangetout we have some Stereo Broad Beans. This variety is known for being a deliciously tender bean that can be enjoyed raw or cooked. Canara Farm updates. If you want to keep up to date with stock from Canara Farm as it arrives in our fridges please follow our Twitter account. To stay up to date with all the fantastic produce from Canara Farm sign up to our weekly newsletter. If you  previously used or plan to use any of this wonderful Cornish grown produce we would love to see some pictures and share them...
Padstow Kitchen Garden

Padstow Kitchen Garden

Padstow Kitchen Garden produce a magnificent selection of fresh produce. We are once again delighted to be working with Ross Geach, head grower at Padstow Kitchen Garden. Ross’s experience as a chef working in various positions at many of Rick Stein’s establishments in Padstow has given him a unique understanding of what chefs need in regards to texture, size, flavour and ease of preparation. With his family working the land at Trethern Farm, Padstow for six generations coupled with his passion for food, Ross learnt how to work the land growing salad and vegetables in his spare time with help from his Grand-dad. Selling the surplus salad and herbs to chefs in the local area, Ross’s career as a grower began and he was able to build up Padstow Kitchen Garden with the support of Rick and Jill Stein as he also worked in the kitchen part time. Ross now supplies many venues in Padstow and the local area with his thriving business Padstow Kitchen Garden. Padstow Kitchen Garden growing plans 2016. From mid- March onwards, we will be able to supply the Padstow Kitchen Garden mixed salad bags. The 500g bags will have a mix of around 10 different leaves including mustards and lettuce although, the mix depends on the quantity and more importantly the quality of the different components available so can change on a daily basis. Ross will be cutting the mix up to 6 days a week starting in the morning (around 7am) to ensure optimum freshness. When the first hints of spring are around, everyone gets excited about the marvellous selection of local produce available for new and...
Source Trade Show 2016

Source Trade Show 2016

The first trade show of the year for us was this past week’s Source Trade Show in Exeter. As we do each year we put a tremendous amount of effort in ensuring that we use our trade show stand to showcase the very best produce from our network of suppliers throughout Cornwall and Devon. On top of this fantastic selection of local produce we also brought with us some of the best produce available from the Rungis Market in France. Trade Show Highlights With our beautiful selection of fresh produce and the huge variety of artisan products from our Plough to Plate range our trade show stand attracted a great deal of attention. We would like to thank Jenni Ashford for taking to Twitter to highlight our “Beautiful Stand”. Exploding Bakery. Our stand this year featured a mouthwatering selection of samples from Exploding Bakery. This was a brilliant opportunity to introduce people to this extremely tasty range. Plough to Plate. Those that attended the Source Trade Show we among the first of our customers to receive one of the new Plough to Plate brochures. We were also able to display many of the new products that we have introduced including Buttermilk Artisan Confectionary. Chocolarder. Bad Boy Chilli Mash. Nature Kitchen. Littlepod. Sarah & Finn’s. Bell and Loxton. Cornish Seaweed Co. Cornish Sea Salt. Truffe Hunter. Mystery Product. A little test for those with a keen eye… in the picture below we have a display of some of the Plough to Plate products can you spot the item that is not supposed to be on display? Upcoming Trade Shows. For...
Valentine Cheese Board

Valentine Cheese Board

Perfect Cheese for Valentine’s Day. With Valentine’s Day fast approaching why not take advantage of the splendid range of cheese available on the Rungis Market. Our resident cheese expert Emma has selected a few that she thinks will add a little some thing special to finish your menus on this romantic day. Coeur Neufchatel. Neufchatel is a traditional soft white heart shaped cheese which originates from Neufchatel-en-Bray, Normandy, France. It is believed to be one of the oldest in France with production dating back to the 6th century. French legend writes that during the 100 Years War, the young ladies of Neufchatel-en-Bray offered the famous Coeur de Neufchatel cheese to their gallant English conquerors who thought that the bloomy white cheese looked like angel wings due to its heart shape and it tasted like heaven. Neufchatel is an unpasteurised, mould-ripened rennet made with cows milk. It looks very similar to camembert having an edible, dry, white rind however; the taste is sharper and saltier with a mushroom aroma and a grainy texture. Typically matured for 8-10 weeks, usually Neufchatel is heart shaped (Coeur de Neufchatel) but is also produced in logs. Coeur les Gariottes. Coeur les Gariottes heart shaped goat cheeses are another stunning option perfect for Valentines. Smooth creamy centre encased in an edible bloomy white mould rind. Fresh clean texture without being too goaty. Ideal for those who are lactose intolerant or on low cholesterol diets. Not forgetting the beautifully presented Coeur de Cendre. Coated in ash this heart shaped goat cheese will add a touch of sophistication to a simple cheeseboard. Serve with roasted figs drizzled...