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Pumpkins; Don’t Just Carve Them, Eat Them!

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How to cook a squash…

We sell a fantastic variety of squashes in the Farm Shop and the most common question we are asked is ‘how do I cook them?’  So we asked Sarah for some help! Sarah’s Squash Tips   Acorn squash Sarah says:  “An unsung hero of the squash family!” How to cook:  This squash can be baked, steamed, mashed or sautéed… Recipe:  Acorn squash stuffed with...

Pumpkin Day at Green Pastures!

We are very excited about our upcoming Pumpkin Day!  There is lots of activity happening around Green Pastures to make this an amazing day for our customers.  The office is full of fancy dress costumes, we are literally falling over pumpkins and decorations, and the kitchen are busy coming up with delicious recipes! There will be so much going on, on the day.  Come...

A Plum Role

Lots of our customers always look forward to the plum season each autumn, which has been happening for several weeks now.  In their prime, at this late stage, are the cooking plums – perfect timing with the arrival of the cooler weather! We’re pleased to have a wonderful crop of Marjorie plums available in the Farm Shop, an easy to grow variety which lends...

Pumpkin Pie Bake-Off

Calling all amateur bakers!  Our annual Pumpkin Day is fast approaching and we are introducing a new competition this year.  Simply make us your best Pumpkin Pie and bring it in to Green Pastures by 2pm on Saturday 31st October to enter it into our competition. All the entries will be judged by Wayne, our head chef and Sarah, our assistant manager.  The winner...

Garden Mums

Mum’s the word when it comes to autumn colour in the garden right now! Nothing comes close to the flower power of dwarf chrysanthemums, affectionately known as “Garden Mums.” Whether you’re looking to transform your patio or brighten up your borders at this time of year, Garden Mums are the perfect solution. Hardy and trouble free, Garden Mums are very easy to grow and...

Best Restaurant in Norfolk!

Its official! The Gardeners Kitchen, our very own restaurant has been voted the best restaurant in Norfolk! We are extremely proud winners of the “Best Restaurant” category in the EDP Norfolk Food and Drink Awards and it’s still sinking in! On Monday 14th September we were invited to attend the awards ceremony at the Norfolk Showground, rubbing shoulders with the great and the good...

Apple and Blackberry Crumble Recipe

With the apple season well and truly here, we thought we’d ask our Gardeners Kitchen chef, Wayne, for a mouth-watering apple and blackberry crumble recipe.  Enjoy! Serves 6 Ingredients: 4 x large cooking apples peeled and chopped 2 x braeburn apples peeled and sliced 1 x vanilla pod 100g Brown Sugar 1 x cinnamon stick 1 x tbsp chopped tarragon 500g blackberries   Crumble Mix:...

Fruity Farm Shop!

The Farm Shop is full to the brim with tasty Norfolk grown fruit and vegetables at the moment – at this time of year, there is simply so much to choose from that we thought we would highlight some of our favourites. Current crowning glory is our Norfolk Super-Sweet Sweetcorn.  At only 55p per cob (or £1.00 for two) we think they are fantastic...

Our New Garden Shop Is Open!

We know that many of you have come in to see us over the last week but for those of you who haven’t been able to get in, the great news is that our Garden Shop is open! Over the Easter weekend we worked our socks off to get the place ready for opening and on Easter Monday we were finally able to open...