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World’s Best White Wine

It’s official, Norfolk has the best wine in the world! Here at Green Pastures we pride ourselves on having quality, locally sourced, food and drink for our customers.  So, we were incredibly proud to hear that we stock the world’s best ‘Single Varietal White Wine’ made right on our doorstep at Winbirri Vineyard in Surlingham.  Bacchus 2015 won this accolade at the Decanter World Wine...

James Speaks at Industry Summit

Green Pastures was very proud to be involved in a major horticultural conference in London last week. James, one of our owners, was invited to speak at the “Garden Retail Summit” which was attended by fellow directors and executives from the Garden Centre industry. James was part of a panel of three garden centre owners from the independent sector who had all recently carried...

The Great British Bake Off Comes to Green Pastures!

On Saturday 24th September the Great British Bake Off came to Green Pastures for the evening for the “Bergh Apton Bake Off”, our very own version of the popular TV competition! James and Michelle were delighted to welcome a restaurant full of bakers who had clearly spent countless hours, in some cases days, planning preparing and baking to then present us with a really stunning...

English Apples, Pick of the Bunch!

English Apples are now in season and Green Pastures Farm Shop is bursting with apples from Norfolk, Suffolk and beyond! Whilst we all take it for granted that we can buy apples all year round these days there’s nothing quite like the flavour of a freshly picked new season’s apple. The last few days has seen a great influx of varieties into the farm...

Autumn Salad Sowing

It’s the salad sowing season! Whilst September’s not a month most people would usually associate with sowing salad crops, there’s a host of tasty leaves to sow and plant to keep you in fresh salads for the next few months ahead. Here at Green Pastures we’ve been very busy getting the autumn and winter salads started off in order to keep our customers in...

Norfolk Food Awards Finalist

We are extremely proud to announce that our restaurant, ‘The Gardeners Kitchen’, has made it through to the final three in the ‘Norfolk’s Best Restaurant’ category of the Norfolk Food and Drink Awards, sponsored by the EDP in association with the East of England Co-Op.  The placings will be announced at the awards ceremony in Norwich on September 14th. Thank you to all of...

What a week for Green Pastures!

It has been an amazing week here at Green Pastures, our feet have hardly touched the ground! On Monday,we opened our new Post Office counter and had a great day serving our local customers.  We are really proud of this new addition to the Green Pastures ‘family’ and to be able to serve our local community.  The Post Office will be open Monday to Friday...

Fresh Norfolk Blueberries

The Norfolk Blueberry season has arrived! With the world now a much smaller place most of us have probably enjoyed eating fresh blueberries, but how many of you have actually eaten “fresh” blueberries, picked either from your own garden or a farm just down the road? Visit our farm shop this week and blueberry lovers will be in their element! Blueberries are a very...

Pansies & Violas Now Available

If your summer bedding displays are already looking tired you’re probably champing at the bit to get some brand new colour into your garden. Fear not, for this week’s seen the arrival of a brand new season of bedding plants, perfect for brightening up your pots, patios and garden for the autumn, winter and even spring months ahead! Winter Flowering Pansies are perhaps a...

Come and sample a slice of our delicious cake – for FREE!

Anyone who knows us, knows that we love our cake – one of the fringe benefits of having our own restaurant is the daily availability of wonderful home-made cakes and pastries!  So, our Head Chef Wayne, couldn’t resist the challenge of developing a new recipe just for us.  As ever, he has used the best of the seasonal produce available to come up with his...