October 23

Half-term and Halloween

Can't believe that it's already half-term and Halloween next Tuesday. We've a range of pumpkins in the shop so why not make a pumpkin pie with the flesh?
As an alternative try pumpkin soup. We also have lots of lovely organic root vegetables for making hearty soups and casseroles.
I'm going to have my lovely little grandson to stay. It's also half-term in France and they are all coming over on an overnight ferry to Hull. I'm frantically making the house child-proof! Has anybody got a large fire guard?


For a full list of what's available in the shop this week see our organic fruit and vegetable price guide.


In the meat/fish department we have organic chicken: whole, thigh fillets, mince, breasts and liver.
We also have frozen beef mince and braising steak for making delicious casseroles!
If you want a particular meat or fish please let us know on the Monday morning.


We are starting to take Christmas orders: turkey, mincepies*, cake* etc
* gluten free also available.


Have a good week!


PS if you or a friend can't come to the shop you can take a virtual tour! You can then email in an order and we will endeavour to deliver it - see our delivery page for details.

11:34 AM
October 09

Harvest Moon

What a lovely weekend and aren't the Autumn colours wonderful? Did anyone catch a glimpse of the Harvest Moon? We'd love to see your photos.
Just remembered - if you still have old pound coins in your purse or money box they will cease to be legal tender after 15 October so please spend them now, preferably in our shop!


For a full list of what's available in the shop this week see our organic fruit and vegetable price guide.


In the meat/fish department we have organic minced beef, cooked ham, fresh and smoked salmon.
We also have frozen chicken: whole, breasts and thighs, pork sausages, beef mince and salmon.
If you want a particular meat or fish please let us know on the Monday morning.


Have a good week! I must dig out my 1940's outfit for this weekend's 1940's wartime event in Pickering!


PS if you or a friend can't come to the shop you can take a virtual tour! You can then email in an order and we will endeavour to deliver it - see our delivery page for details.

11:21 AM
September 25

Autumn Equinox

We've just passed the Autumn Equinox and the nights are drawing in quickly. Mind you we've had some lovely weather over the last few days.
Just heard and read an interesting article about sleep or the lack of it. Matthew Walker is a sleep scientist and says that we are in the midst of a “catastrophic sleep-loss epidemic”.
He says that there are powerful links between sleep loss and Alzheimer’s disease, cancer, diabetes, obesity and poor mental health.
We need our 8 hours sleep and to help us in this we should keep electronic gadgets, mobile phones etc out of the bedroom.


In the shop this week we have some lovely colourful romanesco and graffiti cauliflowers.
For a full list of what's available see our organic fruit and vegetable price guide.


In the meat/fish department we have organic bacon, smoked salmon, beef: mince and braising steak, lamb: mince and chops.
We also have frozen chicken: whole, breasts and thighs, pork sausages, beef mince and salmon.
If you want a particular meat or fish please let us know on the Monday morning.


It's Organic September - visit The Soil Association's website for details.


Have a good week and buy organic!


PS if you or a friend can't come to the shop you can take a virtual tour! You can then email in an order and we will endeavour to deliver it - see our delivery page for details.

11:28 AM
September 11

Organic September

It's now definitely Autumn! Rain and gales are forecast and the nights are drawing in.
Children are back at school and college/university students are preparing for the start of term.
My youngest son is about to move to France with his young family for a language year abroad before returning to finish his degree.
They have all come to visit me before the move so you may meet my little grandson in the shop!


Now to food, we are seeing a range of organic local produce in the shop - bunched beetroot, savoy, white and pointed cabbages and cavalo nero.It's all so fresh and delicious!
For a full list of what's available in the shop this week see our organic fruit and vegetable price guide.


In the meat/fish department we have organic bacon, smoked salmon, beef: mince and braising steak.
We also have frozen chicken: whole, breasts and thighs, pork sausages, beef mince and salmon.
If you want a particular meat or fish please let us know on the Monday morning.


It's Organic September - visit The Soil Association's website for details.


Have a good week and buy organic!


PS if you or a friend can't come to the shop you can take a virtual tour! You can then email in an order and we will endeavour to deliver it - see our delivery page for details.

04:23 PM
August 30

Sumatran tiger cub

What a lovely bank holiday weekend! It can often be miserable but this was great especially for the children before they go back to school!


Big news from Flamino Land - A rare Sumatran tiger cub has just been born! They are an endangered species and Flamingo Land are thrilled because in the 1970's there were approximately 1000 in the wild and now there are only 300.
My son, as an employee, has been allowed to see the cub - the rest of us can watch a short video on the BBC website.


Back to food - we are starting to see lovely UK apples, pears, plums and squashes in the shop.
For a full list of fruit and vegetables in the shop this week see our organic fruit and vegetable price guide.
In the meat/fish department we have organic lamb chops, bacon, cooked ham and smoked salmon.
We also have frozen chicken: whole, breasts and thighs, pork sausages, beef mince and salmon.
If you want a particular meat or fish please let us know on the Monday morning.


Have a good week!


PS if you or a friend can't come to the shop you can take a virtual tour! You can then email in an order and we will endeavour to deliver it - see our delivery page for details.

12:58 PM
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