Easter Egg & Biscuit Decorating

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Hi Folks! A date for your diary here at Lobbs Farm Shop; on Saturday 23rd March we’ll be having an Easter Egg & Biscuit Decorating workshop. It runs from 2pm until 4pm, costs £5.00 per person and there’s no age limit, you’re all welcome. It’s a lovely way to while away an afternoon of choclatey messy fun, so come along!

Booking is essential if you fancy it. Give us a bell on 01726 844411 for booking & more info.

Don’t Tell the Bride!

So, who watches Don’t Tell the Bride on BBC 3? Come on, own up! There was an episode being filmed in and around Mevagissey on July 5th and Lobbs Farm Shop were asked to provide a stand with roasted joints of pork and beef carved up & served in lovely fresh rolls. It was butcher Phil’s turn to be on camera as he was in charge of the stand in the gardens of Silvanus, a large property overlooking Mevagissey village and harbour. The weather stayed dry and the guests were able to mingle out in the gardens. The film crew were buzzing around following the bride’s every move and reaction. Phil did a sterling job making sure everyone was catered for, the food went down very well indeed. Having a roast like this is a nice option and allows you to have a mixture of roasted meats instead of just a whole pig or lamb as a hog roast. If you’re interested, enquire at the butchery counter in Lobbs Farm Shop or give us a ring on 01726 844411. We can also provide freshly made coleslaw, waldorf, potato and cous cous salads amongst others if that took your fancy. It’s great for parties and takes the worry of catering out of your hands!

Phil serves up a lovely pork roll for a guest…

Phil carves the mustard encrusted roast beef.

Here’s Phil!

Here comes the Bride…

Phil being nosey

Apple Sauce, Grain Mustard or Ketchup!

 

 

 

 

 

Christmas is coming….

….it must be because its late night shopping here at Lobbs Farm Shop on Monday 5th Dec! We’re open until 9pm so have a wander in, place your Christmas order at the butchery or deli counters. Enjoy a nice glass of homemade mulled apple juice, a mince pie and some barbershop tunes from Cornish Connection  who kept us well entertained last year! The Lost Gardens of Heligan are open for their Cornish Christmas Night which features magical lantern-lit tours of the Northern Gardens. So stop by if you can, it’s well worth it!

Here’s some pics from last year…

above: the Cornish Connection singers

above: mmmmmmm…. homemade mince pies

above: Ian enjoys the festive spirit!

St Ewe Country Fair

A date for your diary!

The St Ewe Country Fair runs from 10am to about 5pm on Sunday 21st August. There’s all sorts of things going on for all the family including a horticultural marquee, craft marquee, farmers’ market, sideshows (including welly wanging, coconut shy…), stalls, plants, car boot sale, refreshments (lunches and cream teas) and a bar.
There’ll be a kids’ marquee with punch and judy show, Stones and Bones a wonderful puppet show by Craig Johnson (find out more about it here), storytelling with Emma Tofi and various craft activities for children.  There is a fun dog show and in the main arena we have the Bugle Silver Band, flying birds of prey, shire horses, sheepdog demo, tug of war.  There is also morris dancing.

That should be enough to keep most people amused! So go along and support it, its a lovely day out.

A Wonderous Hog Roast

Here’s Lobb’s butcher-in-chief, Phil, tending to the Hog Roast at The Vean on 31-July.  It was an overcast but calm evening with the 120-strong crowd of wedding guests chowing down on some slow roasted pork rolls, cooked to meltingly tender perfection. If you’re interested in booking a Hog Roast from Lobbs give us a bell on 01726 844411 but remember we have a 15 mile radius limit from the farm shop at Heligan. Now, for some more pork…..!

above: loverly crackling

above: Happy to help!

Guided Walk in the Woods

I unfortunately couldn’t make it to the walk myself on the 7th May, so office manager Gill passed on this account of the guided walk in the woods to. Ta muchly, Gill!

“We had a lovely evening – the weather was just right.
There are bluebells out – not masses but nevertheless there.  Foxgloves in
abundance (but not flowering yet) where the boys have been clearing the
laurel & planting trees. Laurel is so invasive. Big clumps of primroses
everywhere too.  Not too muddy under foot either. Up close & personal with a
week old baby calf – Ahhhh!
Very informative talk by the 3 boys – just so passionate about their farms –
it’s a real pleasure to hear. Saw Darrens racing track & heard how the boys
(Terry, Ian & Richard) in their not so green-friendly youth, used to slide
down the banks flattening the bluebells as they went!  Saw & heard all about
the Victorian water pumping station that pumps the water up to Heligan by
water power – no electric!
We raised £80.50 for the Precious Lives Appeal.  Enjoyed a delicious burger
&/or hot dog with a very welcome cup of tea.
A very pleasant evening was had by all & I hope we can do it again”


The Permissive Path is a beautiful place for a walk.

Click here for more photos and a map of the Permissive Path through Lobbs farmland

To learn more about the Precious Lives Appeal click here

Spring is sort of in the air?

Apologise for being lackluster on the postings… Christmas?? come on! Anyway, changes are afoot in website land and I’ll soon be adding some lovely images from the Permissive Footpath that crosses Lobbs’ farmland taking in some beautiful woodland paths and views, it really is a joy.

Here’s a note from Ian on the permissive path:

The walk is enjoyable but as the winter has been so wet I suggest footwear such as wellies be worn.
Parts of the woodland have been cleared of rhododendron and laurel and replanted with “proper” deciduous trees the new clearings created should look great when the foxgloves emerge into flower. I always try to make a visit when the bluebells are in bloom it really can be just so beautiful.
Have fun. Ian

Also things are happening in the shop with a series of cookery demos happening between March and September. Get your diaries out, here’s some dates for you:

– 20th MARCH Chocolate Easter Egg making sessions throughout the day

– 24th APRIL  Baking Demonstration with Helen Chumbley. 10am – 3pm ish

– 22nd MAY  Lamb Cookery Demo with Pier Palena. 10am – 3pm ish

– 19th JUNE  Hungarian cookery Demo with Zita Tar. 10am – 3pm ish

– 17th JULY  Greek Cookery demo with Helen Chumbley. 10am – 3pm ish

– 21st AUGUST Pasty making demo with audience participation! sessions throughout the day

– 18th SEPTEMBER Beef Cookery Demo with Pier Palena 10am – 3pm ish

Booking is essential on all of these, so give a us bell on 01726 844411 for more information.

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