Download the TEV Local Food Guide

by Admin on September 14, 2012

At Ellenden farm shop we pride ourselves in supporting the objectives of Transition Evesham Vale. My husband David and I moved to Ellenden Farm with our young family in May 2007. Having been involved in livestock and arable farming all his life, David is passionate about managing the land sustainably and utilizing it to its full potential. We aim to continue farming at Harvington, growing and producing as much as possible to sell through the shop.

All our beef and lamb is home-reared, meaning minimal carbon footprint and livestock stress levels. We grow our own asparagus, apples, plums and purple-sprouting broccoli, often picked the day of purchase. We sell free range eggs produced by happy healthy hens that can be viewed from the roadside.

We support small independent local producers. For example Simply Seasonal produce jam and chutney using only local (in season) ingredients. Spot Loggin produce ice cream from their own organic dairy herd in Bretforton, and Graham Mullen supplies us with honey from his bees in the Lenches.

I am astounded by the amount of food the supermarkets waste, we reduce this factor by turning tired vegetables into soup. Sian Simpson from Sherrifs Lench collects what we have to offer weekly and returns with delicious home-made soup full of local, seasonal ingredients.

A high point of our year is our summer Open Day, this year it’s Sunday July 15th. It’s a free day out where we invite the general public onto the farm, the prime objective being to allow people to see for themselves where food comes from and the processes it goes through before arriving on their plate. You can meet our animals, watch farm machinery in action, take a tractor and trailer ride around the land and sample in our tasting marquee the very best local produce Evesham has to offer. This is a real community event in Harvington, and only happens because of the support of our suppliers and friends from around the Vale and beyond. Why not come along and see for yourself?

Sara Turner – Foreword from the TEV Local Food Guide

You can pick up a copy of the Local Food Guide at selected locations around the Vale, or download and print your own copy.

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