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Events and News for Shute Fruit and Produce

You can find us at these upcoming events

5 July 10:00 am – 12:00 pm School Visit to the Farm
Wednesday Stover School Shute Farm  Newton Road Bishopsteignton  TQ14 9PN
7 July 10:00 am – 1:00 pm Crediton Farmers’ Market
Saturday Market Square, Market Street Crediton EX17 2EE
21 July 10:00 am – 1:00 pm Crediton Farmers’ Market
Saturday Market Square, Market Street Crediton EX17 2EE
28 July 10 am – 2 pm Teignmouth Farmers’ Market
Saturday The Triangle, Town Centre Teignmouth TQ14 8AU
29 July 99 am – 5 pm Totnes Show
Sunday Berry Farm,  Berry Pomeroy, Totnes, Devon, TQ9 6LG
4 August 10:00 am – 1:00 pm Crediton Farmers’ Market
Saturday Market Square, Market Street Crediton EX17 2EE
Dates for your diary: Preserving the Harvest courses :   22 or 23 Sept, 10 or 11 November Times: 9:30 am to 4:30 pm  £70, booking essential.

Recent news:

It has been a busy spring for us. Lori is very pleased to have won a gold medal at the World Marmalade Awards for her Seville Marmalade to sit alongside her award from last year for Four Fruit Marmalade. Not bad for someone who prefers jam. But then, she has her very own critic in David who is fussy about what he spreads on his soda bread.

Why not take a chance to learn a new skill with the Preserving the Harvest course and learn to make preserves in one day. Come to Shute Fruit for a day of fun, friendship and lots of preserving practice and advice.  We start at 9:30 and aim to end at 4:30 pm. The course is taught in the Bishopsteignton Community Centre that has a lovely large kitchen. Dates for the course are 23 or 24 June, 22 or 23 Sept or 10 or 11 November.  Cost is only 70.00 for all the instruction, ingredients, jars and refreshments throughout the day.  That's great value for a lifelong skill.  

But don't take our word for it.  Here is what prior participants had to say:

  1. "Really inspired!  A really lovely day absorbing much information and not too difficult!  It was a good balance of hands on practical--listening and relaxing, enjoying homemade produce and being thoroughly spoiled."
  2. "Cannot wait to have a go!  Would strongly recommend to others."
  3. "Excellent course.  Easy to understand and took away the mystery of preserving.  Very relaxed and friendly.  Would recommend to anyone."

We will be making one example of the four basic types of preserves: jam, chutney, marmalade and lemon curd.  We stop for elevenses, have a simple ploughman's lunch and end with a cream tea.  It is hands on, but we make one batch of each preserve together.  The exception is the lemon curd, when everyone makes their own.

What we make depends on what will be in season on the farm; maybe fresh raspberries for the jam?  You will take home a small jar of everything we make.  I also go over labelling, suggestions for gift wrapping and give you a booklet with tempting recipes.  The only thing you need to bring is an apron and your enthusiasm.  My friend Chris even does all the washing up and keeps us plied with coffee and tea.

I can take your booking by phone or email, but would like a cheque by post or cash (at the farm or at a farmers' market if you are passing) for 70.00 to confirm your place.  Should I have to cancel the course for any reason, I would refund your money.  Should you have to cancel and you could find another participant to take your place, I would refund your money; otherwise I am afraid, I could not.

We have also designed a new flyer, made plans for the food festival season and are busy with all the planting down the farm. Phew. See you soon?


Lori and David

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