Search Results


0 results View all



FREE Delivery on orders over £100
Michaelmas Blackberries

Michaelmas Blackberries

By Abby Allen
07, January 2018

“Michaelmas, a wonderful celebration of harvest’s end and the start of autumn’s mists and mellow fruitfulness.”

As Keats wrote in his famous poem, I have always loved this time of year and I'm fascinated with the ancient feast and festivals that surround this now mostly forgotten date.

Old Michaelmas Day is also called “Devil Spits Day”, it is the last day that blackberries should be picked, according to old British folklore. This is known as the day that the Devil came to earth, he fell from the skies, straight onto a blackberry bush, whereupon he cursed the fruit, scorched them with his fiery breath, stamped on them and then spat on them making them unfit to eat!

To make the most of these devilish delights, why not try Nigel Slater’s stunning recipe for Pork Shoulder with Blackberries

You May Also Like

Celebrating International Women's Day

Celebrating International Women's Day

Monday 8th March is International Women's Day. At the farm, we're celebrating all the wonderful w... Read More
Chicken, What a Waste

Chicken, What a Waste

Chicken is by far one of Britain’s favourite foods, accounting for half of our meat consumption.... Read More
Chicken, Shouldn't Cost the Earth

Chicken, Shouldn't Cost the Earth

A recent Guardian exposé about the widespread campylobacter contamination in the poultry industr... Read More
Wood-Roast Chicken with Herbs, Potatoes and Aioli, by Gill Meller

Wood-Roast Chicken with Herbs, Potatoes and Aio...

This is a really wonderful way to cook a chicken and potatoes, particularly when you're dealing w... Read More