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Christmas checklist

Is it ever possible to feel truly prepared for Christmas? There’s always something to organise it seems, whether it be buying Christmas presents, writing out greetings cards, decorating the home, or planning your food for the festive period.

We at the farm shop want to make your food planning as stress-free as possible, which is why we offer our Christmas Ordering service, where you can order your food to collect on a day convenient to you. There are more details on our orders page, but the main thing to remember is that you can pre-order absolutely anything that we sell in the shop! With that in mind, here is a checklist of items that prove to be popular each year:

Fresh poultry (or other meat): Turkey, turkey crowns, capons, duck, goose, gammon, beef and more are available to order, at whatever you size/weight you require. Plus chipolatas, bacon, sausagemeat, and a choice of stuffings.

Fresh fruit and vegetables: Clementines and satsumas tend to steal the show at Christmas, and we have a fantastic selection of vegetables to choose from.

Jams & Preserves: As well as our usual favourites (such as Onion Relish and Caramelised Onion Chutney) we also have some festive flavours such as Cranberry Sauce with Claret, Roasted Chestnut Chutney, and Christmas Pickle.

Cakes and mince pies: There are many delicious cakes on offer from Farmhouse Cookery and Westbourne Bakery, and a selection of cheesecakes and roulades from the Fab Food Co, all sourced locally. Westbourne Bakery mince pies are so popular, we sell them all year round!

Bread from Westbourne Bakery: It is advisable to order your fresh bread in advance, as our fresh Westbourne Bakery bread sells out very quickly at Christmas.

And don’t forget: Milk and cream (organic and non-organic available), chocolates and biscuits, local apple juice, and any other groceries you may need! If you are not sure if we stock something, give us a call and we can check for you.