Cornwall LivingIssue #125

Farm to fork

For food with provenance, Trevaskis Farm is the go-to destination year round.

Pick your own at Trevaskis is a truly wonderful day out for all the family and in early summer the poly-tunnels and fields have an abundance of ripe fruit and vegetables just waiting to be harvested, with over 100 crops grown across 28 acres. As we head towards autumn and the pick your own season comes to end, there is still an abundance of fresh produce to be had at The Market, Trevaskis’ very own farm shop. In season, the crops from the farm stock the shop’s shelves and these are supplemented by the best of the best from further afield, ensuring there is always quality fresh produce to be had. 

The Market is so much more than a farm shop though, and truly competes with the convenience of supermarket shopping. Open from 8am to 8pm daily it has a renowned butchery that focuses on the farm’s own home-reared meats. You won’t find a better place to stock up on the best quality cuts, all with the highest of provenance. Whether you are having a summer barbeque or are looking to impress friends for dinner, the meat counter has lots to offer, all at an affordable price. You’ll also find a fishmongers, deli, bakery and dairy, along with a dry goods section, which means that you can do a full weekly shop in the knowledge that almost all produce is  home-reared and home-grown.

After you’ve done your shopping, why not treat yourself to a wander around the idyllic tree-lined farm that has been nurtured into a magical farming and food emporium over the last 40 years? Once you’ve worked up an appetite you’ll want to refuel, and where better than the Farmhouse Kitchen Restaurant, which is renowned for its cake counter with over 40 on display! But it’s not just cake that graces the menu here, the large selection of homecooked dishes – which change between breakfast, lunch and dinner – gives guests unrivaled choice and experiences, whether that be sat in the large main restaurant, or dining al fresco when the weather is kind.