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Cornwall LivingAutumn 2018

Tasty and traditional

We get a taste of the delicious, locally produced fare on offer at Tregairewoon Farm Kitchen in the run up to Christmas.

This time of year finds the team at Tregairewoon Farm preparing for Christmas, and it’s certainly worth paying a visit, if only to make the most of the views looking out over the fields towards Philleigh – a unique viewpoint on this part of Cornwall. 

“it really makes all the hard work worthwhile when people come back and say how much they’ve enjoyed our farmhouse produce”

Already taking orders for their range of traditional Christmas goods, now is the time to place yours, whether you’re looking for a chocolate Yule log for Christmas Eve supper, or pickles to accompany your cold meats on Boxing Day. Owner Anne Emmett tells us: “For the first time last year we offered our Christmas puddings via mail order. We fulfilled more than we expected and then received many warm messages from customers who enjoyed them. Having one of our puddings as part of someone’s Christmas traditions is a privilege, and it really makes all the hard work worthwhile when people come back and say how much they’ve enjoyed our farmhouse produce. We’re really pleased to see some customers return again this year for their Christmas puddings, along with a number of new ones!”

Tregairewoon’s sausages and bacon are also very popular. “People come for breakfast and then order some to take home! It is reassuring, in modern times, that people are eager to purchase food which has been produced within walking distance of our café. Our pigs are born and bred here on the farm, whiling away their time in straw yards using barley straw from our farm. We’ve started increasing our herd to keep up with demand, recently adding Rupert, a saddleback boar and Harry, a Pictrain boar to our porcine population. Hopefully we’ll soon have more additions to report!”

There is something discernibly different from the mainstream about Tregairewoon’s produce, something that’s also evident in the team’s takeaway products. Anne continues: “Our range of farmhouse ready meals, dishes which we all enjoy as a family, are enjoyed in increasing numbers. We hope they can give people the chance to eat the very best homemade produce so that they can relax on holiday without the washing up. We also have regular orders from those who find cooking for themselves more difficult. Knowing that we’re helping provide someone with a tasty, wholesome meal is what our farmhouse kitchen is all about. Also, our takeaway options can even be adapted for those wishing to host dinner parties – simply bring your dish and we’ll fill it for you!”

Tregairewoon will also be serving Christmas carveries each Sunday in December until Christmas, all trimmings included!

"it really makes all the hard work worthwhile when people come back and say how much they’ve enjoyed our farmhouse produce"